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Newborn Animals Aren’t Always Cute (but they get there eventually!)

By cecilyk |

He didn’t start out looking this way…

When we see baby animals we all go, “Awwwwww!” but the truth is, most newborn critters look a bit like hairless worms.

Seriously.

There are a few – baby deer, of course, are born utterly adorable – but most animals (including humans!) come out rather half-formed and slightly grisly looking without much in the way of hair, or for that matter, those big eyes we love so much. Most newborn animals have either undeveloped or unopened eyes.

It’s true!

But of course, they do all turn into beautiful babies eventually. Here are some critters in both the newborn and the cute baby state.

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Newborn Animals Aren't Always Cute (but they get there eventually!)

Newborn Kangaroo

Not quite so cute, right? (photo credit)

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8 thoughts on “Newborn Animals Aren’t Always Cute (but they get there eventually!)

  1. jamie mamikunian says:

    That newborn polar bear is too cute!! What is striking, however, is the tiny size compared to it’s mother. Why can’t we humans have a similar scale? Birth would be so much easier!!

  2. Michelle A says:

    unfortunately, that “new born polar bear” isn’t real.

    this is what a new born polar bear looks like:
    http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90783/91360/6713767.html

  3. Samantha says:

    Good job researching your pictures. The newborn polar bear is fake. Newborn polar bears are not glassy eyed, but are cute, pinkish and quite wrinkly. So yeah that doll is “cute” but real ones are cuter.
    http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2011/12/when-mom-cant-feed-her-cub-zoo-keepers-step-in.html

  4. Heather says:

    That is not a real baby polar bear! Here’s a real baby polar bear! http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91360/6713767.html

  5. TL Stella says:

    The Newborn parrot is not a newborn. They are born completely naked more like the newborn kangaroo!

  6. nicole says:

    Are you people not looking at the photos PRIOR to the one’s you’re commenting on? They show the true newborn and THEN the progress after a few days. The polar bear is shown as a true newborn, then again a few days later when his eyes are open. The picture is not fake.

  7. Doll says:

    100% correct on the polar bear in the hand not being real. The artist that made it is Tatiana Scalozub. Google to see. Every time I see this picture (and one of panda bear) I do always try to point out it’s not real with the proof.

  8. aba says:

    Omg I still think there cute even before they have fur or open there eyes . Guess that’s just me . They just get cuter with time lol

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