Baby aardvarks are adorable. Why did nobody tell me this? It looks like somebody took a sphinx cat, fattened it up, slapped on a pig's nose, swapped in a pair of donkey ears, and... wow, I don't even know how to describe its feet. Doesn't matter. The point is I need ten of them.
Here's the strange thing, though: this little critter was born at Chicago's Brookfield zoo over a month ago, and yet its gender remains a mystery — apparently aardvarks don't develop discernible external genitalia until they're around a year old (see that between its legs? Not a penis. At least not necessarily.)
That also means this little dude/dudette has no name. But instead of, say, checking its sex chromosomes, everyone's been perfectly content to go on calling the aardvark "He/she/it."
[Via Chicago Tribune and the Brookfield Zoo]