Baby animals: Boy, they sure are cute!

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17 Responses to “Baby animals: Boy, they sure are cute!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    woah, i just came to, i think i just lost half an hour.

  2. Kosmoid says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/science/03cute.html

    I don’t know if this has any creedence, but this article discusses a putative scientific explanation of cuteness:

    “Scientists who study the evolution of visual signaling have identified a wide and still expanding assortment of features and behaviors that make something look cute: bright forward-facing eyes set low on a big round face, a pair of big round ears, floppy limbs and a side-to-side, teeter-totter gait, among many others.

    “Cute cues are those that indicate extreme youth, vulnerability, harmlessness and need, scientists say, and attending to them closely makes good Darwinian sense [cringe]. As a species whose youngest members are so pathetically helpless they can’t lift their heads to suckle without adult supervision, human beings must be wired [another cringe] to respond quickly and gamely to any and all signs of infantile desire.”

  3. osmo says:

    Dear sweet zombie jesus, that aardvark pup was probably the cutest thing Ive ever seen… ever.

  4. billster says:

    The bigger they are, the cuter they ain’t.

  5. Chrs says:

    They’ve never gotten a baby platypus?! Seriously though, somebody make the baby platypus picture happen! I wish to say “woogle woogle” repeatedly as I make fish lips in its general direction.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Stop it! Please stop it! I can’t handle the cuteness! Oh my god the otter pup was the last straw.

  7. Vegas says:

    it’s a unbelievably, very sensitive shots!

  8. Felton / Moderator says:

    I call them awww-celots.

  9. muteboy says:

    Incredibly cute.
    Sadly, the Wired insistence on multi-page galleries full of ads makes it hard to enjoy. :(

  10. Anonymous says:

    http://www.cuteoverload.com

    pretty much the best website.
    wow.

  11. muteboy says:

    didn’t see the view all link

  12. Anonymous says:

    Mammal propaganda. I showed some people baby flies and nobody had this reaction.

  13. jimh says:

    omg elephant calf!
    Actually, I still think the sloth orphanage wins.
    http://vimeo.com/11712103

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