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Sometimes, even the most loving animal mommas let go of their little babies in nature, and though it makes us sad, we can only hope that these babies will find someone who will make sure that they are taken care of. Luckily, our world is full of amazing humans, and this adorable itty bitty baby bear has found itself in good hands.

Not only did these humans take care of this little baby bear, but they also introduced it to his now new best friend! There was some trepidation in their relationship at first, but it took one play session for them to fall in love with each other. And when they were finally released back into the wild, they were released together. It's a wholesome, happy ending all around, and we are so glad we get to see it. 

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An itty bitty fox cub got separated from its family and stuck in a little stream. The baby was cold and lost, but luckily, it was surrounded by good people who did everything they could to try to help it. And thankfully, one of them was successful, coming in confidently, picking up the cub, wrapping it up in a warm blanket and rescuing the fox cub

On top of all that, this incredible rescuer managed to gather enough information to find the fox cub's family, and following through with the rescue, he brought the little cub home. You can even hear the adorable foxes chattering and laughing with each other when the baby returns back to his home. It's so heartwarming, it makes our hearts fully melt, and we are so grateful for this happy ending. 

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This video may be on the older side and it may be really short but that doesn't mean we didn't fully enjoy those few moments enough to share it with all of you! It's exactly 11 seconds and all those 11 seconds are pure perfection. So much so that somehow, these 11 seconds made our day. We hope they make yours too! 

YouTuber, The Foxist, gave some background into the adorable moment they captured, "My newest batch of fox kits have arrived recently. This little guy is just too excited to see his mom. Sometimes they get so excited when they see their parents their bums wiggle so much they fall right over. We've counted six kits so far, we have five adults that live on our property so it won't be surprising if more kits move in soon."

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Meet Dash, the cutest little tiger cub at the Wildcat Sanctuary! And when we say "little," we mean it. Dash was tiny! Which, of course, just made him just the cutest thing we've ever seen! This little guy went from being a baby, with his eyes closed and ears folded down to a stunning strong tiger. 

This is Dash's transformation from that itty bittiness to him now, and the journey is just as magical. If this video doesn't make your heart scream due to its overwhelming cuteness, you may want to look into that! You can also check out the Wildcat Sanctuary on Facebook

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The claims that pandas are just toddlers in fuzzy suits just gets stronger and stronger with each passing video we see. Panda cubs are insanely adorable and hopeless, we don't know how they survive in the wild but they are national treasures and must be protected at all costs. 

Can you imagine having this be your job? Getting to take care and play with panda cubs all day? It's our ultimate dream job! Who wouldn't want to hang out with these fuzzy goofballs 24/7? Apparently, becoming a panda cub nanny isn't even that difficult to achieve! 

The adorable panda cub in the video is called Ji Xiao and as much as her nanny wants her to be interested in the fancy new rocking horse, Ji Xiao isn't that interested. Maybe if they considered making the rocking horse out of bamboo, then it would be a different story. 

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Polar Bear Cubs Leave Their Den For First Time To Play In Snow

Get ready for some of the most paw-dorable pictures you've ever seen. Brian Matthews captured these amazing, rare and beautiful pictures near Churchill, northern Canada of polar bear cubs leaving their den with their momma for the very first time to play around in the snow. The pictures clearly capture the nerves the cubs feel of leaving their den for the first time, gazing adoringly at their mom and staying close to her while exploring this beautiful new world. 

As The Irish Sun reports, Matthews said: "It was very humbling to be able to see something that very, very few people get to see. The cubs were really interested in the world in general, they were investigating and playing in the snow, smelling trees, looking around and generally getting their bearings."

He continued: "They seemed quite confident running about and playing in the snow, as long as they weren't too far from their mother. You can see in the photos of them all lying together how big these tiny cubs are going to grow up to be. It was just absolutely amazing to see the cubs playing in front of us, only about 50 metres away, and not at all fazed or spooked that we were there. It's heartening to see the positive side of polar bear conservation work."

Only after they calmed down a bit did the mother bear go and have a big ol' nap, her kiddos continuing to play around in the snow next to her. We hope we will get to see many, many more pictures of animals loving their natural habitats, and that this was the pawfect, smile-inducing start to your morning that you were hoping for. 

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Celebrating The Beary Important International Polar Bear Day

February is coming to an end, and it's time to celebrate one of our favorite days ever - international polar bear day. Why do we love it so much? Well, because we love polar bears, of course. They are so cute, so fluffy, they are a vulnerable animal species whose population is decreasing, and polar bear day is the best day to bring some awareness to the struggles facing this animal. As well as look at super adorable pics of them

If any of you love polar bears as much as we do and want to help with the conservation effort of these huge teddy bears, consider going to Polar Bears International and learning about them as well as donating to help keep them safe and happy. Have a beary happy polar bear day, everyone! 

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First Ever Captive-Born Cheetah Brothers Successfully Released Into The Wild

An amazing world-first achievement: Saba and Nairo, two captive-born cheetahs from the UK have been released into the wild in Africa. 

