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Vote Now! The Cutest Baby Animal of 2020 from the World's Zoos.

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 27, 2020 7:30 pm

Xiao Qi Ji the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is nominated for the vote.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo

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Over the past 12 months we have loved bringing you the cutest animals from zoos across the world. This year we covered the full spectrum of mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and amphibians born at zoos around the world.

We shared these with you here on our website and across our social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more recently on Tik Tok.

As the year draws to a close we have determined the most popular baby animals by looking at likes on social media and views on our website.

Now it’s time for the ultimate showdown. We are launching a competition to determine the cutest baby animal of 2020. Voting begins at 10am GMT on December 27th 2020 and will conclude on January 5th 2020. Votes will be taken from the poll below and the likes received on posts on our social media during this period.

The winning animals will receive cutest baby animal of the year and we will also donate $100 to the winning zoo to assist with the care of the baby animal.

Check out the 5 contestants below and make sure to cast your vote below. Voting will end at 10am Greenwich mean time (GMT) on January 5th 2020.

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Maisie the chimpanzee at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Photo Credit: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

We first meet Maisie in early October when she moved from the Oklahoma City Zoo to the Maryland Zoo. Her mother did not take to caring for her infant and it was decided that she would require additional support to grow up healthy. She was brought to the Maryland Zoo where she is being cared for by keepers until she can be introduced to a surrogate mother.

Read our articles on here by clicking below.

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Xiao Qi Ji the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo

Xiao Qi Ji the giant panda was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo at 6.35pm on August 21st. Since then we have provided weekly updates on his growth as he grew from a cub the size of a stick of butter in to the miniature panda he is now.

Read some of our favorite updates on him by clicking the button below.

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panda cub gender reveal

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Rarity the Echidna puggle at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Rarity is a rescued echidna puggle who was brought to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital after his mother was hit by a car. Here he is undergoing care to ensure he grows up strong enough to return to the wild. The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital provide care for thousands of injured native animals every year.

Learn more about their work in the article below.


Holly the Rescued Wombat Joey at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

One of our most recent features was Holly the rescued wombat. This little bundle of joy was described as a ‘Christmas’ miracle when she was rescued after being found in her deceased mother’s pouch. As is unfortunately all too common in Australia her mother had been hit by a car.

At the Australian Reptile Park an adoptive mother will care for her in the hope that she can grow up strong enough to return to the wild.

holly the rescued wombat Australian Reptile park
holly the rescued wombat Australian Reptile park


Chikondi, Adira, Zahara and Kahari the lion cubs at Monarto Safari Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell for The Animal Facts

One of our earliest features on the list were these four adorable lion cubs from Monarto Safari Park. These four cubs arrived across the evening of February 16th and the morning of February 17th 2020. They brought the pride of lions housed at Monarto Safari Park up to 10 members.

Learn more about them by reading our article below.

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