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So many adorable animals

So many adorable animals
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Take a break from the puppy pictures and kitten videos for today’s daily dose of cuteness. Though there is certainly no shortage of baby animal pictures and adorable animal photos out there for you to peruse, how about some of the cutest animals in the world? Some of these animals you may have seen before, but whether you’re familiar with them or not, we can guarantee you’ll be falling in love with all these little cuties.

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Siberian flying squirrel, North Asia and Europe

Siberian flying squirrel, North Asia and Europe
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I’m sure you can see how this is one of the cutest animals in the world. You wouldn’t think a tubby little fluff ball like this could go very far in the air, but flaps of skin by their legs help them glide between trees. You can catch a glimpse of Siberian flying squirrels in Russia, China, and other northern areas of Asia and Europe. Tourists get especially excited to see them in Hokkaido, the only island in Japan with the furballs.

Pika, Asia and North America

Pika, Asia and North America
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American pikas are related to rabbits and hares. They might be small, adorable animals, but they’re still tough – the little critters can survive harsh weather without burying holes.

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Japanese raccoon dog, Asia

Japanese raccoon dog, Asia
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These adorable animals – also known as tanuki – are more closely related to dogs than raccoons. They’re monogamous, and the papa and mama Japanese raccoon dogs work together to raise their pups.

Harris’s antelope squirrel, United States and Mexico

Harris’s antelope squirrel, United States and Mexico
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Who can say squirrels are pests when this adorable species exists? Found in hot desert climates in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, Harris’s antelope squirrels use their tails as umbrellas to block out the sweltering sun.

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Bongo, Africa

Bongo, Africa
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Nope, bongos aren’t just drums – the African animals are also the biggest species of forest antelope in the world. As adults, their horns can grow as long as one metre.

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Quoll, Australia and New Guinea

Quoll, Australia and New Guinea
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As marsupials, these Australian mammals spend their first nine weeks of life in their mama’s pouch. Despite their sweet appearance, quolls are unapologetic predators. Larger species eat birds, possums, and rabbits, while smaller ones stick with insects, birds’ eggs, and little animals.

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Quokka, Australia

Quokka, Australia
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You may have heard of these little guys in the context of selfies. Known as the ‘happiest animal in the world’ because of their friendly appearance, quokka selfies became somewhat of a trend in Australia just a few years ago.

Arctic foxes, Arctic Circle

Arctic foxes, Arctic Circle
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Although small and adorable, arctic foxes can endure the most freezing temperatures – as low as -50 degrees Celsius!

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Klipspringer, Southern Africa

Klipspringer, Southern Africa
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This small antelope is known for its monogamy. Klipspringers display long-term – even lifelong – pair bonding.

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