Brace yourselves, folks. The density of cuteness may cause light to bend its path around this post.
Asian Small-Clawed Otters
These pups, Chet (male) and Kalaya (female) were born at the Auckland Zoo in March, and have enthusiastically explored every inch of their habitat and have jumped right into their swimming lessons with all four webbed feet.
I’ve written about Asian Small-Clawed Otters in my Monday Mustelid series.
Snow Leopard Cubs
These two currently un-named cubs were born on May 15 at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada, and being cared for by their experienced mother Batu.
I’ve written about Snow Leopards in my Caturday series.
Both cubs are healthy and doing fine!
I’ve saved the best for last.
This little Red Fox kit was orphaned when her mother was struck and killed by a car in Massachusetts. A local resident contacted the New Bedford Zoo for help in rescuing the little gal.
Upon examination, the staff at the New Bedford Zoo discovered that the kit is blind, and cannot be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Don’t worry, though, because the New Bedford Zoo has given this little kit a name and a job. Her name is Piper, and she’s going to become one of the zoo’s Animal Ambassadors.
In order for Piper to grow up to be the best Animal Ambassador she can be, the staff are teaching her how to walk on a leash and are exposing her to a variety of smells and sounds, so that she will become less fearful of strange new environments.
I’ve written about Red Foxes in my Wednesday Woof series.