No matter the grey hair, for our parents, we will always be babies. Hence, all the unasked advice on changing jobs, traveling abroad, getting a loan, you know it. But this time, we won't be talking about humans as we shift onto the animal kingdom to see what animal babies are like.

The obvious thing is how impawsibly cute they are. But other than that, for those who skipped biology (myself included), animal babies are somewhat of an unknown terrain. Do baby hedgehogs even have spikes? Do newborn gorillas resemble human beings? Baby sloths, are they just as cute and slow as adult sloths?

So Bored Panda has prepared for you quite a collection of pictures that should answer all these questions. Be prepared to make your heart melt, and don’t forget to upvote your favorite baby animals! Psst! More pictures of rare animal babies you probably have never seen can be found right here.

#1

A Baby Fox Showed Up To Say Hi At My Grandmother's House

A Baby Fox Showed Up To Say Hi At My Grandmother's House

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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2 months ago

I VANTS IT!!!!

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#2

Suddenly, A Tiny Baby Skunk

Suddenly, A Tiny Baby Skunk

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

I don’t care how smelly it is, I still want to hug it.

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#3

Dobby And Draco Are Being Released Tomorrow

Dobby And Draco Are Being Released Tomorrow

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Just a small town girl.
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2 months ago

Those eyes will stare into your soul!

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The primary way that animals grow and develop is by building more cells. When an animal eats food, its body breaks the food down and uses it to fuel its energy requirements and build new cells through the process of mitosis. These new, or daughter, cells are often similar in size to the old, or parent, cells.

In order to produce more cells, animal cells divide in two. The process is a complex one since the parent cell has to produce new organelles for each resulting daughter cell. It then has to copy the genetic code as accurately as possible and transfer both copies of the genetic code into the nuclei of the daughter cells. In science, it’s called mitosis.

#4

A Bowl Of Baby Otters

A Bowl Of Baby Otters

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Nana tharmaseelan
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2 months ago

The middle one is like"shadap I'm trying to sleep here!"

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#5

There Are Not Enough Baby Hippos

There Are Not Enough Baby Hippos

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Francis
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2 months ago

that's a baby pygm hippo :) i love them

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#6

Newborn Gorilla Reacts To Cold Stethoscope

Newborn Gorilla Reacts To Cold Stethoscope

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Demi Zwaan
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2 months ago

How can people see this and kill their mothers and keep the kids as pets?

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However, mitosis requires a lot of energy that comes from food, along with the raw materials for constructing more cells. The food that animals eat is then transformed into usable energy for cells or can be used to build new cells, which form tissues like skin and muscle. The process of growth involves eating food, breaking down food through digestion, absorbing nutrients from food, and building tissue.

#7

Adorable Baby Elephant

Adorable Baby Elephant

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Such smart, emotional animals. Also so beautiful.

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#8

Cute Baby Sloth

Cute Baby Sloth

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Roy
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2 months ago

awwwwwww

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#9

Cody Looks Like A Giant Teddy Bear

Cody Looks Like A Giant Teddy Bear

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Roy
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2 months ago

Teddy "mooooo"

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The rate of growth of an organism has a direct impact on its ability to adapt to the environment. For instance, an increase in the rate of growth of fleshy parts of the fish fin would provide an opportunity for the fish to adapt more easily to terrestrial locomotory life than could a fish without this modified fin. Scientists believe that hence, it may play a role in evolution.

#10

The Cutest Baby Meerkat You’ll Ever See

The Cutest Baby Meerkat You’ll Ever See

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The Cheshire Cat
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2 months ago

I just high fived its tiny paw through the screen <3

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#11

I've Never Seen A Baby Squirrel. I Am Not Disappointed

I've Never Seen A Baby Squirrel. I Am Not Disappointed

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

When I die, imma come back as a squirrel. They always seem to be having so much fun.

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#12

This Baby Penguin Looks Like An Angry Kiwi Fruit

This Baby Penguin Looks Like An Angry Kiwi Fruit

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

hahaha angry kiwi fruit. Hilarious and so true!

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#13

This Cute Goat Baby

This Cute Goat Baby

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Ara
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2 months ago

What a cute kid.

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#14

This Baby Deer

This Baby Deer

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Roy
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2 months ago

It's Blossom

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#15

One-Day-Old Puppies Tucked In Safe With Mama - So Beautiful

One-Day-Old Puppies Tucked In Safe With Mama - So Beautiful

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Mum looks tired but happy!

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#16

Billy The Endangered Baby Blue Pingu

Billy The Endangered Baby Blue Pingu

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Sue Hazlewood
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2 months ago

DOC = Department of Conservation

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#17

Bet You've Never Seen A Newborn Bunny

Bet You've Never Seen A Newborn Bunny

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Jess Ovo
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2 months ago

This is a cute baby bunny, but it is indeed not a newborn. (They're born naked and blind)

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#18

I Never Really Considered The Fact That Crows Were Once Babies

I Never Really Considered The Fact That Crows Were Once Babies

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AJ the panda.
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2 months ago

Apparently they are born grumpy.

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#19

A Wolf Pup Playing Is The Cutest Thing I've Seen All Day

A Wolf Pup Playing Is The Cutest Thing I've Seen All Day

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Puppy puppy puppy! No difference at this stage.

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#20

In Case You're Having A Bad Day, Here's A Baby Okapi

In Case You're Having A Bad Day, Here's A Baby Okapi

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Katie Lutesinger
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2 months ago

Arthur Dent's only brother was long ago nibbled to death by an okapi. But what a way to go.

