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Baby Animal Pictures

Updated on December 28, 2012

Baby Animals

Here you will find information about baby animals and pictures of them. Living in the woods, as I do, gives me a special appreciation for nature, animals, and especially baby animals. I love to see the little ones with their mamma.

This page includes pictures of baby foxes, baby bobcats, baby raccoons, baby giraffes, baby monkeys, baby hummingbirds, baby woodpeckers, baby owls, baby polar bears, and baby moose.

Photo © Erik Mandre |

Baby Foxes
Baby Foxes

Red Fox Babies

The female red fox gives birth to 4 to 10 babies (averaging about five) in late March or early April. At birth, the pups weigh about 3.5 ounces.

Their eyes open in about 10 days and they emerge from the den when they're about 5 weeks old. By the time they're eight weeks old, the pups have been weaned.

By September, the young males will have dispersed to find their own territories. Depending upon the availability of food on the home territory, the young females may either disperse a little later than the males, or stay on the territory for up to several years.

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More Pictures of Red Fox Pups

Red Fox Pups - Pictures

Sweet photo of two red fox pups. A must see!

Pictures of Red Fox Pups

A nice collection of images of red fox pups.

Photos of Red Fox Pups

Two very nice pictures of baby red foxes.

Baby Raccoon
Baby Raccoon

Raccoon Babies

Baby raccoons are usually born in April or May in the northern areas and throughout the year in the southern U.S. The size of the litter is from three to seven babies, weighing about 2 to 2.5 ounces each.

Baby raccoons don't open their eyes until they are about three weeks old and they aren't able to stand on their own for 4 to 6 weeks.

In the northern U.S., the family usually stays together through the winter, with the young dispersing the following spring when the female has her next litter.

More Photos of Baby Raccoons

Baby Raccoon

Very cute picture of a baby raccoon.

Lost Baby Raccoon

This baby raccoon appears to be lost, according to the narrative. Check out the second photo down. Aww...

Baby Raccoons Eating Cherries

Photos of baby raccoons raiding cherry tree.

Raccoon brings young one down from tree

The video is a little shaky in places, but I found it very interesting to watch.

In the wild...

Have you ever seen a baby raccoon?

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Baby Bobcat
Baby Bobcat

Bobcat Babies

This is a photo of a cute baby bobcat coming out of a hollow log.

In spring or early summer, the female bobcat gives birth to 2 - 4 kits, although the litter can be as small as one or as large as six.

The young open their eyes when they're nine or ten days old. They'll nurse for about 2 months and be hunting on their own by the fall.

The kits stay with their mother for up to a year and then disperse before she has her next litter.

Mamma bobcat grooming her baby.

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More Pictures of Baby Bobcats

Bobcat Kitten

Bobcat kitten in the wild - from National Geographic.

Baby Bobcats

Two young bobcats in a tree.

Bobcat Kitten on a Log

Baby bobcat exploring the world.

Female giraffe with baby
Female giraffe with baby

The Giraffe Family

A female giraffe doesn't generally breed before her fifth year. She carries her single baby for 15 months before giving birth while standing, with the young giraffe falling as much as six feet to the ground.

The newborn calf is about 6 feet tall and weighs 80-150 pounds. Within about 20 minutes of birth the young giraffe is able to stand up and it starts nursing within an hour.

A baby giraffe is weaned at 12-15 months of age and becomes fully independent approximately 3-4 months later.

Picture of Baby Giraffes

Baby Giraffes
Baby Giraffes

Photo used under Creative Commons from Digislides, on Flickr

More Photos of Baby Giraffes

Baby Giraffes

Shows photos of baby giraffes in the wild and provides information about giraffe reproduction.

Baby Giraffe Born At Cincinnati Zoo

Photos and video of a baby giraffe being born and right after birth.

40 Photos Of Baby Giraffes

Lots of photos of giraffe calves, some taken with their mothers. All are taken in a zoo setting.

Baby Monkey
Baby Monkey

Baby Monkeys

There are many different species of monkeys, from the Vervet Monkey to the Ginger Monkey.

The female of most monkey species have 1 or 2 babies per litter. Monkey infants are helpless at birth, so they often ride on their mother's back until they get older. The size and weight of the newborn and the time to maturity varies greatly between species.

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin Mother with her Baby

Golden-headed Lion Tamerin
Golden-headed Lion Tamerin

Photo used under Creative Commons from Tambakom, on Flickr

More Pictures of Baby Monkeys

Pictures of Baby Monkeys

Provides pictures of a baby Chacma Baboon with its mother and a baby Vervet Monkey with its mother. Also includes brief details about the behavior of the young of each species.

Mamma Monkey with Baby

Very nice photo of a female monkey with her baby.

