Culture Holidays 12 Photos of Cuddling Animals to Make Valentine's Day a Little More Snuggly By Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. our editorial process Laura Moss Updated February 04, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Week-old black-footed ferret kits snuggle at the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife/flickr ) Animals cuddle for many of the same reasons we do — for warmth, comfort, safety and companionship — and sometimes snuggling close and huddling together is a matter of survival. However, other times their cuddling simply seems like an adorable photo op. We've rounded up such pictures in honor of Valentine's Day, so read on to get your fill of koala cuddles, hippo hugs and puppy piles.