Courtesy of Vancouver Aquarium

This is your weekly excuse to look at adorable baby animal photos.

Erika Owen
September 09, 2016

If there's one thing that has the ability to put smiles on our faces instantly, it's an adorable baby animal.

Lucky for us, we live in an age where videos of cuddly creatures doing go viral: You can't log on to Facebook without catching a few seconds of cute.

But since that probably isn't enough, we're going to be sharing some newcomers to the baby animal scene. Who knows—you may see them in your newsfeed sooner than you think.

Baby otter gets a new home at the Seattle Aquarium

This furry little friend's name is Rialto, which is the most adorable name you could give an otter.

Right now, Rialto is hanging out at the Seattle Aquarium, but you will eventually be able to see him at the Vancouver Aquarium. The pup was found on a beach in Washington when he was just a couple of weeks old, and spent some time in recovery before becoming healthy enough to prepare to move to his new home.

Baby monkey born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced that they will be bringing a baby Goeldi monkey into the family.

The monkey's mother had issues grooming and feeding the baby, who was born August 12, which means zookeepers are providing extra assistance to make sure the newborn stays healthy and strong. The hope is that the entire family will be reunited in a few months.

Giant panda twins born at the Zoo Atlanta

The hype around Giant Panda Lun Lun's pregnancy was hard to miss. On September 3, the mother gave birth to twins, causing the entire world to melt into a collective “awwww.” These were the sixth and seventh giant pandas to be born at the Atlanta zoo. While they may not have hit their peak cute levels yet, just give it a few weeks.

The twins have yet to be named.

This anteater at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Baby anteaters are a lot cuter than you'd think.

At the end of August, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomed a baby anteater to their family, and a video they shared a week after it was born has gone viral.

The footage gives us a peek into how they gender the infant. It involves avocados, a fake “mother,” and a lot of adoring fans.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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