Poll: Cute Or Ugly?

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society* has decided that this creature, the aptly-named “Blobfish,” is the Ugliest Creature In The World.

(*Editorial Disclaimer: I happen to think there is NO such thing as an Ugly Animuhl- they are all beautiful in their own way. Even….spiders.)

What do YOU think? Cute…or Ugly?

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*This bunch did a YT video on this. But the video is so bad, not gonna give ‘em a link. Wouldn’t be prudent.

Wild Thing, U Make Our Hearts Sing

“This is JUST too moische!” -Cuteporter Margaret R.

“And seriously, all cuteness aside, how cool is it that we are still discovering new species on such a crowded little planet? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Mother Nature is a badass.” -Cuteporter Nicole K.

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Ever heard of an Olinguito? Neither has anyone else! NBC News Science says: “The Olinguito, described as a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, is the first new carnivorous mammal identified in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years, and it’s considered one of the cutest scientific finds in recent memory.” More from the guys who discovered this little knucklehead right heah!

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Color photos by Mark Gurney. B&W shot by I. Poglayen-Neuwall. Olinguito Facts from Smithsonian Science Dot Org. THANK U for all the emails received from Cuteporters Debra R., Yasmin N., Margaret R., Nicole K., Fleurdamour1, Laurelei P., Xenia S., Betsey G., Tracy G., Toni B., Claire S., Robin C. PhD, Patricia H. (of Red Bank, NJ) & Smedley.

Weel U Marry Meeeeee?

In case you are wondering—and I was—this is a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar, photo by Than T.

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Sent in by Nancy B.

Three Words: Dancing. Bebeh. Stingrays.

THE FEET. THE SMILE. THE WAVING.

“This is just too cute for words and the music just makes me feel happy. I thought you might like it.” -Allein S.

X-Men: Whipper The Budgie

Yes, Whipper is really and truly a budgie.

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But…how can thees be, you ask?

According to this article, he’s a…mutant. You know, like Cyclops and Professor X. Let’s head over down to Winton NZ to learn more.

“Seriously- how cute is that.” Cuteporter Fernanda sent this in from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Image from The Budgie Cage.

WHAT! IS! THAT?

Welcome back to everybody’s favorite game show! We had a nice long break and are ready to stump you with our next puzzle. Are you ready? Here we go!



Tic toc. Tic toc. BUZZZZZZZZ! Time’s up! Do ya have it? Here’s a little hint, “I live in trees!” Ain’t we a stinker!?

Scroll down slow, the answer is below.


If you guessed c. koala holding a koala you are correct! If not, better luck next time on, WHAT! IS! THAT? Let’s give a big round of applause to our sponsor, Caroline Brooks.

WHAT! IS! THAT?

Welcome back to everybody’s favorite game show! Last week was very interesting. Of the 5,500 votes, 29% said a pygmy goat, 36% said a fawn and 35% answered correctly, a dog. Phew! That was a tricky one. Let’s see how you do this week.



Tic toc. Tic toc. BUZZZZZZZZ! Time’s up! Here’s a hint from our special guest, “I may be short in stature but I’m full of personality.” Did that help? Scroll down for the answer.


If you guessed c. a dog, congratulations, you are CORRECT! If you didn’t guess c., try again next time on, WHAT! IS! THAT? This show made possible by our sponsor, Heidi H.

WHAT! IS! THAT?

Welcome back to everybody’s favorite game show! You amazing folks are consistently guessing correctly! Over 7,100 votes last week and about 60% of you were correct. Well done, friends. Let’s see how you do this week.



Tic toc. Tic toc. BUZZZZZZZZ! Time’s up! Just in case you need a hint, this animal is lying down. Did that help? Scroll down for the reveal.


If you guessed b. dog, you are correct! Hope you had a swell time playing and be sure to join us next time for WHAT! IS! THAT? This week’s show brought to you by Annie G.

WHAT! IS! THAT?

Welcome back to everybody’s favorite game show! Last week was amazing! Over 6,100 votes and 52% of you guessed correctly, a ferret. Really nice work, everyone. Let’s see how you do this week.

Tic toc. Tic toc. Buzzzzzzz! Time’s up.

Let’s get a hint from our special guest. “Since we three are all rodents, we have many similarities. We like to graze on grasses and leaves, we stick to the ground, are very social and vocal and have the same names for males and females – boars and sows. One of the things that sets me apart from the others is my multiple roles in television and movies. Good luck!”

Have you got it? Scroll down for the answer.


If you guessed c. a guinea pig, you were correct! Our thanks to this week’s sponsor, Kelly and see you next time when we play, WHAT! IS! THAT?

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Welcome back to everybody’s favorite game show! Last time, just over 6,000 votes and a little over 50% of you guessed correctly, a grey langur. Nice work, viewers! Let’s see how you do this week.



Tic Toc. Tic Toc. BUZZZZZZ! Time’s up.

Let’s get a hint from this week’s special guest: “I like to be awake in the night. It’s such a fun time to hunt! I like to eat meat and don’t really care about anything else. I’m an important animal to some groups of native peoples. I am a great dancer and I love to play all night.”

Have you got it? Scroll down for the answer!


If you guessed a. a ferret, then you were correct! Thank you so much for playing WHAT! IS! THAT? Let’s thank our sponsor, Kimberly T. at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, for their excellent work in increasing wild populations of black footed ferrets.