Move Over Hula Girls

Bobblehead llamas are here!

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Let’s go cruisin’, Johanna Seigmann

Prosh Arm Candy

This sweet bebbeh koala is the very definish of that which pleases merely by being seen.

“Orphaned four-month-old koala joey Squeaky is cared for at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, New South Wales, Australia. He was found whimpering in his mother’s pouch after she was struck by a car on the Oxley Highway two weeks ago. He’s a very quiet little fella, but he’s doing OK, hospital supervisor Cheyne Flanagan said. He just clings to a little sheepskin roll that mimics his mummy.”

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From the Telegraph

Thanks for the Pep Talk, Dad.

Son, make the most out of every moment of your life. One day, you will wake up and realise you’re not 90 anymore.

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Lemurs courtesy of Drusillas Park Zoo and Krystian S.

Mama Wants to Stay in Touch

Um, Mama, we know it’s hard but you might not want to be too touchy-feelie with that one.

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It’s a TEENAGER! Dun, Dun, Dunnnn!

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Mama says, “Fine, then I’ll just hold this little leaf right here.” (sniff)

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Vervets! Photos taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa, by Field Guide and Hyaena Specialist, Alex T.

Always Dreamed of a Career in Cuteology?

But don’t have the time to study? (shhh, wink, wink) Now getting your Cuteologist Degree is simple, thanks to CO’s fully accredited 3-step Cuteologist Program!
Step 1. Earn your Associate Degree in “Anh!” now!

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Step 2. Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in “Squee!” now!

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Step 3. Earn your Master’s Degree in “Asplode!” now!

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Congratulations! We guarantee your hard work will be rewarded! And you can add some extra letters after your name.
Brittany Spaniel pups via Pinterest, cup o’ cute via Buzzfeed, Kitty by Josh N.’s Joshograph, (there’s still time to vote)!

Super Bowl Bunday

Super Bowl Bunday is truly in a league by itself and we should take a moment to reflect on its legendary Bowls.

The Nose Bowl – The original, most prestigious Bowl of them all.

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The Orange Bowl – One of the second oldest Bowl games.

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The Sugar Bowl – This Bowl will give you the extra inches you need.

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The Fiesta Bowl, er, they don’t call it “the biggest party” for nothing.

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The Cotton Bowl – Not to be mistaken for a Powder Puff game.

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And, last but not least, the list wouldn’t be complete without The Snack Bowl

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Our MVPs today are Jannes P., Martha J., Amy J., Scott T., Cindy F. and Erika J.

No Poop For You!

NEXT!

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Michelle M. rescued this Bassett-Shar-pei mix, who loves to eat bunny poop.

Doing the Birdy Backup Boogaloo Here

All the birds you see in this post were squawkin’, “Breaker 1-9 is there anybody out there, c’mon?” And Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre answered, “Hearing ya loud and clear, good birdie!”

Let’s hand it over to Susan R. now,

“Hi there, Summer has arrived in New Zealand which means it’s very busy at the Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre near Auckland! Loads of young birds there. Here are a few photos of some of the cutest – most of these are from the last few months, a few are from a couple of springs ago. I volunteer there and have helped look after most of these little guys and can confirm that they are all extremely cute, even the kind of ugly ones!” :

“Blackbirds! Although the centre focuses on wild New Zealand birds, in this case a nest full of blackbirds were cared for. Note their ‘sideburns’!”

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This is an adult pukeko who decided to stay near the centre after he was released. He lives by a stream nearby and each year, has a batch of babies, and sometimes drops by to say hello (Mandy the centre manager is in this photo).”

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“Morepork, New Zealand’s only surviving native owl (sadly quite a few native birds didn’t survive the arrival of European settlers but the centre is helping the ones who are left). The Maori name is Ruru, but European settlers called them ‘Morepork’ as their call sounds like this. (www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-bi…)”

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“Yes, this is an owl in a margarine container:”

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Who let the owls out, who who:

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“Dotterels are an endangered species and this little guy just about didn’t make it. The adults nest on the sand at the beach and during a very high spring ‘king tide’ a few weeks ago, a conservation ranger discovered one nest had been washed away. She found three eggs floating in the waves and rushed them to the centre. Two hatched: this is the first one, which weighed 18 grams (0.63 oz); and its sibling was just 16 grams (0.56 oz). Both are doing well.”

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“Green finch – One of the latest arrivals and Mandy the centre manager says it’s the smallest patient they’ve ever had! Note the bread tag (approx 1.5cm wide) for scale. Less than 100 green finches were introduced to NZ in the 1860s from Europe, but they’ve now settled in and are very common.”

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“Grey warblers (Riroriro in Maori) are native to NZ and sing beautifully. They are often very difficult to see but you hear them! This website has their song: www.nzbirds.com/birds/riroriro.html This is a young one but even as adults they are very small.”

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“Here is the grey warbler with a young goldfinch:”

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“Paradise Shelduck  are native to New Zealand. These ducklings were orphaned. They, along with other types of duckling, have a bath/swim once a day, usually in a bucket.”

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“Harrier Hawk chicks or Kahu in Maori.”

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“These hawks catch a wide range of prey including, er, birds, but we like to think that when they’ve been cared for at the centre they will be a little kinder to their feathered friends :-)”

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“Baby Pukekoes (a Maori name, pronounced ‘poo-KE-ko’).”

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“Plover: This youngster was rescued after falling twice down drains while strolling behind its parents. Now it’s strolling in much more pleasant surroundings, a comfy incubator (the photos are to help prevent imprinting)”

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Fantastic cute-porting! Thank you, Susan R!

Mona Lisa’s Goat

Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.

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Ear’s lookin’ at you kid.

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Sofia R. met a cutie patootie goatersons over at Homestead Farms in Maryland.

1, 2, 3, WWWWWAAAAAVE!

Pingoo 1. Sooooo, what are we doin’?

Pingoo 2. Aww, you just had to ask.

Pingoo 3. I know!

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Trying to start The Wave! C’mon help me out!

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Um, you go first.

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The Wave? Can we surf it?

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We penguins do not do The Wave.

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Gee, I’ve never started The Wave before.

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I’m too shy.

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Wheeeee! This Wave is coming right at you! You’re next!

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Via PBH2