Meanwhile, at the Lost and Found Desk at Alpha Centauri Intergalactic Spaceport…

“Um, excusing of me, but have any life forms located a small metal briefcase? Slate grey, black handle, glowing a little bit and making a humming noise, with tentacles? It’s really important that I get that back.”


“This guy is oddly cute,” notes Redditor jamieinthenorthwest.



  1. That is not a real creature. That is something designed by Dr. Seuss.

  2. I am not the work of Dr. Seuss
    Nor am I a common Moose
    Neither am I a cute Koala
    Not even that creature known as the Impala

    I am known as a Gerenuk, rhyme that if you can!
    But my friends just call me Happy Stan
    My impish smile sets hearts aglow
    And my radar ears tune into my favourite show

    I usually live on the hoof
    But now wish to stay under your roof
    I would deeply appreciate a place to stay
    Please Ruminate on it, if you may

  3. Pcm wins the entire Internet! 😀

  4. Gerenuks seldom graze but browse on prickly bushes and trees, such as acacias. They can reach higher branches and twigs than other gazelles and antelope by standing erect on their rear legs and elongating their necks. They appear to favour the more tender leaves and shoots, but will also eat buds, flowers, fruit, and herbaceous plants.[2] Gerenuks do not appear to drink water; they get enough water from the plants they eat. Because of this, they can survive in very dry habitats. Gerenuks are often prey for lions, cheetahs, jackals and leopards.

  5. A gerenuk walks into a bar…

  6. Standing ovation for NTMTOM and Pcm979!

  7. Fantastically cute and awesome all around!
    And I’ll have what he’s having.

  8. Pcm979 WINS! 🙂
    I wish this was the DMV clerk instead of the usual crabberson that is there…. 😀

  9. If it was halloween on the African plain, and an ostrich had an impala costume… Seriously though, have you seen the physical build of a gerenuk? The resemblance is uncanny!

    This thing has such a sweet face!

  10. grytlappar says:

    What a glorious anipal. And that little smile… So gentle-looking.

  11. I’m in love. @PCM, you made my day!

  12. He’s so loffable and derpy! I wants to hug heem!

  13. I love the goofy, crooked smile on that sweet face!

  14. I’m pretty sure that I saw this guy on SyFy’s Face Off the other night.

    @PCM, prose praise from NTMTOM is high praise indeed.

  15. Fleurdamour says:

    NOMTOM you are so funny.

  16. Check out the insides of the ears.

  17. Maleficent

  18. Pcm979 wins the Internet, but Annette gets my vote for best joke!

  19. Am I the only one who read Scoobisnack’s comment in the voice of Sir David Attenborough?! 🙂