And They’re Off!

Dizzy Lizzy is off to a fast start with Twirly Whirly a close second! Here comes Spinny Spinny on the inside followed by Merry Go Round! Dizzy Lizzy is trailing and Twirly Whirly has dropped out! Looks like Spinny Spinny is in the lead but wait, Derpy Dervish is breaking through! What an upset! Oh no what’s this ohhh Merry Go Round has pooped out. Aaand it is now Derpy Dervish, Dizzy Lizzy and Twirly Whirly for a photo finish!

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“I’m a long-time fan of your site! Enjoy the dancing baby ostriches!” -Susan Y., via Mother Earth News

Shocking Moment in an Owl’s Life

Who is always followed by a verb?!

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Pigeon Boot Camp

“Listen up, maggot! Your tailfeathers are mine for the next six months! You ain’t in your mama’s nest anymore, where you roll out at noon! In this man’s army, we get up with the chickens! Now get pecking, that’s an order!”


Anry says: “Went to Milan for a few weeks and walked upon a pair of snogging pigeons, was very much amused.”

Penguin Live Cam! Penguins are go!

Gentlemen, Start Your Penguins! This penguin live cam from the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is like watching the Penguin 500. Neeeeooorrwwm! Er, including the occasional pit stops.

Also: Daily Feeding Time at 11:30am ET and 4:00pm ET. And Thursday Penguin Chats at 4:30pm ET. OK!

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

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You may get a glimpse of three new chicks hatched in March. The chicks, named Marina, Skua and Hubig: A shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans’ Hubig’s Pie … are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit.

It Started With One Chick

After that everything is fuzzy.

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It all went real blurry.

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Rubbing eyes, blinking. It’s all out of focus. Gettin’ dizzy – thud!

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“I was told by friends to submit some pics to your site. These are chicks that I hatched out myself, and were photographed by me.” -Kaitlyn H.

Save The Pufflings! (Part II)

Remember our story about how these adorabuhl little maniacs wander into town and hunker under cars ’cause they’re, well, confused? Now we’ve got some equally adorabuhl video straight from Iceland via Animal Planet (and Cuteporter Isabel T.)

Bugly Ducklings

News Flash: Ducks eat bugs. They don’t only dabble in pond weed ‘n stuffs. We have proof!

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Buzzy Bug Birds are go! Watch out, buzzy bugs.

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Somebody’s more interested in making ripples.

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Meanwhile … Look, Ma! No hands winglets! Glomp! Got one!

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“I was taking a walk through the park tonight when I realized that the pond was full of the smallest, cutest, fuzziest baby ducklings. They were all jumping into the air to eat bugs (hence the picture of the little yellow-bellied guy in the air). Cutest thing I have EVER seen. Photos taken by me, Kelsey.”

Around the Living Room in Eighty Days

Bidding farewell to the natives of Pago Pago, I set my sights on Bora Bora, and from there to Baden Baden, Qhora Qhora, Zam Zam, and Omsk. Alas, a haboob from Hibhib buffeted my balloon willy-nilly, to either Wagga Wagga or Walla Walla.

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Grace M. writes: “This is Margot.  I adopted her about four years ago, and what a bundle of joy!  She drops jaws wherever she goes since she’s constantly performing tricks and dancing.  I walk and bike with her a lot, and  it turns a lot of heads when I’ve got my giant dog on one side and her boopin’ around on my head.”

Puffling Alert For All North Berwick Residents!

Don’t forget to check under your cars for pufflings! Sometimes they wander into the seaside Scottish town after leaving the nest for the first time, and hunker down underneath cars.

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“I thought this was something that should feature in The Cute, if only to make sure everyone knows to check under their car for pufflings! (Just the name is cute, don’t you think?) I read the T&Cs and hope this complies.” -Antonia (Sent from my iPad.) PS- Hi-res photo sent our way by Andy M. at the Scottish Seabird Centre.

They May Not Be From Jurassic Park

but this kitty full of rawr and tyranny on two legs makes a rather superb T-Rex. And, watch out behind you Kit-T-Rex,

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(earth shakes) Here come the Parakeetasaurs! Ka-boom …boom …boom …boommmm!

“My cat Moisie totally looks like a velociraptor… she’s channeling Jurassic Park, in a softer, fluffier, not-so-dangerous-if-you-blow-a-raspberry-on-my-tummy kind of way.” -Anne F., Small Animal Talk blog writer and veterinarian. Parakeets running in slow motion via YouTube

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