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Baby Animal Alphabet

Speaking only for myself of course, the baby elephant had me at hello...
posted by miss lynnster (49 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, everybody on 3.

1....2.....3

"Awwwwwwwwwww....."
posted by tkolar at 11:00 PM on July 21, 2008


I was fully expecting these baby animals to be in positions resembling each respective letter.

I'll get to being angry about that as soon as I'm doing looking at the baby jaguar.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:02 PM on July 21, 2008


Xenopes?
posted by tellurian at 11:04 PM on July 21, 2008


Oh I call hijinx! 'Red panda' and 'lesser panda' don't count as two animals, do they?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:05 PM on July 21, 2008


Cotton-Top Tamarin (these are actually adults)

WELL THEN WHY IN HOLY FUCK ARE THEY THERE THEN.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:08 PM on July 21, 2008 [7 favorites]


[I'm totally in love with the Albino Microbat. So Cute. Together we will breed the new race of Albino Microbat Overlords, protected solely by our demonic cuteness. And of course, our army of Man-Bats. Regular sized Man-Bats. But first I need to see if it's a She, and if she has a job, 'cause funding a Man-Bat Army and raising our litters of cottony-white cute future overlords isn't cheap.]

"Honey, can you lend me, uh, $1bn USD? You'll get it back, I swear. Just squeak once for yes."

posted by Minus215Cee at 11:13 PM on July 21, 2008


Xenopes turns up as embroidery and extincted only. I think they should have had a frog.
posted by tellurian at 11:16 PM on July 21, 2008


Look at the legs on these babies!
posted by Caduceus at 11:16 PM on July 21, 2008


I'm fully prepared to make some sort of comment about needing insulin, but they're just so cute.

Ok, most of them.

I'd get the baby puma and the red pigs, but I somehow think that there would only be heartache down the road...
posted by pupdog at 11:35 PM on July 21, 2008


I need a baby lesser panda, and I need it now.
posted by ORthey at 11:47 PM on July 21, 2008


White tigers are only cute in the sad-cute way.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:58 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Xenopes turns up as embroidery and extincted only. I think they should have had a frog.

Perhaps it was just a typ-o.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:12 AM on July 22, 2008


Oh, nevermind. You said "frog" so at first I thought I was making sense. But I wasn't!
posted by miss lynnster at 12:15 AM on July 22, 2008


Thank you miss lynnster. It's a timely reminder that these wonderful pictured animals are under grave threat. Relentless human captioning and over-LOLing has pushed these non-textual pictures to the brink of extinction. Unless we act now the next generation may never see a picture of a baby marmoset that isn't dependent on UR FOODZ, or an un-anthropomorphised albino bat image.
If we all act together, we can protect web-published wildlife imagery from memes.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 12:22 AM on July 22, 2008 [7 favorites]


Yes also to the lesser panda. But I dispute the "lesser". It's way cuter - where you been all my life, baby?

Having said which, it's a shame so many have to be pictured on conservationists' hands. You know what that means, people (i.e. like what FdG said, only serious).
posted by imperium at 12:33 AM on July 22, 2008


You got your cute overload in my metafilter!
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:51 AM on July 22, 2008


baby donkey looks like a plush toy.
posted by juv3nal at 1:08 AM on July 22, 2008


You got your metafilter in my cuteoverload!

put on your pants, I'm calling the police
posted by Stunt at 1:10 AM on July 22, 2008


They're all so cute! But: baby albino wallaby! So adorable. D'awwwww! Though the poor Aye-aye looks like it could use some more fuzz.
posted by one teak forest at 2:22 AM on July 22, 2008


I was expecting this baby animal alphabet poster. Also cute, but not quite that aaaaaawwww.
posted by dabitch at 2:45 AM on July 22, 2008


A xenops is a South American bird. You got yer Rufous-tailed xenops, your reg'lar ol' plain xenops...
posted by knile at 2:56 AM on July 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Help me.. I'm gagging here.... I need.... I need SOME UGLY ANIMALS.

Phew! That's better.
posted by rongorongo at 3:24 AM on July 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I need SOME UGLY ANIMALS.

That ajolote is a ridiculous creature! And actually, it's kind of cute.
posted by painquale at 3:58 AM on July 22, 2008


And I really love this guy.
posted by painquale at 4:00 AM on July 22, 2008


Perhaps you looking for hadorable friends, chess?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:20 AM on July 22, 2008


They had 3 entries for X! Having a three-year-old, I've had to read more than my share of kid's alphabet books. For X, it is almost always x-ray fish (which is a bit of a cheat in my opinion). The only exception is fictitious.
posted by MrGuilt at 5:31 AM on July 22, 2008


Oh god. Even the baby vulture is cute! Up is down! Left is right!

