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Moments when wildlife encounter civilization are always awwdorable yet mildly scary at the same time. We, as animal lovers, want nothing more than to go out there and pet these beautiful creatures. But, we know we should be respectful and not interfere, not matter how cute they might be. Amazingly, if you do that for long enough, you might even make friends with a wild animal.

Patrick Conley on YouTube knows what that feels like. They have had a beautiful bear visiting them for years - you can see the whole journey on that channel. And one day, she decided to being her itty bitty awwdorable bear cubs to visit her lifelong human friends. You can feel the excitement, not just from the humans but from the cubs as well. And we're as excited as they are. 

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Today we have decided to feature a video from a very special source. It's SAVEAFOX rescue! Here's a little description from their YouTube page: "Welcome to SAVEAFOX Rescue! The largest fox rescue in the USA allowing the most space for our foxes to 'feel wild'. We are a domestic fox rescue. What does this mean? We rescue foxes from furfarms and take in pet surrenders. All these foxes were born in captivity and could never be released so it is our job to give them a happy life! And although we specialize in foxes we also rescue mink and other surrendered exotics."

We completely support this amazing venture! Any efforts to rescue an animal in need are efforts that we here at ICanHasCheezburger full heartedly reinforce. We hope you enjoy this video of an adult fox meeting the fox cub called "mini" and giving her a thorough sniffing evaluation. If we can manage to make you smile, than we have achieved our goal.

 

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What Pregnancies Look Like In The Animal World (Viral Thread)

No matter how much knowledge we have about nature, every once in a while, something will shock us and remind us how amazing nature actually is. Whether it's the incredible bonds between animals, whether it's coming across a list of beautiful animals with unusual color mutations, or whether it's something as simple yet as amazing as seeing the way pregnancies look like in nature. 

Even thought every birth of an endangered animal is something that we celebrate, the actual is something that we, for whatever reason, haven't thought about very often. But, this viral thread on imgurhas opened our eyes, and has made us have a whole new appreciation for the heartwarming relationships between animal mommas and their babies.

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One of the most tragic yet hopeful stories we have seen this year so far - 5 itty bitty adorable cheetah cubs have tragically lost their momma and were orphaned. Thankfully, after being searched for and rescued by some incredible people, the Kevin Richardson Foundation and Dinokeng Game Reserve has stepped in to give them the second chance that they deserve. They are miracle babies, and they are lucky in that they may yet return to the wild. 

They need help of course. The bond between cheetahs and their mommas is a crucial one, and without her, they will need a lot of care. You can be one of the people to help them by donating. We hope to see much more of these tiny but fierce felines as they grow up into the hunters they were always meant to be. 

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Two Orphaned Otter Cubs Wandering The Streets Get Rescued

Two baby otter cubs that have been discovered walking down the street of Inverkeithing in Fife have been rescued and are now being taken car of by the Scottish SPCA

As BBC News reports, the two cubs, both about three or fours months old were found by members of the public on Saturday. Now, the two are "in the care of officers at the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Alloa." It is believed by the care takers that something happened to the cubs' mother and that the two would not have survived on their own. 

The staff members have named the female cub Inver and the male cub Forth.

Read more about their rescue story and check out the most adorable otter pictures ever below!

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Ferocious But Smol Tiger Cubs

I know you wanna pet them! I know, I do too, but they are too dangerous. Or... are they? They definitely don't look like it. Not when they're itty bitty teeny weeny baby cubs. They look so floofy and cute and too pet-able. Just once in our lives, please, we would like to pet one of these ferocious cats

Of course, we don't mean to offend you, you majestic little felines. Just because you are smol and awwdorable, doesn't mean that you are also not the smallest, most fiercest kittens in the animal kingdom, and we have all the respect in the world for you. We also desperately wanna cuddle you. 

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Suka the Polar Bear has recently given birth to twin cubs at the Detroit Zoo! This is amazing news, not only because polar bears are declined out in the wild, but because Suka has had two lost pregnancies in the past and this time she finally welcoming twins! 

ZooBorns has some updates about the new mama and new cubs, "The cubs were born in a specially-designed, private maternity den away from the other bears. It is equipped with infrared video cameras that allow staff to monitor the mother and cubs without disturbing them. On November 19, it was observed that one of the cubs was becoming inactive and appeared to be weak. The staff allowed Suka out of the den so that the weak cub could be retrieved. 

The cub, a female, was taken to the Detroit Zoo's Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex where she was examined by veterinarians and given fluids and formula. She has continued to receive around-the-clock care and bottle feeding. At two days old, she weighed 556 grams (1.2 pounds). Today, she is 5.12 kilograms (11.3 pounds), and she has graduated from an incubator to a "playpen". She will eventually go back to live in the Arctic Ring of Life habitat. It is not yet known if she can be reunited with her mother and sibling, but eventually, she will live with other bears. Meanwhile, we continue to monitor Suka and the cub she is caring for. She has been a very attentive mom; continuously nursing, grooming, and cuddling her cub, with only short water and bathroom breaks. Both cubs are currently in private, behind-the-scenes areas and are not viewable by guests."

We pray that this newborn cub is healthy and living a long happy life alongside her mom and sibling! 

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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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Extremely Rare White Lion Quadruplets Cubs Make Public Debut

Be still our beating hearts! If these images aren't the most darling images you'll see all day...

On November 6th, four white lion cubs were born at the Nantong Forest Safari Park in Jiangsu, in east China. The cubs, all males, are expected to make their very first public debut this upcoming Saturday. Images below show the cubs playing with one another and being pampered by the safari park keepers, and quite honestly, it may just be too much cuteness to handle! 

