So it begins. 32 competitors enter, only one can win it all. Welcome to the first annual Baby Animal Bracket Madness from Gary and Shannon! You've filled out your brackets, you've made your choices. Now, it's your turn to cheer on and help your favorite teams make it all the way to the end. 

Simply vote in the polls below on which animal you believe is the cutest. The polls are open every day from 7am to 7am every day with results posting at 8am. You can check the progress of your brackets here:

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We begin with the first round of the 'Exotic Animals' Bracket. Vote today! 

Voting is complete! Results below:

Baby Penguin


Two-day-old baby Humboldt penguin 'Wotsit' is weighed at the penguin enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, north west England on April 5, 2016.  The zoo has had it's first batch of penguins hatch for the year. The four so far are being named after varieties of crisps following a tradition of using a different theme for names each year. So far, Wotsit, Quarver, Cheeto and Frazzle have been born in the past few days. Previous themes have included footballers, British Olympians, chocolate bars and the favourite curry of the keepers. The Humboldt Penguin is native to South America and is among the most at risk of the 17 varieties of penguin around the world.  / AFP / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Baby Sloth


A baby two-toed sloth (Choloepus) eats fruit at the Aiunau Foundation in Caldas,  some 25 km south of  Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on September 15, 2012. Croatian scientist Tinka Plese created the foundation 10 years ago, where sloths --which

Baby Panda 

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 5:  In this handout image provided by the Zoological Society of San Diego, a nine-week-old female panda cub lies on an exam table at the San Diego Zoo October 5, 2005 in San Diego, California. According to Karen Kearns, DVM, San Di


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Baby Giraffe


HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 16:  An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf looks in his enclosure at Himeji Central Park on October 16, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The baby giraffe was born on October 5, 2013 and stands over 170 cm tall.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasing

Baby Gorilla 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Gorilla baby Mjukuu, who was born in 2014, is seen with his mother Mbeli as another yet to be named baby is seen on display at Taronga Zoo on May 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  The newest baby gorilla was born to Western-lowland Gorilla Frala and Silverback, Kibali and at this stage the sex is yet to be determined.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Baby Bongo


London, UNITED KINGDOM:  A male baby bongo calf ventures out into the cold with its mother 09 December 2005 in their enclosure at London Zoo. The bongo is the largest antelope to roam the rain forests of Africa but is threatened due to its habitat destruc

Baby Koala

A circa six months old female baby koala sits on her mother's head on January 22, 2014 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. The baby koala was taken out of its mother's pouch for being weighed - it has 350 grams.    AFP PHOTO / DPA / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / GERMANY OUT        (Photo credit should read ROLAND WEIHRAUCH/AFP/Getty Images)


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Baby SquirrelA baby squirrel is seen in Los Angeles, California on September 7, 2009. Recently, in the City of Santa Monica, California, officials came up with a novel way to control the squirrel population in Palisades Park. County officials are concerned that the sq