20+ Adorable Pics To Celebrate Hedgehog Day

Did you know that hedgehog’s spikes are actually hair stiffened by keratin? Better be easy on that new keratin shampoo that you bought. But we’re sure you won’t be surprised by a definitely scientific fact that hedgehogs are absolutely adorable.

We have gathered some empirical data to ground our claim. Today is Hedgehog Appreciation Day, what better time to spread the message? So here it is. Help us collect more evidence of cute by uploading your photos of these tiny creatures!

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-hedgehogs/

Baby Panda Kindergarten is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Brace yourself for cuteness overload.

Fifteen baby pandas are the newest members of panda “kindergarten” at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. At the weekend, the center held an opening ceremony for the 2016 class of cubs, which includes six sets of twins.

The pandas were bred earlier this year via artificial insemination and are “graduating” from the breeding center now that they’re bigger.

The Chengdu center breeds and rears giant pandas to increase population quantity and quality, and has successfully bred 172 newborn giant pandas over the last 20 years. 

Giant pandas are an endangered species, and less than 1,900 currently live in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

Scroll down to check out more adorable baby panda pictures from the ceremony:

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/10/26/baby-giant-panda-kindergarten_n_8392836.html