Friday Fun: Alpine Babies

Cute baby animals are just what the doctor ordered and part of my self-soothing programme. NB: when I say Alpine, I take it to mean any mountain range in Europe – Carpathians, Jura, Pyrenees etc.

Alpine Marmot sunning itself.
Alpine Marmot sunning itself. From Wikipedia.
Alpine bouquetin goats
Alpine bouquetin goats, from prenond.fr
Romanian bisons, from monitorulcj.ro
Romanian bisons, from monitorulcj.ro

 

Baby goat with a jumper.
Baby goat with a jumper, from modernfarmer.com
Lynx in the Jura, from ConiferousForest website.
Lynx in the Jura, from ConiferousForest website.
Another lynx mother and cubs, because they are my favourites.
Another lynx mother and cubs, because they are my favourites. From jura-tourisme.com
Wolf and cub, from zoo.ro
Wolf and cub, from zoo.ro
Wild boar piglets only a few days old explore their surroundings in the wildlife preserve near Ravensburg, Germany, on April 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FELIX KAESTLE GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Felix Kästle/AFP/Getty Images)
Wild boar piglets, Photo creditLFelix Kästle/AFP/Getty Images
Orphaned bear cub and his rescuer, from ccplus.ro
Orphaned bear cub and his rescuer, from ccplus.ro
Even peregrine falcons, one of the most fearsome hunters in the world, are cute as babies.
Even peregrine falcons, one of the most fearsome hunters in the world, are cute as babies. From Pinterest.
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20 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Alpine Babies”

  1. Oh, these are sooooo adorable, Marina Sofia!! Those lynxes and the wolf and cub are magnificent. But they’re all so very cute and lovely to see…… A real pick-me-up, for which thanks.

  2. Aah! Aah! Aah! Especially wolves and lynxes. Sadly, I think life in London wouldn’t satisfy them. Especially if they were all introduced together. And there’s no way the bison could get through my cat flap if it wanted to take off for a quick forage. I had no idea, joking aside, that Romania had bison

    1. Bison are practically the national animal, they appeared on the flag of Moldova in medieval times and still do on the Republic of Moldova’s flag. They live in nature reserves, as their number had gone down to about 12 in all of Europe. They are called ‘zimbri’ in Romanian and there is a rather famous poem entitled ‘Rezervatia de zimbri’ (The Bison Nature Refuge) by Adrian Paunescu. It was an excellent example of protest literature. You can listen to him reciting it (in Romanian, of course, so it doesn’t help much) here:
      http://www.bestmusic.ro/adrian-paunescu/rezervatia-de-zimbri-722687.html

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