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Big-Eyed Animals And How They Tug At Our Heartstrings (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 10/14/10 01:04 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

Why do we naturally gravitate toward animals and cartoon characters with big eyes?

We're just hardwired
that way.

Because our babies have large eyes compared to their head, humans have developed an affinity for anything with big peepers. So we've collected pictures of members of the animal kingdom with super-large eyes to test this theory. Are they all adorable? Or are some of them just a little freaky?


Slender Loris
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You have to love the Slender Loris. Especially since it loves to be tickled. Its cousin the slow loris is also squeal-worthy cute. Their big eyes are for hunting insects at night. Its population in the wild is declining due to logging, development, and farming.
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