Some cuteness to ease you into the weekend

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Asian small-clawed otter pups @ San Diego Zoo. More here.

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I admit I'm a sucker for cute, furry things. But even those of you who prefer the scaly creatures have to be won over by these little fur balls: Photo credits: Jason Collier/SeaWorld Orlando, c/o Zooborns These are some of SeaWorld Orlando's newest arrivals: a pack of four Asian Small-Clawed Otter…
Zoo Borns claims "A second serving of adorable Asian Small-clawed Otter pups born just three weeks ago at Sea World Orlando. As you can hear on camera, these social otters often communicate vocally, in this case with a very fitting chirp." Then they have these bogus video: Right, sure. THIS IS…
A small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea), photographed at the National Zoo.
A small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

"Pssst! Hey Jimmy, we're too late for Monday Mustelid. Make some purring sounds and prance around like you own the place, and maybe they'll let us into Friday Felid.

"Thank god we don't have to sneak into Saturday Cetacean. Plankton tastes like shit."

Hard to believe that these things grow up to be apex predators that can pretty much kill anything they choose to kill.

By John Jackson (not verified) on 27 Mar 2009 #permalink