Adorable Baby Animals

Baby humans are pretty cute, but baby animals are even cuter. Check out these fun facts about the tiny, lovable creatures livin’ it up at The Toronto Zoo.

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Check out the coolest and cutest animals in town!

Baby panda bears, called cubs, are born hairless and with their eyes closed. Can you believe they can already climb trees at just seven months old?


Did you know? Pandas spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo. Imagine waking up and pigging out all the way until bedtime!

Zebras are born with stripes, just like their parents. Baby zebras, also called foals, can walk within one hour of being born.


Did you know? A foal weighs an average of 70 pounds—that’s the same weight as a 10-year-old kid!

Flamingos are pink because of their diet: the colour comes from eating cartenoids (the same pigment that makes carrots orange). You are what you eat!


Did you know? Flamingos are not born pink, but rather gray or white.

What do you call an alligator in a vest?

Top 3 Places To Be A Party Animal

We’re wild about these adventure-filled attractions

  1. Treetop Trekking

    Swing through the treetops like a monkey with zip lines, nets, swings and more!

  2. Royal Ontario Museum

    Have a whale of a time at the “Blue Whale Story” exhibit—get up close with the largest animal on earth (their tongues alone weigh as much as an elephant!).

  3. Playdium

    Run free in this giant complex that has hundreds of awesome video games including Jurassic Park, Lobster Robot and the brand new Batman.

It takes just one year for a baby African penguin to become the size of a fully-grown one. Picture being as tall as your parents on your first birthday!
African penguin

Did you know? Penguins can hold their breath under water for 2.5 minutes. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone?

Giraffes give birth standing up. That means when a baby giraffe is born, it falls head first onto the ground from six feet in the air. But it doesn’t even hurt!


Did you know? A baby giraffe—or calf—can run around just a few hours after being born.

Get this: Some grizzly bears give birth while sleeping! Cubs are usually born in pairs; that’s like having a play date from the moment you’re born.

Grizzly bears

Did you know? When it stands on its back feet, a grizzly can be up to eight feet tall—that’s more than a foot taller than Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan!

What do you get when you cross a fish and an elephant?

Sounds Fishy!

Fascinating facts about Ripley’s Aquarium’s coolest underwater creatures

  1. Jellyfish

    Jellyfish don’t have brains! Yet they’ve magically survived for more than 650 million years (even before dinosaurs were around).

  2. Octopuses

    Octopuses have three hearts—that’s a whole lotta love to give!

  3. Seahorses

    Seahorses are the only animals in the world where the male gives birth! A baby seahorse is the size of a jelly bean (is that cute or what?).