Rescued baby raccoon gets hiccups and total cuteness ensues

Baby animals are a lot like baby people; they’re cute, they need a lot of attention from their mothers, and they can both get hiccups while feeding. Even a baby raccoon, as evidenced by an adorable video from a wildlife sanctuary in Maine.

We hadn’t even seen a baby raccoon yet, let alone a baby raccoon that had seen hiccups.

The Saco River Wildlife Center clip is just the sweetest. The young raccoon was still in a daze after eating. While resting on his caregiver’s chest, the little one had the tiniest hiccup we’ve ever seen. The baby raccoon’s entire body rose with the force of the hiccups. It really reminds us of when human babies drink their milk too fast and have to burp.

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“Yes! Baby raccoons can get hiccups too!” the wildlife shelter, explained in the caption. “Shortly after she was cared for and fed, she started having hiccups.”

People in the comments section were positively smitten. “Pat the baby on the back!!!” one commenter urged. “Maybe you can pat her on the back for burping,” another person chimed in. “The sweetest angel baby!!” exclaimed a third commenter. “Now I want to feed a baby raccoon, this is so cute,” one person admitted.

More about the Saco River Wildlife Center

There are so many animals like this in the Saco River. The organization says its mission is to rehabilitate the many injured, sick or orphaned animals throughout Maine and to “promote compassion and awareness through educational resources and programs,” according to its website.

Started in 2015, the organization was founded by Bethany Brown. Anyone can call Saco River and report a sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. And they also treat so many different types of animals. You can report an animal as small as a bat to medium-sized mammals such as foxes. They also take birds and squirrels. They advised anyone who finds an animal in distress to call their wildlife hotline before trying to capture the animal themselves.

You too can support their mission in countless ways. Donations go a long way at the wildlife rehabilitation center. They contribute to the well-being and care of the animals. And people can also make a monthly or annual donation.

Think about it: your donation could make it possible for baby raccoons like these to start their lives with so many resources. Every animal deserves to be cared for in the same way as this little guy.

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