Um, Capybaras, Who’s Your Agent?

Alas, this is not Gary the Capybara from Texas. But, what is it about capybaras? How do they get such awesome buds? What is their secret to adoration by everyone and everything everywhere they go?

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Sender-Inner Wendy M., titles this, “How to be very, very popular.” It’s her favorite image from this Buzzfeed article. Photo by Mok Nali, Burger’s Zoo, Arnhem, Netherlands.

See the Wacky World of Humans!

Experience Hu-MANIA!, the “fun-ucational” exhibit every otter should see! Watch real live humans in their lifelike natural habitats! Marvel at their adorable antics as they text, jog, and fight over the remote! Feeling really adventurous? Touch a human in the up-close Human Encounter area! It’s all happening at Hu-MANIA!, minutes from downtown on the 12 freeway south!

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Via Reddit.

Eh You Look Familiar

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!”

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Emperor Tamarin Monkey image via Bored Panda.

Oh Jabba, You Can’t Fool Us

We all know it’s you behind that fake moustache.

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Via BoredPanda.

OMG, Put Up Your Cute Shields Now, Peeps.

OK. Readies?

This baby orangutan is Pongo. Pongo is looking at you with his beeg Pongo eyes!

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This is Pongo looking lovingly at his mother, with his beeg Pongo smile!

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Pongo, and his mother, Blaze, have such a story. (keep those shields up!)

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Due to some complications at birth, it took Pongo and his Mom many months to recover and become fully reunited.
And now they are inseparabuls.

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With help from many caretakers at Zoo Atlanta working tirelessly around the clock to nurture mother and child back to health and to bond their relationship, this story has a successful, happy ending for all.

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Oh and one last thing, Sun., Jan. 12, was Pongo’s first birthday.
Happy Birthday, Pongo!

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Via Zooborns.

Spike, Where Have You Been?

I have been looking everywhere for you! It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

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African Crested Porcupette born at Pueblo Zoo. Via boing boing.

How Cold Is It? Part II

It’s so cold, the artists formerly known as Snowy Owls have confirmed they now want to be known as I Wanna Go To Miami Owls.

An invasion of Snowy Owls, the magically beautiful bird of the Arctic (and Harry Potter), has been reported this winter across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. One has made it all the way to Little Talbot Island, near Jax, Florida! That is a real Snow Bird invasion.

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One of over 40 Snowy Owls sighted in Pennsylvania. By Dave Inman’s Photo Stream.

How Cold Is It?

It’s so cold, even polar bears can’t handle the polar vortex! Multiple news sources reporting from zoos across the country that polar bears are curling up and staying inside with their snuggie and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire !

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Via CBS News. Photo of Anana, at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, by Jim Shulz, Chicago Zoological Society/AP.

After the Rescue

Chiidax, the baby fur seal can tell you, it’s all about the Aleuts getting you through

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to the ground crew who feed you fish stew

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while FedEx delivers you a thousand miles or two

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to rendezvous with friends anew; other fur seal rescues Kit, Flaherty and Lou. Whew!

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Read the complete story of Chiidax, the rescued fur seal pup, over at New England Aquarium and Zooborns!

I Am… Viscacha!

On the plains and mountains of Peru, there you will find Viscacha. My cousin is the Chinchilla, but he has the ears that are stumpy, not tall and proud like Viscacha. But neither is Viscacha the bunny rabbit, for their tails are like, how you say, the puff powder, not long and curly like Viscacha.


When Viscacha is threatened, I emit a fearsome roar!


There are some who say that to sniff the fur of Viscacha produces the visions of beauty in the mind. But this is the nonsense.


Photos via: The Lost But Not Forgotten, the Cutest Paw, and the James Brunker.

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