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VIDEO: Baby Prairie Dog and Cat Become the Best of Friends

Watch a Baby Prairie Dog & Cat Become BFFs

Originally posted 06/09/2014 11:45 AM

Friendship is magic.

Jason Hilt has had a baby prairie dog in his Auburndale, Florida, home for a few weeks now, and apparently, the little guy is getting on better than expected with Hilt's cat.

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Here Are Some of the National Zoo's Otters Playing a Keyboard

Washington, D.C., has a rich musical heritage. From John Philip Sousa to Duke Ellington, the nation's capital has much to offer the discerning music fan.

And now, the Smithsonian National Zoo is getting involved.

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WATCH: Sea Lion Shows Concern for Girl Who Trips During Game of Tag, Melts Hearts

She is beauty. She is grace. Whoops, where did she go?

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Police Officer Halts Traffic for Family of Ducks (VIDEO)

Police Officer Halts Traffic for Family of Ducks (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/27/2014 09:30 AM

There's fowl play afoot in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

So it's good the local police department is watching out for the little guys.

On May 20, the Eau Claire police department uploaded some dash camera footage of one of their officers making an unusual traffic stop: An officer sees a family of ducks crossing a busy multi-lane street, so he hops out of his car and halts traffic so the new mom can get her brood to safety.

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'Red Panda' Kitten: New Breed or Adorable Mutant? (VIDEO) | Animals & Pets, Unusual Pets

'Red Panda' Kitten: New Breed or Adorable Mutant? (VIDEO)

Update 05/20/2014 06:30 PM Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:35 PM

Stop the naturalist presses! Assuming they still have presses...

There's – possibly – a new breed of cat afoot! (Or a-paw, as the case may be.)

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Bulldog Has Best Vacay Ever After Kennel Transformation

Update 05/20/2014 03:45 PM Originally posted 05/20/2014 02:20 PM

Igor's family was leaving on a jet plane to Thailand. They knew when they'd be back again, but the poor little bulldog didn't.

So the patriarch of the family, from Lillestrom, Norway, decided to do something extra special for their adorable bulldog, who waited for them at a kennel while they vacationed.

He brought home to Igor.

In this YouTube video uploaded by a paint supply company, Igor's dad, Kai, secretly transforms a dog kennel into a little slice of home – complete with the family's couch, pillows and pictures lovingly placed throughout – so the pooch will be comforted by familiarity while he's temporarily living at his home away from home.

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Three Fruit Bats Cut a Rug in Adorable Video

Three Fruit Bats Cut a Rug in Adorable Video

Originally posted 05/14/2014 04:00 PM

Prince released "Batdance" almost 25 years ago. This video shows just how ahead of the times he was.

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Watch Hamster Eat the Tiniest Pizza Slice Ever

Watch Hamster Eat the Tiniest Pizza Slice Ever

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:30 AM

Hamsters continue to have an appetite for the adorable. Following the viral success of "Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos," another animal lover decided to create a mini meal for their furball.

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Watch the National Zoo Lion Cubs Nail Their Swim Test

Originally posted 05/09/2014 08:45 AM

There are times in life when you just have to dive right in – and that was a lesson four African lion cubs at Smithsonian's National Zoo learned earlier this week.

The cubs, born March 10, were tasked with passing a swim reliability test on Tuesday. And they nailed it! (Watch the test in the video above.)

National Zoo staff say that the 10-week-old cuties were all able to keep their heads afloat, swim to the shallow end of the moat (2½-feet deep!) and climb back onto dry land, reports USA Today. That means they're almost ready to explore the terrain of their Washington, D.C., habitat with their mother, 9-year-old Shera.

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VIDEO: Only a Hamster Can Make Eating a Burrito Look Cute

Originally posted 04/30/2014 12:30 PM

Kittens, babies, sprinkles: The best things come in small packages. So it makes scientific sense that this video of a teeny-tiny hamster eating an equally itty-bitty burrito is overflowing with adorableness.

Before the hungry, hungry hamster chows down, viewers are treated to a peek at the craftsmanship that goes into making novelty-sized Mexican food. With the ingredients carefully diced, folded and inspected, the customer is served.

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