THIS JUST IN: Redonk-Zedonk

Donkey up top, stripey down below. It’s a rare Zedonk, a cross between a zebra and a donkey born last Monday at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Georgia.

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THIS JUST IN: Longneck Bud

The new baby boy at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is already a tall drink of water: A healthy 6-foot, 140-pound baby giraffe, born last Sunday to first-time mom Naomi. Story and video here.

THIS JUST IN: White Otters!

Keepers at UK’s Blue Planet Aquarium recently saw something beyond the pale: Two baby otters born with white fur. But they’re not albinos; they have a rare condition that causes fur to grow without its normal pigment.

Full story at the Telegraph. And the aquarium is inviting people to name the cuties. Judging from the picture above, we’d say “Yin” and “Yang” will top the list.

Update: Corrected spelling of “Yin.” Thanks to all who caught my error.
Update II: Electric Boogaloo: Corrected error in link. Thanks, marthava et. al.

THIS JUST IN: ____, ____, and ____

The Bronx Zoo introduced three new lion cubs to the public, reports the Daily News, which is inviting the public to suggest names for the trio until midnight EST tonight. Wouldn’t “Meg,” “Prongs,” and “NTMTOM” be perfect for them (heh, heh)? Suggest a cub name here!

HD available; click “360p” in the video player to select.

More cute action at the Bronx Zoo site.

THIS JUST IN: Lovely Leopard Lads

Last Valentine’s Day, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo welcomed two clouded leopard cubs. Yesterday the Zoo released a new set of “glamour shots” of the two boys. See more squee-worthy shots on their website.

Credit goes to the Smithsonian National Zoo.

THIS JUST IN: The smallest horse in the world

What is this miniature horse week? Meet Einstein, the Guinness Book’s Smallest Horse, weighing in at a whopping 6 pounds at birf!

Tizminihorses@.com is the proud breeder, Sarah V., the alert Sender-Inner.

THIS JUST IN: An Epic Baroo

Boys and Girls! Your Glossary word for today is ‘Baroo.’

BAROO [BAH-ROO] (noun) (sound effect) A common animal look expressing: “Whut the…?” Frequently accompanied by a head tilt and/or wrinkled brow.

That’s the lesson for today, Teresa H.

Theo Later, Alligator

After 4 years of delighting us with hilarious interjected quips, wrangling redonkulous Glossary terminology, shouting ‘YAY‘ at just the right moment, tagging posts with oh-so-helpful tags like “Do the Funky Fennec“, diligently tending to our commenting audience with the precision of a Japanese Bonsai Gardener, and writing posts about his favorite Marmalade kittehsencores, and  Reality Casual Fridays, Theo will be leaving his fluffy post at Cute Overload to tackle a new job in Intelligence Analysis, in the United States Army. His last day is April 26th.

No we’re not kidding—we couldn’t think of a more different job either—what will his new role be?

Will Theo be saluting his superiors with “Okey Dokes, Then! (SIR!)”? Will he be appropriating kittens for Top Secret Snuggling? Will his Basic Training include ADVANCED BLEENING? Specialist Teho will have to report back and tell us when he gets there, as an embedded Army Cuteporter.

Theo joined the C.O. team in early 2006. He started as a fan of the site but soon became the perfect fit on our team. We can’t imagine Cute Overload without him and his gynormous contribution to this site. With his snarkiness set on stun, Theo helped make Cute Overload a place we all love to come back to. So Peeps, please join me in thanks, before he leaves to salute his new officers, let’s salute him! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!oops, wishful thinking.

THANK YOU, THEO. Best wishes for a fulfilling, safe new job. We will miss you!

All our love, support and admiration,

Meg and the Cute Overload team

Theo sitting on giant Fergus Falls otter head

THIS JUST IN: “Tugboat” the bebe Pug

[To the tune of ‘Hello Mudder, Hello Faddah‘]

Hello Earflaps
Hello Tailio
Greetings from the
Photo Studio
Lil’ ‘Tugboat’—under his spell
It looks like he stuck his schnozzle in an inkwell

Credit goes to Sender-Inner Sharon C. and Charity Lynne Photography.

THIS JUST IN: A Dik-Dik schnozzle

Dik-Diks are African mini hoofers who run around the plains delighting everyone who sees them. I hadn’t noticed before, but they also have spectacular little Tapir-like schnozzles! Check it!

The cutest animal… by mistca and Eyelashes Antelope by mikel.hendriks

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