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
3 months ago

Well this is unexpected, yet makes sense. 😅

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reddit.com Report

MagicalUnicorn
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3 months ago

the cutest owlrrito <3

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erinruberry Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Lee Schofield
Community Member
2 months ago

Makes zero sense given that you simply subtract the man's weight...

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s how we weigh our cat!🤣

Elizabeth Orozco
Community Member
3 months ago

Us too🤣🤣🤣

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

At what size of giraffe do they stop?

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember a myth about a strongman (Hercules?) who started lifting a baby calf every day as it grew up, so even when it was a full-grown bull he could still lift it. So...maybe a full-grown giraffe?

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Anita Maes
Community Member
3 months ago

Giraffe hugging level pro.

MsM
Community Member
3 months ago

Unhand me this instant, short-neck!

Mark Serbian
Community Member
3 months ago

I love that the baby is just kinda chillin' and doesn't seem upset.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
3 months ago

The baby giraffe looks like it is wearing a tiny little toupee.

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

I never knew I wanted to do this until now.

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly my response. I wanna hug a giraffe!

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Elizabeth
Community Member
3 months ago

That works with a baby but what about the adults?

rai mei
Community Member
3 months ago

looks like an indifferent teenage giraffe,,,with the hair and all

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
3 months ago

This would be a great job. Hugging baby giraffes.

Kristýna Matoušková
Community Member
3 months ago

this is how i weigh my dog :D

SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

Me too!

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Yamini Mahendran
Community Member
3 months ago

This is how I weigh my luggage too.

OTTER
Community Member
3 months ago

Put me down!! You’re embarrassing me. I gained how much??!!??

Kat Kirkpatrick
Community Member
3 months ago

This is how the veterinarian weighed all my cats over the years... weighed himself holding the cat, then weighed himself without. Subtract the difference, and that's how much kitty weighs. Also seems to be a lot less stressful for the animal(s).

Ryleigh
Community Member
3 months ago

The baby giraffe

Lee Schofield
Community Member
2 months ago

This is how I have to weigh a couple of my dogs cos they won't stand on the frigging scales.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 months ago

Never, ever would I have thought of this!!

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

This giraffe trusts this human. This one may survive. Makes my heart sing.

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
3 months ago

Best friends forever

Uwu
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks like this is a thing that happens all of the time

Leif Quickleaf
Community Member
3 months ago

This isn't the only way. At the zoo here, they have one big plate for weighing giraffes.

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay, that made me guffaw

Amy Pontious
Community Member
3 months ago

I love giraffes!

Doreen Keesler
Community Member
3 months ago

How old is the baby giraffe 🦒? It’s great that you have the animal’s trust.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll tell Mamma you did this!

ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
3 months ago

"Hold me!"

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

WOW!!! Thank goodness that you don't have to pick the adults up, that would be a problem...

Lindy Mac
Community Member
3 months ago

Bet you he won't be able to do that in a year

Grace Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

That giraffe doesnt even look bothered. Hes just out here vibing

Snuggle_Duck🦆
Community Member
3 months ago

Don’t forget to deduct the hoomon, Hoomon!

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
3 months ago

V clever!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Those boots must add at least another 3 pounds!

Susan Henry
Community Member
3 months ago

The giraffe looks quite surprised and somewhat stunned xs

Ashley Conover
Community Member
3 months ago

I had to do this with the old family dog.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly, I expected better imagination than this ;)

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha.. My husband does this with our giant cat.

Aubrie Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

It says 327 pounds. Now, just subtract Jeff...

desert29rat
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember watching this not long after he was born. I understand he was quite an armful. He looks so calm about it too.

RitaGG
Community Member
3 months ago

That is how I weigh my luggage when I used to travel. So that makes sense.

Emily Ray Howson
Community Member
3 months ago

Yay hugs for everyone

Kelly Gore
Community Member
3 months ago

“I’m doing some heavy lifting, could you spot me?”

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

Giraffe is not amused.... lol

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

Huh, ok

goblin man
Community Member
3 months ago

lmao look at his HAIR

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
3 months ago

😂😂😂

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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
3 months ago

That wrap is the ultimate insult. Squeak!

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amivitale Report

Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
3 months ago

"Life's problems weighing down on me"

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ZooBorns Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

What a cheeky smile

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#8

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EmWritesScience Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

this fluffy guy looks like made of felt <3

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ZooSalzburg Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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motherfarm Report

eli yete
Community Member
3 months ago

ive been a baaaad boy

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#11

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virginiazoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

That moving leg... ouch :0

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reddit.com Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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CamParkZoo Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

Those nails!

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#15

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reddit.com Report

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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omoriyama_zoo Report

Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Toe beans! ❤️️

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reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

A peach & raspberry flavour kitten

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#18

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CWSlive Report

Madison Lam
Community Member
3 months ago

peek-a-boo!!

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#19

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Winters_Aspen Report

GirlFriday
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

My heart! Look at that cute little cub!

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mep.purdue.edu Report

R L
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

What animal is this?

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#24

erinruberry Report

Pamela24
Community Member
3 months ago

Useful - you get the volume measurements as well.

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ZookeeperCasi Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

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erinruberry Report

MsM
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a tiny grumpy old man.

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biologistimo Report

Rissie
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

Not even weighing 2g!

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#31

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ramko169 Report

Megzymonsta
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

very clever

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liya_v7 Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

Beak-a-boo!

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#36

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national_zoo Report

Elizabeth
Community Member
3 months ago

What animal is this?

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Sai_GW Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Move over! I gets in, too!

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#38

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Majestic feathered rainbow!

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carsteli Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

What a good pupper! Growing right along!

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sandiegozoo Report

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
3 months ago

Rescue team working with a koala!

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London Zoo Report

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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