Category Archives: squee

New panda movie opens in April

Yes, I’m a sucker for cute animals, and everyone—save my friend Melissa Chen, who hates pandas and thinks they should be allowed to go extinct—thinks the panda is among the Top Five Cutest Animals.  On April 6, Warner Brothers will release the IMAX movie “Pandas”, which follows the life of  Qian Qian, a panda born […]

Baby rhino’s first mud wallow

Although the Cincinnati Zoo has had some bad press on this site, most notably when it hired a chiropractor to adjust the spine of a baby tiger who was “failing to thrive,” it also turns out some nice animal videos.  So enjoy this baby black rhino (Diceros bicornis) having its very first mudbath.

Unruly baby raccoon finally corralled by mom

This is a great video showing a renegade baby raccoon refusing to enter its tree hole den. Mom is frustrated and makes repeated attempts to stuff the little bugger in, going so far as to grab it on the head with her teeth (this doesn’t look like a felid scruff carry!). She finally wins after […]

Baby raccoons play on a bicycle wheel

There’s no information on this video, but who cares when it’s three baby raccoons competing for their turn on a procyonid playground:

End of the day squee: Joey (aka baby kangaroo) takes some first hops, rescues of bears stuck in stuff

This video clearly doesn’t show the real first hops of the joey, but it’s still ineffably cute. The YouTube notes are below: The Australian Reptile Park has had a bumper year for new arrivals with 8 month old Jellybean the eastern grey kangaroo joey being the latest bouncing bundle of joy showing off at the wildlife sanctuary […]

Newborn baby elephant learns to stand and walk

A squee to end the day. Like many animals, newborn elephants must walk almost immediately after birth, as the herds move around. They don’t have nests like birds. Here’s a newborn African elephant (Loxodonta africana) learning to stand and walk. It’s a bit wobbly, but mom tries to help.

An afternoon otter

We had only a soupçon of science today, but there will be more tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this baby otter and its friend the Bengal cat: PIP IS TOO CUTE TO PROCESS 😍😭 — Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) April 22, 2017

Hips don’t lie: Fat squirrel stuck in manhole cover rescued; then eats more

I’m going to shamelessly steal this entire story from the BBC site because it’s so damn funny. Click on the headline to go to it, but the entire text is below: A red squirrel who got stuck halfway through a manhole cover thanks to his curvy hips is recovering after a lengthy rescue operation in […]

Damien, a baby kangaroo

I suppose this is a juvenile of the big red kangaroo, but Aussies can weigh in here. At any rate, it’s adorable:

Afternoon squee: capybara with ducklings on its back

I’ve noticed that the evening news on television always ends on an upbeat note, clearly designed to leave the audience feeling good—and perhaps to tune in the next day. So today I’ll do the same, showing two adorable beasts interacting in the bathtub. The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), is, of course, the world’s largest rodent, and can weigh […]