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 rodents make harsh environments like the Gobi desert their homes. Growing only up to two to six inches and weighing less than an ounce, they’re primarily nocturnal and burrow underneath the soil for refuge.
Walking the sands of Africa, the Pangolin is a pleasant little scaly creature. Its scales are made of keratin which is the same substance as our hair. Sadly, it’s a high-demand animal, causing it to be heavily trafficked; it could end up endangered.
The Irrawaddy Dolphin swims across the waters and oceans of Southeast Asia, constantly looking joyful and at peace, despite the fact there are only 78 to 91 left to exist.
Owston's Palm Civet
Living in Africa and Asia’s forests and river lowland basins, the Owston’s Civet look like a tiny cat had a baby with a raccoon. They’re over-flowing with cuteness.
The Red-Crested Tree-Rat is a reclusive fuzz ball that looks similar to a guinea pig. Few have been seen in the wild, but one had its cute picture taken after 113 years of hiding.