01/17/2013 03:08 pm ET

17 Unexpectedly Cute Animals (PHOTOS)

The Internet is rife with pictures of cute cats and adorable dogs. But what about the other members of the animal kingdom, the ones that may not be as fortunate in the looks department? Animals like rats, anteaters and armadillos may not be your typical cute and cuddly creatures, but we believe that every animal deserves their day in the sun.

So no matter how much you hate rodents or are afraid of lizards, the cuteness of these photos cannot be denied. Check out our 17 unexpectedly cute animals and tell us which is your favorite in the comments.

Unexpectedly Cute Animals