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 month ago

Well this is unexpected, yet makes sense. 😅

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reddit.com Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

the cutest owlrrito <3

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erinruberry Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

That wrap is the ultimate insult. Squeak!

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#5

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amivitale Report

Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
1 month ago

"Life's problems weighing down on me"

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ZooBorns Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

What a cheeky smile

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#8

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EmWritesScience Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

this fluffy guy looks like made of felt <3

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ZooSalzburg Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#10

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motherfarm Report

eli yete
Community Member
1 month ago

ive been a baaaad boy

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#11

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virginiazoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

That moving leg... ouch :0

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reddit.com Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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CamParkZoo Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#14

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SamTrull Report

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 month ago

Those nails!

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#15

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reddit.com Report

Virgil Blue
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

Toe beans! ❤️️

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
1 month ago

Toe beans AND derp face!

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Amy Shenkel
Community Member
1 month ago

That look on his/her face: "This is SO undignified."

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah man, I mean, I love the toe beans and belly spots, I will risk many scratches to cuddle it, but no kitty should hang from his shoulders.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

perhaps the idea is that all the sharp parts are facing away from the scale partner

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LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

that is NOT know how to hold a kitty!! Awww

nala simba
Community Member
1 month ago

Very uncomfortable and unprofessional way to hold a cat!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

Put me down! Dammit!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 month ago

Lion - This is really em-bare-assing...

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
1 month ago

*HALP*

Tiny flame
Community Member
1 month ago

His expression though It's almost like hes saying let me go

stripper dream
Community Member
1 month ago

What a derpy little guy! I love him!

Abigail Bateman
Community Member
1 month ago

his face!😄

Genevieve Sandoval
Community Member
1 month ago

He doesn't look so happy He looks like he forgot to eat breakfast

matrixko
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s like “LET GO HUMAN, OR MEH EAT U!!!”

Lou Herout
Community Member
1 month ago

Halp me hooman!!

Caroline Overill
Community Member
1 month ago

Support the back legs ....don't drop me, don't drop me. Man I'm getting my mom onto you

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

HAUGGGG He's got me in a choke hold!

ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

If she could talk...

Laura Lawson
Community Member
1 month ago

Not. Happy. Jan!

Imperfekt
Community Member
1 month ago

That look says "when I get loose you'd better run like hell"

Meami
Community Member
1 month ago

the look on the cub's face is priceless

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 month ago

My dignity! Respect my dignity!

Chris Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

grrrr

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

Cuz this is Thriller!

Elizabeth Tunney
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that a cougar?Male young Lion? OK BE SAFE

Sun Shine
Community Member
1 month ago

noooooooo i don't wanna be here

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 month ago

Getting heavy, boy!

Laura Crawley
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s Simba!

Karan Stovall
Community Member
1 month ago

lmao saw ur camment daria and had to scroll back up to see the toe beans

Dracos Hufflepuff Buddy ❤️
Community Member
1 month ago

The face 😂

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
1 month ago

You may kiss the ring, hooman.

Kimberly Greenock
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh the indignity!!!

Aneese
Community Member
1 month ago

I love those kitty paws!!

Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the circle of life.

Ember
Community Member
1 month ago

its Simba people

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 month ago

That puss is not pleased.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
1 month ago

What a great photo!

Kika González
Community Member
1 month ago

Again? I only ate half his food!

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, my little kitty cat!

Ashtonthefairytrainer
Community Member
1 month ago

looooooooooong boi

CORLEONE
Community Member
1 month ago

Simba

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reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

A peach & raspberry flavour kitten

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#18

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CWSlive Report

Madison Lam
Community Member
1 month ago

peek-a-boo!!

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#19

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Winters_Aspen Report

GirlFriday
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

At first I thought it was a really fat hamster 🤭

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#21

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tarongazoo Report

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

My heart! Look at that cute little cub!

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mep.purdue.edu Report

R L
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

What animal is this?

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#24

erinruberry Report

Pamela24
Community Member
1 month 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 month 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 month ago

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

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erinruberry Report

MsM
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a tiny grumpy old man.

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#28

biologistimo Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 month 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 month 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 month ago

Not even weighing 2g!

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#31

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ramko169 Report

Megzymonsta
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

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

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#33

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Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

very clever

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liya_v7 Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month 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 month ago

Beak-a-boo!

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#36

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national_zoo Report

Elizabeth
Community Member
1 month ago

What animal is this?

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#37

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Sai_GW Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Move over! I gets in, too!

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#38

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Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Majestic feathered rainbow!

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#39

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carsteli Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

What a good pupper! Growing right along!

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#40

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
1 month ago

Rescue team working with a koala!

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London Zoo Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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