Photo: Ray Wiltshire/Paignton Zoo
Tininess + huge eyes + spindly legs = number of strange, sappy noises made by grown-ups. Take this math, apply to this teeny-tiny mouse deer mama and teenier-tinier mouse deer baby, and the result is a cacophony of clucking and aws. The bonus: 10 percent of all proceeds of ZooBorns
(the book in which this photograph appears) go to support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Conservation Endowment Fund
. So smile, lower your blood pressure and help the world—all at the same time.
ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland (Simon & Schuster).