Small, cute, fluffy, these baby ani­mals seem not meant for the harsh envi­ron­ment where they were born. Deserts, with their extreme tem­per­a­tures and arid cli­mate, are not the best place to raise chil­dren. But these ani­mals are unusu­al: they all belong to species that have adapt­ed to the dif­fi­cult habi­tat in the desert.

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Take a look at this adorable crea­ture! The Fen­nec fox is the small­est canine in the world. The first thing that catch­es your atten­tion is dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly large ears com­pared to the body. Fenech is endowed with excel­lent hear­ing. He can hear the rus­tle of his prey deep under­ground.

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Kan­ga­roo jumper horde.

This lit­tle pest lives in North Amer­i­ca. The female can pro­duce up to 15 babies per year. One of the biggest threats they face is the loss of their nat­ur­al habi­tat due to cli­mate change.

African wild dog.

These cute pup­pies are also known as “paint­ed dogs” because of their fuzzy body mark­ings. The ani­mal is the largest canid in Africa. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, due to human over­pop­u­la­tion, African wild dogs are an endan­gered species.


A small gazelle peer­ing curi­ous­ly into the cam­era lens. It seems that the ears and eyes are dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly large, but when the gazelle grows up, every­thing will look more har­mo­nious. These babies will be under strict mater­nal super­vi­sion for 4 months.

Cara­cal (steppe lynx).

This cute cat is not a tame ani­mal at all. With tuft­ed ears, it looks like a lynx (often referred to as the Per­sian, Egypt­ian, and African lynx), but most sci­en­tists now con­sid­er this judg­ment to be erro­neous. The cara­cal is more close­ly relat­ed to the African gold­en cat.

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This is a spot­ted hye­na, which is wide­ly known for its laugh­ter. Recent stud­ies have shown that the IQ lev­el of hye­nas is the same as that of pri­mates.


These amaz­ing ani­mal meerkats, which we have already talked about ear­li­er, attract the atten­tion of even the most indif­fer­ent peo­ple, as soon as they stand on their hind legs, and then fall asleep falling asleep.


Ocelots are native to South Amer­i­ca, Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, and Mex­i­co. Ocelots were clas­si­fied as endan­gered from 1972 to 1996. Start­ing in 2008, their sta­tus has been upgrad­ed to Least Con­cern. One fac­tor con­tribut­ing to their low num­bers may be their slow repro­duc­tive cycle (a moth­er can only give birth to 1 kit­ten).

To con­tin­ue, read also about moth­ers and their cubs in the “Ani­mal Love” col­lec­tion.