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Adorable Animals

Does Your Dog Have a Soul?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Julie Barton calls Bunker her soulmate. They were as emotionally close as a dog and a person can be. But, to hear Barton tell it, there was more than just friendship going on here between dog and human. There was healing.

The Best Vacation Ever? Cuddling Orphaned Baby Rhinos

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The unlucky orphans end up at Khululu, where the rhinos are raised and eventually released back into the wild in a program reminiscent of the wildly successful David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, in Kenya.

The World's Most Adorable Animals (And Where To Find Them)

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel

Do you spend most of your work days gazing at cute animal clips on YouTube? (We won't tell your boss.) Why not tear yourself away from the computer and go see them in person?

Puppies on Slides (And Other Adventures In The Human World)

Posted 08.03.2015 | Good News

Is there anything more adorable than when a puppy sees itself in the mirror for the first time? We're happy to report that the answer is yes. Yes, ...

11 Illustrations That Remind Us Just How Adorable the Circle of Life Can Be

Alex Solis | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Alex Solis

Savage. Menacing. Ruthless. Predators get a pretty bad rap. But behind those jagged teeth, powerful jaws and razor-sharp claws, every predator has a softer side. Maybe even an adorable one.

'Concerned Kitten' Just Wants To Know How Your Day Is Going

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News

Having a rough day? This cat is here to listen -- or at least he looks like it. Gary the kitten from Bolton, England, was born with marks above hi...

Why Are Animals With Prosthetics Upworthy When People Aren't?

Liz Jackson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Jackson

Have you ever noticed how quick we are to celebrate animals with prosthetics when there are so few Upworthy photos and videos of humans in the same situation? I decided to turn to two of my most animal-loving friends to get their thoughts.

WATCH: This Baby Tiger Frolicking Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

National Geographic's Big Cat Week is in full swing, and to honor the occasion, big cat wrangler Boone Smith visited HuffPost Live with a precious bab...

Tiny Kitten Attempts To Meow. We Attempt To Keep It Together

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News

Prepare yourself for the best six seconds of your day. This video uploaded to YouTube features the unbearable adorableness that is a kitten trying...

This Adorable Baby Hippo Has Won Our Hearts

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

Sweden's Parken Zoo has officially welcomed a new addition to its hippopotamus family. Olivia, a rare pygmy hippo, was born at just 13 pounds this...

Only You Can Help These Animals Get The High Fives They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy

Cue Sarah McLachlan vocal feels.

This Little Hedgehog Is A Master Of Disguise

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Good News

This little ball of spikes and cuteness is Marutaro, the hedgehog! ( ・`ω・´)キリッ— ハリネズミ★まる...

Love Animals? Here's A Sneak Peek Into What They Are Thinking | Posted 04.23.2014 | Good News

If you consider yourself an animal-lover, you would like to think that you understand them. After all, true love begins with understanding, doesn't it...

Cats and Bunnies Are Our New Favorite BFFs

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 04.03.2015 | Comedy

Cats, while stereotyped for being stingy with their affection, seem to have no problem snuggling up with fluffy bunnies. After all... look at that fac...

It's Freezing Out There. These Adorable Animals Can Show You Some Great Ways To Stay Warm.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Is it Polar Vortex: Part II, or is Mother Nature just smiting you for breaking your New Year's resolution? Whether the frosty days ahead were brought ...

WATCH: The Pygmy Jerboa Is The Cutest Animal You've Never Seen

Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News

We're 98.9 percent sure you've never seen the pygmy jerboa before -- and we're 100 percent sure you've never seen anything as cute. Just two inches...

Grandpa Watches Adoringly As Granddaughter Reacts To Photos Of Kitties

Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

A 91-year-old grandpa, his adorable 18-month-old granddaughter, pictures of kittens, and quite possibly the most adorable game of peekaboo we've ever ...

If Porcupines Could Talk... Oh Wait

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Teddy Bear the talking porcupine is back with another video to tell us about munchin' on a pumpkin! We aren't quite sure what he's saying but judg...

These Baby Ducks Playing On A Water Slide Are Quacking Us Up

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Good News

Puppies on slides are cute and all, but we may have just discovered something even better -- a water slide made exclusively for baby ducks. Serious...

Stop Everything, Because Pandas

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

Meet Mei Lun and Mei Huan. They are the first surviving giant panda twins to be born in the U.S. Born on July 15, 2013 to Lun Lun and Yang Yang at...

One More Lion Cub And Your Heart Might Explode

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.21.2013 | Good News

This video will take away all your Monday woes. If not, it will at least make you want to visit the Oregon Zoo in Portland to see these three 5-week-o...

Corgi Puppies Learning To Walk And Climb.. Does It Get Any Better?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Good News

These 3-week-old Corgi pups are practicing using their short little legs to walk and climb, but some of them are having a really ruff time. Sorry,...

What's Cute, Furry And Acts Like A Puppy? This Baby Otter!

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green

Question: What's cute, furry and acts just like a playful puppy? Answer: A baby otter! At least the particularly adorable and quirky baby otter ...

Sad Music Makes Guilty Dog More Guilty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy

Translation: Guilty dogs are infinitely more guilty when sad music plays. Via Rarpictures...

The Snow Might Be Frozen, But Our Hearts Are Melting

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When these giant pandas' habitat was filled with 30,000 pounds of snow, the bears became roly poly balls of happiness. Watch one-year-old Xiao Liwu, h...