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She is the chosen one! A precious photo of a group of goslings imprinting on a woman has gotten a lot of attention on Reddit. Reddit user itsallcopacetic posted the heartwarming photo two days ago, and it has already more than 21,000 upvotes and over 1,000 comments. Filial imprinting is mostly seen in newly hatched birds, like these baby geese. In the mid 19th-century, researcher Oskar Lorenz demonstrated how incubator-hatched geese would imprint on the first moving thing they saw within what he called a "critical period," a window of 13–16 hours after hatching. According to itsallcopacetic, the woman in the photo was working with the goslings as part of scientific research. If that's...

A sleepy Bulldog puppy made a splash when it captured the hearts and minds of Redditors everywhere with its wrinkly mug and unusual napping position, variously described by commenters as "upward-facing dog," "the best example of savasana pose ever" and "a nice puddle of puppy." We think one Redditor summed up the power of puppies best when he said about this photo, "I was in a hateful mood all day until I saw this." We defy you not to smile. MEET MORE ADORABLE DOGS:...

Reddit Helps Name Toothless Cat

Scott Cole, a 23-year-old cyber systems operator in the Air Force, recently welcomed an adorable white-and-tan cat into his life. But this cat isn't like most others. When Cole reached out to Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, S.C., he told them he wanted a unique feline friend. According to The Daily Dot, the animal shelter suggested a special cat for Cole. She was a sweet kitty with no teeth. Because of this, she has trouble keeping her tongue inside her mouth. Cole posted a photo of his new special cat on Reddit along with a caption that said, "She can pull it back but only for short periods of time. Anytime she's running around, she pulls it back in, but as soon as she relaxes, it falls...

Here's a good one! "Took this pic today, impeccable timing," says aptly named Redditor derpent024, the photographer. "Laughed so hard my sides hurt." Below is a more flattering photograph of derpent024's handsome husky....

Is there a new viral trend of people so emotionally overwhelmed by animal encounters that they burst into tears? Last week, actress Kristen Bell had a mini-breakdown after meeting a baby sloth who was literally too cute to handle. Now this Redditor's wife is crying with joy when her favorite animal, a penguin, gives her a hug on her birthday during an encounter at Sea World. How about you, dear Paw Nation reader? Is there a certain animal to which you feel such a connection that you'd cry if you ever got to meet one?...

This is Dexter. He loves to kayak. We've never kayaked before, but this makes us want to try it. In fact, we've never even considered kayaking, but now we are totally DTK. Just find us a dog like Dexter to take with us and we're on our way. [via Reddit]...