New Species Discovered: “Caturtle”

Cuteologists are cheering the discovery of the “caturtle,” a feline/reptilian hybrid equipped with a tough outer shell and a fuzzy inner body.


And Now, Elizabethan Reptile Theatre, with Your Host, Gaylord Smythe-Wattle

Good evening. We continue this week with The Travails of Hinky Binkydink, the ribald wanderings of a common chameleon. In tonight’s episode, our hero’s tongue becomes entangled in the wig of Lady Euphigenia Flacknell just as her husband returns home from fighting the Spanish Armada.


Via ElectroDragon.

You DON’T Have To Shout

unnamed[After all….I’m all ears!!]

(This is Zeke, a two-month old Serval Kitten, from ZooBorns via Maureen P. Video spotted on T.O.)

Dude, Help a Brother Out Here?

Yo, dude — show me how you got in there, willya? Kind of hangin’ by a thread, what with the way Speed Racer here likes to corner at full speed, know what I’m sayin’?

Oh, so you’re just gonna sit there? It’s like that, then? Ice cold, bro.


Just a Little Off the Top, Please

For a unique dining experience while visiting the Pacific Terraquarium, stop by Chez Beluga restaurant. Choose your meal fresh from dozens of live specimens walking around in our massive display tank.


Actually, there’s no picture here. We deny it completely. You didn’t see anything. And it didn’t come from Daily Picks and Flicks, that’s for sure.


The Cute Overload Rules of Cuteness Rule #45 specifies that if you have ‘pygmy’ in your species name, you’re auto-magically cute. The pygmy Jerboa [AKA Tiny Head with Feet] is no exception:

This Submishe is from Sender-Inner Polarity Pictures [*Note: And in 2015: Susan M. -Ed.]

This Hour Of Cute Overload Brought 2 U By PIKA POWER!

chinesemammal01.adapt.1190.1Jennifer H. of the good ol’ Department of Romance Languages & Literatures/University of Chicago sent us this NatGeo story- “Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered.” Sounds good enough for us!

Stephanie Faces an Awkward Moment

(Well, there’s no point in putting it off. I’m just going to have to march in there and tell them, “Mom? Dad? Remember that old witch lady that lives in the forest, the one you always told me to stay away from? Well, I kind of went out there and she seemed really nice and she gave me this weird-tasting candy and now I’m a raccoon. Sorry.”)


Quokka Qousins?

unnamed (1)“With all the Quokka Love on this site lately, I thought I would submit a competitor for smiling rodent-like creature: the Tree Hyrax! They’re not actually rodents, and are somehow related to manatees and elephants,” says Megan C. of Seattle.

[Pause to work that one out.]

“Photos taken by me in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. I regret not attempting a Selfie with a Hyrax, but they were not as camera-friendly as those Quokkas seem to be.”


Near-Great Moments in Space Travel

1965 — Having successfully escaped from the Cape Canaveral Zoo, stowaway Sherman Hoovermeyer would have been the first meerkat in outer space… but unfortunately he chose to hide directly beneath the first stage rocket booster.


Via MrT HK.


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