Baby Animals

With Ooh's and Ahh's galore this video clip collection celebrates a world of adorable animal babies. Fluffy chicks, cute cubs and playful pups have the power to melt even the most hard-hearted human. Yet just because they are cute doesn't mean they have life their own way. It takes a lot of determination, resourcefulness and even the odd helping hand to grow up in today's world!

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Animals in this collection

  • Head of a African bush elephant African bush elephant

    African bush elephants are the largest living land mammals and the second tallest after...

  • African wild dog resting on the ground African wild dog

    African wild dogs form packs of up to 40 members, each with a dominant breeding pair,...

  • Portrait of a black bear Black bear

    Black bears are found only in North America...

  • Puffin against a blue sky (c) Darren Ritson Puffin

    Puffins are colourful and full of character.

  • One banded mongoose peers over the back of another Banded mongoose

    Banded mongooses are native to Africa and distributed far and wide south of the Sahara.

  • A pair of bar-headed geese in flight Bar-headed goose

    Bar-headed geese have to reach extreme heights when they migrate over the Himalayas.

  • Grizzly bear standing in river looking for fish Brown bear

    Brown bears are some of the largest carnivores on Earth.

  • A sitting female cheetah looking alert Cheetah

    Cheetahs are found in sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Iran.

  • Coal tit perched on a branch (c) Tim Stenton Coal tit

    Coal tits are similar to great tits, but less colourful.

  • Male chimpanzee looking forwards Chimpanzee

    Common chimpanzees travel around the forests and savannas of central Africa on all...

  • Common crane pair displaying Common crane

    Common cranes are the most widely distributed of all the cranes, breeding from Western...

  • Coyote howling from high point on red sandstone Coyote

    With its blood-curdling nocturnal howl, the coyote is emblematic of North American...

  • A group of earless seals on the shore True seals

    Earless seals, or true seals, are one of three families to belong to the seal...

  • Close-up showing the facial detail of a male mountain gorilla Eastern Gorilla

    Gorillas are the world's largest primate and for years they've been portrayed as...

  • An emperor penguin chick between two adults facing each other Emperor penguin

    There is definitely no mistaking the colourful emperor penguin and standing over a metre...

  • Badger in the grass (c) Austin Thomas Badger

    Badgers are nocturnal...

  • Male Labord's chameleon on a branch in a Madagascan forest Labord's chameleon

    Labord's chameleon has a unique and extreme 'live fast, die young' life cycle whose...

  • Giant panda eating bamboo Giant panda

    The giant panda is a rare, endangered and elusive

  • Portrait of a grey seal (c) Sam Eklund Grey seal

    Grey seals are the largest breeding seals found in the

  • Portrait of a grey wolf in a forest Grey wolf

    Grey wolves have long embodied the spirit of the wilderness.

  • A dormouse in Autumn Dormouse

    Common dormice may spend up to three quarters of their life asleep.

  • Female Japanese macaques sit in a hot spring to keep warm Japanese macaque

    Japanese macaques are the most northerly-living non-human

  • A young koala sitting in a tree Koala

    Koalas are nocturnal marsupials famous for spending most of their lives asleep in trees.

  • A Komodo dragon walking on a beach Komodo dragon

    The name and appearance of the Komodo dragon is straight out of legend.

  • A mass of monarch butterflies flying Butterflies and moths

    Elegant and beautiful, butterflies and moths never fail to impress.

  • Mallard duck on a wall (c) Ken Bentley Mallard

    Mallards are the archetypal and most recognisable ducks.

  • Mandarin duck standing on a waterside log Mandarin duck

    Mandarin ducks in Britain are the descendants of captive-bred ducks which escaped or...

  • Manx shearwater in flight over water (c) Shane Jones Manx shearwater

    Manx shearwaters are daredevil fliers when out at

  • Musk ox portrait showing head and fur Musk ox

    Musk oxen are truly arctic animals, well-adapted to their extreme environment with a...

  • Mute swan getting airborne (c) Andy Berry Mute swan

    Mute swans are a familiar and impressive sight in Britain.

