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10 Cute Animal Videos to Brighten Your Day

Sometimes we need a break from the news cycle. Here are ten cute animal videos (and a couple of funny ones) to brighten your day!

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been bombarded with a lot of bad news these last couple of months. I know for me it often feels like a big, storm cloud is hanging over my head because every time I check into one of my social media accounts I come across negativity or sad news.

My favorite social platform to use is Twitter because I like to stay up-to-date on current events and what’s happening in our government. (You can follow me on Twitter here.)

But something else I enjoy doing on Twiter is finding positive content to lift my mood. Cute kid videos, funny jokes from my favorite comedians (Kev on Stage is hilarious!), and encouraging quotes are great reminders for me to find the joy in each day.

This morning I was checking in and a cute video of a panda holding her newborn cub popped up on my timeline. Shared by ABC News, the video was a short clip from The Ouwehands Zoo, a Dutch Zoo, and mama panda Wu Wen cradling her cub was just adorable!

It immediately made me think of how in 2.5 months I will be holding my newborn baby for the first time. (I’m getting teary-eyed now!)

You can read more about Wu Wen here if you like.

Yesterday, Zhen found a cute bunny video set to instrumental music. She couldn’t stop laughing because she thought the bunny was moving its nose to the beat. I think she watched that video 50 times in a row!

If you love cute animal videos as much as we do, then here are nine more adorable videos you may love.

A FEW CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

PENGUIN CHICKS LEARN TO SWIM (SAN DIEGO ZOO)

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES CHASING DINOSAUR

My little ones cracked up laughing and asked me to play this short video over and over.

ADORABLE ANIMALS IN THE QUEBEC WILDERNESS

ELEPHANT SIBLINGS PLAYING TOGETHER (HOUSTON ZOO)

PAINTED DOGS (CINCINNATI ZOO)

Michala and I were amazed because we’ve never seen painted dogs before! They look so much like hyenas.

MAMA DOG HAD ENOUGH WITH PUPPIES

Tony Baker’s animal voice overs are hilarious. I think many moms can relate to this video. I feel like this sometimes so I get it, Mama Dog! LOL!

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To all the moms. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

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SNL’S “WHISKERS R WE”

A quarantine skit by comedienne Kate McKinnon. Please note, this skit is more suited for age 17+.

COYOTE & BADGER HUNTING TOGETHER

An oldie but still one of my favorite cute animal videos!

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Feature image courtesy SNL/Kate McKinnon from skit “Whiskers R We”

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