Save the Koala Month Round Up

September means spring time in Australia! And for the koalas, loff is in the air more than usual. You may remember koalas are having a hard time of it and September is Save the Koala Month. The good news is, this spring brings new hope for the cutest symbol of Australia. Aussies love the Cute! Check these links to read how Aussie landowners, wildlife biologists and the government Parliament want their koalas!
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Forget About Eyebrow Dots and Coma-Inducing Cute Factor

You should be worried about Huff Quack!

“Bet you didn’t know what a “huff-quack” is, well neither did I! A huff-quack is a vocalization made by a red panda when showing excitement or feisty behavior.” -Tamara H.

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These cute little cubs  are Tabei (girl) and Tenzing (boy) who were born in June to first-time mother Scarlett at the Knoxville Zoo, Tennessee.

And after an exhaustive search of dozens and dozens of red panda videos, (squee!) here is a little huff-quack:

Flashback Friday

Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!Coffee!

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This is Wilfred, a South African Bush Baby in London Zoo enjoying his morning cocoa from a teaspoon, February 15, 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).

Alpacas Rock! Alpacas Roll!

And, they shake their pom-poms! Expectant Alpaca Mama Lily (due in November) and daughter Rose do a little celebrating upon arrival two weeks ago at Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. They are even having a Royal Alpaca Party on September 28! How posh!

“Hello CO! Just wanted to share with you our newest zoo residents- alpaca mom Lily (sporting the white fleece) and her one year old cria, Rose (adorned in scarlet). Donated to us by a private owner, these two are pure pedigrees with fancy lineages (pinky up!)… but within the first day in their new enclosure, they were ready to get down and dirty. Watch their little pom-pom tails and fluffy ‘tocks just wiggle with excitement! This was their first day in their exhibit after a looooong trailer ride. We all love your site! Cordially, Lizzy S.”

And Now the News for Chinchillas

“Good evening. Our top story tonight: Whirlotronics has announced a factory recall of the series XL-3400 running wheel due to a tendency to break loose at high speeds. The flaw was first discovered when Albuquerque chinchilla Ken Fuzzy scampered furiously for three hours before realizing he was in Arizona.”


“My chinchilla likes to watch TV,” says Emily X.

How to Talk to Your Child About Lizards

Your child’s first outbreak of lizards is likely to be a traumatic experience. What is happening to me? he or she will wonder. Will I stay like this? It’s important to reassure your child that lizards is a phase every child goes through, and that with proper facial care and some dead flies, lizards will go away on its own.


“As we had been vacationing at the resort, I can’t quite decide who visited whom,” says Ingrid H.

Cheetah Cubs and Puppies. Is There a Cute Connection?

“Oh You Cutesters,” (who, us?!) “I just saw this story that the Dallas Zoo is raising two cheetah cubs with a labrador and almost died! I ask you, how is it EVEN OK OR LEGAL TO LOOK LIKE THIS? With the leetle heads so gigante? And the artfully dwipping eye-winer? The baby cheetahs, they are ADORABU. And they live with a PUPPY!” (it’s puppeh or it’s the Mod Lounge for you!) “Keep up the good work!” (we will, thanks! You too, Camilla C.!)

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Yes, there is a cute connection. Labradors have been companions for many cheetah cubs.

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Cute Talk and All Caps provided by Camilla C.  More at Yahoo News.

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