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Underappreciated Awwdorable Hyaena Cubs

Prepare for some unexpected cuteness, animal lovers, because you're about to have your heart melted by the most unexpected animal. Hyenas. Yes, you read that right. Probably one of the animals with the worst reputation in the animal kingdom, but we're about to prove that perception wrong

It may be true that hyenas are dangerous, but so are lions and tigers and bears, but we love those anyway. And we especially love all these very adorably dangerous in their cute baby form. Hyena cubs are really no different in that sense- their babies are way, way more adorable than you'd ever expect.

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Abandoned Polar Bear Cubs Get Pampered By Their Adoptive Human Moms

Two adorable bear cubs have been abandoned by their polar bear momma and are now being rescued by four new adoptive moms, and it's one of the cutest things we've seen. The cubs get pampered so much - getting manicures, massages, warm milk, and undivided attention. They are now seven weeks old and growing super fast, and we can't wait to see these cuties get even bigger. 

As dailymail reports, the cub's "seven-year-old mother, Seryozhka, from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic, built a den for her new cubs at a safari park in Gelendzhik, but then rejected the crying pair." The keepers at the zoo attempted to coax the mother into giving milk to the babies and failed, but she "gave blood which was used to give serum to the babies, vital as an immunity boost."

Luckily, the mother didn't hurt the cubs, and keepers at the zoo were able to step in and take care of the little babies. Their new foster moms are a pair of 39-year-old twins, Anastasia and Olesya Sakhatskaya, 32-year-old Maria Moroz, and 31-year-old Yelena Milovidova.

"They don't seem to distinguish between the four of us," said Elena. "They know the scent of our skin and clothes, and sensing any of us getting close to them means just one thing: mother is here, and food is coming." Yelena Milovidova, deputy director of the Gelendzhik Safari Park, adds: "There were no previous cases of nurturing polar bear cubs rejected by their mother in a Russian zoo. This is the first experience for us."

The cubs who have only recently opened their eyes now weight over 4 kilograms and should start doubling in weight every few weeks. When they're three months old, they'll start going on walks outside. 

"In the world there were only five or so cases of polar bear cubs raised since birth in captivity," continues Milovidova. "I do hope that we will succeed." And we really, really hope so too. We wish these cuties all the luck in the world and want to thank their caretakers who are really giving them all the love.

Check out pictures and a video of the cubs below, and for more wholesome bear stories, read about a circus bear living in terrible conditions being rescued and moved to a sanctuary.

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Bobkittens In All Their Awwdorably Fierce Glory (Pics)

This one is for the fearless cat lovers in the crowd who want to pet every single cat no matter how dangerous they are. Yes, every single one of them. Of course, we're not tooootally crazy cat ladies and gentlemen, we know that some cats shouldn't be petted unless we want our fingers bitten off, but that's why there are mini versions of big cats, duh. 

Even murdermuffins like bobcats have a mini version that is totally pet-able: baby murdermuffins - bobkittens. You're about to bask in the glory of their fierce cuteness, and your urge to pet one will only grow. 

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Rescued Lost And Injured Bear Cub Will Be Released Into The Wild After Winter

An injured and lost bear cub was rescued this week by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The female cub was wondering around for days in the Electra Lake area, getting into the bird feeders. The poor cub had cut injuries on her paws. And though there's no way of knowing exactly what happened to her, it is assumed that she is one of the survivors from the fires who got lost and couldn't find her way back to her family. Regardless, we are happy to hear that the cub is now in good hands, is being taken care of by capable people, and will be released back into the wild once she'll be healed. 

As reported by The Journal, Joe Lewandowski, a CPW spokesman, said in an email to The Durango Herald: "It had been getting into bird feeders in the area... It's not unusual for bears to go on walkabouts occasionally during the winter," Lewandowski added. "But they usually find a way back to their dens. This one didn't."

According to an official Facebook post, wildlife officials decided that the best course of action for the cub is to be taken into the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where the "staff will further evaluate and treat its injuries. The young bear will spend the rest of its' hibernation at the facility and be released back into the wild in the spring."

