We usually think of weighing oneself as a not-very-pleasing endeavor we either do and no questions asked, or blatantly ignore. But it’s a whole different story if we're talking adorable and tiny animals being put on scales.

Bored Panda has made a compilation of the cutest little pals getting a weigh-in session. Not only are the pictures all too adorable, they also reveal what kind of tricks, scales, and gadgets animal care workers use to measure their buddies. From weighing an unsuspecting koala sittin’ on a tree limb to wrapping an owl in a burrito-like blanket, this is the kind of cuteness overload I've been missing all this time.

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Kangaroo Island Koala and Wildlife Rescue Centre Report

Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

Well this is unexpected, yet makes sense. 😅

Ted Bohannon
Community Member
1 year ago

The koala looks the most surprise

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MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure you're koalified to weigh me?

Virgil Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

"Anyone want a koala? Onna stick?"

MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

*raises hand*

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Ashtonthefairytrainer
Community Member
1 year ago

I will squeal throughout this whole article

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

I love koalas! What a cute little guy!

Ryleigh
Community Member
1 year ago

So cute!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, that's criminally adorable!

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure this isn't a stuffed animal? XD!

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
1 year ago

Not with this claws ... 😉

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Viviette Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

that koala is very confused

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay mom, put the quarter in the slot and let’s ride’m!!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Giles Gallie
Community Member
1 year ago

How thoughtful and the Koala Bear looks so happy.

Leslie Brooke
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Omg the cuteness overload! It’s too much!

Laura Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

he seems happy enough

Bebe
Community Member
1 year ago

I am too cute even at 3.32❣️

Paige
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute

Emma Braid
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww

Nea
Community Member
1 year ago

Shows that you put heart and mind in your work.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Excellent method.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Job Requirments ? Big heart, intellengence, patients, inovative ideas and fun attitude .

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Animals best friend? A person, kind, intellngent, inovative ,open mimded, patient and with a BIG Heart.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

I gained how much?

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ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful animal!

Valerie Denford
Community Member
1 year ago

I weigh my birds the same way!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Too cute.

Grace Cho
Community Member
1 year ago

Its ADOWABLE!!! SQUEEEEE!!!

Zoey Hicks
Community Member
1 year ago

lol

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

Super cute- love it.

desert29rat
Community Member
1 year ago

How adorable! I don't think he realizes he's being weighed.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

So cute & inventive!

Uwu
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks traumatised

Emmanuela Emmanuel
Community Member
1 year ago

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reddit.com Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

the cutest owlrrito <3

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erinruberry Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
1 year ago

- You put on some weight! - No, you put on weight! - No, you did!

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Bored Panda reached out to Emily Greenhalgh, a marine biologist and science communicator who worked at the New England Aquarium in Boston and posted a picture of a baby penguin being weighed. Emily explained what the procedure of weighing wild animals looks like.

"As you can imagine, keeping a wild animal still enough to get an accurate weight reading can be a bit of a challenge.” Emily further explained: “Plastic tubs and containers are clutch. The penguin chicks are placed gently in a plastic tub (the kind you would store flour or cereal in) and then the tub is placed on the scale to get an accurate measurement.”

Meanwhile, other animals (like the sea lions and harbor seals) “are trained to hop up onto the scale as part of their enrichment activities, which makes things a bit easier,” said Emily.

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The Raptor Center Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
1 year ago

That wrap is the ultimate insult. Squeak!

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amivitale Report

Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
1 year ago

"Life's problems weighing down on me"

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ZooBorns Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

What? Oh, hello, there!

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It really depends on the individual animal how often they get a checkup and how they get weighed.

For example, “The Aquarium's 550-lb green sea turtle, Myrtle, gets a full workup twice a year, including weight measurements, ultrasounds, and blood-draws.” Meanwhile, “Much like a human, the Aquarium's giant anacondas get a checkup annually.”

However, the baby animals like the rockhopper and African penguins that are born at the Aquarium get a checkup and a weigh-in much more frequently.

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OaklandZoo Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cheeky smile

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EmWritesScience Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

this fluffy guy looks like made of felt <3

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ZooSalzburg Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm fierce! In my little weighing food bowl! Roar/meew!

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motherfarm Report

eli yete
Community Member
1 year ago

ive been a baaaad boy

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#11

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virginiazoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

That moving leg... ouch :0

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reddit.com Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

So thats how witches measure the amount of toad in the potion

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CamParkZoo Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

OK, that looks so snuggly! I want my own weighing cuddle basket....

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SamTrull Report

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

Those nails!

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reddit.com Report

Virgil Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he's in one of those tea cup rides : )

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omoriyama_zoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Toe beans! ❤️️

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#17

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reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

A peach & raspberry flavour kitten

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#18

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CWSlive Report

Madison Lam
Community Member
1 year ago

peek-a-boo!!

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#19

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Winters_Aspen Report

GirlFriday
Community Member
1 year ago

That puppy is the perfect weight. He is a snuggly weight. Give him to me and I will verify.

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calacademy Report

Sabse
Community Member
1 year ago

At first I thought it was a really fat hamster 🤭

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tarongazoo Report

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

My heart! Look at that cute little cub!

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mep.purdue.edu Report

R L
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The part of me that says this shouldn't be necessary because they should not be in captivity, is screaming.

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StAugGatorFarm Report

Gemjoybug
Community Member
1 year ago

What animal is this?

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#24

erinruberry Report

Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

Useful - you get the volume measurements as well.

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#25

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ZookeeperCasi Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

He is cheating, he is leaning on the wall. Hint to me, must remember to do this next time I go to the Doctor’s.

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m ferocious! I’m savage! ! I’m...in a bowl.

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#27

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erinruberry Report

MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a tiny grumpy old man.

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#28

biologistimo Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

No if that isn't the definition of awwwwwwwwww, I don't know anymore.

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amyngyn Report

eli yete
Community Member
1 year ago

now this is a story about how my life got flipped turned upside down...

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#30

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prettypeevish Report

comboplush
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even weighing 2g!

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#31

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ramko169 Report

Megzymonsta
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he's self conscious about his weight

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#32

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erinruberry Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

Who’s a good, big girl? You are! You're a good, big girl! ❤️

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

very clever

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#34

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liya_v7 Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

*yawn* I cares not what I weigh, hooman. Gib me snacks!

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#35

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erinruberry Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

Beak-a-boo!

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#36

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national_zoo Report

Elizabeth
Community Member
1 year ago

What animal is this?

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#37

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Sai_GW Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

Move over! I gets in, too!

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#38

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

Majestic feathered rainbow!

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#39

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carsteli Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

What a good pupper! Growing right along!

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 year ago

Rescue team working with a koala!

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London Zoo Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
1 year ago

Keeper: "You're overweight." Penguin: "Says the one who feeds me while I'm on the actual scales!"

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