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Cuteness overload in this fun gallery

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 26 July 2019

We just love the wild baby animals of Africa. Those soft saucer-like eyes, oversized ears and paws and playful antics make it impossible not to go all gooey at the sight of these adorable little ones. This epic gallery celebrating Africa’s wild babies follows our popular first and second galleries from years gone by, with all photos coming from our Photographer of the Year competitions. 

“Monkey submarine” – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rainwater in Kruger National Park, South Africa
“Monkey submarine” – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rainwater in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter (2019 entrant)
A lion cub relaxes on a rock in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
A lion cub relaxes on a rock in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid (2019 entrant)
Painted wolf (African wild dog) puppies play in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Painted wolf (African wild dog) puppies play in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen (2019 entrant)
Left: “Ballet on the Chobe” – a poised African jacana chick on the Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen (2019 entrant); Top right: An adorable blue-eyed leopard cub in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Carol Barry (2019 entrant); Bottom right: A lioness with her curious cubs in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado (Top 101 2019)
A juvenile mountain gorilla watches others play from a distant treetop in Virunga National Park, DR Congo
A juvenile mountain gorilla watches others play from a distant treetop in Virunga National Park, DR Congo © Hesté de Beer (Top 101 2019)
Two Cape ground squirrels 'kiss' in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Two Cape ground squirrels’ kiss’ in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Derryn Nash (2019 entrant)
A young, playful elephant runs around the waterhole at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
A young, playful elephant runs around the waterhole at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert (2019 entrant)
A hyena cub in Etosha National Park, Namibia
A hyena cub in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Alexander Vlasov (2019 entrant)
Two young Cape foxes play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Two young Cape foxes play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer (2019 entrant)
A cheetah mother with her cubs in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
A cheetah mother with her cubs in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Andrey Gudkov (2019 entrant)
Left: A leopard mother and her cubs in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper (2019 entrant); Top right: A one-day-old giraffe in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lauren Cohen (2019 entrant); Bottom right: Scaly-feathered finch chicks in southern Namib Desert, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw (Finalist 2019)
A baby chameleon photographed during the day in Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
A baby chameleon photographed during the day in Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel (2019 entrant)
A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mike Cawood (2019 entrant)
A leucistic elephant calf spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
A leucistic elephant calf spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Michele Cabria (2019 entrant)
A lion cub fast asleep between the branches of a fallen tree, Etosha National Park, Namibia
A lion cub fast asleep between the branches of a fallen tree, Etosha National Park, Namibia © Anja Denker (Top 101 2019)

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