Look At That Face!

The Cutest Pademelon - Photograph by Laura Lecce
The Cutest Pademelon – Photograph by Laura Lecce

Today is a pademelon photo purely for the cuteness factor. I just look at this furry, chubby little critter and want to cuddle it. Hopefully, this little cutie can bring a big smile to your face on what is likely a very ordinary Thursday (or at least it is for me).

If you’d like to read more about their fascinating reproductive biology, please click here.

10 thoughts on “Look At That Face!

  1. Though I’ve been privileged to enjoy many trips to Australia, I’ve made it to Tasmania only once, back in 2007. As I drove around, I kept a sharp eye out for devils, of course (and saw only one that had been done in by a speeding car), but I was unaware of these little guys until you highlighted them for us. Are they as common as wallabies on the mainland? And as for cuteness, too right!

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    1. Hi Gary,
      I suppose you could say that they are as abundant in Tasmania as wallabies on the mainland. Unfortunately the opposite is true for the unfortunate Tassie Devils. They are almost close to extinction in the wild now due to the horrible facial tumors that are killing them all. Thankfully there are large captive groups being bred in the hope that when the wild devils and tumors have disappeared completely, they can one day repopulate the wild with tumor free animals.

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  2. Yes, I’ve known about the tumor devastation for some time–how very, very sad. It’s so good to know that there are people dedicated to try to arrest the malady’s progression with research and captive breeding programs. It would be such a shame to have to add them to the growing list of animals, such as the Tasmanian wolf, that have become extinct during our stewardship of this amazing planet.

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