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Post by J sub D » 31 Aug 2010, 13:04

Using kittens
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and other baby animals.
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Post by Mo » 31 Aug 2010, 13:27

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Post by rana » 31 Aug 2010, 13:38

:lol:

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Post by Ellie » 31 Aug 2010, 23:40

Man, how do you guys always know when I'm having an awful day and need the cheer of baby animals?

In return, have some Baby Asian Small-Clawed Otters!
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Post by JD » 01 Sep 2010, 15:57

Evil twin, what's that first creature? A clouded leopard? I thought it might be an ocelot, so I googled ocelot...I want one now.
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(Then I read about how unpredictable they can be...maybe a regular housecat is better.)

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Post by Stevo Darkly » 01 Sep 2010, 16:11

I think the first couple of kitties are baby leopards, black variation. "Melanistic phase" if you want to talk all zoologistic. A.k.a. "black panthers," but you can have black cubs and normal cubs born in the same litter.

They might also possibly be jaguar cubs (which also have melanistic variants). But the body spots of leopards are open rosettes, whereas jaguars' body spots are rosettes with a dot in the center of them. The cubs look like they have the former.

(And now I'm going to look this up in case I got it all wrong.)
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Post by J sub D » 01 Sep 2010, 16:19

Stevo Darkly wrote:I think the first couple of kitties are baby leopards, black variation. "Melanistic phase" if you want to talk all zoologistic. A.k.a. "black panthers," but you can have black cubs and normal cubs born in the same litter.

They might also possibly be jaguar cubs (which also have melanistic variants). But the body spots of leopards are open rosettes, whereas jaguars' body spots are rosettes with a dot in the center of them. The cubs look like they have the former.

(And now I'm going to look this up in case I got it all wrong.)
Stevo is unsurprisingly correct.
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Post by Stevo Darkly » 10 Sep 2010, 00:42

I happened across this:

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Post by thoreau » 10 Sep 2010, 00:49

I can beat that:

Live feed of lion kittens.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Great ... am=LC1#cam
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Post by dbcooper » 15 Sep 2010, 13:09

Not a baby animal, but a "yoga" bear:

http://www.guardian.
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Post by Stevo Darkly » 15 Sep 2010, 14:09

A yogi bear!
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Post by Wixenstyx » 15 Sep 2010, 21:07

Stevo Darkly wrote:I think the first couple of kitties are baby leopards, black variation. "Melanistic phase" if you want to talk all zoologistic. A.k.a. "black panthers," but you can have black cubs and normal cubs born in the same litter.

They might also possibly be jaguar cubs (which also have melanistic variants). But the body spots of leopards are open rosettes, whereas jaguars' body spots are rosettes with a dot in the center of them. The cubs look like they have the former.

(And now I'm going to look this up in case I got it all wrong.)
You're so cute when you wax all zoologistical, Stevo. ;)
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Post by Stevo Darkly » 16 Sep 2010, 11:34

Thank you, my favorite Sciurid!
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Post by thoreau » 16 Sep 2010, 19:54

The lion kittens are starting to walk around the den, but their mother is having a hard time persuading them to go outside and play. To them, the entire universe is contained within that den.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Great ... am=LC1#cam

(It's a live feed, so you can't rewind to the cuter moments, alas.)
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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Sep 2010, 16:21

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Post by Stevo Darkly » 27 Sep 2010, 02:32

I win!

See amazing RARE footage of a baby snow leopard IN THE WILD in the Himalayas! (It comes up to investigate a camera.)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_ne ... 021293.stm
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Post by Ellie » 27 Sep 2010, 10:57

YOU GUYS I DON'T THINK YOU NOTICED BUT THERE IS A BABY SNOW LEOPARD THERE WITH A TEENY NOSE

Nose! *pets screen*
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Post by Shem » 28 Sep 2010, 09:19

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Post by PicassoIII » 22 Oct 2010, 22:03

So i achtualli has tree of tree of dees firbals.

Here's too.

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Post by Ellie » 22 Oct 2010, 22:22

I love it when cats lay like that with their paws tucked under their chests. We call it "laying like a breadbox."
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Post by Stevo Darkly » 25 Oct 2010, 14:55

I just stumbled across more footage of wild kittens:



And yes, these also have tiny noses.

(I'm hoping to find images of kittens with enormous probiscises to see if Ellie still considers them cute.)
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Post by Hugh Akston » 25 Oct 2010, 15:00

Ask and ye shall receive:

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Post by J sub D » 25 Oct 2010, 15:48

Baby tapir ≠ kitten.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 25 Oct 2010, 17:07

If Glenn Beck can call himself a libertarian, I can call a tapir a cat.
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Post by dbcooper » 25 Oct 2010, 17:11

Anyone eaten Tapir? The baby one looks tasty. :twisted:
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