Most animals are endearing; at least their babies are. But while there might be arguments about some of them, the following animals win, hands down, for being the cutest of the lot. Just a picture of them is enough to make even the most hardened human go weak in the knees, aflutter in the heart, sweaty in the palms and tongue-tied – all those emotions that can collectively be termed as going bonkers.
Here are 20 cute facts about animals that will melt your heart.
1. Sea Otters
That’s what friends are for. I’ll be on your side forever, for good times and bad times. Sea otters grip each other’s hands as they sleep so that they do not drift apart.
Ain’t she beautiful? But this picture has a more heart-touching story behind it. This otter is, in fact, trying to awaken the compassionate vein in a predator by holding up its baby.
Now, where did I keep that earring? You see, nuts are the only jewel the squirrel knows. Because of this forgetfulness, many plants are born everywhere.
Dolphins are mostly on first name terms with their friends and companions.
“I take you to be my companion for life, for better, for worse, in sickness and health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.” Perhaps the puffins never utter these words, but their love and home are forever.
The best of both genders are up for grabs for the oysters. They can choose depending on the best chance to mate.
“Forever and ever you’ll be the one that shines in me like the morning sun”. It is the favorite courtship song of the seahorse.
Sometimes, to win the war you have got to lose the battle. The male puppy realizes that age-old adage and sometimes allows the female puppy to win their playful fight to get to know
Quokka is an Australian rat-like animal which is as big as a cat. Hands down, it wins the contest to decide the happiest animal on earth. Their cute cheeky grin is sure to win you
over. And believe it or not, they love taking selfies.
The humble cow is extremely social and bonds closely with the herd. They are fascinating, gentle, and beautiful and are happiest among their own. They are inquisitive. Ask anyone who has fallen asleep in a field. They nurture friendships and bond closely. They are unhappy when isolated and their large soulful eyes show it.
Penguins also mate for a lifetime. But what is unique in their mating ritual is that they carefully select and present the perfect pebble to propose to their companion. And remember,
they revived a dance form, The Tap. Confused? Watch Happy Feet!
Octopuses build a garden of shells and shiny objects around their cave. It also serves as camouflage against intruders.
Talk about talking eggs. Yes, chicks do communicate even before they hatch with the aid of specific sounds.
14. Red Pandas
There is nothing like an inbuilt coat to see you through the cold nights. The red panda uses its bushy tail to cover itself from the cold while it sleeps.
15. Polar Bears
A formidable hunter, the polar bear displays endearing social behavior by asking for favors, like food from other bears by touching their noses.
16. Baby Elephants
The baby elephant is perhaps the most playful of the lot. An endearing behavior of the baby elephant is to suck on their tiny trunk just like human babies suck on their fingers.
17. Grizzly Bear
The grizzly bear never goes far from its mother and sets up its den close by even after it turns into an adult.
18. Koala Baby
Koalas are one of the cutest wild animals out there. When a baby grows too big for the mother’s pouch, she begins carrying them on her back!
Different animals have different ways of showing their trust for humans. Cats will gently head-butt the person they trust. They truly are a means of refuge from the miseries of life.
20. Squirrels (again)
This most heart-touching gesture is common among squirrels. They adopt orphan squirrels and nurture them like their own.