Interesting fact, native to South Africa, there are currently only 13 known white lions in the wild today. Their rare fur color is caused by a genetic mutation, according to the Global White Lion Protection Trust

We're wishing these beautiful cubs a long and healthy life! 

Story via DailyMail

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It's impossible not to smile when seeing these adorable panda cubs drinking and enjoying some milk whilst laying on their backs. It's simply too cute to process so we're malfunctioning here just a little bit. 

These adorable panda cubs you see in the video are from the Chongqing Zoo, Class of 2019. During their milk time, they are brought outside and each provided a bottle. One panda cub can't seem to help but kick up their little feet while drinking the milk and we're very much in love with that small, simple act. 

These panda cub nannies are living the dream!

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It's such a beautifully rare thing to catch a glimpse of wild animals doing their wild animal things in the wild. The little glances we get are always super precious, whether it's just them hanging out and doing nothing or whether it's like today's video of the so painfully adorable snow leopards showing off their precious roars and their tini-tiny little cubs snuggling in the snow

Honestly, we're not sure who's cuter, the large squeaky roaring leopards brushing up against rocks or their little babies, waiting for their parents to bring food back to them. Regardless, our cold, cold hearts are absolutely melted by these snowy creatures, and we know yours will be too.

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Turns Out, Hyenas Are Masters Of The Loaf

It has just come to our attention that hyenas are capable of doing the loaf. You know, the loaf, like cat loaves. When an animal lays down and hides its arms within itself, creating one purrfect bread-shaped loaf. Loaves come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes but we have never witnessed a glorious moment such as this -- hyena loaves!

Hyenas are adorable animals but we were aware that they were capable of loafing and that they do it all the time! Turns out, it's not only an adorable position for cats, these wild animals look heckin' adorbs rocking the loaves. 

hyenas sitting like cat loaves - thumbnail of two hyenas loafing "did you know that hyenas loaf like cats do? look it up there’s pictures"
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Cheetah Moms With Their Little Cheetos

One of our favorite things in the animal kingdom is the obvious, heartwarming love between mothers and their tiny little babies. And the bigger they are, the more adorable we find them. There's a tendency to think of big cats as dangerous and heartless, but we know better than that, we know that they are just as loving as any cat once you earn their trust and love. 

Cheetahs are no different. They are known to be one of the most affectionate big cats when it comes to their relationships with humans. But when it comes to their babies, their little cheetos, their love and adoration is clear as day, and it's so adorable and wholesome, it makes our hearts flutter. 

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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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One of our favorite things in the world is interspecies friendships. They're so cool and interesting, and the circumstances which led to those friendships are just as interesting if not more. The latest unlikely friendship that we've come across is one that seems like it's straight out of a Disney movie - a meerkat, a hyena cub, and two lion cubs.

Yeah, we know, aren't hyenas and lions mortal enemies? And isn't a meerkat merely a snack for hyenas and lions? Normally, the answer to both would be yes. But in this situation, under their special circumstances, in a zoo in South Africa, a strange and beautiful friendship has formed. 

These adorable animals all met when they were just babies. As they explain in the video: Qala - the hyena - arrived at the zoo as an orphan after her mom was caught in a farmer's trap, Safari and Sussie - the lion cubs - were rejected by their mother at birth, and Pokkel - the coolest meerkat in the world - was found simply wandering alone without its family.

Their friendship may not last forever, since both the lions and hyena are growing, and their instincts should be kicking in soon, so even playfighting might become dangerous for Pokkel. But for now, this is one of the cutest unlikely friendships we've ever seen, and we're glad that these cuties are enjoying each other. 

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A starving cougar cub, weighing just 34 pounds, which is 50 pounds underweight for a cat its size, happened to wander to the right place at the exact right time. The cub managed to find it's way to Central Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene, Washington, and is currently at a rehabilitation center in Texas. 

Sara Penhallegon, an animal rescuer at Central Valley Animal Rescue, told King 5 that she suspected the cougar had come to lay in an old pile of hay to die. The cub was barely a year old. Thankfully, the cub wandered to the animal rescue where Penhallegon and her team were able to properly care for this cub. They suspect that the cougar's mother recently passed before she was able to teach her cub how to hunt and how to fend for itself. 

Cub tend to stay with their mothers for 18 to 36 months. Without the cub's mother, there was a 10% chance the cub would survive. 

"This was a cat that had not learned to hunt yet. It had no way to take care of itself or feed itself," Penhallegon tells King 5. "When its mom died, that would've been a death sentence for this cat unless it found itself a rehabilitation center it could check itself into!"

Penhallegon and her team nursed the cub back to health and the cub was able to put on 10 pounds. After treating the cub for 2 weeks, the young cougar destroyed the hard plastic siding of her pen, her keepers knew it was time for her to be transferred. Because the cougar had no idea how to fend for itself, it couldn't be released back to the forests of the Olympic Peninsula, and it is also illegal to rehabilitate and return a cougar into the wild in the state of Washington. 

They decided the young cub would head to a natural habitat zoo in Texas. Penhallegon said she wishes for the young cougar to walk free once again, but as of right now,  she's simply happy it wandered into her life and she was able to save its life. 

"Obviously, our goal is to return animals to the wild, but the next best option is a really good captive placement with a great facility that can take care of its needs. And that's what we have for this one," added Penhallegon.

Story via King 5