Spring is in the air, and with it brings new life. But o you know why it’s difficult to find images of animals younger than a few days, or even weeks? It’s because there’s a universal truth only secretly acknowledged, that newborn animals look like potatoes.

Here’s the proof.

16 Pics That Prove Newborns Look Like Potatoes

#1 | Bears

#2 | Birds

#3 | Bunnies

#4 | Elephants

#5 | Hamsters

#6 | Hedgehogs

#7 | Hippos

#8 | Horses

#9 Kangaroos

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