10 cute baby animals, which are not very attractive as an adult

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Most people love animals, whether we look them from a distance or closer. However, there are animals that may not tempt us to go near them if we take a look at them, either because they are dangerous or they look like a bit ugly. Now we are going to show you ten animals that are not too attractive for us, but their level of cuteness can touch the sky in baby age.

Goat

Unfortunately, the world does not love goats for their beauty, but such as every other creature in the planet they have their own unique positive attributions. Lots of cults and superstitions are associated with them because of their oblong cheeks, horns, beards and special and maybe creepy eyes. But only those people who had goats know that fact the real impishness and playfulness are coming from goatlings.

Baby goat

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It is a well-known virtue of goats they are professional in climbing, in this way if you have some trees, rocks or outbuilding in your garden, it is a perfect playground for the constantly moving goatlings. The cute and fluffy yeanlings get around every place where they are able to move, they jump mischievously and they are kind and curious.

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Orangutan

Orangutans are one of the most human-like primates with their gestures and mimicry. Their intelligence and social abilities are also outstanding. However, it will not be the first thing that comes to our mind to hug an adult male orangutan right at the moment when we see it. In case of baby orangutans the situation is exactly the opposite.

Baby Orangutan

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They are incredibly kind creatures due their huge round and sparkling eyes with which they look at us, their faces, from which we can read all of their emotions easily and their fluffy heads with red hair. They are like a fairy little elf when they are facing us, especially if the caretakers of the animal put some clothes on it.

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Owl

The owl is one of the most mystical birds of prey in the world. The active parts of their lives are mostly completed secretively at night, thus they inspired some legends and belief in history. Besides they have a very unique appearance. It is a well-known fact they are very effective and skilled predators.

Baby owl

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Their hearing and vision are sophisticated, and they can fly as quiet as the shadow in the dark of the night. However, seeing the owl chicks can melt the heart of every people. The fluffy, clumsy and excitedly moving little birds are most similar to a puppet, and they have huge forward-looking eyes and a tiny beak thus the people can forget that we’re talking about such a special predator.

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Pig

Pigs are notorious for their unpleasant smell and the low level of hygiene, which is surrounding them. Despite the fact that we are talking about one of the oldest domesticated animals, the presence of this animal is repulsive for most of us. Piglets, on the other hand, are absolutely fabulous creatures.

Baby pigs

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Piglets, with their round body shape, can move and run surprisingly fast, and otherwise the pigs are highly intelligent mammals thus easy to train. They can melt anyone’s heart easily whit their cute tiny and curly tails and excited-moving, constantly sniffing noses, and of course with their kindness and love.

Baby pig

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Sloth

The sloth, which is also known as the laziest animal on the planet, is not the most beloved animal in the world. We cannot blame it for any negative property, but its appearance is often grotesque for us. Whatever the case, baby sloths are uniquely sweet creatures.

Baby sloth

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It is hard to resist the temptation of petting them if we see their constant smile, slow and tired-like movement and their long arms that reach out to us without stopping. Nothing can outshine a baby sloth, which is gladly feasting a tasty fruit. They are more like a real baby as they cling to us with their big hands.

Skunk

Somehow, everyone has met the fame of the skunk, whether from a fairy tale movie or a documentary, at worst, we could experience the superpower of this animal live. No matter how this disgusting defense system of the adult individuals is, skunk babies are breathtakingly cute.

Baby skunk

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Due its soft coat, which is dark as the night and white stripes run trough on it, and fluffy tail it is looks as if nature mixed a squirrel and a kitty with a zebra foal. And when it is curled up like a furball, there is no one who wouldn’t like to pet it.

Baby skunk

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Alligator

Relatively just a few can tell it about themselves that they met a reptile so dangerous, and even less that they encountered with young individuals. The secret of baby alligators is perhaps that we know what kind of beast they will become once. However, it is like a lizard with a bigger mouth than usual, and it fits in our hands.

Baby alligator

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Baby alligators are magically sweet due their smiling faces, tiny feet and their outstanding, scintillating eyes. Mostly they resemble tiny dinosaurswith fragile, slender little body and they are just waiting to grow up.

Octopus

Formany people, octopuses cause disgust or fear, and they are important specialities on the menu in many cultures. The depth of the sea and the tentacles, which appear from the dark, gave ideas for many horror stories. Nonetheless, baby octopuses are extremely cute creatures with their tiny statures, miniature and slim tentacles, often with translucent or even spotted bodies and with their disproportionately large heads they are very cute little creatures.

Baby Octopus

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If we see a baby octopus in the water we will be not disgusted or scared of it, the first thing that will come to our mind is to take it to our hands and admire these little creatures.

Chameleon

Despite chameleons being popular pets, and although a lot of people share their room with them, it’s not really the cuteness of these animals that captures the hearts of these people. Their character and slowness radiate peace of mind, and their exotic appearance makes our day.

Baby chameleon on finger

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In that case we have hard days, they are also a good audience for us. The chameleon babies are overloaded with cuteness with their tiny bodies and their disproportionately large eyes that swivel in all directions and search for the impending danger. Due to their huddled body, we feel the need to protect this little animal, right at the moment from every threat.

Bat

The last member of our list is maybe the most surprising. The bat causes fear and trembling for many people, and this animal is the basis of many stories and films, such as Count Dracula or Batman. It is not a coincidence that the winged mammal of the night sky, which in most cases lives in caves, sheds or abandoned buildings and spreads many pathogens, did not become one of the most popular pets.

Baby bat

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But the sweetness of baby bats can make us forget all of the stereotypes about the bats. The clumsy and tiny winged creatures are more like little puppies or squirrelswith their elongated cheeks and big round black eyes looking kindly at us and begging us to cherish them.

Donát Novák

March 2020