Hideous cuteness

Meanwhile in Deetroit, this baby Aardvark was born:



The Detroit Zoo welcomed a baby aardvark this month.

Zoo officials are awaiting DNA test results to determine the sex of its newborn aardvark, Amani (Swahili for "peace"), born at 1:05 a.m. Dec. 8 to mother Rachaael and father Mchimbaji.

The 23-inch infant arrived hairless, weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces, with ears measuring 4 inches. "This baby can only be described as hideously cute," said Director of Conservation and Animal Welfare Scott Carter. "Rachaael is a first-time mother and is showing great maternal instincts."

Due to the aardvark's clumsy nature and poor eyesight, zoo officials are assisting Rachaael with raising the fragile baby to prevent the possibility of it being injured. Since the birth, Amani has more than doubled in size. Adult aardvarks can weigh from 90 to 145 pounds and grow 5 to 6 feet in length.

I like hideously cute things.

Here's a view of my front yard in Berkeley.


posted by Eric on 12.24.08 at 01:07 AM


I've seen that house before. The Fountain gives it away.

M. Simon   ·  December 24, 2008 10:13 AM

Gee! That pit bull statue looks so life-like!

chocolatier   ·  December 24, 2008 11:38 AM

I did not know aardvarks were the product of an unholy, and wholly unnatural, union of an elephant and a kangaroo.

At least that's what he/she looks like in the pic.

Rhodium Heart   ·  December 24, 2008 12:06 PM

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