newborn

Favorite

Thread: Saving And Adopting A Newborn Kitten With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

There can be many reasons in the wild for which even the most loving animal mommas would reject one of their babies. Nature is cruel like that. And though we don't know the exact reason behind the abandonment of this itty bitty kitty in this story, we can only be thankful that it turned out the way it did. 

Abandoned by its mom, a newborn kitten with its eyes still closedand the umbilical cord still attached to it was thankfully found by YucateCosa's neighbor. Following that, after getting lucky approximately 53 more times, this kitten found its new forever home. Thank you to YucateCosa for taking care of her and giving her the love and care that she deserved. Few could have and would have done what you did, and we are so, so thankful. 

viral imgur thread of a kitten with an umbilical cord still attached getting rescued | thumbnail includes two pictures of a white kitten 'I had just adopted a couple of cats so I had kitten formula in the pantry, otherwise she wouldn’t have made it.She was very tiny, and she still had the umbilical cord attached YucateCosa'
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

One of our favorite things to see in the animal world are animal families and the bonds they have. Animal mommas being stern yet loving, animal dads meeting their cubs for the first time, being playful yet protective, teaching them the ways of the world - these are always such precious moments. And these first family meetings are the most precious in our humble opinions - the moments of recognition and acceptance. 

This cat dad is meeting his newborn kittens for the first time in this video, and the love is instant - and not just between the dad and the kittens but also between the cat dad and the mom. It's wholesomeness galore, and you're not even ready for it. 

Advertisement
Favorite

Most Awwmazing Momma Gives Birth To 9 Puppies (Viral Threads)

There is nothing more amazing in the whole world to experience as an animal parent than watching your itty bitty baby give birth to itty bitty babies. Animal pregnancies are amazing, but they can be really hard to watch, especially when the babies just keep on coming. 

This doggo momma has had a long, long day, and so did her human parents, bringing to the world a group of 9 tiny puppies with the freshest, most awwdorable little toe beans. We want to thank tobeornottobeme on imgur for sharing this amazing story with the internet and continuing to update us on the developments. What you have done and are doing for these dogs is so amazing, and we wish them and you the most incredible life together. 

Now get ready for butterflies in your belly and tears of joy in your eyes and take a look at this beautiful story. 

viral thread about a dog giving birth to 9 puppies | thumbnail includes two pictures of a mom dog with puppies 'Momma did it and gave birth to 9 fuzzbutts!!! tobeornottobeme'
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via SaveAFox
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Get ready for some extra cuteness to make your day the best day. What you're about to see involves so much fluff, so much playfulness, so much adorableness. When the amazing SaveAFox fox sanctuary rescued the newest, fluffiest and most adorable fox cub, she was welcomed with open arms. 

The iconic Finnegan Fox and Vixie have taken on the role of adoptive fox parents and took this little cub under their wing, playing with her, showing her the ropes, and generally just making sure that she is as happy as they are. All foxes are adorable, let's be honest, but this video might just take the cake. Rescued fluffy fox cub + adoptive fox parents? Yeah, cuteness overload indeed. 

Favorite

15 Darling Photos of Babies With Animals

Babies and animals are some of the sweetest images on the planet because we get to witness true discovery. As babies learn the softness of fur and the sensitivity of tails, we get to feel their excitement alongside them! Sometimes the interactions aren't always super smooth.. but the experiences themselves are so enriched with love and curiosity that this is a topic that neverrrrrrrrrrrrr gets old.

Below you will find photos of tiny babies with giant dogs, newborn kittens with babies, babies with guinea pigs, and more! So many smiles and giggles, my heart can barely take it. The ultimate sweetness in such a post can give you a cavity.

pictures of animals with babies | thumbnail includes two pictures including a newborn baby with a kitten and a baby lying on a giant dog
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Advertisement
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

We all know that dogs are the best animals ever, right? Dogs are so loving, they're excited about the smallest things, no matter how big a dog is, it knows how to be gentle. Dogs always put everyone's comfort before theirs, and this awwdorable golden retriever is no different. 

He's huge, especially in comparison to these itty bitty newborn kittens. Yet, despite his size, he makes sure to be the most gentle with them, sniffing them and trying to understand what these little wiggly creatures are. This is good for their future too, of course, because getting used to this large doggo now will allow them to understand each other better in the future and become best friends. It's heartwarming all around, and the feels... the feels are hitting hard with this video.

Favorite

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.

story about a pair of polar bear cubs getting abandoned by their natural mother and adopted by four human foster moms thumbnail includes a picture of two polar bear cubs
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

The purest journey - this video is going to make your heart warm with joy. All the way from egg to hatching to the duckling's first movement and sounds, and the sweet dog is there all the way through it, watching and sniffing, not leaving the duckling's side even at night, making sure to protect this fragile little newborn.

This is one of the gentlest and most careful and loving pups that we've ever seen. Clearly, it understands somehow that this baby is something precious that needs to be protected. And it's obvious that the duckling knows the dog wants nothing but good for it too. Even their snuggles are gentle and loving.

Advertisement
Favorite

Welcoming And Taking Care Of Two Newborn Puppies With Cleft Lips

It's time to welcome two new puppies into the world!!! 

