Hello, my darlings. When I write to you these days, I generally bring unhappy, or even near-cataclysmic tidings — and frankly, we all could use a break. And that is why I’d like to introduce you to B-rad, the adorable, if unfortunately named, baby three-toed sloth.
Wolf pups (and, eventually, wolves) are perfect. They are loyal to their buddies and killers to anyone else—like me, when trying to get my squad onto the last flume ride of the day at Soak City Water Park, or a good table at a hot tapas restaurant at happy hour.
I know it seems like I am on the baby bear beat lately, but that’s only because I am.
The video above shows a five-week-old little polar bear baby dreaming. I would throw myself on a bomb if it meant saving her.
Our potential Republican presidential candidates are basically all anthropomorphic dumpster fires but it doesn’t matter for just this moment because a two-toed sloth was born and you need to look at it.
Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella.
Two weeks ago, a clouded leopard cub was born at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. Two days ago, it made its adorable (and noisy) on-camera debut. Can I get real with you and tell you—MY BEST FRIENDS—how much I needed this today? Because I really needed this today.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the Shedd Aquarium's new rescued baby otter is so cute that watching videos of her ottering around is an almost emotionally overwhelming experience. I'm near tears. It's too much.
Finally the world has the Vine star it truly deserves and desperately needs—Winter, an adorable, bouncing lamb from Australia.
A baby penguin born at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has been identified as a girl.
The only surviving polar bear cub can now be seen by the public (BRB, planning a trip to the zoo) and needs a name!
His name is Dexter! And he's so tired. This is to Squees what Attila the Hun was to warmongers and/or Mast Brothers Chocolate is to chocolate, AND THEN, SPOILER ALERT, HE SLIDES OFF THE TABLE OH MY GOD I CAN'T. I'm dying now. I'm dead. 'Bye.
Now scream "awwwwwwwww!" as loudly as possible at your computer screen.
What this afternoon needs is a two-month-old clouded leopard cub.
Meet Pinduli! He's a spotted hyena cub who lives at the Monarto Zoo. For more pix and info about a hyena c-section (!!!), visit Zooborns.
Squee! These cheetah cubs who live at the Monarto Zoo in Australia were born last October, but have just recently become old enough to be outside:
What's the reason for life? Why is Scandal's Olivia Pope the best at what she does? Why can't celery taste like cake?
Eep! This tiny thing is a female Blue Duiker calf — born December 8 at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. According to Zooborns:
Echidnas, it's true, are weird. Male echidnas have terrifying, four-pronged fork penises, while female echidnas have "milk patches" instead of nipples. They all have prehensile (seeming) claws, and infant echidnas are, by any standard, objective definition, hideous. Still, the echidna looks like the older character…