May 312012

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

The other day we heard of an animal we had never learned of before: the mara. At first glance, we thought that the mara looked like some kind of cross between a rabbit and a capybara. It turns out that maras are rodents like them. They are actually the fourth largest rodents trailing the capybara, the beaver, and the porcupine.

Baby Mara with Mother

Baby Mara with Mother

Found here: wex gallery

May 302012

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

Yes, all these words certainly do accurately describe this adorable little kitten friend. Don’t you love the pink pads on his/her feet? What a sweetheart this little guy is. Don’t you want to sing the kitten a lullaby and maybe feed him/her a little bit of milk? This soft kitty is a major cutie and we’re all big fans here at ACAD.

Fuzzy Kitten

Fuzzy Sleeping Kitty Cat

Found here: Love Meow

May 292012

Hey everyone. I couldn’t figure out what to post today, so I hopped onto Pintrest and looked through some people’s cute photo albums. In the end, I came to an album that was dedicated to cute, goofy animal noses, and in that album I found this guy. He’s a long-eared elephant shrew and he looks very cute, silly, and goofy. By the way, there’s a type of shrew that is the smallest mammal in the world, weighing only two grams! Blue Bear actually weighs about the same amount.

Just Nose-ying Along

Just Nose-ying Along

Found here: Pets Foto

P.S. Turquoise Bear (Blue Bear’s Brother) saw an episode of Sesame Street the other day involving animal noses! Maybe you will all meet Turquoise Bear one day!

May 282012

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

Today we watched Pixar’s Ratatouille, which is one of our all-time favourites. We love the story and we think that all the rats are absolutely adorable, especially Remy, a mini rat chef. This post is in honour of him because we think Remy is an absolute cutie. If you haven’t seen Disney’s Ratatouille, you should definitely watch it as soon as possible.

Now, here is a picture of a rat appreciating a rather large piece of watermelon:

Cute Rat Eating Watermelon

It may be bigger than me, but I'm sure I can finish it all!

Here is Remy making an omelet:

Remy From Ratatouille Making an Omelet

Can we have some?

Remy found here: fanpop!
Rat eating watermelon found here: Bildungblog

May 262012

Penguin here.

Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. I barely have words to say about this absolutely adorable picture. Thank you Little Pumpkins Photography for making my day! I love dachshunds and this little puppy is making the puppy-est of puppy faces! Don’t you just want to kiss him? Ahhh, he’s irresistible!

Little Grey Dachshund in a Bucket

The Puppy-est of Puppy Faces

Picture by Little Pumpkins Photography

May 252012

Penguin here.

I can’t believe we’ve neglected to post a single sugar glider in all this time of running ACAD. How could this be that we overlooked such cute little marsupial buddies? This sugar glider in particular is demonstrating adorable behaviour as he/she munches away on a rather crunchy looking cookie. Look at those adorable ears and eyes! I want one! By the way, sugar gliders are gliding possums.

Adorable Sugar Glider Eating

Yum, Yum! Crunch, Crunch! Om Nom Nom!

Found here: Dipity

May 242012

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

We’re here together again having fun searching for adorable animals like this little family here. How cute is this little cub hugging its mommy? It makes us melt! No wonder Mozilla Firefox chose to brand themselves after such a cute animal. What a sweet hug. It makes us smile and we hope it has the same effect on you guys.

Baby Red Panda Cub Hugging Mother

Warm Mommy Hugs

Found here: Flickr

May 232012

Hey guys, Blue Bear and Penguin here.

We were watching Jeopardy! today and the Final Jeopardy question was the best possible category – Animals! The question was about which animal, named after an island, has the hardest pound-for-pound bite of all. The answer, of course, was the tasmanian devil. He’s a tough guy! Did you know they can even consume bones, and often do just that! Yikes! They tend to scavenge more than hunt, but you still wouldn’t want to get bit by one of these guys. However, despite their toughness and strength, they are extremely cute! Check it out.

Baby Tasmanian Devil on Mother's Back

I'm a tough guy!

Found here: Herald Sun

May 222012

Hey everyone. You guys might be wondering why I didn’t entitle this “Young Meerkat with Parents”. Well, according to National Geographic, meerkats work in larger family units than just a mother, father, and their young. In the meerkat community, some stand on lookout while others rest, and then they swap off in shifts, and so the young will not always be taken care of by the same adults. Pretty cool!

Are we going to the movies?

Are we going to the movies?

Found here: National Geographic

May 212012

Penguin here.

I love this picture. I think it’s absolutely adorable how these downy cygnets are taking a ride on mommy or daddy’s back.

According to, cygnets usually hatch between June and July and within 24 hours, they can leave their nest; within 48 hours, they can actually swim and even dive! The parents both take care of their cygnets, feeding and protecting them.

Mute Swan Carrying Chicks on Its Back

Thanks for the ride!

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