(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/BABY ANIMALS) Spring is a magical season where the world wakes anew from its winter slumber. What’s the best part of springtime? Baby animals, of course! Check out these wild and wonderful baby animal photos. — Global Animal
Polar Bear Mother With Cub. Photograph by Norbert Rosing. Dutiful mothers, female polar bears usually give birth to twin cubs, which stay with her for more than two years until they can hunt and survive on their own.
Lynx and Cub. Photograph by Norbert Rosing. Lynxes are known for the black tufts of fur on the tips of their ears.
Black Bear Mother and Cub. Photograph by Norbert Rosing. Mother black bears are notoriously protective of their cubs, who stay with their mothers for about two years.
Owls. Photograph by Irawan Subingar, My Shot. These two owlets are known as Sunda scops (Otus lempiji). They had just hatched from their eggs a few weeks before this photo was taken.
Alpacas. Photograph by Joseph Rescinito, My Shot. A baby alpaca displays some affection with her mother.
Crocodile Cracks Its Shell. Photograph by Steve Winter. Female crocs lay their eggs in clutches of 20 to 60. After the eggs have incubated for about three months, the mother opens the nest and helps her young out of their shells.
Baby Harp Seal. Photograph by Norbert Rosing. A baby harp seal rests on the Arctic ice. Its mother can distinguish it from hundreds of others by scent alone.
Raccoons. Photograph by Terri Moore, My Shot. We found these two raccoons in our backyard, no mom around. They both seemed to look kind of curious, and kind of nervous. My daughter said she likes this picture because the outline of their bodies makes the outline of a heart.
Baby Asian Elephant in Tall Grass. Photograph by William Albert Allard. Baby elephants are born big, standing approximately three feet (one meter) tall and weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) at birth. They nurse for two to three years, and are fully mature at 9 (females) to 15 (males) years of age.
Goat and Dog. Photograph by Eric Winters, My Shot. Buddy, an adopted stray, befriends Darla, a day-old Saanen kid. Summer 2007.