Afternoon awwwwww

Afternoon Awwwwwww

Afternoon awwwwww: Orangutan smooch

Afternoon awwwwww: Orangutan smooch

Behold the sweetness. This little orange one is laying a wet one on his mama.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwww: Baby bear's leap of faith

Afternoon Awwwww: Baby bear's leap of faith

Just what is this little cub up to?  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Pint-sized polar bear

Afternoon awwwwww: Pint-sized polar bear

How tiny! How fuzzy! How hug-worthy!  Read more

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Afternoon awwwww: Playful little tigers

Afternoon awwwww: Playful little tigers

People have been able to go to the zoo in Aschersleben, Germany, to catch a glimpse of these two, playful cuties.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Cuddly Saint Bernard baby

Afternoon Awwww: Cuddly Saint Bernard baby

Oh holy snuggly, cuddly, chubby, Swiss mountain cuteness!  Read more

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Afternoon awwwww: Panda in a tree

Afternoon awwwww: Panda in a tree

A giant panda named Huaao plays on a tree in the snow at a zoo in Yantai, China.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwwww: Lucky charm pigs

Afternoon awwwwwww: Lucky charm pigs

These little piggies went to the zoo...  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwwww: Who's the plush toy?

Afternoon Awwwwww: Who's the plush toy?

Someone here is a cuddly plush toy here. But who?  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwwww: Snow snout

Afternoon Awwwwww: Snow snout

I suppose that soon enough, our pups right here in Maryland will have a chance to dip their little snouts in a fresh mound of snow.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwww: Leopard cub

Afternoon awwwww: Leopard cub

Tiny little palm-sized bundle! Zookeeper Sar Roeun feeds this leopard cub by bottle in the wildlife rescue center at the Phnom Tamao zoo near Phnom Penh. Local media there reported that a fisherman found three female leopard kittens in a flooded area of Kandal province three weeks ago, and then handed them over to the center. One since died.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Tiny hippo

Afternoon awwwwww: Tiny hippo

Soooooo tiny! Relatively speaking, of course.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Baby orangutan

Afternoon awwwwww: Baby orangutan

How cute is this??? This is Damai, a two-week-old orangutan, a baby girl. Her name means peace.   Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Baby elephant

Afternoon awwwwww: Baby elephant

A fuzzy baby Asian elephant, who hadn't been named when this picture was shot on Oct. 20, clings to its mother, Azizah. It was just two days after the elephant's birth at Whipsnade Zoo in southern England.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Dog as a glamour queen

Afternoon awwwwww: Dog as a glamour queen

To be honest, I'm not really sure what this pup is supposed to be. But whatever it is, it looks good, no?  Read more

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Afternooon awwwwww: Dog as Popeye's spinach

Afternooon awwwwww: Dog as Popeye's spinach

Where do they come up with this stuff? Gina and Scott Keatley are dressed as Popeye and Olive while their dog, Buttercup, is their fortifying spinach. Love it!.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwwwww: Dog as dragon

Afternoon awwwwwwww: Dog as dragon

As far as dragons go, this costume is pretty sweet. The dragon-dog was part of the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York last weekend.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Dog as a city bus

Afternoon awwwwww: Dog as a city bus

At last weekend's BARCStoberfest in Baltimore, the big winner of the costume contest was a greyhound dog dressed as a greyhound bus. A greyhound greyhound! Here the's New York version. Much more elaborate, complete with his own bus stop.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwwwww: Dog as a pin cushion

Afternoon Awwwwwww: Dog as a pin cushion

It's a a dog as a pin cushion! Another very creative costume from the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 22. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the county, organizers say.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwwwwww: Dog as Don Draper

Afternoon Awwwwwwww: Dog as Don Draper

This might be the best damn Halloween costume for a dog that I've seen all year. And I've seen a lot of 'em... It's Jack as Don Draper from "MadMen." Jack was part of the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 22. The parade has a reputation for some of the most creative costumes around -- and it's the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the country, they say.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Tiger cub plays with lion cub

Afternoon Awwww: Tiger cub plays with lion cub

An explosion of adorable. The three-month old Bengal from last week is now playing with a baby lion of the same age!  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Even more Bengal cub

Afternoon Awwww: Even more Bengal cub

That sweet little tiger couldn't be cuter. Here the three-month-old cub rolls for a tummy shot at the Puerto Vallarta zoo.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Bengal cub

