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?
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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.
The dedicated staff of Gorongosa are doing their part to remake the park. The end result will look different than it did before -- that's a given. But that's also perfectly fine. It just needs to be something that the world will treasure.
Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.
Having used apes to entertain and promote its products, it seems fitting that Pepsi should direct some of its charitable spending toward caring for these creatures. But it's not up to Pepsi, it's up to you!