As a little gift to you, we’ve put together this list of some of our most treasured 2020 arrivals at zoos worldwide.
1. Finja, a polar bear baby, is seen at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, Feb. 22, 2020
2. A six-week-old Asiatic lion cub is seen with its parents in their enclosure at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, in Jerusalem on May 7, 2020.
3. A newly hatched Hawksbill sea turtle makes its way towards the open sea at the turtle hatchery in Singapore’s Sisters’ Islands Marine Park on Aug. 23, 2020
4. A penguin chick prepares for weighing at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 6, 2020
5. A newborn Siberian tiger cub plays at Hengdaohezi Siberian Tiger Park in Hailin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, July 28, 2020.
6. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s new African lion cub, Pauline, was born Nov. 5, 2020, six months after her mother and father arrived at the zoo.
7. Twiga the Masai giraffe was born in late March 2020 at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
8. Baby white rhino at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was born in October 2020.
9. The very first baby two-toed sloth born at the Virginia Zoo, who spent the first few months huddled close to Honey, its mother.
10. These striking Canada lynx cubs born at the Queens Zoo in New York City. Don’t you just wish you could stroke those huge paws?
11. This koala joey was born in late 2019, but after spending seven and a half months in her mum’s pouch, she decided it was time to greet the world in May and emerge from mum Iluka’s pouch.
12. Murphy, Rodney, Gunther and Squid: the adorable litter of four Asian small-clawed otters born at Melbourne Zoo.
13. Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2020 shows a baby chimpanzee at the Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
14. A baby Asian elephant walks with its mother at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, May 27, 2020