Is This Baby Hippo Cute, Or Does It Look Like a Poop Cake?

Leah Beckmann · 03/29/12 11:40AM

To me, this South African baby pygmy hippo looks like a talented cake-maker molded a heaping pile of feces into the shape of a hippo for a hippo-themed birthday party. But that's just one opinion among a sea of opinions floating out there in the cosmos.

Baby Seal Tries to be Fierce

Maureen O'Connor · 03/23/12 05:04PM

National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans visited a remote Antarctic island populated by fur seals, and made a video of the absurdly cute baby seals he met there. Check out the baby seal trying to be fierce at 0:15. He thinks he's roaring with fury, but the sound he creates is akin to a toddler's naptime snore. [Cute Overload, Digital Nomad, @WheresAndrew]

Welcome to the World, Baby Unsexed Aardvark

Leah Beckmann · 02/22/12 05:43PM

Chicago's Brookfield Zoo introduced a healthy baby aardvark to the media today. The baby was born on January 12, complete with all its aardvark fingers and toes and little aardvark nose. But you know what the newborn is missing? An aardvark vagina and/or penis! That little critter is over a month old and its sex has yet to be determined.

Adorable Baby Seal Occupies Mayor's Mansion

Maureen O'Connor · 11/18/11 05:59PM

This morning, a fuzzy baby seal swam up to the rocks behind Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York City's mayor (though Michael Bloomberg doesn't live there), and sunned itself on a rock. Needled for pictures, the mayor's office eventually tweeted a photograph of the uninvited occupier.

Behold: Adorable Newborn Panda Twins

Maureen O'Connor · 10/07/10 06:05PM

The Madrid Zoo unveiled a pair of one-month-old panda twins today. They're of unknown gender (apparently it takes awhile to figure that out) and are the first panda twins created by artificial insemination ever to be born outside of Asia.