Celebrate World Wildlife Day 2017 With a Global Tour of Baby Animals
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a day the United Nations General Assembly has designated “to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.”
The theme for 2017 is “Listen to the Young Voices,” and the goal is to focus on young people who will be responsible for future preservation efforts.
“Given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife,” according to the UN.
Since this year's World Wildlife Day is focused on young people, we decided to focus on young wildlife—the kind you can see around the world (or right here on your screen).
Baby sloths in Costa Rica, anyone?
See Giant Pandas in Chengdu, China.
A green sea turtle hatchling.
How cute are Emperor Penguins?
Polar bear cubs are the cutest.
A giraffe family in Tanzania.
A giraffe calf.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The famous Mountain Gorillas.
A sea lion pup.
Elephants in Tanzania.
Cheetah cubs actually might be the cutest.
A grizzly bear cub, in Utah.
Grizzly or black bear cubs—which are cuter?
A baby camel, in Israel.
Alligator hatchlings? Not quite as cute.
Two adorable lion cubs in Tanzania.
A fur seal pup that looks like a toy.
A Nubian Ibex (that'd be a mountain goat) in Israel.
A lemur family.
An elephant seal pup.
Bison at Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming.
A hippopotamus family.
Llamas in Peru.
Zebras in South Africa.
A moose family in Maine.
A wild horse in New Zealand.
A Bengal tiger cub.
A rhino calf.
Okay, baby elephants are the cutest.
A wild boar piglet.
A Great Grey Owl chick.