In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will melt your heart

By  mid-day online correspondent | Posted  13-Jan-2017

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
All pictures courtesy/AFP

From the cute pandas to wild tigers, from the calm giraffes to naughty monkeys, zoo is the home to varied fauna that delight our eyes with innocent looks and hilarious acts. Here is a list of 10 such adorable animals that will make you run to a zoo, look out for them, and cuddle them.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
This picture shows a baboon feasting on frozen food to beat the summer heat at the Bioparc zoo in Valencia. Baboons make sounds that are similar to the vowels a,e,i,o and u, researchers said.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
This Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) feeds on fruits at its enclosure at the zoo of Mulhouse in eastern France. 

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
An elephant plays with a Christmas tree at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
This squirrel monkey tries to open a wrapped package filled with food as a Christmas gift at the zoo of La Fleche, western France.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
A zookeeper feeds eight days-old white Bengal tiger cubs at a private zoo in Yalta, Crimea.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them

A Cape giraffe, or South African giraffe, is seen in an enclosure at the Giza zoo in Cairo. Isma'il Pasha, the ruler of Egypt from 1863-1879, built the zoo and planned the opening to coincide with the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 but was not able to do so in time.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
An infant Hamadrya baboon plays with a female Hamadrya baboon in an enclosure at the Giza zoo in Cairo.


 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
This is a picture of a seven-week old fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) at the Ramat Gan Safari zoo near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
This handout picture taken by the Tiergarten Schonbrunn Vienna zoo shows a video grab of panda mother Yang Yang holding her twins born at the zoo. AFP PHOTO / TIERGARTEN SCHOENBRUNN

 In pictures: 10 adorable zoo animals that will make you cuddle them
Giant panda Mei Xiang and her cub Bei Bei(R) play in their enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Bei Bei is part of Sino–American panda diplomacy and will have to be sent to the People's Republic of China at the age of 4.

 

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