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Penguin Chick Chick Chickadee

by Patchen on April 12, 2012

Someone get a pillow STAT! This little penguin looks like he’s going to fall asleep at any minute :)

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Baby Hippo Monifa Takes her First Swim

by Patchen on April 9, 2012

From YouTube user dailytelegraphau: Baby pygmy hippopotomus Monifa takes her first swim, watched by her Taronga Park Zoo keeper.

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Black-footed Kitten at Brookfield Zoo

by Patchen on April 5, 2012

ZOMG! Those eyes! That face! So cute she could rule the world!

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Prince Harry the Hippo

by Patchen on April 3, 2012

Harry the pygmy hippo calf was born on March 22nd at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa. He is 11 pounds and named after Prince Harry. Sadly, his mother rejected him so he is now being hand reared. But his handler, Toni Inggs is happy to look after the energetic little guy.
 
Pygmy hippos are critically endangered and experts say there are fewer than 3,000 left in the wild. They are nocturnal animals who live largely underwater and emerge after nightfall to eat leaves and grass. Full grown, pygmy hippos are only about a fifth of the size of their cousin, the common hippo.

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Daily Mail

Golden Brushtail Possum

by Patchen on March 29, 2012

“A six-month-old Golden Brushtail Possum perches on a tree at Wildlife Sydney animal park March 7, 2012. Although rare, the Golden Brushtail Possum is still found in the wild in areas of Tasmania, an island state south of the Australian mainland.”

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Presenting Cute Twin Leopard Cubs

by Patchen on March 15, 2012

“Seven weeks old Java male leopard Arjuna, left, and female leopard Sri Kandi, are pictured during their official presentation at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 5, 2012. The mother of the cubs, Shinta, was born at the Taman Safari park in Indonesia.”

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White Lion Cubs

by Patchen on March 1, 2012

They’re so teeny tiny! D’awwww

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Grizzly Bear Cub & Wolf Cub Playing

by Patchen on February 14, 2012

From YouTube user denmortube: Lil’ Bear and Tala playing in the Gift Shop of the Woodland Zoo. Note: In the middle of the clip there are pictures of these guys as they are 6 years later. Also note that in the clip I keep referring to the bear as a “boy”, it’s actually a girl.

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Siku Loves the Snow

by Patchen on February 8, 2012

Siku, the absolutely adorable polar bear cub is back! And this time, he’s discovered snow! Looks like he likes it :)

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An Update on Siku, the Polar Bear Cub

by Patchen on January 25, 2012

A natural model! The camera loves him!

“Siku, which means ‘Sea ice’ in Greenlandic language, is proving to be quite a star, having had another photo session at the ripe old age of 52 days. Siku lives at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Djursland.”

If you missed our first posts about Siku, you can check them out here and here.

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