Red-backed Squirrel Monkeys

This is an excellent photo of a red-backed squirrel monkey and its two young ones.

Hummingbird at Nest
Hummingbird at Nest

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Family

This is a photo of a female ruby-throated hummingbird at the nest. In case you wondered, it's the male of the species that has the red throat.

The nest of the ruby-throated hummingbird is about 1-1.75 inches in diameter. In the spring, the female lays 2 pea-sized eggs. After they hatch, she feeds the nestlings for about three weeks. Occasionally, she then starts a second brood.

More Pictures of Baby Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Nest - Mother, Eggs, Then Chicks

Shows photos of female hummingbird on nest, the eggs, and then the tiny babies as they hatch, grow, and leave the nest. Note: Click the "Next Page" link at bottom of each page to see the progression.

Pictures of Baby Hummingbirds and Mother

Sequence shows the female feeding the young ones and the process of their growth.

(Any species of hummingbird...)

Have you ever seen a baby hummingbird?

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The Pileated Woodpecker Family

The bird in the photo below is a pileated woodpecker at the nest with two hungry babies.

The pileated woodpecker excavates a new nest cavity each year - usually in a dead tree, but occasionally in a live tree.

The female pileated woodpecker lays 3-5 eggs which hatch in about 16 days. Both the male and female bird incubate the eggs.

The nestlings are fed by both parents and leave the nest at about 4 weeks of age. Amazingly, their first flight from the nest can be up to a hundred yards. The young birds remain with their parents for several months after fledging.

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More Pictures of Baby Woodpeckers

Pileated Woodpeckers and Young Ones

Nice photos of pileated woodpeckers at the nesting hole with their babies.

Baby Pileated Woodpeckers

Photo of the young ones sticking their heads out of nesting hole.

Pileated Woodpecker Family

Very interesting series of photos of parents feeding young at the nest.

Great Horned Owl Chick
Great Horned Owl Chick

Great Horned Owl Babies

This fluffy baby is a Great Horned Owl chick.

Great Horned Owls often take over the abandoned nests of other birds. But they may also nest in tree cavities, old squirrel nests, cave entrances, or cliff ledges - depending upon the habitat.

The female usually lays 2-3 eggs which hatch in 26 to 35 days. Occasionally, there will be as many as 5 eggs. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the young when they hatch.

The young owlets initially climb out onto a tree branch about 5 or 6 weeks after hatching. It takes another several weeks before they learn to fly.

Public domain photo by George Gentry/USFWS

More Pictures of Baby Owls

Pictures of Baby Owls from Webcam

Nice selection of photos of baby Barred Owls at different stages of growth.

Baby Screech Owl

Cute pictures and video of young screech owlet.

Baby Owl Photo Gallery

Large collection of photos of baby owls from The Owl Pages.

Baby Owl Pictures

Some very cute pictures of baby owls.

Polar Bear Cub
Polar Bear Cub

Baby Polar Bears

In the fall, the female polar bear digs a den in a deep snowdrift or, occasionally, in the frozen ground.

During the early winter, the female bears her young. The litter commonly consists of two cubs. The mother nurses her cubs until she and the young ones leave the den in March or April.

They remain near the den for a short period to allow the cubs to adjust to the colder temperatures. Then the family leaves the vicinity of the den and moves to an area where the female can hunt seals. The female continues to nurse the cubs until sometime between their first and second birthday.

Photographer: Mike Dunn, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences

Credit: NOAA Climate Program Office, NABOS 2006 Expedition.

More Pictures of Polar Bears & Cubs

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

Beautiful photo of mamma polar bear with her two very young cubs.

Polar Bear Mother With Cub

Very nice photo of female polar bear with one of her cubs.

Polar Bear and Cubs

Image of mother polar bear with her two cubs.

Public domain photo by NPS Staff

More Pictures of Female Moose & Young

Moose Cow with Young

Very cute photo of a young moose calf with its mother.

Moose Cow and Baby

Newborn baby moose with female.

Moose Cow and Calf

Young moose calf walking with its mother.

In the wild...

Have you ever seen a baby moose?

See results

More Baby Animal Pictures

Pictures of Baby Animals

Pictures of baby mammals, birds, and other creatures from Animal Planet.

Photos of Baby Animals from Around the World

Very nice selection of photos of baby animals from The Denver Post.

Baby Animal Pictures

Beautiful photos of baby animals, including the harp seal, elephant, lynx, black bear, bobcat, and polar bear.

Baby Animal Pictures

Cute pictures of baby animals from ABC News.

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American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
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Walking with Nature
In the woods near my house, I've encountered many different creatures and plants. And I have learned from them all. And felt their touch. Walking in the woo...

