"Squee" is online lingo describing the squeal of delight one makes when presented with a photo or video that's "totes adorbs." We often share squee photos on our front page Friday afternoons; we'll archive a selection of them here for those rough days when you could use an extra hit.
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Polar bear Gerda plays with her cub Friday in the zoo in Novosibirsk, Russia. The first cub of Polar bear couple Kai and Gerda was born at Novosibirsk Zoo in early December.
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One-month old African lion cub, Kiume plays at the veterinarian office Three baby lion cubs at Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Jackson, N.J. Three baby African lion cubs, Kiume, and two month old brothers, Kanu and Kondo, live at the park in central New Jersey. The park says its animal care team has become surrogate mother to the cubs due to medical distress and lack of care by their mothers.
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Baby gorilla Jengo peers from behind his grandmother Viringika at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The baby gorilla was born on Dec. 2, 2013 and now weighs three kilograms.
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Hidden away in the cloud forests of Colombia and described as half cat, half teddy bear, this cute creature is the first new carnivore to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. The olinguito has hinted as its existence for years, having been seen in the wild, tucked in museum collections and even exhibited in zoos. But now scientists at the Smithsonian Institute have confirmed that the loveable mammal as a new species of the order Carnivora - ''an incredibly rare discovery in the 21st Century." Weighing two pounds and with wooly orange brown fur, it lives in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador, as its scientific name neblina - Spanish for fog - suggests.
Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun
A northern saw-whet owl rests in a tree near Nineteenth Street in Brandon. The species range from Alaska all the way down to Mexico, although they usually migrate away from snowfall.
Sue Ogrocki / The Associated Press
A Lorikeets parrot pulls treats from a carved pumpkin during an animal enrichment program at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City.
Denis Farrell / The Associated Press
Seven-and-a-half month old orphaned elephant calf Moses cuddles with his adoptive 'mother' Jenny Webb at their home in Lilongwe, Malawi. Moses was found alone and close to death in the Vwaza Wildlife Reserve. He has been adopted by Webb's Jumbo Foundation, where he is being raised by humans.
Martin Ricket / The Associated Press
A 10-day-old Rothschild Giraffe calf is nuzzled by mother Dagma after a health check Friday at the Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England. The calf has not yet been named.
Zuma Press / MCT
It may look like a normal kitten but this cute little ball of fur is a type of endangered African feline called a Black-footed Cat. Born on Valentine's Day 2012, he was rejected by his mother, and staff at Chicago Zoological Society's Animal Hospital were forced to hand-rear him. Dangerously cold and underweight, they had to put him in an incubator to increase and maintain his body temperature whilst feeding him round the clock.
Boris Minkevich / winnipeg free press
The Assiniboine Park Zoo unveiled this baby red panda Friday. They are looking for help naming the little gal.
Shmuel Thaler / Tribune Media / MCT
Sea otters enjoy a morning repast off the coast of Santa Cruz, Calif., including a sampling of the local shellfish.
COLIN CORNEAU / Brandon sun
Amanda Hatfield of the Brandon Hills Veterinary Clinic shows the four puppies rescued from Sandy Lake.
Markus Schreiber / The Associated Press
A hippo cub walks next to its mother Nicole during the first public presentation at the Zoo in Berlin, Tuesday. The cub which is yet unnamed was born on Oct. 23, 2011 at the zoo.
Ruth Bonneville / WInnipeg Free Press
A five-day-old Calico kitten was at Best West Pet Foods on St. James Street earlier today at an animal-rescue adoption fair. The kitten is in a foster home until it is old enough to find a permanent home.
Paul White / The Associated Press
Two giant panda bears born last month after being conceived using artificial insemination, are seen in their incubator at the zoo in Madrid, Friday.
Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press
A harbor seal pup looks up at a visitor as he rests on seaweed-covered rocks after coming in on the high tide Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, 2011, in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle.