photo via The Daily Mail
If cuteness stirs up the crowds enough to preserve endangered species or protect rapidly disappearing habitats, so be it. We scoured the Web for the cutest baby animal photos out there: And these seven are guaranteed to make your heart melt into a sticky mess. Speaking of melting--since global warming and melting glaciers have been the topic of many a TreeHugger post--let's start with some arctic cuteness.
1. Everyone's Favorite Baby Polar Bear: KnutYes, Knut is very cute. He captured the interest not only of Germany, but of polar bear lovers the world over when he made his adorable debut at the Zoo Berlin. Knut is all grown up now, but he is still a powerful reminder of the plight of the polar bears and the dangers of global warming.
photo via how colourful is our life blog
2. Baby PenguinsWhile we are on the topic of arctic species, who wasn't mesmerized in the March of the Penguins by the length of penguin courtship--or by the adorableness of those furry, baby penguins?
photo from peacetalksradio.blogspot.com