This year has seen a lot of drama happening in the news, so here's a list of wonderful reasons to remember how excited these animals are to just be happy and alive!
These pups born back in April have had lots of chances to roam around their new home at Perth Zoo!
Here a Sumatran and Bengal tiger meet for the first time in San Diego, they seem like they get along!
Fiona the Hippo captured hearts and headlines when she was born earlier this year. Here she is getting a dental check, open wide!
These otter triplets were welcomed into the world by Santa Barbara Zoo, and will spend the next few weeks snuggling with their parents until they are old enough to swim.
Though endangered, the Southern White Rhino has proved to have rebounded in the last 100 years from roughly 100 left to now more than 20,4000. This little girl will have plenty of chances to run around with her own kind!
Another endangered creature, the Northern Spotted Owl fledgling was born in Canada and contributes to the less than 30 member population. While young, they're already up and flying around with ma and pa!
Two beautiful cheetah cubs have been born to their mother, Novi. Opuwo and Onysha have already been seen racing around with one another!
There's more cute and wonderful babies that have started to explore the world around them!
Kito is one of two Grevy's Zebra foals that are running around London, England's ZSL Zoo. Him and his sister Katie have found their legs and seem to be curious about anything that moves!
Three teeny-tiny chameleons have been born to Chester Zoo, UK, and are the first of their species to have been artificially bred. A female and her two brothers are small now, but will grow to a max of two feet!
This surprised little girl is the first Mongoose Lemur born to a Czech or Slovakian zoo! Though native to Madagascar, they have been thriving in European facilities, and love to bounce around together!
Two Jaguar cubs have been learning to stalk their prey (i.e. parents!) as they get used to their home in the Nederlands. Their black fur comes from a mutation called 'color morphism', which would help them hunt nocturnally back home in South America.
While she may not look Scottish, Edinburgh Zoo was happy to welcome Maya, the Malayan Tapir calf to her new home!
These mischievous brothers will be running amok in the Denver Zoo for the years to come with their mother, Faith!