Cute Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

If you haven’t noticed already, we here at are always up to admiring a cute photo of animals or two. Cute images lift the spirits and apparently can help us to work better too.

Today, instead of the common well-known cuddly animals, we are taking the path towards the rather unusual kind. They are still cute nonetheless!

The Maned Wolf

With similarity to the red fox, the maned wolf bears are distinguished by its long, black legs and black mane. It is native to South America and stands as the tallest of the wild canids (mammals of the dog family). The maned wolf is also known for its special odour, thus earning the nickname ‘skunk wolf’.

The Raccoon Dog

Also known as Tanuki, these dogs are named after the racoons due to its resemblance though they don’t actually belong to the racoon family. But they are good tree climbers. The Tanukis are often found in East Asia and in China, they are farmed as food and its fur.

The Tufted Deer

This species of deer is characterised by the tuft of black hair on its forehead and the fang to its sweet innocent face. They are native to China and often live in solitary or as a pair. But the deers are mostly timid and prefer places with good cover so it remains camouflaged.

The Patagonian Mara

For a rodent, this is one of the larger kinds. This somewhat rabbit-like animal can be found in parts of Argentina and identified by its distinctive long ears and limbs. They are herbivorous and monogamous creatures, often the pairs of maras stay together for life and only replaces a partner after a death.

The Pink Fairy Armadillo

This nocturnal animal grows to about 3.5 – 4.5 inches long and can be distinguished by its pale rose or pink colour. When frightened, it can completely bury itself in a matter of seconds. The pink armadillo mostly live underground and feeds on ants.

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