Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And It’s Exactly What The Internet Needed
625points
User submission
291.4K
921.2K
Animals5 years ago

Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And It’s Exactly What The Internet Needed

While bad news and political turmoil were turning everyone against each other, a #CuteAnimalTweetOff erupted, and it was exactly what Twitter needed.

The catalyst was a precious grey seal pup released to the press by Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Sarah Hill, a user from Virginia, challenged the VA Aquarium to do better – or rather, cuter. A friendly fire of back-to-back adorable animal moments followed, and hundreds of Twitizens eagerly watched it unfold in real time. Eventually, the Bronx Zoo decided to step into the ring, and hashtagged 7 other zoos in with them.

The animals that flooded the Twittersphere were a heartwarming distraction from the latest headlines, so do yourself a favour and take them all in below.

921Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Join the conversation
Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi random people scrolling down the comments. Have a nice day.

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
5 years ago

You too!!

Load More Replies...
Talia Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't stop! In need of a continuous feed of this stuff as an antidote to the world atm...

Lucy Lonning
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree... please don't stop!

Load More Replies...
Grace Barclay
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you...I have just spent 5 minutes detoxing .....awesome idea!

Kevin Hartung
Community Member
5 years ago

OH MY GOD cuteness overload *________*

LilicatUK
Community Member
5 years ago

Can we have that everyday on all social media please???

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 years ago

And you know the best? These little cuties are all saving their species from exctinction. Sure it's sad that we have to make captive animals reproduce for this but isn't it better than nothing? And if they are well treated they are in way less danger than in their natural environment.

Lord Beerus
Community Member
5 years ago

Made my day :D

Okiemute Notoma-Lott
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG! This is the best ever! I needed some cuteness in my life.

YsaPur
Community Member
5 years ago

pudu wins it for me

stacyh
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.buzzfeed.com/taylormiller/tiny-pudu-fawn?utm_term=.iswkV0al8#.ej2X27NmB That's just a collection of gifs of a pudu kissing his mom. The cutest thing ever!

Load More Replies...
Lemur
Community Member
5 years ago

We all needed this, give us more!

Paulina
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't even hear myself think about which one should win, over my own squeals of joy! <3

Theodora Kane
Community Member
5 years ago

All adorable but I'm voting for the tiny gecko cos reps need love too!

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
5 years ago

So very cute !

Cat Lady
Community Member
4 years ago

The world could do with more of these

Jeanine Fitzgerald
Community Member
5 years ago

Rowan wins.

Barbra
Community Member
5 years ago

incredible: every DAY I MUST LOSE MY TIME SIGNING PETITION AGAINST ZOO! I well know there are institute who cares about animals like the Durrell institute, but TIGERS IN A ZOO?! RED PANDAS?! AND WHAT ABOUT SEALS: SHAME ON YOU AND ON YOUR DAMNED WORK. IDIOTS!

Cat Lady
Community Member
4 years ago

Zoos are actually protecting many species from extinction

Load More Replies...
Jennifer Hunter
Community Member
5 years ago

I just showed this to my 5 year old. Totally brightened both of our days. To all the zoos and aquariums involved, THANK YOU for the little ray of sunshine in the midst of all the political chaos!

Kitty Estes
Community Member
5 years ago

Queens Wins >.< never even seen one like that so cute!!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

Adorable all of them !!

Akinyi Adongo
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing!

Raquel Hervias
Community Member
5 years ago

got tears in my eyes :')

Janet Strong
Community Member
5 years ago

They are all so cute. Certainly puts you in a good/ better mood while scrolling.

meg ewen
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect! Can we have this every day?

Jessica Palumbo
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG 😲 this is sooo cute I'm a sucker for baby animals. All of them are winners

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg my favorite is the sloth "I got here as fast as I could!"

Jazer Allen Legaspi
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor critters are suffering from cuteness overload cancer T<T </3

Jazer Allen Legaspi
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor critters are suffering from excessive cuteness overload cancer T<T

Lynn Murdock
Community Member
5 years ago

Ahhhh love this than you much needed

Kimberly Chiarieri Merritt
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it Thank you!!!!!!!

Katie Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

These are fabulous!! Everyone wins ;)

Kay Chubbuck
Community Member
5 years ago

There all pretty darn cute. :)

Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago

The Otters will get me every time .. its in even in ther name . aaaaaaaawtters

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you and please keep sharing - we need this now that the Obama-Biden Bromance Memes have ceased.

Jennifer Ricks Pugh
Community Member
5 years ago

Best idea ever! @MemphisZoo but that hair!

Deborah Lindsey
Community Member
5 years ago

They are all winners! Love this ♡♡♡♡

Suzanne Holley
Community Member
5 years ago

Best Part Of My Day! Keep them coming!

Carol Leister
Community Member
5 years ago

Faith in humanity rising...

Tracy Wild
Community Member
5 years ago

Atlanta Pandas for the Win (although the red panda is a close second)!

