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.
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.
Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.
One of these things is not like the other … and that's what makes it adorable!
Photographer Grace Chon has been capturing images of her 10-month-old son, Jasper, and the family's rescue pup, Zoey, dressed in matching clothes for the past three months.
Whether it's party hats or hoodies the two are modeling, they're always happy to pose for the camera – or just be in each other's company.
There's nothing we love more than a good holiday, and today marks just about the greatest one of all (sorry, Christmas): National Pet Day.
Choosing to stay away from the ongoing dog vs. cat debate, we here at PEOPLE Pets are celebrating by sharing our favorite photos of camaraderie; the rare moments when dogs and cats play nice.
Below, you'll find five of our favorites, and the perfect dose of cuteness to kick off your weekend.
We've been patiently waiting for a wedding that would top Prince William and Kate's 2011 nuptials. There have been many close calls, and we haven't even seen Kimye tie yet, meaning the best may be yet to come.
But leave it to a pair of dogs to remind the world just what true puppy love is all about.
Meet Pete and Tally. They're newlyweds, who just happen to have furry paws (to have and to hold), wagging tails (for better, for worse) and an enduring love for each other (until death do they part).
Like all great love stories, their fairy tale has unfolded on Instagram, from those nerve-wracking first dates to their wedding day.
We thought Taylor Swift's friendships with Lorde, Karlie Kloss and every other it girl ever were cute.
But no matter how many slumber parties Swift throws – no matter how many cookies they bake, or what colors they paint their fingernails – it's going to be hard to top what happened when a horse met a cat.
Naturally, said horse and cat became best friends. (Watch the cuddly evidence in the video above.)
Every day is Halloween when you're an adorable hedgehog.
Meet Marutaro: He's got a whole lot of spines, even more Twitter followers (45,000 and counting!) and an endless supply of dress-up options.
We assume Marutaro's owner is pretty crafty: the mask-like cutouts Marutaro rocks have made the hedgehog an Internet star. And judging by his looks so far – from Pikachu to a duck – it's easy to see why.
This is, quite literally, an old dog learning a new trick.
Photographer Candice Sedighan's 11-year-old golden retriever, Champ, has found himself a surrogate father to an unusual brood: A small flock of baby chickens.
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