THIS JUST IN: What Is THIS?

[I've never seen one of these before. And these little "mewing" noises? Must investigate. I can haz kitteh?]

Retired Military Working Dog Chef H067 sees a kitten for the first time. From Doris V.N.

THIS JUST IN: The Cookie Monster Of The Sea!

Just when you think you’ve seen it all. This little guy is actually a sea sponge! The photo was taken by underwater photographer Mauricio Handler, while diving in the Dutch Caribbean.

Stove Pipe Sponge, Aplysina archeri

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A Caterpillar That Looks Like…Hello Kitty?

[THIS IS A CUTE OVERLOAD MAXIMUM REDONK ALERT! REPEAT: THIS IS A CUTE OVERLOAD MAXIMUM REDONK ALERT!]

This one was spotted on DesignTaxi.com and The Featured Creature, then tracked to a few sites with languages that Ihavenoideawhattheyaresaying. This will eventually become a Chinese Bush Brown butterfly.

(My wife says there’s also a Grumpy Cat vibe here, and I think she’s right.)

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~Le Creditos~
1.- 3. Wapichan.cocolog-nifty.com
4. Imooimo.blog.so-net.ne.jp

[THIS CONCLUDES THE CUTE OVERLOAD MAXIMUM REDONK ALERT! REPEAT: THIS CONCLUDES THE CUTE OVERLOAD MAXIMUM REDONK ALERT!]

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.

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