We are so happy to hear that the sweet cub is getting the help that she needs and that she will be released back into the wild. We wish her a quick and easy recovery and thank everyone involved in helping her! For more feel-good bear stories, read about a circus bear who lived in terrible conditions getting rescued and moved to a sanctuary right here.

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Smiling Fox Cub Gets Adopted And Befriends Two Dogs After Its Brother Was Run Over

What started off tragic ended up leading to a heartwarming friendship between a fox and two doggos. Cliodhna O'Leary, a 29-year-old animal lover from Cork, Ireland, used to be visited by two foxes from time to time - a brother and sister. But one day, tragically, the brother got run over and died. O'Leary, having grown attached to the beautiful smiling foxes, decided to adopt the 2-week-old fox who lost her brother into her own little family, and in an incredible turn of events, she "watched in awe as the creature befriended her pug and springer spaniel puppy."

Read more about the tragic story and the amazing friendship below!

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Rehabilitating A Baby Bobcat Is An Adventure (Imgur Posts)

We all know that taking care of baby animals is a lot of work; helping them get used to their environment and the people around them. But taking care of baby wild animals is even more challenging, and imgur user hereyougobacon71, who's helped rehabilitate animals previously, shows us exactly why that is. 

Working to rehabilitate a baby bobcat turned out to be quite a challenge - with the kitty showing off its fierceness with biting and playing and... climbing and claiming the washing machine and... climbing into hereyougobacon71's pants. Yeah, it's not what hereyougobacon71 expected either, which only makes it more entertaining. 

The cub will, of course, be released into the wild after its rehabilitation, but for now, we are really enjoying watching it grow up to be the fiercest of all kittens. 

Was found in a pile of brush. No mother, no tracks, nothing... Each day she gets a little and little more brave. Just watch your toes. Only 6 weeks old. - hereyougobacon71
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Fluffy And Fierce Fox Fix (Fox Appreciation Pics)

Foxes. Or, in other words, "cat software running on dog hardware". And also "one of our favorite animals ever". 

They are so adorable, so beautiful, so ridiculously friendly, they have the best laugh and love being petted, and yet, somehow they've managed to get themselves an awful, awful reputation. But we know better, and we love foxes so much, it's only right to appreciate them a little more and a little more often.

So, take a look at this fancy, fluffy, fierce fox pics, and appreciate these awwwdorable animals with us. And if this is not enough, here's some more.

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Tumblr Thread: Cat Adopts Lynx Cub And Raises It Alongside Her Kitten

This family may be a little unique, but they sure are loving. A baby lynx abandoned by its mother for being the runt of the litter was brought into the care of a domesticated cat who had just given birth to a kitten of her own, and the cat quickly adopted the lynx as her own. A cat is a cat right? All big cats act like little cats at the end of the day.

This tumblr thread stoke the hearts of everyone, and it is one of our favorites as well, because though the family may be a little strange, their story is one of acceptance, and it is so heartwarming. Also, the domesticated cat can rest assured that her large, fierce daughter will protect her from everything, and that's a wonderful bonus.

tumblr thread about a cat adopting a lynx cub and raising it alongside her kitten thumbnail includes a picture of a cat and a lynx cuddling 'A lynx at the Novosibirsk Zoo refused to feed its cub because it was the runt of the litter. To save the cub's life, a worker brought a domesticated cat that had recently given birth to kittens. As anticipated, the cat accepted the lynx as her own kitten and began nursing her.' as well as a kitten and a lynx nuzzling 'ALSO the mom cat raised the lynx baby'
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Polar Bears Being Fluffy Marshmallows Of Cuteness (Pics)

Incoming! The most dangerous animals in the world is about to attack you with its cuteness. Shield your eyes. The cuteness can be too much, and it is truly not for the faint hearted. Do not go on this adventure of cuteness if you are unprepared. And for those of you who are ready... we wish good luck. 

These fluffy marshmallows of cuteness will take over your heart in a second, and you will want nothing more than to hug them. So, prepare for this incoming attack by clutching your favorite teddy bear to your chest and taking a deep breath, and enjoy this fluffball wintery delight in the form of the cutest pictures of polar bears.

