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Things We Saw Today: Fiona the Hippo Reunites With Both Her Parents

“Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with her mom for several weeks and has had contact with Henry inside, but today was the first time that the three hippos have been together.  Bibi was protective of Fiona and gave Henry cues about how to interact appropriately with the little one.”

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Monday Cute: Baby Koala Mistakes Cameraman for a Tree

Life can be really confusing for a widdle babby koala. Like, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a tree and a human. They're both so tall!

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Monday Cute: Baby Panda Has a Love Affair With a Photographer

We should all love something as much as this baby panda loves this photographer. Or, is it the white boots the panda loves? Actually, it's probably the panda mask the photographer is wearing. The point is, this panda's enthusiastic. It's so full of love and joy, it can't even contain itself. To hell with behaving myself! it thinks. We must be together!

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Monday Cute: New Rhino Calf at Toronto Zoo Falls Asleep

The Toronto Zoo's Indian rhino Ashakiran gave birth to a male calf last week, who appears healthy and super adorable.

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Monday Cute: Baby Elephant Chasing Birds

We hope your Labor Day is as happy as this baby elephant.

This baby is a straight up Disney princess with the number of swallows flying around it.

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Monday Cute: Raccoon Parent Teaches Its Baby to Climb a Tree

They grow up so fast.

We imagine this is what a raccoon coming-of-age looks like.

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Monday Cute: Fashionable Baby Goats Rock Adorable Sweaters to Keep Warm

Submitted for your approval: cold goats. Cold, but adorable baby goats who know how to keep warm and rock the latest in baby goat fashion.

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Nerds Without Borders Saves Tiny Baby Adorable Turtles With Kindhearted Science


Here's your heartwarming science story of the day!

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Monday Cute: Damn It, Baby Pandas, You Are Drunk

Drunk with cuteness, we imagine.

Today we learned that China Central Television, the leading broadcast television station in mainland China, has its own Youtube channel on which it occasionally posts videos from the Chengdu Wolong National Natural Reserve in Sichuan. Too bad their pandas' behavior is just so deplorable. Get ahold of yourselves, pandas! Sit up straight and stop clinging to everything already!

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Things We Saw Today: Mass Effect Costume Hoodies For Everyday Cosplay

Does this unit have enough money for all three?

We've seen some brilliant Game of Thrones cosplayers, but this bear-maiden Brienne look has to be our new favorite. Now, where's a good Jaime cosplayer when you need him? (via Fashionably Geek)

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ATTN: Vikings, We’ve Found Your New Star—Butterfly the Baby “Geep”

Part goat, part sheep, all adorable.

Prepare yourself, Hollywood—Butterfly the baby geep (that's a half-goat, half-sheep, obviously) is coming through, and she's going to make the world a better place.

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Things We Saw Today: A Baby Bat Swaddled In a Batman Sock

Insert uncontrollable high-pitched squealing noise

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Maine Man Accidentally Saves Baby Porcupine After Trying to Harvest Its Dead Mother’s “Valuable Mineral Deposit”

Maine? This happened in Maine? You're 100% sure this wasn't Florida? It sounds like Florida.

A man in Lisbon, Maine rescued a baby porcupine over the weekend. If we just stopped there this would be an adorable story, but every detail of this thing gets progressively weirder.

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Adorable Imaginary Animals From Imaginism Studios


Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera are the team behind Imaginism Studios. And the name is certainly appropriate if the illustrations on their DeviantArt page are any indication. Take a look at just a small sampling of some of the creatures they've created. If they were real, we'd love to have them as pets.

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Monday Cute: Someone Keep This Baby Ocelot Away From Archer


We skipped "Monday Cute" this morning in lieu of Serious Game of Thrones Trailer Business, so it only seemed right to end the day with it. Plus, a new season of Archer starts tonight on FX so that worked out nicely. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Monday Cute: Reluctant, Whiny Seal Pup


Approximately what it was like getting out of bed this morning, and you all know it.

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Things We Saw Today: Stewart and McKellen and Nimoy, Oh My!

Things We Saw Today

Yesterday we showed you Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen exploring the Big Apple. Now they're joined by Leonard Nimoy. Coney Island has been blessed. (Twitter)

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Adorable and Endangered Lion Cub Born in France

In the French zoo, the pretty (I'm sure) French zoo, the lion sleeps tonight. Come on, everybody!

One of the really terrible things we as a species have done is cause other species, both majestic and adorable, to become endangered and sometimes extinct. But now that we're trying to right that wrong, here's our latest little victory: an Asiatic lion cub was born in a zoo in Besancon one week ago.

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Two-Headed Turtle Born at San Antonio Zoo, Probably Not a Ninja

And no, it's not an alien.

On June 18th, the world's cutest little abomination was born at the San Antonio Zoo-- a female Texas cooter turtle with two heads. The zookeepers took advantage of the situation and gave the turtle the most novel name possible, Thelma and Louise. According to one of the zookeepers, the heads each have their own personality. One is very curious, the other very aggressive.

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What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird Out of Its Nest This Summer

This helpful guide explains what to do with a lost baby bird, as well as how to escape from dromaeosaurs.

For plenty of us, summer means upping your time spent in the great outdoors, reveling in the splendor of nature. Sometimes, though, nature can get really sad -- and you don't get much sadder than a baby bird that's fallen from its nest. If there's one thing worse than seeing the poor thing, it's the helpless feeling of not knowing what to do with it to improve the situation. That, and the secret fear that the bird might actually be a dinosaur. Luckily, Rosemary Mosco of Bird and Moon comics offers an easy-to-digest cartoon primer that can put all your doubts on the subject to rest and ensure that you're prepared to be a hero to birds everywhere. Or, y'know, at least in your backyard.

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