As the winter weather wanes, animals are emerging from hibernation and giving birth to babies. To celebrate, the Humane Society of the United States offers up these photos of truly adorable rescue animals (like this itty bitty bobcat), along with some helpful tips for making wildlife care a priority this spring.
How to support your local wildlife this spring
If you were an orphaned animal, you’d want this woman to be your mom
Meet Margit Cianelli, a wildlife rehabilitator in Australia who provides her charges with the utmost care — including daily cuddles, verbal encouragement and fresh spaghetti.
"I will do everything in my power to help so they will not be disadvantaged for having had to grow up without their natural mother," Cianelli said.
And if you think these photos are cute, just wait until you watch this video.
8 adorable videos of baby animals taking baths
Rub-a-dub-dub. Watch tiny sloths, kittens and hedgehogs in the tub.
Photo of the day: This bundle of joy meets all the koalafications for cuteness
A 6-month-old female baby koala is returned to her parents on Jan. 22 after keepers at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany took her out of the enclosure for a vet check-up.
See more koala photos.
Panda cub Bao Bao makes public debut
The 5-month-old bear snoozed during most of her big event on Saturday.
While on safari in Kenya recently, Australian photographer Chris Bray attached a GoPro camera to a remote-control car and drove it up to a couple of lion cubs.
The curious cubs cautiously approached the car to investigate, and the camera captured the adorable moment.
Watch the video.