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Don't be a baby, unless your mine. Then it's a different story. These juvenile posts will have you gooing and gaaing all day long.

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Baby flamingos are so adorable! They look like little clouds with feet. It's weird to think that when baby flamingos are born, they are without the classic pink color that often defines them. As it turns out, the pink flamingo color isn't a color they're born with, it comes from eating a certain thing: beta carotene. Beta carotene is a red-orange pigment that's found in high numbers with algae, larvae, and brine shrimp, foods that flamingos often eat within their wetland environment. That pigment is extracted from the birds' digestive system and dissolves into fat. The fats are then deposited back into their new feathers as they grow!

Pretty interesting stuff! Now, back to this adorable video of little flamingos running around -- Enjoy! 

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Derpy Cat With Permanent Blep Gives Birth To Itty Bitty Kitties

Welcome to the world, new itty bitty kitties! You should know now, kittens, that your birth had some ups and downs, some worrying moments, some medical scares, but you got here, and you're in good hands - with one of the most adorable, derpiest, and cutest cat mommas in the whole world. 

The whole internet was enthralled by this birth, watching every step of it, rooting for the kitties and their mom, and finally - finally - KittensForDays's perma-blep momma gave birth. And yes, it was just as adorable as you imagine. So, thank you for sharing your story with the internet and making us smile, and we hope sharing it with more people will bring smiles to them as well. 

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Animals And Their Madly Adorable Mini-Mes

They really just said copy and paste. And some said copy and paste.. paste... paste... paste... you get the point. And we know what you're going to say, "please spay your pets." And you're not wrong, if you have a pet and you know you won't be able to care for their offspring, you should spay your pet. If you do have the room capacity to house some mini-versions of your pet, we don't see the harm in that either. Besides, if every animal in the world was spayed -- we would never have any baby animals! And that thought is just the worst. 

Here are just images of very proud parents with their adorable mini-mes! We love a good family photo! And animals just do a far better job at taking them than we humans do. 

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Meet Dash, the cutest little tiger cub at the Wildcat Sanctuary! And when we say "little," we mean it. Dash was tiny! Which, of course, just made him just the cutest thing we've ever seen! This little guy went from being a baby, with his eyes closed and ears folded down to a stunning strong tiger. 

This is Dash's transformation from that itty bittiness to him now, and the journey is just as magical. If this video doesn't make your heart scream due to its overwhelming cuteness, you may want to look into that! You can also check out the Wildcat Sanctuary on Facebook

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Here's an animal who you may have never thought was friendly. A raccoon. Meet Larry, the friendliest raccoon you have ever seen, and her little baby - Baby Larry, because to the guy who became BFFs with them, all raccoons are named Larry. 

Larry (the big one, not Baby Larry), eats from a fork, eats corn like a human and occasionally lets her favorite human see her little baby. Her human, in return, does everything in his power to make her life better - from making her a raccoon house off the ground to help her hide from coyotes to filling a kid pool for her to allow her to cool down. So, basically, no matter what animal it is, if you show it love, it might just become your friend, even a raccoon

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Tumblr Thread: Cats' Adorable Reactions To Meeting Baby Human

One can never help but worry what their pet's reaction is going to be when bringing an itty bitty newborn human home. We want them to be best friends, we want them to love each other, but for the pet, this milk-smelling mini human is even stranger than us large humans. And the whole thing is even more worrisome for someone who has more than one pet.

For Tumblr user dedalvs, for a moment, it looked like the worst was going to happen. After one of her cats very curiously came up to her baby and sniffed it, the baby started wailing, and the cat was petrified. Thankfully, his sibling cat was there to put him in his place. 

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Time To Take In The Weekly Dose Of Cute (#126)

It's officially the second Monday of the week and we're already feeling burnt out. Thankfully, we have our handy-dandy cheatsheet for Tuesday. Wanna know what it is? You guessed it! It's a mega serotonin boost in the form of adorable animal pics and videos! And yes, it does help in cheering us up and giving us the energy we need to carry on. 

Animals just seem to have that magic. I don't know about you, but for us, if we're feeling down about things and just so happy to see a dog out of the corner of our eyes, we feel a burst of that happiness. And even more so, when an animal seems to know you're feeling down and unexpectedly come to comfort you. If that doesn't cheer you up, you may want to look into that because that feeling is pure magic. 

We try to re-create that comforting magic once a week here with new animal pics and vids every week. We hope you enjoy it! 

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Somedays, all you really need is a hug. OK, somedays are most days, and these adorable baby goats know exactly what is up! Hugs make us feel all warm, safe and loved. And we're certain that's exactly how these goats feel when being hugs and that would just make this video 1000x more adorable. 

The only thing that could possibly bother us about this near-perfect video is the fact that the not-so-baby-but-still-adorable alpaca looks to be in need of a hug too and doesn't seem to receive one. Who knows, maybe before or after this video, the man did hug the alpaca. We can only hope. 

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Every pregnant woman with a pet in the house - be it a cat or a dog - finds herself a little worried about the pet's reaction to the little human growing in her belly. You may be surprised to know that cats, amazingly enough, for the most part, love babies. 

