Been Waiting for a Sequel to Rocky Raccoon?

Wait no more. These guys are cousins of Rocky; the cacomistles, and they’re lookin’ for revenge!

Lorie J. never knew cacomistles even existed until she saw them on Nat. Geo’s Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project!



  1. emmberrann says:

    Talk about yer disapprovals, the guy in the middle is strong in it. Watch out for the teethies, too.

  2. Such chubby legs! Such big eyes and eyebrows! Such round little ears! How have I never seen these guys before!

  3. Who knew?

  4. You can’t tell in this picture, but they have super long, fluffy, raccoon-like tails. Too cute 🙂

  5. So fierce little puff balls!

  6. OMG, dey’re soooo cute! ❤

  7. Alice Shortcake says:

    They look like an adorable cross between a gerbil and a chihuahua.

  8. They actually look like vicious little predators.

  9. humminbirdie says:

    Yes– I learned that the name “cacomistle” comes from Nahuatl and means “half-cat” or “half-mountain lion”… which makes sense when you see those pointy teeths and their looong tails, which are sadly not visible in this photo.

    BTW, Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark Project is an absolutely mesmerizing series of animal portraits. Check it out here:

  10. and a sugar glider

  11. Kari Callin says:

    Coming soon, a new reality T.V. show; “When Cuteness Attacks!” Du-du-duuhhm… 😉

  12. Pikachu is PISSED !!

  13. 😆 😆 😆

  14. I love how just when you think you’ve seen or heard of every cute animal something else comes along to surprise and delight you.

  15. These look like very sad and/or worried lorises, especially the two in the back. Needs comforting and cuddling.

  16. I agree, especially the comforting and cuddling part. How ’bout we each grab one and commence with the cuddling.

  17. These three totally rock… and they have the 3 basic rock band personality types too: 1) The opinionated, extrovert “Front Man”, 2) sensitive, artistic, “Lead Guitar”, and 3) the amiable, beer-drinking, “Drummer” who just replied to an ad on Craig’s List a few months ago.

    They could give Alvin and the Chipmunks a run for the money. Josie and the Pussycats even.

    I’ll be their manager.

  18. rokstarbear200 says:

    good heavens… i SO need one of these squishy ‘lil guys for bad days at school!

  19. Next to the new movie that is being shown on tv of the dead girl that is singing,this is creepy cute.I think the new movie is called “evil lives here” or something.

  20. Those photos are soooo cool!! I just looked at the whole album and alternated between “Eek I want to pet it!” and “Whoa what in the world is that?”

  21. I like it, I like it………….