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'Red Panda' Kitten: New Breed or Adorable Mutant? (VIDEO) | Animals & Pets, Unusual Pets

UpdatePosted 05/20/2014 06:30PM

'Red Panda' Kitten: New Breed or Adorable Mutant? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:35PM

Stop the naturalist presses! Assuming they still have presses...

There's – possibly – a new breed of cat afoot! (Or a-paw, as the case may be.)

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Three Fruit Bats Cut a Rug in Adorable Video

Three Fruit Bats Cut a Rug in Adorable Video

Originally posted 05/14/2014 04:00PM

Prince released "Batdance" almost 25 years ago. This video shows just how ahead of the times he was.

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Watch This Adorable Bunny Get an Accidental Makeover by Munching on Raspberries

Originally posted 05/12/2014 02:00PM

Raspberries are almost in season and Luna the bunny is treating herself.

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Watch Hamster Eat the Tiniest Pizza Slice Ever

Watch Hamster Eat the Tiniest Pizza Slice Ever

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Hamsters continue to have an appetite for the adorable. Following the viral success of "Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos," another animal lover decided to create a mini meal for their furball.

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The Daily Treat: National Zoo Lion Cubs Nail Their Swim Test

Originally posted 05/09/2014 08:45AM

There are times in life when you just have to dive right in – and that was a lesson four African lion cubs at Smithsonian's National Zoo learned earlier this week.

The cubs, born March 10, were tasked with passing a swim reliability test on Tuesday. And they nailed it! (Watch the test in the video above.)

National Zoo staff say that the 10-week-old cuties were all able to keep their heads afloat, swim to the shallow end of the moat (2½-feet deep!) and climb back onto dry land, reports USA Today. That means they're almost ready to explore the terrain of their Washington, D.C., habitat with their mother, 9-year-old Shera.

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Funny Video: Watch this Adorable Hamster Stuff His Cheeks with Tiny Burritos

Originally posted 04/30/2014 12:30PM

Kittens, babies, sprinkles: The best things come in small packages. So it makes scientific sense that this video of a teeny-tiny hamster eating an equally itty-bitty burrito is overflowing with adorableness.

Before the hungry, hungry hamster chows down, viewers are treated to a peek at the craftsmanship that goes into making novelty-sized Mexican food. With the ingredients carefully diced, folded and inspected, the customer is served.

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Meet Lucey: The Adorable Winner of Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' Contest

Meet Lucey: The Adorable Winner of Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' Contest

Originally posted 04/22/2014 10:00AM

Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

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For the Twin: See Zoey the Dog and Jasper the Boy Wear Matching Outfits

The Daily Treat: Zoey the Dog and Jasper the Boy Are Basically Twins

Originally posted 04/15/2014 04:30PM

One of these things is not like the other … and that's what makes it adorable!

Photographer Grace Chon has been capturing images of her 10-month-old son, Jasper, and the family's rescue pup, Zoey, dressed in matching clothes for the past three months.

Whether it's party hats or hoodies the two are modeling, they're always happy to pose for the camera – or just be in each other's company.

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PHOTOS: Celebrate National Pet Day with These Adorable Dogs and Cats

UpdatePosted 04/11/2014 03:30PM

The Daily Treat: Celebrate National Pet Day with These Adorable Dogs and Cats

Originally posted 04/11/2014 02:05PM

There's nothing we love more than a good holiday, and today marks just about the greatest one of all (sorry, Christmas): National Pet Day.

Choosing to stay away from the ongoing dog vs. cat debate, we here at PEOPLE Pets are celebrating by sharing our favorite photos of camaraderie; the rare moments when dogs and cats play nice.

Below, you'll find five of our favorites, and the perfect dose of cuteness to kick off your weekend.

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From Pikachu to Ducks: This Hedgehog Can & Will Play Dress-Up | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Funny Pets, Pet News, Unusual Pets

This Hedgehog's Dress-Up Game Is So On-Point

Originally posted 04/08/2014 06:00PM

Every day is Halloween when you're an adorable hedgehog.

Meet Marutaro: He's got a whole lot of spines, even more Twitter followers (45,000 and counting!) and an endless supply of dress-up options.

We assume Marutaro's owner is pretty crafty: the mask-like cutouts Marutaro rocks have made the hedgehog an Internet star. And judging by his looks so far – from Pikachu to a duck – it's easy to see why.

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