Photos Of Baby Animals That Will Brighten Your Day

It’s hard to imagine anyone not melting over baby animals. They’re so cute that all you want is to hold them! They’re small, their features are soft, they’re curious about everything, and they just seem so sweet. Here are some of the cutest baby animals on the planet and some interesting facts about them.

Hedgehogs’ Quills Are Protected When They Are Born

Picture of baby hedgehog
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The gestation periods for hedgehogs averages between 35 to 58 days, with the mother giving birth to a litter of between three or four, depending on the species. They are born blind, with a membrane that protects their quills then shrinks and dries within the first few hours of life.

Once the membrane falls off, the baby hedgehog can then be cleaned. Despite their size, hedgehogs have a rather long lifespan, between four and seven years in the wild.