HISS! HISS! Eet’s Belleh Scritchin’ Time!

Wooo-hoooo! (say in Pillsbury Doughboy voice)

“We thought we had seen everything, and then we came across this.” -Barb & Paul: Cutesters

Holey Moley!

Digging holes is okay, but what I really want to do is tunnel a massive subway network with ticket booths, turnstiles, newspaper stands and gift shops and, and restaurants!

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And that’s the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

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“A Giant Zambian Mole-rat pup born on June 22 is the first surviving second generation of this species at the Peoria Zoo.” Via Zooborns

She’s a Maniac, Maniac on the Floor

And she’s dancin’ like she’s never danced before!

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Limber lizard via Daily Mail

Sister Mary Elephant!

“Class… Cl-aaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaassss…”

“SHAAAAAAAAAAAAADDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!”


Via Reddit, uncropped version here. (Apologies to Cheech and Chong.)

Cute Flavor of the Month: Koalas!

September is Save the Koala Month! When it comes to Koalas it seems that our far away friends are as popular as ever. With their population down over 50% it is time to get the word out now to keep these adorable cuties from becoming endangered. Happily, a lot is being done before it is too late!

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Thanks for the alert and the link to the Australian Koala Foundation from sender-inner Gabrielle C., who tells us,  “There is much cuteness on there, so check it out!  The attached picture was taken over the summer at the Cleveland Zoo’s koala exhibit.”

Come On In! The Water’s bbllllggg spllsssh wmmphhh

Last one in is a splooshy-splashy roly-poly pachyderm!

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Via YouTube

Brown Bears Say, Just Doo Eet

Yooo-hoo polar bears, too bad ’bout that truck. Lookee here what we got! How you Doo-in’ now?

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A little dab’ll Doo ya! Via Daily Mail

Newborn Giraffe: Six Foot High and Rising!

A Rothschild’s Giraffe calf standing 6′ tall was born on Aug. 20 at Paignton Zoo in England: The tallest baby in the world! No confirmation yet whether it’s a girl or a boy. AND, guess who doesn’t have a NAME yet?! What do you think? Mama’s name is Janica and Dad’s name is Yoda …unnhh wasn’t Yoda the short dude …I’m thinking no way he’s the da – oh well!!!

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Staring at you, dear readers, daring you to turn away…

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…at you own peril!

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Sender-inner Carol B. wants to make sure we noticed the “massive babeh giraffe disapproval!” OK, she hadn’t had her coffee yet. Via Zooborns

THIS JUST IN: Bundle of Panda Joy

Mama Panda Mei Xiang’s water broke at 3:36pm EST at the Smithsonian National Zoo and we are proud to announce she delivered at 5:32pm! We. Have. A. Cub! Proud Panda Dad Tian Tian was last seen giving out ceegars!

There’s a bit of a line forming at the PANDA CAM. Looks like everyone is sending their best wishes. More info 2 come! Stand by the Panda tweet feed!

Visit the Smithsonian National Zoo Facebook page and share the joy.

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OK, now don’t faint or anything, but we got VIDEO of the BIRTH-EO, riiiiight here:

A Super Shout Out and Grand Panda Thank You to superfast Cuteporter Nicole K. who says, “Will you please get a load of that cute little squirmy hairless panda?!?  Mei Xiang is an excellent mom—she immediately picked up the cub and has been cradling it ever since.”, and our own Brinke! Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post

It’s The Baby Cthulhu Show!

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn, kiddies! On today’s show, we’re going to build a castle in the Sandboxes of Madness, and later, Li’l Hastur the Unspeakable will show us how to drive people insane!


A baby octopus (Graneledone verrucosa) moves across the seafloor as NOAA’s remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer explores Veatch Canyon on July 20, 2013, off the northeast U.S. coast. Via Ashley H.