I knew sloths were, umm, sloth-like, but check out these baby sloths. They're so snuggly and have an adorable little built-in smile. What's not to love!
From the person who filmed this footage:
"I filmed this at the Aviaros del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica - the world's only sloth orphanage. Baby 2 and 3 toed sloths, whose mother's have either been run over or zapped by power lines are brought to the sanctuary and looked after by legendary sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo."
If Google Image Search is any indication, there seems to be some confusion about what's a baby hedgehog and what's a baby porcupine. I felt the need to do some research and get to the bottom of this. Here's what I learned.
Pictured above is a baby hedgehog. You'll be happy to know that their spines are not barbed and do not come off in self-defense like porcupines. (Photo via Flickr user riussi)
Pictured above is a baby porcupine. They're kinda fugly. And then there's the whole part where barbed spines rub off on you if you make contact. Did you also know that adult porcupines are the third largest rodent? (Photo via zooborns.com)
And while we're at it, pictured above a baby echidna which is also known as a "spiny anteater." Echidnas are one of only two egg-laying mammals in existence. The duck billed platypus is the other. (Photo via thistasmania.com)
Now, aren't you glad to have this all cleared up? I know I am!
I have no idea what's going on here. But I would like to pick up the phone and donate. (Via Reddit)
Edited to add: Thanks to some lovely readers I now now that this image comes from theittybittykittycommittee.com which is not only the best website name I've seen maybe ever but is also a wonderful site that helps cats and kittens get adopted!
The Cuban Tody is so colorful and tiny. I also love his little red beard. It's kinda like he's a punk rock bird. Check out this image at SurfBirds.com. (Thanks so my bird lovin' friend Casey for submitting this!)
P.S. Check out his bird call. Sounds like a little toy machine gun. hehe.