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You think a puppy is the cutest thing on earth? Well that’s about to change.

Nature is full of wonders… and cute, little, furry creatures you never knew existed. From the bush lands of Australia to the jungles of South America to the African deserts, we present 20 of the most adorable animals you will want to keep as a pet. Some of them so tiny that you can place them in your pocket and go with you wherever you are.

We personally love the Jerboa, a rabbit/mouse hybrid we would want to cuddle for hours on end. That Red Panda comes close second because, who doesn’t love pandas?

Read through and tell us which of these cute creatures you’ll want to keep as a pet!

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Baby Agouti

Baby Agouti

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Bear Cat

Bear Cat

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Baby Bongo

Baby Bongo

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Chevrotain

Chevrotain

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Baby Gundi

Baby Gundi

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Baby Owston's Civet

Baby Owston’s Civet

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Baby Pika

Baby Pika

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Dhole Puppy

Dhole Puppy

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Dik Dik

Dik Dik

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Golden Brushtail Possum

Golden Brushtail Possum

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Jerboa

Jerboa

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Numbat

Numbat

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Red Panda

Red Panda

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Hainan Gibbon

Hainan Gibbon

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Roloway Monkey

Roloway Monkey

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Ploughshare Tortoise

Ploughshare Tortoise

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Red Crested Tree Rat

Red Crested Tree Rat

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Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

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Australian Wallaby

Australian Wallaby

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Sugar Slider

Sugar Slider

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Titanium

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Found in some non-dairy creamers, icing and white salad dressing.

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Beetles

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Carmine is actually ground up red beetle shells, used to dye red some of your favorite red-colored foods.

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Beaver…Stuff

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Vanilla ice cream and some raspberry-flavored foods are really yummy…thanks to the anal gland secretions and urine coming from beavers. Yup.

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Bones

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Charred animal bones is used in white sugar to filter it of any color impurities.

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Jell-o

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What makes jell-o stick? Collagen made from the connective tissue that holds animal bones together.

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Fish Bladders

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What gives some of your favorite beer its golden yellow color? You guessed it right – fish bladders.

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Sheep’s Oily Secretions

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You’ve already chewed on this – it’s listed as lanolin in your chewing gum label.

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Duck Feathers and Human Hair

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If you have a thing for big-label bagged bread, then you’ve already eaten some of these in the form of a cooked down amino acid.

 

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Sand

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You like fast food? Then most likely you’ve eaten sad, or silicon dioxide as they call it.

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Sawdust

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The next time you buy shredded cheese, read the label for an ingredient called cellulose. That’s sawdust, used to prevent the shreds from sticking together.

 

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 Calf Stomach

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Without processed calf stomach called rennet, milk won’t turn into cheese. So there.

 

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Phosphoric Acid

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You know that stuff used by gangsters in movies to dissolve bodies? Well manufacturers also use it in soda, that’s what gives your drink its acidity.

 

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Borax

 

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Yes, that’s your typical household cleaner…and caviar preservative.

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 Coal Tar

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Listed among the “dangerous goods” identified by the UN, this is commonly used to dye candy, soda and other food products red.

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Pink Slime

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This yummy looking candy stuff is what a lot processed fast food meat is made of, like your chicken nuggets and hamburgers.

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1. Pretty much any goat GIF

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2. Any dog that doesn’t like showers.

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3.  The time Philip gave Steph some IT advice

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4. A furious otter

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5. Any time you get to deploy this GIF in an email thread…

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6. This man knows how to wear a hoodie

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7. This vet

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8. These friends… 🙂

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9. This child making some friends

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10. Jeff

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11. That time the people of Mexico lined the streets to see the pope but a dog thought otherwise

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12. The time Beth got the wrong end of the stick

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13. The fact there’s a Facebook group where they compare abandoned mattresses to celebrity fashions

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14. Usain Bolt just being Usain Bolt

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15. Two koalas

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16. Patrick Stewart’s cheeky face

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17. That time Jesse got confused

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18. And any of Pun Dog’s terrible jokes

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19. Any duck that can’t stay awake…

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20. Any otter that can slam-dunk

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There is nothing cuter in this world than adorable household pets curled up or happily attached to their favorite plushie toys.

Why do you think animals cuddle or play with stuffed animals? The actual reasons actually vary. Some do so for warmth to keep them safe while they slumber away. For some animals, like dogs for example, cuddle with stuffed animals for they represent prey. This is apparent as well when dogs often thrash or rip apart their plushies during play.

Whatever the reason, there is definitely nothing like seeing an animal cuddling with toys. It is always sure to bring out the fuzzies in everyone who sees it.

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Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova has already been featured in the past for her extraordinary work showcasing young women holding wild animals. She recently showcased an even more daring set of photos, featuring even larger and more exotic animals such as bears, elephants, giraffes and elk.

Plotnikova’s work shows a stunning yet haunting blend of surrealism with mythical and fairytale elements. A dreamy vibe is made possible through soft and muted colors resulting to enchanting photos. The stunning contrast between delicate, feminine models against powerful, wild animals helped to conjure images of regal princesses and fantasy and magic.

Though it may seem like capturing the images is risky and dangerous, Plotnikova assures everyone that she has sought the help of professional animal trainers all throughout the shoot, even showing behind-the-scene photos of a bear trainer giving out treats from over a model’s shoulder.

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