Global #CuteAnimalTweetOff comes to SA, kicks proper ass


Cape Town - During the past weekend, zoos from across America entered into perhaps the cutest-ever battle on social media, comparing snaps of their most adorable baby animals. 

The #CuteAnimalTweetOff, as it was coined, ripped right through our hearts with photos of the softest cheetah cubs, plucky little elephant calves and wee little bush pigs (check them out below). 

But then it hit us... we're South African! And most of the cutest little critters in the American zoo Twitter battle are in fact from our Motherland. 

Where we live, we don't have to share photos of animals in zoos. We have our South African National Parks, we have the best free-roaming farms, the best rehabilitation and conservation centres, we have the Big 5 and the Little 5 and everything in between. 

We are, essentially, the best place in the WORLD to have a #CuteAnimalTweetOff.

If you agree, take a look at some of these incredibly adorable #CuteAnimalTweetOff photos shared from our friends in wild places, and remember to share some of your own #CuteAnimalTweetOff photos for us to include. 

You can email us or share your photo on social media on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts. 


Here are some of the American #CuteAnimalTweetOff favourites... 



Now check out SA's beauts... 

This baby ellie is just trying to find its feet...

But alas... 




How do you like this cute baboon chief trying out his yoga poses? 


This lion cub having a stroll with mom... 




This inquisitive-looking hyena pup... 


(Photo: Farida Carim)




This little zebra that's still in his pajamas... 



And do you remember Babylonstoren's little donkey, Trompie? 

SEE: 5 Reasons to visit Babylonstoren

He's all grown up now, but still cute as a button!



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