10 Cute Animals You Haven’t Heard Of

Alais Alzaga, Media Arts Editor

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If someone were to ask you what the cutest animal was, there would be many options. You would probably think of dogs or pandas, but here are some other adorable animals that deserve recognition. You might even find your new favorite animal!

Sable

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Sable

This is a species of marten that inhabits Russia and it’s surrounding areas. They are small and weasel like, averaging at about 2.4 lbs. It is of least concern when it comes to endangerment, but are often hunted for their fur. They are carnivorous and are in the same family as otters, weasels, ferrets, and more.

Dumbo Octopus

A miniature kind of umbrella octopus; they are seen quite rarely, for they live in the deep ocean. They are of course named after the Disney character Dumbo because of the ear fins which grow as they age.

https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/10/08/everything-need-know-dumbo-octopus/

Dumbo Octopus

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

A cute squirrel that can glide up to 100 meters at a time. They are only about 5-7 inches long and are nocturnal. They live in the forests in Japanese mountains. These rodents live for 4-5 years in the wild but up to 10-15 years in captivity.

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Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axolotl

Axolotls are amphibians from Mexico. They are often kept as pets but are critically endangered. They can be 9-12 inches long, and eat earthworms, blood worms, wax worms.

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Axolotl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ili Pika

An endangered species from China. They live in the high mountains and were first discovered in 1983.There have been few sightings of the Ili Pika, and the population is steadily declining. It is an herbivore and eats mountain grasses and other native plants.

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An Ili Pika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby

A cute Australian mammal with a ringed tail. They are herbivorous and weigh around 13 pounds. Invasive species threaten the population.They camouflage with the surrounding vegetation and are herbivorous as they eat native grasses.

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yellow footed rock wallaby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dik-Dik

A species of small antelope from eastern and southern Africa. They weigh about 3-13 pounds. When frightened they run in a zig-zag pattern at up to 26 miles per hour. They live in pairs instead of in a heard and are surprisingly not the smallest species of antelope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dik-dik

Dik-Dik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Wild Dog

A canine that is native to Sub-Saharan and can weigh up to 79 pounds. The big ears are adorable but unfortunately this species is endangered and the population is dropping at a rapid pace. They often die from diseases passed on by domesticated dogs or are killed by farmers.

https://www.thoughtco.com/african-wild-dog-facts-4171975

African Wild Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dingo

A canine that inhabits Australia that lives in packs and is carnivorous. It can turn its head 180 degrees; humans can only turn their heads 45-70 degrees. They are the largest predator in Australia and are considered pests.

 

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Dingo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numbat

These small marsupials also reside in Australia and are carnivorous. They have especially long tongues to eat their main prey- termites. They can eat up to 20,000 termites a day and have a keen sense of smell to help them catch them.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64387469657355550/

Numbats

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