Aww-Inspiring Biodiversity

Biologists are having a #CuteOff on Twitter.

September 01, 2015

Look out charismatic megafauna, there are some new cuties in town. Biologists on Twitter are now having a #CuteOff with their study subjects (yes, scientists squee, too!), and the hashtag is proof positive that biodiversity is both better for ecosystems and for cuteness. The friendly competition is a celebration of cross-taxa adorableness—contenders range from axolotls to teddy bear ants to sooty mangabeys. #Awww!

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