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The Cutest Animals You've Never Heard Of

By Becky Ferreira Feb 7, 2014

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The Binturong

With a feline face, an ursine body, and a prehensile tail, binturongs are the cutest of all worlds. They move at a sloth-like pace through the trees of South Asia, occasionally snacking on fruit between naps. The females also have a remarkable ability that is very rare in mammals: delayed implantation. That means the gals can mate with her partner, and then wait months for the ideal time to allow fertilization. Talk about effective family planning! And as if these cutie-pies didn't have enough going for them, they also smell like buttered popcorn. For reals!

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, cutest

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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