Pictures of White-tailed Deer
Here you will find pictures of white-tailed deer, including does, fawns, and white-tailed bucks. Learn about the white-tailed deer's physical appearance in ...

Wild Baby Animals

DK Readers L1: Wild Baby Animals
DK Readers L1: Wild Baby Animals

Offers beautiful photos of wild baby animals with their mothers. Includes information about the animals' communication, diet, grooming, and more - in simple language. For children age 5 and up.


Baby Animals

Baby Animals  (See More Readers, Level 1)
Baby Animals (See More Readers, Level 1)

This book contains outstanding photos of baby animals, along with the name for each baby and some basic facts in simple language. For children in preschool through grade three. The author has written over 200 science books for children.


Photo Credits

Red Fox Pup (Intro): © Erik Mandre |

Red Fox Pups: © NNE and its licensors

Baby Foxes: © NNE and its licensors

Baby Raccoon: © NNE and its licensors

Baby Bobcat: © NNE and its licensors

Female Bobcat with Young: © NNE and its licensors

The Giraffe Family: © 3scape |

Baby Giraffes: Creative Commons photo from Digislides, on Flickr

Baby Monkey: © Graham Taylor |

Golden-headed Lion Tamarins: Creative Commons photo from Tambakom, on Flickr

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Family: © NNE and its licensors

Pileated Woodpecker at Nest Cavity: © NNE and its licensors

Baby Great Horned Owl: © Thomas Theodore |

Great Horned Owl and Young Chick: Public domain photo by George Gentry/USFWS

Polar Bear Cub: Creative Commons photo from beingmyself, on Flickr

Polar Bear Mother and Cub:

Photographer: Mike Dunn, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences

Credit :NOAA Climate Program Office, NABOS 2006 Expedition.

Cow Moose and Calf in Water: Public domain photo by NPS Staff

These photos are being used under a royalty free license or a Creative Commons license or are public domain photos (credited to the appropriate agency). The original copyright belongs to the photographers and/or agencies listed above.

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      Keoe 3 years ago

      Ohhhh yes

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      The baby animals are so cute :)

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      All so cute! Thanks

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      All so cute! Thanks

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Thanks for share golden-headed lion tamarin pics. Its the most beautiful monkey I've ever seen

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      uneasywriter lm 5 years ago

      Very cute lens! Many awww's and oooo's for the baby animals from my wife and daughter.

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      I love this lens as well! Baby animals are so cute!

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      Real cool lens!

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      PhotographicStu 5 years ago

      What a great Lens, lovely images and information

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, nice photos! SQuidlike

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Sooo cute!

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      indrasan99 lm 5 years ago

      i love racoons n polar bear cubs, they're so cute!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      great pictures - love them!

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Baby animal is very innocent

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      supersiva 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing rare pictures of baby animals - so cute..

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Awesome pictures. A lot of education information, too.

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I love the cow moose and calf. Wouldn't want to get too close to that pair though, the mamas can be pretty aggressive! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Baby animals are so cute. I saw some baby horses in a field a few days ago bucking around and prancing. They were so adorable. I like this lens!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Baby animals are so cute.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Such cute pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      What an irresistible peak at nature! Blessings.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Oh my goodness...they are all so cute! I think I want a baby Bobcat ;)

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Baby and mama animals together always make for good viewing. :)

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      candleandblue 5 years ago

      I love them all. Great collection all in one place.

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      candleandblue 5 years ago

      I love them all. Great collection all in one place.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Definitely gotta hot topic with baby animals. Sooo adorable. Your photos are fabulous. Great lens.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      This is soooooo cute! Seeing these adorable creatures really made my day.

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      bigjoe2121 5 years ago

      my son loves anything cute .. so of course these baby animals thrilled him :)

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      Bananko 5 years ago

      I love the first picture in introduction module. Nice lens about baby animals. Love it.

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      Loved the pictures. The baby animals are so cute, that I just feel like taking one of them home with me.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Oh, you did not make a lens all about baby animals...You're killing me with cuteness. I can't take it !...I love the baby raccoons !... Great lens...

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      mel-kav 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Loved them all - especially the polar bears and the foxes.

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      Mim Art 5 years ago

      Gorgeous lens!

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      great photos

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like the photos a lot.

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      Adorable pictures and interesting facts make this a fun lens to read. Great job!

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      They are so cute! I love them. Nice lens!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      Awww baby bobcats are adroable!

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      charlb 5 years ago

      They are so cute! No one can ever tire of watching pictures of baby animals. They put an instant smile to your face!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Baby animals are adorable, they look so cute. Love Polar Bears Cubs, and little Monkeys You have excellent pictures


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      BenJacklin LM 5 years ago

      Brilliant! Love the Tamarin Monkeys!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Awwwww! They are sooooo cute!

