Little things are always cuter than their bigger versions. So imagine my surprise to find out that there’s a “pygmy” subset of raccoons populating a small island by the Gulf of Mexico! Although, to be honest, they don’t look that much cuter than a regular raccoon, but it’s hard to improve perfection. Sadly, this species is on the verge of extinction because they’re confined to one small place that’s succumbing to human encroachment (from both tourists and development.) One conservationist, Kevin Schafer, is striving to protect the species, and I hope he has a lot of luck with it.
Source: Mother Nature Network
- International League of Conservation Photographers
- 58 Very Tiny Cute Things @ Buzzfeed
- The Science of Cute @ Gizmag