The two brothers, as IFLSCIENCE reports, were born at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Kent, England, on July 15, 2017. Very quickly though, Saba "showed signs of illness and it was discovered that his liver wasn't functioning properly." To keep him alive, he had to be removed from the litter and hand-raised by Damian and Victoria Aspinall of The Aspinall Foundation. Under their watchful care, he made a full recovery. Of course, because of the way he grew up, he inevitably grew used to playing with humans and being fed, qualities which he would have to overcome if he were one day released into the wild.

"Saba rejoined his brother Nairo in December 2018 and despite their time apart the pair immediately formed a bond." And today, after honing their cheetah instincts for 12 months, the two of them have been released into the wild in Africa.

Read more about the story and check out pics of the adorable brothers below.

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Ferocious But Smol Tiger Cubs

I know you wanna pet them! I know, I do too, but they are too dangerous. Or... are they? They definitely don't look like it. Not when they're itty bitty teeny weeny baby cubs. They look so floofy and cute and too pet-able. Just once in our lives, please, we would like to pet one of these ferocious cats

Of course, we don't mean to offend you, you majestic little felines. Just because you are smol and awwdorable, doesn't mean that you are also not the smallest, most fiercest kittens in the animal kingdom, and we have all the respect in the world for you. We also desperately wanna cuddle you. 

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First Lion Cub Born At Singapore Zoo Through Assisted Reproduction

Welcome to the world, little cub! 

On Jan 26th, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) announced that they The Singapore Zoo has welcomed its first baby lion cub conceived through assisted reproduction, and we are so excited. This is amazing news, giving hope to everyone that the more technology will advance, the higher the odds of us being able to preserve species and potentially even help save them from extinction. 

Read more details and check out pictures and video of the awwdorable cub and his mom below!

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Oh, be still our beating hearts! Pandas are already naturally adorable but this loving footage is simply the cutest! Nothing in this world is more precious than a loving relationship between parents and children, for humans and animals. This lovely mama has a baby cub named Pubao, who has already grown into a kid! The way she looks at her baby is enough to melt hearts around the world.

This mama loves her baby and is constantly caring for it. It's a beautiful and intimate moment between mama and baby and we're lucky enough to see it. And don't worry, these two don't live in this small cage, they mostly live in a space similar to the nature of 3,000 square meters outside the breeding grounds and are not locked up in that cage all day long! 

Congrats on the beautiful baby, loving mama! 

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Underappreciated Awwdorable Hyaena Cubs

Prepare for some unexpected cuteness, animal lovers, because you're about to have your heart melted by the most unexpected animal. Hyenas. Yes, you read that right. Probably one of the animals with the worst reputation in the animal kingdom, but we're about to prove that perception wrong

It may be true that hyenas are dangerous, but so are lions and tigers and bears, but we love those anyway. And we especially love all these very adorably dangerous in their cute baby form. Hyena cubs are really no different in that sense- their babies are way, way more adorable than you'd ever expect.

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Abandoned Polar Bear Cubs Get Pampered By Their Adoptive Human Moms

Two adorable bear cubs have been abandoned by their polar bear momma and are now being rescued by four new adoptive moms, and it's one of the cutest things we've seen. The cubs get pampered so much - getting manicures, massages, warm milk, and undivided attention. They are now seven weeks old and growing super fast, and we can't wait to see these cuties get even bigger. 

As dailymail reports, the cub's "seven-year-old mother, Seryozhka, from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic, built a den for her new cubs at a safari park in Gelendzhik, but then rejected the crying pair." The keepers at the zoo attempted to coax the mother into giving milk to the babies and failed, but she "gave blood which was used to give serum to the babies, vital as an immunity boost."

Luckily, the mother didn't hurt the cubs, and keepers at the zoo were able to step in and take care of the little babies. Their new foster moms are a pair of 39-year-old twins, Anastasia and Olesya Sakhatskaya, 32-year-old Maria Moroz, and 31-year-old Yelena Milovidova.

"They don't seem to distinguish between the four of us," said Elena. "They know the scent of our skin and clothes, and sensing any of us getting close to them means just one thing: mother is here, and food is coming." Yelena Milovidova, deputy director of the Gelendzhik Safari Park, adds: "There were no previous cases of nurturing polar bear cubs rejected by their mother in a Russian zoo. This is the first experience for us."

The cubs who have only recently opened their eyes now weight over 4 kilograms and should start doubling in weight every few weeks. When they're three months old, they'll start going on walks outside. 

"In the world there were only five or so cases of polar bear cubs raised since birth in captivity," continues Milovidova. "I do hope that we will succeed." And we really, really hope so too. We wish these cuties all the luck in the world and want to thank their caretakers who are really giving them all the love.

Check out pictures and a video of the cubs below, and for more wholesome bear stories, read about a circus bear living in terrible conditions being rescued and moved to a sanctuary.

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Bobkittens In All Their Awwdorably Fierce Glory (Pics)

This one is for the fearless cat lovers in the crowd who want to pet every single cat no matter how dangerous they are. Yes, every single one of them. Of course, we're not tooootally crazy cat ladies and gentlemen, we know that some cats shouldn't be petted unless we want our fingers bitten off, but that's why there are mini versions of big cats, duh. 

Even murdermuffins like bobcats have a mini version that is totally pet-able: baby murdermuffins - bobkittens. You're about to bask in the glory of their fierce cuteness, and your urge to pet one will only grow. 

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