What's next? Cute baby California Condors?
posted by giraffe at 6:08 AM on July 22, 2008


Oh I call hijinx! 'Red panda' and 'lesser panda' don't count as two animals, do they?

The whole presentation was full of hijinx. "Bengal Tiger" and "Black Handed Spider Monkey"? They couldn't find a baboon? Half of "A" was full of "albino", and tigers populated 3 other letters, and then had the gall to sit down in "T" as well.

I'm all for cute stuff on the internet, but some people seem to just have their brain melted by it. This one in particular merely forgot how to alphabetize, but CuteOverload takes the cake. With their moronic blabber and incessant spellings, it's unreadable. What is up with "kitteh" anyway? Is saying "kitty" not cute-sounding enough? To be honest, "kitteh" parses like Cartman from South Park is saying it, which isn't too cute to me...
posted by explosion at 6:12 AM on July 22, 2008


With their moronic blabber

Anyone who says they read Cute Overload for the articles is lying!
posted by giraffe at 6:13 AM on July 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sumatran Tiger is filed under "S" but Solomon Islands Leaf Frog under "F." I think this system is going to cause problems when there is a personnel change.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:56 AM on July 22, 2008


Baby Turtle wins. Little Leonardo is too quoot.
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:57 AM on July 22, 2008


It's all about the baby hedgehogs.
posted by nax at 7:14 AM on July 22, 2008


So, it's not really a baby animal alphabet so much as alphabetically ordered photos of baby animals. Ok. That pretty fantastic as well.

But no baby lemurs?

(Fun Fact: This weekend I discovered that I am delicious, to lemurs anyway. I was at a petting zoo and a baby lemur found it's way to my shoulder where it proceeded to frantically lick at any exposed skin it could find. When we took it off and handed it to a little kid nearby, it immediately escaped, did some parkour styled acrobatics to get back to my neck and my sweet, sweet sweat. It was both adorable and kind of disturbing.)

(Fun Fact number 2: Baby lemurs are made of the most tickle inducing material on the planet.)

posted by quin at 8:19 AM on July 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


And as I go through these pictures, I realize that someone needs to do a photoshoot with a couple of baby moose and an infant elephant. Because that would be some animal odd-couple awesomeness right there.
posted by quin at 8:23 AM on July 22, 2008


Thanks knile, xenops seems to be it, judging by the distinctive eye detail on the embroidery.
posted by tellurian at 8:48 AM on July 22, 2008


It's all about the baby hedgehogs.

Baby Mario beats baby hedgehog!
posted by aftermarketradio at 8:51 AM on July 22, 2008


"P" is obviously the cutest of the letters.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:28 AM on July 22, 2008


Yes, I favorited it. Shut up. I have kids. I favorited it for them. Shut up.

ohlookitdawiddle...

SHUT UP.
posted by davejay at 12:03 PM on July 22, 2008


I'm totally counting this as research for work. Yes, a job where I spend many hours perusing materials that contain pictures of adorable baby animals. Not that I'm gloating. Still... some of these animals are going to be hard to feature into every day conversation...

"Now, remember Schmoopy, X is for Xenoglaux!"
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:03 PM on July 22, 2008


Eeeeee! The leedle hedgehogs! Look at 'em!
posted by jokeefe at 2:58 PM on July 22, 2008


Heh, when I saw that hedgehog photo earlier, my first thought was "My god, so this is what the next evolution of burrs is? We are doomed."
posted by quin at 3:16 PM on July 22, 2008


It's all about the baby hedgehogs.

You are correct.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:33 PM on July 22, 2008


Also, I humbly submit the following addition:

Baby Wombat
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:38 PM on July 22, 2008


Baby wombat ftw.

I think it's the combination of the oh-so-fluffy with the long pointed talons.
posted by jokeefe at 4:40 PM on July 22, 2008


As long as we're submitting baby animals for approval... here are my entries. (The last ones are hyenas... awfully cute considering how they end up.)
posted by miss lynnster at 8:06 PM on July 22, 2008


See also: Baaaaaby Animals on Live Journal!
posted by Mael Oui at 9:08 PM on July 22, 2008


that baby macaque makes me want to curl up in the fetal position. i mean, with it. doesn't it just look like it needs some lovin'? there there, little cabbage.
posted by CitizenD at 1:35 AM on July 23, 2008


That reminds me:

Q: Can you name three animals whose names begin and end in the letter K.

A: Killer Shark, Killer Haddock and Kilmarnock - which is a plaice in Scotland.
posted by Jofus at 8:28 AM on July 24, 2008


Kelb tal-Fenek, Kitefin shark, and Koala Park - a plaice in Australia.
posted by tellurian at 4:43 PM on July 24, 2008


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