Top 10 Cutest Animals

Top 10 Cutest Animals

Have your favourite furry creatures made the list?

Last week the internet blew up when a picture of a pink octopus hit the web. Scientists caused quite the uproar when they proposed that the new fist-sized "flapjack" octopus should be named Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis. Researchers apparently wanted to give the octopus that name because of how "cute" it looked. This week Young Post gives you the skinny on the cutest animals on earth. 

10. Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis (flapjack octopus)

The Adorabilis spends most of its time sitting on the bottom of the ocean and only moves to find food and mates

 

9. Taeniura meyeni (palm sized baby ray)

Despite its flat shape, the stingray feeds on different species of crabs, molluscs, clams, oysters and snails. Photo: EPA

 

8. Strepsirrhine (slow loris)

Slow lorises have muscles that allow them to remain still for many hours at a time. Photo: SCMP

 

7. Suricata suricatta (meerkat)

The "meer" part of meerkat means "lake" because they are often found near water

 

6. Megalonychidae (two-toed sloth)

Sloths sleep up to 20 hours a day and barely move when they're awake. This causes algae to actually grow on their fur




5. Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe)

Talk about an all-nighter. Giraffe's only spend 10-120 minutes asleep per day. Photo: AP

 

4. Llama (lama glama)

Llamas graze on grass but will regurgitate it and chew it repeatedly. Photo: AP



3. Acinonyx jubatus (cheetah)

Cheetahs use their tail like the rudder of a boat, to steer when running. Photo: EPA

 

2. Ailuropoda melanoleuca (panda)

Pandas spend at least 12 hours a day eating bamboo. Photo: AFP



1. Aptenodytes forsteri (emperor penguins)

Emperor penguins huddle together to escape wind and conserve heat

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