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      baileyvisuals 5 years ago

      Great and informative little lens! My little girl loved all the baby animal photographs.

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      perrybenard 5 years ago

      wonderful photos great lens! and congrats on being selected for the Rocketsquid class

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cute lens.

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      etravelvn 5 years ago

      So cute!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Another beautiful story by you and again - awesome pics !!!

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      I love all the pictures.....a nice nature visit. Thanks for a beautiful lens.

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      RCGraphicsDesign 5 years ago

      How cool are the photos. Thanks for a fantastic lens.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      great lens!

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      Cute as buttons! Thanks for sharing these adorable snapshots. This lens made me smile.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      I love animals and live surrounded by woods, too. Beautiful pictures!

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens with outstanding pictures! Really enjoyed my visit!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a beautiful lens. There is nothing as cute as a baby ... anything.

      Angel blessings.

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      A great lens. Baby pictures are always matter whose baby it is. ;)

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      What can I say? a-d-o-r-e-a-b-l-e! Here's a blessing for you and the little ones.

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      sponias lm 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens! It deserves to be blessed!

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      Spook LM 5 years ago

      All babies are beautiful and thanks for the lens.

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Awww, fantastic photos!

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      dwnovacek 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Angel Blessed!

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      tebor79 5 years ago

      why are baby animals so cute? I want to pet them al like elmira.

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      Marilyn Briant 5 years ago

      I love, love, love all your beautiful baby animal pictures! I adore the photos of the bobcat mother and kittens - I have seen a couple of bobcats near the golf course where I live, but no babies. I did see a mommy otter and three babies crossing the road to another pond one morning and they were really cute!

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Visiting again to admire their cute-ness!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome, the baby animals pictures are very adorable.

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      ekawebs 5 years ago

      Awwww.. they're so cute ^^

      I wish I could adopt some..

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      ekawebs 5 years ago

      Awwww.. they're so cute ^^

      I wish I could adopt some..

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      Where's the wolves? I love wolves. but did love the rest of this lens too! *****:) thanks for sharing!

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      davies86 5 years ago

      altogether now.......awwwwwwww!!!

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      Great photos of so gorgeous little ones :)

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      This lens had me smiling all the way through it - thanks!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      So cute! Nice Lens!

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Charming Lens.

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      WheelofTime 5 years ago

      They are sooooo CUTE!!!

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Love your baby animals photos! Especially the cute baby foxes. I have been seeing a lot of foxes in our neighborhood lately - one of them was brave enough to come within 10 feet of us when we were out for a walk.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Baby animals are always looks cute and adorable, it make this lens look great and cute.

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      travelerme 5 years ago

      I heard you had a 1k poll trophy and I was wondering if you wanted to do 100 more on my lens congrats

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      This lens is beautiful; nice work.

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      Nirmal Shah 5 years ago from India

      Aww!! :)

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      all babies are cute whether animals or humans.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      all babies are cute whether animals or humans.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very cute animal

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! The red fox is especially gorgeous.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just delightful, I have so enjoyed this Lens!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      My goodness, what cute little critters - nothing cheers me up better than an adorable baby critter. :)

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Nothing is panacea for the soul quite like a bunch of cute animals to look at.

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      dustytoes 5 years ago

      Baby animals are so cute. Who wouldn't want to see pics of them?

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      This wonderful wild life on earth is so amazing! I have heard a bobcat once and its screem scared the heart out of me. I did not know what is was. Then I learned and after that I smiled when he was shouting in the darkness =D

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      these are a delight. I like taking wildlife photos and hope you'll have time to come see my baby alligator lens and the baby sandhill cranes lens.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Love the pic of the baby wildcat peeking out of the log.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Who doesn't love baby animals? They are so cute. The fox photos remind me of my kitten who my husband says looks like a baby fox. He's right. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Congrats on the purple star award.

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      durex-condooms 5 years ago

      Baby animals are so cute. Even that baby raccoon is adorable. Great photos.

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      This lens is adorable. Such cute baby animals. =)

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I absolutely loved your lens! Awesome photos!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I absolutely loved your lens! Awesome photos!

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your kind words. :) Yes, I have taken photos of some of the critters around here. The photo in the intro section of my Animal Quiz lens is one I took. And there are a couple of mine in the White-tailed deer lens I hope to publish soon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have collated some lovely photographs here. Do you ever take any yourself of the animals around where you live

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      Well, I'm a red-blooded, show no emotion, American male...and I can't resist baby animals.

      Great lens! (and great photos too)