Mom, Can I Keep Him?

Please, pretty please, oh please? I promise I’ll take care of him and clean up after him and play with him and feed him bananas and Monkey Chow or whatever it is they eat, please can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze??

Taken in Nagaon, Assam, India by Diganta Talukdar.

THIS JUST IN: Gummy Gorilla Grin

This mostly toothless smile belongs to Tiny, the first gorilla born at the London Zoo in 20 years. At four months, he’s just learning to walk, with some coaching from his loving mom Mjukuu.

Full story at The Sun.

Paws up!

National Geographic is at it again.


Don’t click on their site. Please.

I blame Marilyn T. as usual. Photos by Cyril Ruoso. Submitted by the fabulous F1v3r.

And Now, Monkey Jell-O Wrestling

OK, so it’s really monkeys wrestling with Jell-O, but we wanted a more attention-getting headline. Anyway, the Bronx Zoo gave their squirrel monkeys blueberries in Jell-O to stimulate their foraging instincts, along with your “awwwwww” instincts.

Prosh Primate “Potto”

A new bebe “Potto,” closely-related to the Loris, was borned in the Cincinnati Zoo. I think you’ll agree, it’s the proshest lil’ primate ever. Take a look at this suction cup action:

Sent in by Katherine B. who heard the news over at ZooBorns.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Snorgle

[whispering Sir Richard Attenborough voice]

Rarely seen in the wild*, a Mali monkeh snorgles a Dachshund puppeh… Let’s watch.

*Wild? Wait—I think I see a leash Julie G.!

He Does this Every Winter

(Heh, heh, heh) I’ll hide some snow in the refrigerator…

… and paste someone with a snowball next June!

They never learn, Emma H.

Side Eye. A Collection.

This Guinea Pig is all: “You know you know that’s wrong” [lip puckers]

And this turtle is all “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout now!?” [fast head swivel]

And this Bunny is all “You better hope you got carrots ’cause I ain’t wastin’ my time with no DRY pellets”

And these Gorillas are all: “Yeah I know you, but I don’t know you know you”

And this cow is all: “Son, you did NOT just do that”

And finally, this guinea pig is all: “Aw, hells no!”

What a nice collection, Zoe B. (for Guinea Pigs and Bun photos) Turtle by Libbie H. Gorillas by Jackie D. Cow by Dana S. Props to Crunktastical; the original Side Eye purveyors.

High Five!

Internet floater (literally!) whale + dude just made it’s way over to us. It may be related to the SF Chronicle article about a detangled whale saying thanks. Time to check Snopes.

Sent in by the fabulous Nina Belanger.

Baby and Bambi Share Affectionate Thoughts

“Your white spots act as camouflage by blending with the the rays of light that filter through the canopy of leaves to the forest floor! Also, they look like fuzzy gumdrops!”

“And you smell like a banana that’s been doused in curdled love.”

Ella and Moon Shadow will be BFFs forevah, Frank and Carolyn D.


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