Your morning adorable: Fennec fox loves Cheetos
Well, friends, we think we've found it: The Holy Grail of Cuteness.
Zoey, a fennec fox, is already ahead of the adorable game with her tiny body and giant ears (a winning combination, we think). But add in a love of snack foods, expressed with a frantically wagging tail and a high-pitched, chirpy cry, and Zoey quickly becomes cuter than we would have thought possible.
Zoey and another fennec fox, Quiggly, are among the many rescued residents of the Illinois-based sanctuary Critter Camp. (We think the fact that she's rescued only adds to her cuteness -- plus, she's a good example of why it's often a bad idea to keep an exotic animal like a fennec fox as a pet. YouTube user CritterCampMom explains that Zoey came to the sanctuary "after becoming aggressive" in her previous home; she's now a permanent Critter Camp resident.)
Beyond the fennec foxes, Critter Camp is home to a host of small mammals like rabbits, chinchillas, sugar gliders, degus, ground squirrels, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice. Other, more exotic animals, from kinkajous to parrots to a ball python, live there as well. (But none, we'd wager, are quite as adorable as Zoey.)
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: CritterCampMom via YouTube