These newborns are the definition of cute.

By Erika Owen
September 23, 2016
Maria Simmons/Rosamond Gifford Zoo

It's impossible to see too many adorable baby animals.

In fact, there's a good chance it's exactly what your days needs. So meet some darling newborns and celebrate some milestones (like sea lions taking swim lessons).

Baby Otters Born at Chester Zoo

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England's Chester Zoo announced the arrival of a new holt of otters perfectly with a Facebook post of the babies with the caption of "Baby otters!" We couldn't have said it better.

Baby Rhino Born at Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo welcomed a new female calf on September 22nd—which is also World Rhino Day. You can't see the newborn yet, its mother, Kidogo, will need to spend some very important bonding time with the newborn, but you will eventually be able to see the family at the Southern White Rhino exhibit.

Baby Gorilla Born at the Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia recently celebrated the birth of a new arrival to the family: a tiny, baby gorilla. The newborn's mother, Honi, is a 21-year-old western lowland gorilla.

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A Two-Headed Calf Is Born on a Farm in Kentucky

Now, this two-headed calf may not be your conventional definition of cute, but it sure is a sight to be seen. This calf has four eyes—only two of which can see—and two mouths, but it's thought that both heads share a brain. She's become a local celebrity, bringing visitors in from around the state.

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Baby Sea Lion Graduates From Swim Lessons at the Houston Zoo

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TJ is the name of a baby sea lion that was just born at the Houston Zoo. The newborn has just graduated swim lessons—the animals are not born with the ability to swim and need to learn at an early age.

Two Red Panda Cubs Are Celebrated at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

The cubs—one male named Ravi (“king”) and one female named Amiya (“delight”)—were born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York. The red pandas were actually born in June, but the zoo used the opportunity of National Red Panda Day on September 17th to celebrate just how adorable they are.

Maria Simmons/Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Baby Meerkats Start to Explore at the Taronga Zoo

Two meerkat pups that were born at the Taronga Zoo in August have begun to step out and explore the exhibit, which is located in Sydney. This is the second litter of pups born this year, the others making their appearance last January.

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Elephant Born at the Dublin Zoo

Proud elephant mom Asha gave birth to a healthy female calf at the Dublin Zoo earlier this week. The newborn measured in just under three feet and around 150 lbs. Cue collective “awwww.”

​​​​​​​Tiger Cubs Get Names at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

These little buddies were born back in July, but they've finally got names. The zoo ran a contest, asking the community to share their submissions for the three cubs. The winners: Aurora, Finn, and Titan. Well done.

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