One of my absolute favorite websites is ZooBorns. You know --- favorite in that "I've-only-got-time-to-check-about-four-sites-before-I-have-to-be-out-the-door" way.  It would be one of the four I checked.  Because you get faces like this:
This is a Bongo, named Brody.  And if he put every ounce of his bongo-ness behind it, I don't think he could be a single bit cuter.  Plus, the ears make you pull out that old routine, "WHAT?  WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?"

Well, one of the things we're saying is that today on ZooBorns, there are pictures of a baby tapir.  (Google it, people, I can't do all your work for you.)  For a very long time, tapirs were Briton's Very Most Favorite Animals In The Whole Big World.  And having been such, they remain objets d'affection at The Chez.  Please meet Unnamed Male Tapir:
Cute, right?  Squeeeeeeeing all over the place, yes?  But it was the second picture that sold it for me.  I don't know how many of you have been nursing mothers, have been nursing mothers at 3 AM after maybe 20 minutes' sleep,  but I have.  And this --- this right here --- this is it:


  1. Do they lose their stripes as they get older? So cute. They remind me a bit of Pilot with the big head and all.

    1. http://kbshee.blogspot.com/2012/01/im-pretty-sure-i-got-tagged.html


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