Afternoon Awwww: Bengal cub

A fetching Bengal tiger cub struts his cute stuff at the Puerto Vallarta zoo on October 13. The park's tiger breeding program is booming, with more than 20 tigers born since 2010 including a rare white Bengal.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Grey owl duo

Afternoon Awwww: Grey owl duo

Two Great Grey Owls, also known as Lapland Owls, sit inside an open air cage at Siberia's Royev Ruchey zoo.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  A basket full of tiger

Afternoon Awwww: A basket full of tiger

How big is this little tiger cub? He's about to find otu. An employee of the Royev Ruchey zoo in Siberia pulls the cub, just two months old, from a basket for a weigh0in.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Baby drill monkey

Afternoon Awwww: Baby drill monkey

A baby Drill monkey holds on to its mother, Nora, at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. The baby monkey, which was born in August, is the first drill monkey birth at the zoo.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Baby zebra

Afternoon Awwww: Baby zebra

A male foal Zebra sticks close to his mother at the National Zoo of San Salvador. This baby is less than a week old and the first to be born in the National Zoo.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Baby wallaby

Afternoon Awwww: Baby wallaby

The other day the San Diego Zoo released this picture of a Parma wallaby in the nursery being bottle fed by senior keeper Janet Hawes.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Baby paca

Afternoon Awwww: Baby paca

An affectionate lowland paca named Poco investigates the nursery and a photographer at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Tiger cub foursome

Afternoon Awwww: Tiger cub foursome

Four Indochinese tiger cubs sit in a basket at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin. The four tigers were born at the zoo on August 10.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Chimp love

Afternoon Awwww: Chimp love

A chimpanzee cuddles her infant in their newly renovated habitat at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. The state-of-the-art exhibit features giant towers, networks of climbing ropes, a hammock, and an expansive glassed area and tunnel systems for viewing the primates.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Do these jeans make my tail look fat?

Afternoon Awwww: Do these jeans make my tail look fat?

Who among us hasn't wondered the question as old as time itself: Do these jeans make my butt look big?  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  A dog that holds your purse

Afternoon Awwww: A dog that holds your purse

There are tricks and then there are tricks. Sugar, here, has one great trick: Holding his mom's purse.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Napping koala

Afternoon Awwww: Napping koala

Shhh. Don't bother the furry one....  A koala takes an afternoon nap in a tree at the San Diego Zoo on Sept. 23.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  More tiger cub with momma

Afternoon Awwww: More tiger cub with momma

A momma tiger named Iris plants a big wet one on one of her 7-week-old cubs during one of their first walks though their open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Tiger cub with momma

Afternoon Awwww: Tiger cub with momma

Momma tiger Iris plays with her three 7-week-old cubs in their open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Lovebirds

Afternoon Awwww: Lovebirds

Fischer's Lovebirds perch in their cage at Pairi Daiza, a zoo and botanical garden, in Brugelette, Belgium.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: More mini piglets!

Afternoon Awwww: More mini piglets!

Can't get enough mini-pig piglets? Here's more!!  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Mini piglets!

Afternoon Awwww: Mini piglets!

Two mini-pig piglets stand next to their mother on September 23 at the Hanover zoo in Germany. Adult mini pigs reach a weight of up to 70 kilograms, which is about 150 pounds. For a pig, that's apparently "mini."  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Bottle-fed baby lion

Afternoon Awwww: Bottle-fed baby lion

Veterinarian Doctor Maria Diaz gives milk to a newborn lion at the Zoo and Eco Park in Honduras.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Fashion Week kitty

Afternoon Awwww: Fashion Week kitty

A kitty named Natasha Finkel isn't a designer. And she isn't a model. But she sure was  photographed like one during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 14. What a cat!  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Yawning baby lion

Afternoon Awwww: Yawning baby lion

A two week old lion cub yawns during his very first outdoor adventure at the city zoo in the Russian city of Stavropol. He can't be bored already.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Even more impossibly cute white lion cub

Afternoon Awwww: Even more impossibly cute white lion cub

British animal trainer Martin Lacey jr. shows off a white lion cub born at the end of August at the Circus Krone in Hamburg,  Germany.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Impossibly cute white lion cub

Afternoon Awwww: Impossibly cute white lion cub

Have you seen anything this adorable today? It's a wee white lion cub that was born at the end of August at the Circus Krone in Hamburg, Germany. The little one is taking a star turn during a press conference on September 16.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  More baby red pandas!

