THIS JUST IN: Spot the Leopard

Most leopards have lots of spots, but this one’s just one big spot. It’s an Amur Leopard cub, getting physical (make that getting a physical) at the Serengeti’ Safari Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. Bonus video after the jump!

Oh, that’s right, we don’t have jumps.

Photo: Christian Charisius/Reuters, spotted by David C.

Ghostbusters: The Hamster Version

In the thrilling climax, our heroes come face to face with Gozer the Destructor, flanked by her fearsome hellhounds!

Photo credit: Carolyn Coles

How Cuteness Can Save The World

From times prehistoric to present, life has been defined by the conflict over scarce resources. The strong too often dominate the weak; the many oppress the few.

As we seek the elusive balance, consider the example of our lowly housepets. Blissfully untroubled by matters of size or strength, they are equal souls, sharing without contention or complaint, instinctively seeking the perfect equilibrium of…

… oh, never mind.

Bowzer (dog) and Kodiak (kitty) seem to have reached an understanding, Allegra O.

Ooh, Such a Booping I Will Give You!

When I see a nose like that, I just gotta boop it! I can’t help myself, I’m like a maniac with the booping! No point in trying to fight it, Big Nose — you’re getting booped!

Found on Your Morning Adorable.

Surprise Attack!

Hey, quit it! I wasn’t ready!

No fair! You big cheater!

Mooooooommmmmm!

Photo credit: John Tuggle

Off the Wall!

It’s time for Parkour! Also known as freerunning, Parkour is the edgy urban sport of getting from point A to point B as creatively as possible: Leaping from rooftops, climbing up walls… basically, acting just like cats. Observe:

At the Whack-a-Mole Auditions

“… thank you, gentlemen, that’s some very good jumping, and the squeaking is top-notch, really. However, we’re only seeing moles today, terribly sorry. But do leave your pictures with the stage manager on your way out. Next, please?”

Lizzy C. says she made this noise when she watched this video.

A Polite Request from Monstro

Yeah, we’ve all seen the movie. Jiminy Cricket, Blue Fairy, “I got no strings,” the whole schmear. Hey, even my grandkids like it — until they get to that scene.

Look, I’m a big animal, and sometimes I swallow things. You try watching where you’re going with a head the size of a submarine. So if you happen to find yourself in my belly, do me a favor: Don’t start a fire; just knock. I’ll let you out, promise.

Posted to our Twitter feed by sfxmaven, who found it in this slideshow.

You Call This A Circle of Life?!

“… and so, Simba, the gazelles eat the grass, and then we eat the gazelles, and then we poop out the gazelles and they go back into the grass. And then a baboon smears Welch’s Grape Jelly on your forehead and that’s how you become king…”

That’s a song cue if ever I heard one, Andy R.

Cutest Bargain Ever!

Short on cash? Well, just look at what you can pick up with a penny these days! It’s a frog no bigger than a pea, discovered in the forests of Borneo. Scientists once thought it was a juvenile of a larger species, but now know this is as big as it gets.

You have an eye for detail, Katherine B.

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