Rare Baby Elephant Twins Will Mess Up Your Entire Day

Do you have a handkerchief? You're going to want a handkerchief. And a glass of water. And I don't know, a Xanax or something, because Monday is too early in the week to hit anyone with probably the cutest thing you will see in your entire life before Wednesday. » 12/08/14 8:45pm 12/08/14 8:45pm

​This Cat Really Enjoys Being Vacuumed

Vacuums! They're not just for keeping your house clean or passive aggressively leaving in front of your roommates door hoping that one day he or she will take the goddamn hint. They're also for helping cats be even more self indulgent! » 9/28/14 4:40pm 9/28/14 4:40pm

Lothario Guinea Pig Infiltrates Female Enclosure, Sires Around 400

Hatton Country Word animal park in Warwickshire, England is about to face something of a population boom, after a male guinea pig escaped the male-only enclosure, found his way to the female pen, and made The Rounds. » 6/07/14 12:00pm 6/07/14 12:00pm

​Sea Lion Checks To Make Sure Fallen Girl Is Alright

I love pinnipeds. I have ever since I met resident seals Layla and Lily at the Maritime Center (they might have been sea lions, whatever I was 5). Anyway, this video is especially adorable seeing as it hits all my personal Greatest Video Ever benchmarks which consists of: » 5/26/14 5:13pm 5/26/14 5:13pm

Dogs Recall Their Owners' Scent Like You Remember Your Mom's Perfume

Ever worry that your puppy is just in it for the kibble? Well, be reassured: A new study suggests that your dog remembers your scent just the way you can't catch a whiff of fresh-baked cookies without thinking of your grandma. (Or Shalimar, depending on the type of grandma you had.) » 3/19/14 4:30pm 3/19/14 4:30pm

The true origin of "squee!"

Among fans, "squee" has become a word that sums up all our feelings of reckless abandon when we wholeheartedly fall in love with a story or character. New Firefly movie? Squee! Shirtless Benedict Cumberbatch photos revealed? Squee! The next Game of Thrones book is out? SQUEE!!! But squee was first used as comic book… » 1/01/14 11:51am 1/01/14 11:51am

A New Generation of Kittens Struggles with Physics

If Isaac Newton had kittens (and I'm not saying he did, because, for all I know, Isaac Newton was an iguana person), you can bet they wouldn't have been interested in physics or calculus. They would have wanted to move to Italy and become painters or layabouts in spite of Catdaddy Isaac Newton's strenuous efforts to… » 12/28/13 5:00pm 12/28/13 5:00pm

And now, an otter tossing a rock between its paws

In the future, when dictionary definitions are supplemented with looping animations, the word "frivolity" will almost certainly be accompanied by a clip of this otter at Sea Life Oberhausen in Germany, playing with a rock and generally enjoying life. » 9/19/13 2:20pm 9/19/13 2:20pm

Baby Mammals Twitch in Their Sleep Because They’re Learning Cute Moves

Okay, so this research into the phenomenon of twitching baby mammals (in the words of University of Iowa psychology professor Mark Blumberg, “literally every mammal that has ever been looked at” twitches) is really interesting, but I’m not going to dress this post up in futuristic scientific regalia (I was thinking a… » 6/22/13 2:00pm 6/22/13 2:00pm

Adorable But Horrible: 26 Cute Critters You'll Want to Avoid

Horror isn't always slimy and grotesque; some of the most frightening monsters come in the cutest packages. We list the fluffy, wide-eyed, and downright adorable critters that want to scare you, eat you, or enslave you for all time. » 10/29/09 4:20pm 10/29/09 4:20pm