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This Adorable Animal Might Become Your New Favorite

Please, for the love of god.

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Everyone's always goin' on about cats and dogs and bunnies. They're awesome, sure, but wait 'til you see this little animal I found the other day.

IT'S CALLED A SILKY ANTEATER AND IT IS PERFECT.

MuchaCostaRica.com

Also known as pygmy anteaters, they are the smallest of the anteater family. They’re found in Central and South America, but not a lot is known extensively about these lil’ buggers. As far as current research can tell, they seem to feed exclusively on ants.

What was that you were saying about dogs? I couldn't hear you over the sound of THIS SPECIAL LEMON DROP SMILING DIRECTLY AT ME.

MICHAEL AND PATRICIA FOGDEN/ MINDEN PICTURES/National Geographic Creative

Don't mind his nether regions.

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But seriously, they need protecting! You can learn more about the silky anteater and the conservation efforts to protect them, here.