Challenge Accepted!

In an article in Wired, science reporter Brandon Klein explores “self-domestication” in species like the bonobo, but notes that the trend from aggressive to peaceful lifestyles is necessarily limited in scope — or as he puts it, “Not that bonobos will soon be peeking out of cardboard boxes on Cute Overload.”

Ahem. Without further ado, we present a bonobo with a cardboard box.


Bonobo and box, from Flickr user West Chester Dumonts. Hat tip to Sparkster for the link.

THIS JUST IN: Beach Behbeh Fur Seals

National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans adds cuteporting to his resume in the following clip for baby Antarctic fur seals in South Georgia, South Atlantic. Keep your eyes peeled for the unique blonde seal on the beach…


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Me and My Lizard

Sitting on the windowsill
Me and my lizard
Each other’s what we hang on to

And when it’s twelve o’clock,
We snuggle and share,
We never talk,
It’s all in our stare

Just me and my lizard
Snorgling is what we do

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Most of us might wonder what these two have in common. Monika A. sees they have tails, nails and love.

THIS JUST IN: Rescued Otter Pup

When residents of Port Heiden, Alaska, found an orphaned otter pup stranded on Meshik Beach, they cared for him overnight until the Alaska Sealife Center could take over. The pup, named Meshik, is now healthy and enjoying formula and clams.


Full story at The Huffington Post.

My Precious!

My Precious. My Precious. We babbles for our Precious. The cute, it Gollums us.

So this is how Smeagol got started, Patty P.

Gee, We Just Had Cupcakes at Mine

Bet your going-away party wasn’t as awesome as this: On his last day with four lion cubs, this “Men of C.O.” calendar candidate gets in some serious snuggling.

Hurray For Bedtime!

Nothing like a good night’s sleep in a big ole comfy bed. Can you turn off the lamp?


Is Bessie a cat or a rocket, Nathan L.?

Made to Measure

There once was a hero named Pip


Who rode into town on a finger tip.


Listen, all you Ladies and Gents

I’ll rule the world inch by inch

Just as long as I don’t lose my grip!


Carol B. says she released Ms. Teeny McTiniest back into the wild after this photo.

DIY Beauty

Why pay hundreds of dollars for mani/pedis? Why leave the comforts of your own home? Why make yourself crazy trying to come up with witty banter for the manicurist? Be your own manicutist!


Ant, you’ve done it again!

Internal Dialogue of Three Squirrels

Gary (the middle one): Hey! Frank! She’s putting a pecan pie on the windowsill. Frank! I can’t believe it! I can smell it from here, Frank!

Sam (the one on the left): I know. It looks like a good one. Could you let go of me?

Ashley (the one on the right): I will make that pie mine own. First I will climb up this tree, scurry across the telephone wire and drop down, like I’m Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. Then I’m gonna eat that pie.


These squirrels are delightful, Giles Gonthier.

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