If you’re allergic to cuteness you should definitely skip this post. If you’re neutral then you will surely find something that touches or amuses you. Maybe the baby platypus or aardvark. For the rest of us, feast your eyes and heart on all these wonders.
According to National Geographic, the first scientists to examine a duck-billed platypus believed they were the victims of a hoax. The animal is a hodgepodge of the duck (bill and webbed feet) beaver (tail) and otter (body and fur.) Males have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong, venomous blow to any foe. But the babies are cute.
According to Good News Network, Australian wildlife rehabilitator Gillian Abbot rescued this baby kangaroo when it was two months old and raised the orphan, giving it a teddy bear to cuddle with. Now almost fully grown, Doodlebug, as he was named, is making what animal-rescue folks call a “soft return” to the wild. He comes and goes as he pleases, and every time the eastern gray kangaroo returns to his homestead, he empties the food bowl and hugs his teddy that they keep dangling at the perfect height– just like old times.
Koala bear Lizzy was hit by a car and taken to an Australian zoo hospital. Her 6-month-old boy screamed when they tried to remove him from his mother. He continued to hold on even during surgery for a collapsed lung and Mom is currently recovering with him by her side.
Raccoons help each other climb
Polar bear family
Animals who think they are puppies
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Thanks to: Merry, Anita, John, Wim, Neil, Louise, George, Joan
Also thanks to Elaine, Joan, Marlene, Patricia, JoAnne who helped identify animals I wasn’t sure of.