But these two puppies are not regular puppies. The two babies were both born with cleft lips, making them extra special in many different ways. The cuties will have a harder time than most going through their little doggo journeys. Especially now that they are so, so tiny, they will need some extra special love and care. 

Luckily, they found themselves in the hands of an amazing human. Working in a sanctuary and having taken care of at least one dog that we know of with a cleft lip, imgur user thevaiobandit101 knows what to do. The tiny pups will be tube fed for the next few weeks and will be a lot of work, but they are in good hands. 

Good luck to the puppies and to thevaiobandit101, we wish you an easy and amazing life! 

imgur threads about two newborn puppies with cleft lips and an older dog with a cleft lip thumbnail includes two pictures of newborn puppies with cleft lips
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Critically Endangered Black Rhino Calf Is Born In Chester Zoo

Starting off the day with a piece of incredibly happy news! A critically endangered black baby rhino was born in Chester Zoo, and we could not be any happier about it. There are only less than 1,000 of them left globally, so any new addition to the black rhino family should be celebrated everywhere. On top of that, the rare birth and the baby's first steps were all caught on camera!

Take a look at the footage below!

story about a critically endangered black baby rhino being born in the chester zoo thumbnail includes a picture of two black rhinos looking at each other a rhino mom and a black rhino baby
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Take sculpting talent and mix it with animals, and you have this incredible YouTube channel. This guy loves animals so much that he builds ponds and castles for them - for fish, for rabbits, for cats and more. He has insane talent and is putting it to wholesome and cute good use. 

This video showcases one of his latest creations - a pond built for tiny newborn crocodiles, because who doesn't love tiny animals being pampered? Watch the little babies frolic around in the water, looking adorable and fancy in their new pond, while making the cutest pewpewpewpew sounds that baby crocodiles make

This video is just wholesome kindness, and don't we all need a little wholesomeness in our lives right now?

Advertisement
Favorite

Newborn Kittens Found In A Garbage Dump And Storage Compartment

On two separate days, two newborn kittens were rescued - one from a garbage dump and the other from a storage compartment. Herbie was discovered in the garbage dump a day before Pippi was found in the storage compartment of a pickup. Luckily, they are now being taken care of and are keeping each other warm in a Mending Spirits Rescue foster home. 

story of two kittens being rescued from a garbage dump and a storage compartment thumbnail includes a picture of two kittens one orange and white and the other grey cuddling
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Two-Faced Kitten, Named Biscuits And Gravy, Born In Oregon

Kyla King, from Portland, Oregon, woke up on Wednesday to check in on her pregnant cat to discover a litter of 6 newborn kittens.

She picked up each kitten, and when picking up the last kitten, she found herself face-to-face with two tiny noses and two pairs of eyes tightly shut.  

Kyla said she sent a picture to her husband, BJ King, with a text that read: "We have 6-1/3 kitty cats now!" BJ shared the news on their local community page, Albany Happenings.

"I said we'll probably get a little bit of reaction out of this and it took off really fast," BJ told Koin. Kyla reached out to their vet to learn more about their surprise kitten(s), and how to properly care for it. Unfortunately, there isn't much that could be done for the kite(s)n medically. All Kyla could do is make the kitten(s) comfortable and make sure the kitten(s) eats.

"It doesn't really know how to nurse properly because it has two mouths so I've been trying to feed it," Kyla said. 

The two-faced cat isn't the first of it's kind, it's actually known as a "Janus" cat. Named after the Roman god Janus often depicted with two faces in mythology. They suffer from a rare congenital defect called disprosopus, or cranial duplication. Most Janus cats don't live longer than a day but one defied the odds. His name was "Frank and Louie" and he passed away in 2014 at the age of 15. 

The kitten(s) appear to be doing well and taking it day-by-day. The King's do have a realistic outlook. 

"We're not super optimistic but it does seem pretty lively and has an appetite and seems to be doing pretty well," BJ said.

"It's smaller than the other kittens but it could be the runt, too, on top of having two faces," Kyla said.

They've named their kitten Biscuits and Gravy—"Biscuit" for short. There has been many requests to take in Biscuits and Gravy but the King's are planning on keeping the special kitten(s).

We wish Biscuits and Gravy and a long and happy life! 

Story via Koin

UPDATE

We are sad to report that Biscuits and Gravy did not make it. The kitten born last week has passed on Saturday night, Kyla King tells CBS affiliate KOIN-TV.

Biscuits and Gravy lived about four days. We are heartbroken over the news and wish the pair a peaceful rest. 

two faced kittens aww janus cats cat animals newborn unique | woman holding up a newborn kitten baby cat to the camera with two faces biscuits and gravy rare genetic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

According this is video, there are 7 stages in which a Maine Coon slowly falls in love with a newborn. Or at least in this case.

What are the stages?

Stage 1: "Ewww, what is it?"

Stage 7: "I'll take it from here, thanks."

Just kidding, but not really. Watch the see the delevoping love between the two! 

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Born at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium, the adorable baby Asian elephant can be seen wobbling and trying to get her footing as she tries to stand just moments after being born! Rob Conachie, Elephant manager, says the zoo feels "very lucky".

The baby is an Indian elephant which has been listed as endangered since 1986. She has yet to be named.