  • Profile shot of an ostrich Ostrich

    Ostriches don't need to drink - they can make their own water internally and top up with...

  • Phayre's leaf monkey portrait Phayre's leaf monkey

    Phayre's leaf monkeys, or langurs, are old world monkeys that inhabit south east Asian...

  • Polar bear walking through wind-blown snow at sunset Polar bear

    Remarkable adaptations allow polar bears to live in the frozen

  • Red fox checking for danger (c) Richard McManus Red fox

    Red foxes have overtaken grey wolves as the most...

  • A couple of reindeer in the snow Reindeer

    Reindeer, or caribou, can outperform all other land animals in their energy efficiency -...

  • A sea otter floating on its back Sea otter

    Sea otters are one of the largest otter species.

  • Snow leopard portrait Snow leopard

    Snow leopards are exceptional athletes capable of making huge leaps over ravines.

  • South American grey fox sitting on ground South American grey fox

    South American grey foxes are widespread throughout Patagonia and western Argentina.

  • Female spectacled bear amongst vegetation Spectacled bear

    Spectacled bears are the last remaining representatives of the short-faced bears, and...

  • A spectacled caiman's head in close-up Spectacled caiman

    A mother's love is priceless and spectacled caiman mums go to extraordinary lengths to...

  • Alert stoat on woodland floor (c) Judi Mahon Stoat

    Stoats are completely white in winter, except for the black tips of their tails.

  • A Siberian tiger amongst green foliage Tiger

    The magnificent tiger, largest of the big cats, is a heavily muscled, powerful predator...

  • A white rhinocerous White rhinoceros

    White rhinos are named after a corruption of their Afrikaans name 'weit' (meaning wide),...

  • Wildcat stalking on edge of a pine forest Wildcat

    One of the ancestors of our pet cats, wildcats are thought to be the most abundant cat...

Habitats in this collection

  • The frozen winter sea ice and cliffs of the Canadian Arctic Polar

    Polar regions, found at the planet's northern and southern extremes, are the icy wastes...

  • World map of urban areas. The brightest areas are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. Urban

    Urban habitats are areas dominated by human activities and human constructions.

Adaptations in this collection

  • Learning

    Learning is the process of picking up new skills.

  • Culture

    Culture is a social system or set of behaviours that is passed down through the...

  • Black-blotched porcupinefish has inflated its body while swimming Predation defence

    Predation defence comes in many forms: physiological, anatomical and behavioural.

  • Green sea turtle swimming underwater Adapted to swimming

    Adaptations for swimming enables animals to move around in water.

  • A hidden stargazer fish looking out of the sand Camouflage

    Camouflage is the art of not being seen, practised by predators, prey and plants.

  • Young meerkat peering out from under a resting group of adults Co-operative breeding

    Co-operative breeding is when parents recruit the previous year's grown up offspring or...

  • A hibernating dormouse curled up asleep in its nest next to hazelnuts Hibernation

    Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to...

  • Japanese macaque cuddling her two-week-old baby Maternal care

    Maternal care is where the mother of the offspring provides most or all of the effort...

  • Tadpole sitting on a leaf Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis is when a species changes body shape and structure at a particular point...

  • Eyespots of the silkmoth caterpillar facing camera Mimicry

    Mimicry is when an animal or plant resembles another creature or inanimate object,...

  • Red-eared turtle hatching out of its egg Egg layer

    Oviparous animals lay eggs, inside which the young then develop before hatching occurs.

  • Female Sumatran orangutan with her baby Parental investment

    Rearing young occurs where the eggs or offspring require looking after, and cannot just...

  • Texas spotted whiptail lizard climbing over a log Parthenogenetic

    Parthenogenetic species - for example water fleas - reproduce asexually, without need of...

  • Wildebeest walking with a newborn calf Active at birth

    Active at birth, or precocial, describes species that are physically mobile and able...

  • Brown capuchin monkey using a rock as a tool to break open Brazil nuts Tool use

    Tool use was once thought to be a strictly human behaviour, but it is now known that...

  • Fiddler crab showing off its enlarged claw in the mangroves Visual communication

    Visual communication transmits information to others through shape, colour and movement...