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Kitties aren't the only curious creatures, polar bears like to nose around too.

One wildlife photographer found two especially eager polar bear cubs on a recent trip. In this video, the two furry kids spot the camera and begin swimming toward the lens.

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681 is a very lucky number.

A week-old otter pup, dubbed 681, was found abandoned at night on a California beach and taken by experts to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where they determined she needed some critical care, according to the Washington Post.

It took four weeks for staff there to fatten up the 2-lb. pup, who has since been transferred to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for an otter boot camp of sorts, because most otters don't separate from their mothers until about 8 months old.

The Post reports that instead of joining the other young otters there, pup 681, who is now a healthy 6 lbs., will stay behind the scenes and learn the ins and outs of otter life, including grooming, swimming and feeding on her own (shrimp and clams anyone?).

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The Daily Treat: 100-Day-Old Panda Triplets Are 11 Pounds with 2 Teeth

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The world's only surviving giant panda triplets were doing well as they turned 100 days old on Wednesday.

Each weighs more than 5 kilograms (11 lbs.), up from just over 100 grams (3½ oz.) at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each.

The cubs were born on July 29 within four hours, the female cub first and then her brothers.

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The Daily Treat: Mama Bear Is Reunited with Cub Stuck in Trash Bin

Mama Bear Is Reunited with Cub Stuck in Trash Bin (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/17/2014 02:45 PM

Forget playdates. For a mother bear and her cub, Pasadena, California, became a playground on Thursday.

News helicopters captured their city adventure, which began when the two California black bears were spotted hanging near a dumpster in a busy business district. The mother stood on a ledge as her baby struggled to get out of the receptacle.

"They bring their cubs to an area where there's a decent amount of food, decent amount of water, and there's no threat," California Department of Fish and Wildlife game warden J.C. Healy explained to NBC Los Angeles.

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Watch a Baby Deer & Kitten Strike Up a Friendship

Originally posted 10/10/2014 04:15 PM



Some friendships are fleeting.

That person you bonded with in the never-ending post office line, that guy you shared a knowing glance with on an overcrowded train – those friendships are there when you need them then gone tomorrow, but you're a slightly different person because of them.

One day, an adorable rescued fawn and a neighborhood kitten struck up such a friendship, and it was all captured in a YouTube video by TheLightHouseLady.

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Mysterious Bear Cub Found Dead Inside Central Park

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Mystery: Bear Cub Found Dead Inside N.Y.C.'s Central Park

Originally posted 10/07/2014 05:45 PM

A bear cub has been found dead under a bush in Central Park, and authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role.

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Black Tiger Cub Tries to Terrify, Looks Purr-fectly Precious Instead

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This tiger cub is only 25 days old, but the squirmy cutie has already figured out how to work the camera.

The unnamed newborn joined in on an adorable photo shoot in Hangzhou, China, according to Pix 11. During the session, the cub tried to strike some ferocious poses, but turned out looking more darling than dangerous. The rare black tiger was also joined by a dog, who allowed the wild animal to nurse from her when needed.

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The Daily Treat: A One-Minute Video of Puppies Playing? Yes, Please!

A One-Minute Video of Puppies Playing in Our Studio? Yes, Please!

Update 08/16/2014 11:50 AM Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00 PM

We've said it before and we'll say it again: We love our jobs.

But in order to keep them, we have to bring you things like this video of adorable puppies playing with toys in the PEOPLE studio.

The only reason we're still employed is because there is actually a reason for all this cuteness: Animal Planet's Emmy-nominated series, Too Cute, has somehow managed to get even cuter in its second season, with Too Cute! Pint-Sized, a 12-episode, half-hour series that begins Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (two back-to-back episodes air each week).

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The Daily Treat: Meet the World's First Surviving Panda Triplets (You Won't be Disappointed!)

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If there's one thing you remember from today, it should be this: there is nothing cuter than a set of panda triplets.

There is also nothing more rare. Born on July 29 at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park in China, these 16-day-old siblings are the world's first surviving panda triplets, according to The Guardian.

The birth of the panda babies – who are being cared for by their mother Juxiao and a round-the-clock team of zoo nannies – is extra-special since the animals have such a low reproductive rate.

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Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

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Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Originally posted 07/22/2014 05:15 PM

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She says their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car. The mother died.

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