Afternoon Awwww: More baby red pandas!

Two newborn Red Panda cubs play, nose-to-nose as they meet the press at the Berlin Tierpark zoo. The babies named Kit and Kitty were born in June.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Baby red pandas

Afternoon Awwww: Baby red pandas

Behold the cuteness! Two newborn Red Panda twin cubs make their debut before reporters at Berlin's Tierpark zoo this week.The pandas, named Kit and Kitty, were born in June in the German capital.   Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Albino hedgehog

Afternoon Awwww: Albino hedgehog

An albino hedgehog sits on someone's palm at the Botanical Garden in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The hedgehog was found at one of the construction sites of the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Adorable duckling

Afternoon Awwww: Adorable duckling

A duckling mugs for the camera at an incubating farm outside Hanoi. Look at that face!  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  More adorable ducklings!

Afternoon Awwww: More adorable ducklings!

Ducklings huddle in complete cuteness at an incubating farm outside Hanoi.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Playing baby elephants

Afternoon Awwww: Playing baby elephants

Two baby male elephants play at a zoo in western Germany. Both babies were born at the zoo last January.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Polar fox babies

Afternoon Awwww: Polar fox babies

Two of three newly-arrived polar fox babies keep out of the rain at the Berlin Zoo on September 9. The Zoo recently aquired the foxes, who are five months old.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Cake-eating monkey

Afternoon Awwww: Cake-eating monkey

Mmmmm, cake. A monkey nibbles on a moon cake made of fruit at a zoo in Shenzhen, Guangdong province of China. Moon cake is traditional food for Chinese people during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which fell on September 12 this year.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww:  Birthday pandas

Afternoon Awwww: Birthday pandas

Happy birthday cuties! Panda cubs Po and De De discover and then devour the cake made to celebrate their first birthday. The cubs were partying during celebration in their honor this month at the Madrid Zoo.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Siamese kittens

Afternoon Awwww: Siamese kittens

Siamese kittens, ages three to four months, peek from their carrying sack at a cat show in Munich, Germany.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Squirrel monkeys

Afternoon Awwww: Squirrel monkeys

A few weeks ago I would have admitted that I'd never heard of a squirrel monkey. Now they're an Unleashed favorite!  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Doggy sheikh

Afternoon Awwww: Doggy sheikh

What's this little pup dressed up as? The dog was a model in the recent 2nd Annual 'Patterns for Paws' event in Los Angeles.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Dog nursing piglets

Afternoon Awwww: Dog nursing piglets

Regular readers of this blog know that here at Unleashed headquarters, we hold a special spot for stories of interspecies love. Here's the latest.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwww: Baby dromedary

Afternoon Awwww: Baby dromedary

Camel love! A little dromedary and an adult one stand in their enclosure on August 23 at the "ZOOM" zoo in Germany.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwww: Squirrel monkeys

Afternoon Awwwww: Squirrel monkeys

Soccer is getting so popular! Even the Bolivian squirrel monkeys can't resist.  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwww: Python meets bunny

Afternoon Awwwww: Python meets bunny

This one should really be called "Afternoon Uh-oh." Or maybe, "Afternoon Oh-no!"  Read more

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Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a quarter over the past seven years to reach more than 780 individuals. Two-thirds of them are found in the Virunga chain that straddles Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were brought to the world's attention primatologist Dian Fossey.  Read more

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Afternoon awwww: Birman kitty

Afternoon awwww: Birman kitty

This looks like an award-winner to me. Femi, a Blue Lynx Point Birman cat, owned by Doug Piparo of Richmond, Va., plays withs ribbons. The kitty was competing this weekend at the Hidden Peak Cat Club's 32nd annual cat show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.  Read more

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Afternoon awwwwww: Baby red river hog

Afternoon awwwwww: Baby red river hog

A young red river hog named Thomu, an animal which is also known as a bush pig, stands next to his mother, Dagamba in their habitat at the Berlin zoo on August 12.  Read more


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Kim Fernandez is a lifelong dog lover who's currently owned by Molly, who started out as a Lab Rescue orphan and is now among the most spoiled canines on the eastern seaboard. When Kim's not throwing tennis balls at the dog park or pressuring her friends to rescue pets, she writes for a variety of magazines and websites.

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