8 of the cutest babies of the South American continent
After the endless pleasure I had in putting together my favourite 8 babies from the African continent, South America was always going to be next!
Feast your eyes on 8 of the most adorable newborns from across South America.
1 Jaguar cub
One to tell your friends… The jaguar cub is born completely blind and so they are entirely dependent on their mother. It normally takes one to two years for them to learn how to fend for themselves and fly the nest.
One to tell your friends… Infant capybara purr to get their mothers attention.
3. Baby sloth
One to tell your friends… Our EC blogger Helle has already covered these guys quite well with her entry 10 things you need to know about sloths
4. Puma cub
One to tell your friends… This little cub will grow into quite the Olympian,running up to 50 mph and jumping as high as 15 feet!
5. Baby armadillo
One to tell your friends… Baby armadillo are around the size of a tennis ball.
6. Coati kitten
One to tell your friends… If you’re looking to see some coati kittens for yourself then head to the Americas in the rainy season and get climbing some trees for the nests the parents bring them up in. (Warning! Eco Companion does not condone any EC travellers climbing trees in the rainy season just in the hope of disturbing some poor coati kittens! Obviously.)
7. Baby giant tortoise
One to tell your friends… Tortoise shells are very sensitive to touch.
8. Ocelot kitten
One to tell your friends… Ocelot kittens weigh only 250 grams at birth and don’t even open their eyes for over 2 weeks.
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