9 Nocturnal Animal Facts That Will Make You Squee

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9 Nocturnal Animal Facts That Will Make You Squee

9 Nocturnal Animal Facts That Will Make You Squee

Animals that snooze during the day and move around when the sun goes down are called nocturnal, and some of their characteristics make them actually quite super-duper cute. While you may not want to play with one of these fellas if you come across it while you’re camping, you have to admit they are pretty adorable.

Cyprus spiny mouse

The adorable little Cyprus spiny mouse is a rare and poorly understood rodent found on the island nation of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea.

cyprus

Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth

Everyone wants a sloth, right? The Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth is found in Central and South America and, like other sloths, spends most of its time in trees.

hoffmans

Bat-eared fox

This unique mammal lives in Africa, and interestingly enough, the males of the species do most of the baby care after Mom weans the cubs.

bat-eared-fox

Spectacled flying fox

Sure, many people may shy away from loving on a bat, but these spectacled flying foxes are a type of fruit bat that just have the sweetest little faces.

flying-fox

Bushbaby

Bushbabies are small primates native to Africa and have an amazing ability to jump, so make sure if you come across one, you keep your distance. Their large eyes help them see in the dark.

bushbaby

Kinkajou

The kinkajou can be found in Central and South America. They are sometimes kept as exotic pets, but even though they are impossibly adorable, they’re better off left where they are.

kinkajou

Slow loris

The slow loris can be found in southeast Asia, and you’ll love their sweet fluffy fur and large eyes, especially on this tiny little pygmy slow loris.

slow-loris

Tree pangolin

This amazing creature is known as a “scaly anteater,” and while it doesn’t look like it’s all that great to cuddle, how can you say no to this little thing?

tree-pangolin

Margay

The margay is a solitary, gorgeous and nocturnal cat that resides in Central and South America. This creature also sports incredibly large eyes, which adds to its beauty.

margay

And don’t forget the nocturnal Tasmanian Devil.

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