Dr. Who Hog

Cory C. sent us photos with this note: These are pictures I took of my wife’s pet hedgehog, Pertwee. He is named for Jon Pertwee who played the third Doctor on Doctor Who in the 1970’s.

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“Weverse teh polawity of teh neutwon flow.”

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See the resemblance?

Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who

File photo via the Guardian

Life Imitates Otter

These two were made for each otter!

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Via an otter Redditter Altbaby

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!

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

Empiricle Evidence

Hey! Do we have spots on our bellies?


I don’t know, but I know how to find out. To the couch!


I got spots here!


Me, too. Spots and swats!


“I think you might appreciate the little bellies and brand 
new, almost-never-used paw pads and claws of Nanook and Loki, my
 adorable kittens…They live in Paris, France (and my name is Camille). And thank you for all the cuteness!”

We Don’t Care How Big Your Eyes Get!!!!!!!!!!!!

…… OH FINE!

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Aubrey D. says Charlie Chubbles loves his bun bun. Follow him on Instagram #charliechubbles!

Yes. Very Amusing.

Please, do not mistake my eye-rolling for disapproval; my orbital lobes are irritated due to a stray hare.


Betty is very…um…tolerant, Brogan S.

You’re Not From Around Here Are You

Absolutely love the dye job. With your eye-liner and my spats, we could go places, I tells ya!

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Lincoln P. and Megan say, “Here is a picture of our confused Dutch rabbit, Buster, investigating a gigantic stuffed panda.”

We Have Reached Critical Mass

Or, is it cute-ical mass? Anyways, so, like, there’s the snowball effect according to the laws of physics. And then, well, there’s the snowball effect according to the laws of puppehs!

Fave Frame:

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Yay! Keith H.’s pups are back! And there may be a sequel in the works.

New Year’s Eve Keese!

The New Year’s Eve keese is a cute tradition for anyone! And we want you peeps to have thirteen of the cutest New Year’s Eve keeses to ring in 2013! Yay! (throws confetti)

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Melissa S.’s cockatoos, kissing camels shot by Alex, Ant‘s bunnies & kittens, Halie E. at the Sloth Sanctuary, Pixdaus blorp, pony pals by Olga Itina, Cheetah kiss via The Telegraph, Komodo dragon hug via Tumblr, Squirrel kees via Daily Mail, Sterling & chippie by Alexander G., puppy glomp by D13Coates, and Lindsay C. with Buckley!

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