The New Year Baby has been featured in many cartoons over the course of our history, symbolizing the birth of a new year. It's a time for new beginnings, resolutions, and an attitude of 'out with the old and in with the new.'
At Open Spaces, we want to take part in the tradition with a nature twist. We couldn't think of a better way to ring in 2012 than with these adorable baby animals.
And when it comes to resolutions, let us all resolve in 2012 to do all we can to protect baby animals everywhere and the wild places they call home.
Do you know the names for baby animals? Many of them are easy to guess, like these polar bears, which are called cubs. See how well you do with the rest!
This red fox kit was photographed by Lamar Gore (USFWS) in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.
Isn't this Canada Lynx kitten adorable? James Weliver (USFWS) took pictures as the kittens in the litter were tagged and measured.
This is a gull chick, the image was taken by Peter Davis (USFWS) at Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge.
This Green Sea Turtle is called a hatchling. Keenan Adams (USFWS) got this great shot at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.
Did you know them all?
Happy New Year from all of us at Open Spaces!