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#21

Adorable Baby Crab

Adorable Baby Crab

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Lucky
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2 months ago

"Are you my Mama?"

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#22

This Baby Pangolin Wants To Talk To You About Something Important

This Baby Pangolin Wants To Talk To You About Something Important

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Nana tharmaseelan
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2 months ago

he's asking you to go to prom with him!

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#23

A Baby Hippo

A Baby Hippo

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

blep

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#24

Newborn Baby Gorilla And Mother, Sydney

Newborn Baby Gorilla And Mother, Sydney

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Happy momma. I know it's anthropomorphism, but she does look happy. Lovely portrait.

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#25

Smiling Newborn Lamb

Smiling Newborn Lamb

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Roy
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2 months ago

just smile back

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#26

This Baby Dolphin Getting A Lift On His Mother's Back

This Baby Dolphin Getting A Lift On His Mother's Back

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

wheeee

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#27

A Newborn Screech Owl

A Newborn Screech Owl

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DUN DUN
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2 months ago

Your own all time snow fluff boll

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#28

A Baby Warthog

A Baby Warthog

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PjandBolt
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2 months ago

"When I was a young warthog..."

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#29

Kangaroo Joey

Kangaroo Joey

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Aaaaaw little jump-for-joy

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#30

Baby Raccoon Taking A Nap

Baby Raccoon Taking A Nap

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Cute to look at, but give him a mission and a spaceship and he will turn into an angry and potty-mouthed little fellow. Saw it in a documentary.

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#31

Cutest Duckling Ever

Cutest Duckling Ever

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Roy
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2 months ago

now You're her mother

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#32

Lil Mav At Work With Me

Lil Mav At Work With Me

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Laura Mende (Human)
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2 months ago

It's now CAT-PROPERTY! Go find another stool, my willing underling! Worship me, hooman!!! Bahawhaw!!!! 😼😼😼

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#33

The Adorableness Of Baby Meerkats

The Adorableness Of Baby Meerkats

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Laura Mende (Human)
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2 months ago

Aren't these Marmots???

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#34

Newborn Puppy Fits In The Palm Of My Hand

Newborn Puppy Fits In The Palm Of My Hand

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Shona
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2 months ago

Oh! My heart just melted!

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#35

Baby Bat-Eared Fox

Baby Bat-Eared Fox

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Jess Ovo
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2 months ago

Such an adorable little face

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#36

I'm Not A Bowling Ball, I'm An Otter-Ball

I'm Not A Bowling Ball, I'm An Otter-Ball

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Francis
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2 months ago

it's dangerous to go alone. Take this!

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#37

Ok Where Do I Get One Of These?

Ok Where Do I Get One Of These?

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

You can tell he has a sore throat just by looking at him. He's a little horse.

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#38

A Cute Baby Jacana With Its Massive Legs

A Cute Baby Jacana With Its Massive Legs

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Haha! Look at its ridiculous feet! Looks like it’s trying on its mum’s shoes!

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#39

Newborn Giraffe Smiling

Newborn Giraffe Smiling

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Looks like Yoda's cousin, so cute.

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#40

One Of Australia Zoo's Newest Explorers Popped His Head Out Of The Pouch This Week

One Of Australia Zoo's Newest Explorers Popped His Head Out Of The Pouch This Week

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Grateful for every koala. Scientists have to find a way to save the species.

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#41

Baby Fox

Baby Fox

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Olivier Caissy
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2 months ago

"Don’t wanna bath, no!"

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#42

This Mother Squirrel Checking On The Newborn

This Mother Squirrel Checking On The Newborn

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A
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2 months ago

This is a great picture.

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#43

Baby Axolotl

Baby Axolotl

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Jess Ovo
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2 months ago

It's cute, but I'm kind of concerned about why it's missing 3 of its limbs. Ik they can grow them back but how did it lose 3 of them :0

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#44

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

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Katie Lutesinger
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2 months ago

Bender is a lone wolf! A solitary eagle! A cuddly baby tapir! And that's why I love him!

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#45

This Is How A Newborn Corgi Paw Looks Like

This Is How A Newborn Corgi Paw Looks Like

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Lord pretzell
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2 months ago

TOE BEEEEAAANS

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#46

Two Tiny Newborn Feathertail Gliders

Two Tiny Newborn Feathertail Gliders

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Cuties. (is a species of marsupial native to eastern Australia. It is the world's smallest gliding mammal and is named for its long feather-shaped tail).

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#47

If You've Never Seen Baby Hedgehogs, I'm Just Going To Leave This Right Here For You

If You've Never Seen Baby Hedgehogs, I'm Just Going To Leave This Right Here For You

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago (edited)

Those spikes are really soft. I have cared for orphan ones in a shelter, giving them tiny bottles.

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#48

Adorable Baby Sugarglider

Adorable Baby Sugarglider

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

Baby sugar gliders are freakin adorable. And they sound like a car alarm. in an endearing way.

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#49

Baby Tree Kangaroo

Baby Tree Kangaroo

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AzKhaleesi
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2 months ago

What in the absolute cuteness is this?!? and Why have I never heard /seen one?

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#50

A 2 Week Old Lemming In A Spoon

A 2 Week Old Lemming In A Spoon

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Seaside Charlie
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2 months ago

Lovin spoonful

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