We've heard countless stories of cat owners explaining how their cat's behavior completely changed when they were pregnant - lying with them more often, protective, being gentle and kneading their pregnant belly. It makes sense, really, babies smell like milk after all. 

This video captured the exact gentle nature that cats have when it comes to pregnancies and babies. Cautious sniffs and the most gentle touches, we can already see that this cat and this baby will be the bestest of friends. 

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Tumblr Thread: Albatrosses And Their Muppet-Looking Baby

Some birds out there are so beautiful it's hard to believe sometimes. They just... look magical. They have magical personalities and interesting stories. You would never expect so much personality from a bird, though maybe their beauty should be an indicator of their depth. Other times though... birds are so derpy it hurts. And the baby of these two perfect-looking albatrosses is as derpy as it gets. 

Tumblr, of course, saw this picture and took its hilarity to a whole other level with its ridiculous commentary and art. Now, we of course think that albatrosses are amazing, but we can only be grateful for the pure 'ugly albatross-ling' entertainment they provided. 

tumblr thread about perfect-looking albatross and their funny baby thumbnail includes a pictures of 2 albatrosses and a baby albatross 'Bird - wittyandcharming Follow THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I'M DEAD.'
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World's Oldest Known Wild Bird Gives Birth At 70

A Laysan albatross named Wisdom - who is the oldest known wild bird - not only turned a whopping 70 years old this year but also reared a new chick. This chick is at the very least her 40th one, and that is a feat which stretches far and wide the knowledge humans have of how birds live. 

Wisdom, according to Gulf Doday, was banded in 1956 and is the oldest known wild bird in history. She may even be older than 70, being that her age was estimated to be 5 years at the time - earliest age an albatross reaches maturity. "Last month her new chick hatched on the Midway Atoll – a tiny scrap of land, 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean."

She has been raising her little chicks with her current mate, named Akeakamai, since about 2010, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Albatrosses are known as birds who mate for life, but considering Wisdom's amazing age, she has had a couple mates over the years, having outlived her previous companions. 

Until early in the 21st century, it was thought that Laysan albatrosses lived around 40 years, but "Wisdom has rewritten the natural history books." "We don't know exactly how many chicks she's raised, but certainly at least 35 based on what we know about her recent years performance," said US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Beth Flint. 

For more wholesome bird stories, read about these two pelicans who have been trying to have a baby for six years and finally succeeded

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Baby Snapping Turtles Look Like Tiny Dinosaurs In Disguise

Turtles and tortoises are some of the coolest animals on the planet in our opinion. They live for so long, they're so resilient despite being so slow, they're chill and - don't forget - they're so adorable. They look like they're little prehistoric dinosaurs left on the earth from some time in the past, strolling around, watching the world evolve all around them. 

All turtles have that feeling to them, but baby snapping turtles really encapsulate that dinosaur image. On top of that, they might be some of the most adorable turtles we've ever seen. And considering how cute we think all turtles are, that's a real achievement lol.

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Gallery Of Smiling Adorable Baby Puffer Fish

Turns out, baby Puffer Fish are heckin' adorable! Why didn't any of you tell us?! They either have this cute little smile and look like a wee baby or somehow look like an adorable old man. Either way, they are precious and must be protected. 

We don't often feature fish and it's a shame because some of them are really cute and deserve a chance in the spotlight! And now it's time for the Puffer Fish to shine! Baby Puffer Fish, that is. 

Honestly, we're not entirely sure all the fish images below are in fact Puffer Fish, but their cuteness got to us anyways and we felt the need to share. 

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Pawdorable Chill But Fierce Kittens Go Viral

Prepare yourselves for a cuteness explosion like no other, because imgur user hermesetas has shared their kittens with the world, and none of us were prepared. So tiny, so adorable, so energetic and happy. And what in the world makes our hearts happier than happy kittens in a warm and loving home? That's right, nothing. Happy kittens always make us happy without fault.

The internet has fallen in love with these awwdorable kittens, and you're about to as well. Because whether they're chill and snuggly or energetic and zooming around, these kittens are straight-up too cute for this world. 

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This baby skunk has the cutest little stomps and it's one of the cutest things we've seen in a hot minute! This stomp first begins when the baby skunk learns to stomp his hands, and soon enough, he begins to do handstands as he stomps his back feet!

If that isn't the most precious thing we've heard or seen today, then you must live a really great life with cuteness around you! This little fella was rescued and cared for by the amazing MoonShine Wildlife Rehab, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to "rehabilitating sick, injured or abandoned wildlife and releasing them back into their appropriate habitat." Follow them on Instagram to see how you can help donate to their cause

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Not-Yet-Spiky Baby Porcupine Fuzzballs (Pics)

You know, for an animal that is oh so scary and dangerous when its grown, porcupines are insanely cute when they're babies. When their huge quills have yet to grow, and they're still tiny little huggable fuzzballs, they are so cute and underrated it's basically criminal. So, it's time to give some love to yet another extremely underrated baby animal, and this time, it's the not-yet-spikiest fluffball. 

Let's be real though, us, animal lovers, have a special place in our hearts for the adorableness of dangerous animals-especially their ferocious baby versions. And this one is no different. It is definitely an animal that is much more awwdorable than you ever gave it credit for. 

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