There is something about looking at ridiculously cute pictures of animals that just makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
For those of you in need of an instant pick me up, simply take a look at these gorgeous animals and remind yourself of all the beauty in the world…
1. Believe it or not, cats sleep about two thirds of every day. If you do the math, it would mean a 9 year old kitty has slept for an incredible 6 years of their life!
2. Baby foxes are called kits, pups or cubs, and when they are born they are unable to see, hear or walk, which means their mother must take extra special care of them.
3. Squirrels are extraordinary nimble. They can run up to 20mph and can fall up to 100 feet without hurting themselves, using their bushy tails as a kind of parachute.
4. Pigs are some of the most intelligent animals around. The recognize their own names and come when called.
5. Sheep are gentle, loving and nurturing animals. They like living in herds and have one best friend that they will stick with through thick and thin.
6. Goats are notoriously mischievous. They are highly curious creatures and have a constant desire to explore and investigate everything.
7. Hedgehogs have an average of 5,000 spines. Each spine lasts approximately one year before dropping off and being replaced by a new one.
8. When rabbits are truly happy, they express themselves with a ‘binky.’ A binky is one of the greatest expressions of joy, where a rabbit runs, jumps in the air, twists their body and flicks their feet.
9. Otters can dive a remarkable 14m deep under water, but they can only hold their breath for a brief 20 seconds so they have to be fast and agile in order to catch their prey.
10. There is no better digger than a meerkat! These social characters can dig up their own body weight in earth in a matter of seconds.
11. Mother ducks will lead her young up to half a mile in search of a suitable area for swimming and feeding. No wonder these guys look so sleepy.
12. Baby penguins, also known as chicks, use their sense of hearing to locate their mothers in a crowded colony. Some females will make a desperate attempt to steal another mother’s chick if they lose their own.
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