Cute alert! 7 Awkward baby animals

2014-04-29 08:56
If there’s one thing we can’t resist here at News24 Travel, it’s cute baby wildlife.  

I mean, just look at these pics of exhausted (or maybe tipsy) baby elephants or watch this video of playful lion cubs. How does that make you feel? We’re betting it’s something like happy, warm and fuzzy.

Well, seeing as you’re probably a little miffed to be back at work after a delicious long weekend, we’ve decided to drop a serotonin bomb on you with the our awkward, way-too-cute super seven baby animals from around the globe.

You’re welcome!  

Pandas





Where to see them: While there aren’t many left in the wild China’s Chengdu province is known as the Panda capital of the world. They boast a variety of panda sanctuaries and even a panda hotel.  

Giraffes





Where to see them: Most of our country's gorgeous nature reserves are home to these wacky long-necked creatures.  

Tortoises/turtles





Where to see them: If you want to watch baby turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean, head to Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in KZN.  

Penguins





Where to see them: Well, you could head to Antarctica to spot the cuties from the gifs above, but if that sounds a little too far and expensive, head to Boulders Beach in Simonstown or Stony Point in Betty’s Bay to see their African cousins.  

Hippos





Where to see them: Like giraffes, you will find hippos in nature reserves across the country.  
Seals





Where to see them: Sadly, we don’t have these fluffy, white ones on our shores, but you can spot their equally adorable cousins in coastal towns and cities across the countries.  

And the winner is… Elephants







Where to see them: If you really want to spend some quality time observing relatively peaceful ellies, head to Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. 

Gifs from Giphy 
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