25 Adorable Hatchlings That Are Too Cute For Their Own Good

Pictures of animal babies are among the cutest and most lovable things that can be found on the internet. While the viviparous animals´ birth itself is not always that cute (in some cases, such as a giraffe birth, it can even look pretty rough), animal babies hatching from their eggs are always adorable, no matter what species it is. So from baby baby turtles to playful ducks these 25 adorable hatchlings that are too cute for their own good will definitely make you smile.

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Tricolored heron

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Formerly known as the Louisiana Heron, the medium sized, Tricolored heron is distinguished by its long legs, long neck, long yellow or greyish bill with a black tip, and it’s slate blue feather on most of its body.

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Marginated tortoise

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Marginated tortoises are the largest species of tortoises in Europe weighing up to 5 kg (11 pounds). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is also one of the longest-lived vertebrates. Females lay up to 15 spherical, hard-shelled eggs as many as three times per summer. The incubation period for one these eggs is on average around 100 days.

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Chinstrap penguin

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Named from the narrow black band under its head, the Chinstrap penguin is a species of penguin that inhabits a variety of islands and shores in the Southern Pacific and the Antarctic Ocean. The most famous of these penguin are two male Chinstraps named Roy and Silo housed at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. They are known for forming a pair-bond and attempting to “hatch” a rock (later replaced with a real egg with actually hatched).

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King cobra

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Found in forests from India through Southeast Asia, the king cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake reaching up to 5.7 m (19 feet) in length. The king cobra is unusual among snakes in that the female king cobra is a very dedicated and careful parent. Females usually lay 20 to 40 eggs into the mound, which acts as an incubator. 45 to 55 cm (18 to 22 inches) long baby cobras hatch after 60 to 90 days.

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Ostrich

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Native to Africa, the ostrich is a large flightless bird notable for its long neck and legs, and the ability to run as fast as 70 kilometers per hour (40 mph). The female ostrich lays her eggs in a huge single communal nest. Every hen can distinguish her own eggs from the others in the nest. The chicks hatch after 35 to 45 days.

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