Jess Lombardi
Community Member
5 years ago

Queens obviously.

Jill Beaumont
Community Member
5 years ago

As a native Philadelphian, I have to vote for the baby gorilla at the Philly Zoo (I have seen her in person and she's is so cute). But the look on Rowan's mom's face in that last pic is giving me life.

Jill Beaumont
Community Member
5 years ago

Being a native Philadelphian, I have to go with the gorilla from the Philly Zoo (I have seen her in person, she is so cute). But Rowan's mom in that last pic is giving me life.

Auburn Scallon
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be really great if you embedded the Tweets in your article (instead of screenshots) so that readers could like the content directly from te creators.

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

EVERYONE'S A WINNAH!!! When there is a cute animal tweet off!

Kay Hunley
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks to all the zoos for taking such great care of all these cute animals, their moms and dads and all their fellow zoo mates. I love great zoos!

Tracy Sellars
Community Member
5 years ago

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153762394375909&id=11071120908 From the land of Oz. Our contribution

Alexandru Guraliuc
Community Member
5 years ago

Great!

Tracy Sellars
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks for this. Really needed something to make me smile after the horrors of the last week.

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Gawd! SO very love cute, much fail grammar. Can't breathe!

Whitney Phillips
Community Member
5 years ago

I enjoyed this article a lot because it shows how much the general population still cares about animal species. I personally also enjoyed the amazing photos. You can still make things better by volunteering time or simply calling/writing your representative. (Google is probably better at helping you with that than I am) :) Stay loving and caring. - W

Stacie Kammerman
Community Member
5 years ago

This needs to happen every single day!

Michael Keene
Community Member
5 years ago

Sloth #1, Hedgehog #2, Otter #3.

Jolyn Zimmer
Community Member
5 years ago

ONG!! All adorable!

Kumara
Community Member
5 years ago

so cuteee...

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

I squeed myself! And then I squeed myself again! So much cute!

Crystal Vaughan
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

Crystal McCallion
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm between the turtles and the elephants... sooooooooooo cute

Amy Paris
Community Member
5 years ago

Awe man if i would have seen this sooner i just gave brookfield zoo 15 years of photos my family and i have taken over the years theyre all cute

Emily Moskal
Community Member
5 years ago

I think you went on Storify and recreated my original post Went on Storify and created my original post ‪ https://storify.com/emoskal/getting-started‬

Nichole Hastings
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry to rain on everybody's cute animal appreciation parade but ... Zoos are terrible prisons. Animals do not belong in cages. Flora and fauna should be free to live their lives without barriers, walls and human beings controlling their lives and restrict their movements. If you really believe in freedom and respect for all living things, these zoos should be shut down immediately and the animals reintroduced into their native habitats.

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

That would be the ideal, but their native habitats are just as or even more endangered.

Load More Replies...
Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi random people scrolling down the comments. Have a nice day.

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
5 years ago

You too!!

Load More Replies...
Talia Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't stop! In need of a continuous feed of this stuff as an antidote to the world atm...

Lucy Lonning
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree... please don't stop!

Load More Replies...
Grace Barclay
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you...I have just spent 5 minutes detoxing .....awesome idea!

Kevin Hartung
Community Member
5 years ago

OH MY GOD cuteness overload *________*

LilicatUK
Community Member
5 years ago

Can we have that everyday on all social media please???

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 years ago

And you know the best? These little cuties are all saving their species from exctinction. Sure it's sad that we have to make captive animals reproduce for this but isn't it better than nothing? And if they are well treated they are in way less danger than in their natural environment.

Lord Beerus
Community Member
5 years ago

Made my day :D

Okiemute Notoma-Lott
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG! This is the best ever! I needed some cuteness in my life.

YsaPur
Community Member
5 years ago

pudu wins it for me

stacyh
Community Member
5 years ago

https://www.buzzfeed.com/taylormiller/tiny-pudu-fawn?utm_term=.iswkV0al8#.ej2X27NmB That's just a collection of gifs of a pudu kissing his mom. The cutest thing ever!

Load More Replies...
Lemur
Community Member
5 years ago

We all needed this, give us more!

Paulina
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't even hear myself think about which one should win, over my own squeals of joy! <3

Theodora Kane
Community Member
5 years ago

All adorable but I'm voting for the tiny gecko cos reps need love too!

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
5 years ago

So very cute !

Cat Lady
Community Member
4 years ago

The world could do with more of these

Jeanine Fitzgerald
Community Member
5 years ago

Rowan wins.

Barbra
Community Member
5 years ago

incredible: every DAY I MUST LOSE MY TIME SIGNING PETITION AGAINST ZOO! I well know there are institute who cares about animals like the Durrell institute, but TIGERS IN A ZOO?! RED PANDAS?! AND WHAT ABOUT SEALS: SHAME ON YOU AND ON YOUR DAMNED WORK. IDIOTS!