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Wholesome Cheetah Memes And Pics For International Cheetah Day

Cheetahs - fierce and adorable all at once. There's something about them that overrides any sense of logic and makes you want to hug them. And you know what? Since they're one of the friendliest and most affectionate big cats, if you become a good enough friend of one, you might just be able to do it. 

And since today is the international cheetah day, and we love these adorable big kitties so, so much, we couldn't not celebrate it with you. So we've brought you the most wholesome cheetah pics and memes that we've seen that truly represent these big-hearted animals the way they deserve. 

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Pawdorable Bear Cubs Climbing Up Trees

Us humans take months, sometimes over a year to take our first steps, while many animals only ever take a couple minutes. But some animal babies are capable of even more than that, like these tiny totally safe-to-cuddle bear cubs who have already perfected the art of climbing trees at their tini-tiny age. 

It's an experience every tiny bear cub will go through at some point in their lives, and not only is it insanely impressive, it is also incredibly cute. So, take a look at these pawdoable bear cubs taking their first steps (up a tree) with their mommies there to help and protect them and enjoy your heart melting of cute. 

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Giant Panda Cub Gets Named And Its A True 'Little Miracle'

We've an update about one of the most positive stories to come out of 2020, and the update is just as wholesome as the original story. The (tiny) giant panda cub that was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo three weeks ago has finally gotten a name, and it is the most appropriate and cutest name of all. Xiao Qi Ji is his name in Chinese, but it translates to 'little miracle' in English. 

The little giant panda has gone absolutely viral in the past couple of weeks after a video of his miraculous birth was released by the zoo, and since the world fell in love with the cub, the zoo decided to let the world participate in naming him. Of course, the internet does not disappoint when it comes to baby animals. 

We were given a choice of 4 names, and after three weeks and nearly 135,000 votes that have been cast, the adorable name 'little miracle' was chosen. The long waiting period was not an accident, it is part of Chinese tradition to wait 100 days before naming the cub. We wish the little cub luck and prosperity, and for his mother, Mei Xiang, to have many more adorable healthy cubs in the future!

Story via The Associated Press.

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Tumblr Thread: Awwdorable Cheetahs And Their Service Dogs

Wholesome interspecies animal friendships is one of everyone's favorite things, and today, tumblr is giving us a look into one of the cutest ones - cheetahs and doggos. It's a classic tumblr story, where one meme leads to an entire legendary thread that began with simple wholesome and adorable facts about how sweet cheetahs are and somehow turned into an appreciation post for cheetahs an puppies. 

It's a thread that gets better and better the more you read it, and it's so heartwarmingly good, we had to share it with you. May this bring as much joy into your day as it always does to ours and as much as these doggos bring to these cheetah cubs

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Lion Cub Attacking Fall Leaves Is The Cutest Fight

Our hearts may just burst completely wide open and there's nothing that can be done about it. It's a phenomenon called cuteness overload and this cub has all those characteristics in the making. 

We've seen dogs frolicking in autumn leaves, heck we've seen cats enjoying the beautiful Fall weather, but lion cubs? Lion cubs in piles of fallen leaves and attacking them? Well, never have we ever seen anything so precious! 

Autumn is still here, and these photos are the only things keeping us warm right now. With winter right around the corner, we think we could all use these heartwarming images to help us brace for the inevitable cold. 

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Celebrating National 'Hug A Bear Day' With Adorable Bear Cub Pics

It's National Hug A Bear Day! And we here at Cheezburger are celebrating! Now, it's important to remember that you should actually go out and hug a bear. That is a bit dangerous at the end of the day, no matter how cute and cuddly bears may appear. 

No, National Hug A Bear Day is actually a day that refers to teddy bears and is meant to celebrate hugging! Yeah, you heard right. On this day, you aren't supposed to go out and hug actual bears. The way to celebrate National Hug A Bear day is by hugging your teddy bear, or by hugging your friend's teddy bear, or giving a big ol' 'bear hug' to one of your friends or family members. 

That doesn't mean that actual bears shouldn't be celebrated, of course, since bears are unbearably awesome. So, since we can't come give y'all bear hugs right now, as a compromise, we've decided to give you an adorable collection of some of the most teddy bear-like looking bear cubs instead.

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