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    Is The Baby Elephant Shrew The Next Big Animal?

    Now that corgis are boring everyone to tears rehashing past glory and sloths are a thing of the past (and even hedgies are sooooo last month), we're on the lookout for a new animal to care about.

    We had our first look at the B.E.S. last week when one of them was born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Is this the start of something big for the species?

    Strong showing for a newborn, but what else do these guys have to offer? Let's have a look.


    And then this is what they look like once they've grown up a bit? Yea or nay?

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