Why do we think baby animals are cute?

There’s reason you say “awww” whenever you see a puppy or a smiling baby. We have evolved to think that any creature with a big head, large eyes, and a button nose – features that most human babies share – is cute. Anyone who has had to babysit knows that toddlers require a lot of time and attention – more than the offspring of other animals. Evolution has wired our brains to think babies are cute, which makes us more willing to drop everything we’re doing and care for them. In fact, studies show that babies who are considered extra cute get extra attention. Animals with similar facial features – from kitties to koalas – also set off our cuteness response.


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