Don’t Usually See Your Kind ‘Round Here

Behold The Platypus. Sleek, slick, and so Prosh. Just like our Furball Friends from earlier today, this Beakasaurus hails from Down Undah. Wouldn’t you LOVE to Snorgle that Belleh? Of course. Silly qwesh.

Gotta be careful sometimes, though- “Let’s just, for a moment, overlook the fact that the Platypus could possibly stab you with a heel spur coated in venom (males in the mating season only.) -Roselyn P.

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And it Was Then Stacey Realized She Had Forgotten a Key Lyric to “Deck the Halls”

“(Wait, is it ‘fa-la-la’ or ‘la-la-fa’? ‘La-fa-fi-fo-fum’? ‘Fa-la-fel’? ‘Fa-lav-a-flav’? I’m so embarrassed…)”

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Via Marcus Saul.

It’s a Cinch, Says the Chinch

No worries, mate, it’s in the bag. The fix is in. No problemo. Fuggedaboutit. You’re good to go. Hakuna matata. Nod’s as good as a wink, eh, know what I mean, say no more?

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Meet Becky & Bandit

6a010535647bf3970b01b8d0ac66eb970c-800wiEr, that might be Bandit on the right. These guys are Bat-Eared Foxes.


As the ZooBorns story goes, a local farmer found them on his ranch. He had been building a dam on his property- the dam collapsed and they were found floating in the water.

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He couldn’t locate their mum, or their den…

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…so he brought ‘em to the Cango Wildlife Ranch, Oudtshoorn, South Africa…

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..where they are doing well!

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Photos by Cango Wildlife Ranch.

Meet The Dibblers

Before I saw this on ZooBorns, I thought that perhaps “Quokka” was the funniest animal name. But that was before..

The Dibbler.

Or, in the case of this first photo, a Stack O’ Dibblers. ZB says The Dibbler is “an endangered carnivorous marsupial.”

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The Perth Zoo bred some Dibblers and then “released them to a fenced area at Whiteman Park, giving them a chance to establish in the absence of foxes and cats, which have likely contributed to their decline in the wild.”

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Hi Mr. Nudibranch (The Sequel)

tumblr_ne48hsOlw61r31v2no1_1280Harken back to March of 2013- we introduced you to Mr. Nudibranch! Now, in December of 2014- thanks to Carly of The Featured Creature, we’ve got Mr. Nudibranch (The Sequel.) She says this is actually a “Leaf Sheep Nudibranch.” Well, of course I knew that. Learn more right here. The above photo is by Lynn Wu.

Schnozzle Central

IMG_2218This one wins Nosevember. I know it’s December. It still wins. “Hi there! This is a photo of an Aardvark that I took in Madison, WI. He is a very sleepy, snuggly little guy.” -Emily W.

Blah Blah Blah, ALWAYS With The REINDEERS

2008_12-21j[Every year, RUDOLPH THIS and RUDOLPH THAT. How about…”Pookie, The Red Hatted Bearded Dragon?” OK, it doesn’t flow. I get that.]

Pet: Pookie, Santa’s Stand-in. Credit: Gina K.

Heeere I Come to Make a Salaaaaad!

By day, mild-mannered Hugh Manatee glides unnoticed among the krill, sturgeon, and trout going about their business in Aquaburg. But whenever sea life is threatened by injustice, whenever a shrimp cries out in terror, whenever bacon and tomato feel lonely and incomplete, Hugh Manatee becomes… The Lettuce Avenger!

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Columbus Zoo photo spotted by Carly Brooke of The Featured Creature.

Pygmy Marmoset Alert!!

[Pre-Emptive Nuffer Disclaimer: This little dude is a resident of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation- not a pet in someone’s home. -Ed.]

Rule of Cuteness #45 says, “Any animal with the word ‘pygmy’ in it is Cute.”

Make it so, Number One.

Concord Paul & Barb, who have their umbrella out.

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