We all have our own favorite cutest animal, like puppies, kittens, or maybe a guinea pig, but you probably didn’t realize how many other cute animals are in the world. From mammals to birds, there are all kinds of adorable creatures scurrying around and soaring in the sky. Though, these fuzzy friends are pretty rare, and you’re definitely not going to find them in your backyard. Curious to see some of the cuddliest animals? Here are the 25 Cutest Animals You Never Knew Existed.
These tiny and adorable little balls of fur are called Pika. Despite looking like rodents, they’re actually related to hares and rabbits, also known as lagomorphs. There are 29 species of Pika, and all are cute in their own fuzzy way.
Hailing from East Asia, the Tanuki, or Raccoon Dog, might look like a raccoon, but they’re more closely related to wolves. Especially popular in Japan, it’s easy to see why. Their thick, furry coats and general appearance make them an easy target for hugging.
Small, nocturnal, and big-eyed, the Potto is a cute prosimian living in the rainforests of the world. Generally slow, they can also snatch their prey if the moment arises. Their adorable appearance will likely also snatch someone’s heart.
Living in Africa, the Klipspringer are like dwarf antelopes enjoying rocky terrain and keeping mostly to themselves. Indeed, their name is Dutch for “rock jumper.”
The Lizuna is basically a weasel, but it’s so white and adorable, how could you not want to pet it? The only way to find this little guy, however, is to go to Hokkaido Island in Japan.