Cat Lady
Community Member
4 years ago

Zoos are actually protecting many species from extinction

Load More Replies...
Jennifer Hunter
Community Member
5 years ago

I just showed this to my 5 year old. Totally brightened both of our days. To all the zoos and aquariums involved, THANK YOU for the little ray of sunshine in the midst of all the political chaos!

Kitty Estes
Community Member
5 years ago

Queens Wins >.< never even seen one like that so cute!!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

Adorable all of them !!

Akinyi Adongo
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing!

Raquel Hervias
Community Member
5 years ago

got tears in my eyes :')

Janet Strong
Community Member
5 years ago

They are all so cute. Certainly puts you in a good/ better mood while scrolling.

meg ewen
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect! Can we have this every day?

Jessica Palumbo
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG 😲 this is sooo cute I'm a sucker for baby animals. All of them are winners

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg my favorite is the sloth "I got here as fast as I could!"

Jazer Allen Legaspi
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor critters are suffering from cuteness overload cancer T<T </3

Jazer Allen Legaspi
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor critters are suffering from excessive cuteness overload cancer T<T

Lynn Murdock
Community Member
5 years ago

Ahhhh love this than you much needed

Kimberly Chiarieri Merritt
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it Thank you!!!!!!!

Katie Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

These are fabulous!! Everyone wins ;)

Kay Chubbuck
Community Member
5 years ago

There all pretty darn cute. :)

Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago

The Otters will get me every time .. its in even in ther name . aaaaaaaawtters

Leck Goodnough
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you and please keep sharing - we need this now that the Obama-Biden Bromance Memes have ceased.

Jennifer Ricks Pugh
Community Member
5 years ago

Best idea ever! @MemphisZoo but that hair!

Deborah Lindsey
Community Member
5 years ago

They are all winners! Love this ♡♡♡♡

Suzanne Holley
Community Member
5 years ago

Best Part Of My Day! Keep them coming!

Carol Leister
Community Member
5 years ago

Faith in humanity rising...

Tracy Wild
Community Member
5 years ago

Atlanta Pandas for the Win (although the red panda is a close second)!

Jess Lombardi
Community Member
5 years ago

Queens obviously.

Jill Beaumont
Community Member
5 years ago

As a native Philadelphian, I have to vote for the baby gorilla at the Philly Zoo (I have seen her in person and she's is so cute). But the look on Rowan's mom's face in that last pic is giving me life.

Jill Beaumont
Community Member
5 years ago

Being a native Philadelphian, I have to go with the gorilla from the Philly Zoo (I have seen her in person, she is so cute). But Rowan's mom in that last pic is giving me life.

Auburn Scallon
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be really great if you embedded the Tweets in your article (instead of screenshots) so that readers could like the content directly from te creators.

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

EVERYONE'S A WINNAH!!! When there is a cute animal tweet off!

Kay Hunley
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks to all the zoos for taking such great care of all these cute animals, their moms and dads and all their fellow zoo mates. I love great zoos!

Tracy Sellars
Community Member
5 years ago

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153762394375909&id=11071120908 From the land of Oz. Our contribution

Alexandru Guraliuc
Community Member
5 years ago

Great!

Tracy Sellars
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks for this. Really needed something to make me smile after the horrors of the last week.

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Gawd! SO very love cute, much fail grammar. Can't breathe!

Whitney Phillips
Community Member
5 years ago

I enjoyed this article a lot because it shows how much the general population still cares about animal species. I personally also enjoyed the amazing photos. You can still make things better by volunteering time or simply calling/writing your representative. (Google is probably better at helping you with that than I am) :) Stay loving and caring. - W

Stacie Kammerman
Community Member
5 years ago

This needs to happen every single day!

Michael Keene
Community Member
5 years ago

Sloth #1, Hedgehog #2, Otter #3.

Jolyn Zimmer
Community Member
5 years ago

ONG!! All adorable!

Kumara
Community Member
5 years ago

so cuteee...

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

I squeed myself! And then I squeed myself again! So much cute!

Crystal Vaughan
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

Crystal McCallion
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm between the turtles and the elephants... sooooooooooo cute

Amy Paris
Community Member
5 years ago

Awe man if i would have seen this sooner i just gave brookfield zoo 15 years of photos my family and i have taken over the years theyre all cute

Emily Moskal
Community Member
5 years ago

I think you went on Storify and recreated my original post Went on Storify and created my original post ‪ https://storify.com/emoskal/getting-started‬

Nichole Hastings
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry to rain on everybody's cute animal appreciation parade but ... Zoos are terrible prisons. Animals do not belong in cages. Flora and fauna should be free to live their lives without barriers, walls and human beings controlling their lives and restrict their movements. If you really believe in freedom and respect for all living things, these zoos should be shut down immediately and the animals reintroduced into their native habitats.

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

That would be the ideal, but their native habitats are just as or even more endangered.

Load More Replies...
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda