Just some images of baby animals to brighten up your day. Courtesy of Google Images.
Why do we find babies, both human and animal, so appealing? Science has shown that it’s actually a survival mechanism. Big heads, big eyes, small mouths and little noses bring out the mothering instinct in us. Yes, in both women and men, though men tend to be a bit more stoic. If you see something that says “Cute, young, helpless” and tugs at your heartstrings, you’re more likely to pick it up and cuddle it, and take it home to feed and nurture it.
If it didn’t look cute and helpless, if instead it had rows and rows of sharp pointy teeth and even sharper claws, and little slitted eyes, you’d be more inclined to run away from it than pick it up. Especially if it looked really hungry and had a big mouth, and could run faster than you.
Enjoy these little bundles of fluffy cuteness!