Pets & Animals

Who's cuter: An orphaned polar bear cub or a baby koala?

Baby animals are cute — this we much we know. But when these little guys popped up on our radar, we had some trouble deciding which newborn is the absolute cutest. Competition isn't always this fierce, so we’re putting the question to readers.

Does orphaned baby polar bear Kali, captured playing with a stuffed teddy bear by nature photographer John Gomes, melt your heart most? Or do you prefer a koala bear weighing in while clutching a toy version of its adorable little self? Take a look at these charming moments, then vote for your favorite in the survey below!

John Gomes / Today
Kali adorably struts through the snow.
John Gomes / Today
Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub, plays with his new best friend: a stuffed teddy bear.

John Gomes / Today
Kali is bottle fed at his temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on March 23.
Marius Becker / Today
The competition: A young koala bear clutching a toy koala while being weighed at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on March 27.