Baby otters sound like squeaky toys, are the most precious things

Otters are the new kittens.


Jam Kotenko

Internet Culture

Published Apr 15, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:55 am CDT

The Internet is a far less scary, stressful, and annoying place thanks to the tiny, adorable, furry baby animals that grace our social media feeds on the regular. Kittens and puppies are both popular choices for your morning dose of oohs and ahhs, but here to make a play for Cutest Creatures Ever are a pair of baby otters.

A lot of gratitude goes to Japan’s Hirakawa Zoo and its Twitter feed which introduced us to the newest additions to the growing brood of lovable animals. And when we say lovable, we weren’t exaggerating. Help. Keep me from squeezing these babies too tightly.

 And shhhh, try not so squee too loudly. They’re snoozing.

As if pictures of newborn otters weren’t enough, Hirakawa Zoo shared this video of the pair making the most adorable squeaky toy sounds. Enjoy 58 seconds of happy crying, guys:

So this is what death by adorable feels like. I give up.

H/T Time | Photo via Hirakawa Zoo/Twitter

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2015, 10:17 am CDT