These Baby Amazon Animals Will Melt Your Heart

June 26, 2017 | By Cassie Stiftl

Get ready to squee! Check out these amazingly adorable baby amazon animals!

baby howler monkeyPhoto credit: Flickr user angela n.

The Amazon rainforest is home to some truly incredible animals. The unparalleled biodiversity of the region has produced an abundance of unique and beautiful beings. And, when those animals are babies, they sure are cute!

Below see some of the Amazon rainforest's cutest baby animals.

The Amazon's Cutest Baby Animals

baby spotted jaguarPhoto credit: Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar

A spotted Jaguar cub. The jaguar is at the top of its food chain and is not preyed on in the wild. However, their populations are dwindling rapidly due to habitat loss.

Check out this blog post about the Jaguar to learn more about Amazon Animals.


baby three-toed slothPhoto credit: Flickr user Pierre Pouliquin

This baby Three-toed Sloth says hello! Their ancestors, the giant ground sloth, weighed up to 10,000 pounds and roamed all of the Americas.


mama and baby two-toed slothPhoto credit: Flickr user Kitty Terwolbeck

Just hangin' with Ma! Two-towed sloths.


baby and mama capybaraPhoto credit: Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar

Nuzzling up to mom. Capybaras are the largest rodents in existence.


capybara babiesPhoto credit: Flickr user Lisa Williams

Capybara babies! Some Amazonian cultures consider Capybara to be fish because they spend so much of their time in or near bodies of water.


baby ocelotPhoto credit: Flickr user Mark Dumont

The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the Ocelot, which was often depicted in their art.


8547051160_53118ba263_k-260601-edited.jpgPhoto credit: Flickr user angela n.

In the Amazon rainforest, adult Howler monkeys produce a deep, ominous sound that rumbles all through the jungle. But this little guy just wants to munch on some leaves!


5333632223_9f4f539059_b.jpgPhoto credit: Flickr user Smithsonian's National Zoo

The baby Giant anteater will spend months on his mother's back. 


11627216223_ba5526753e_k.jpgPhoto credit: Flickr user MaRu180

This baby Kinkajou's big ole eyes are too much! The Kinkajou's wide eyes help this nocturnal mammal see at night.

  Additional Reading Biodiversity of the Amazon Basin Discover more of the  unique and sometimes bizzare plants and animals that call the Amazon rainforest  home in this photo essay.

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