Maned Wolf Pups Make Wacky Facial Expressions

The six-week-old pups get a cute/angsty vet visit.

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We're pretty sure this is the literal definition of "Baroo?"
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These pics were snapped during a vet visit on Thursday, Feb. 16, so we can't really blame this little one for the freaked-out
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Gotta wear gloves when handling these balls of cuteness. They're WOLVES. Cute, cute, cute wolves.
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The four pups were born Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Maned wolf pups have a 50 percent mortality rate in their first month; these critters are now past that milestone.
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There are only about 20,000 left in the wild, and they are difficult to breed under human care. This litter is especially important because their father is genetically valuable.
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Flashback: One of the first pics the zoo released of the pups, back in January.
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Not. enough. words. EVER.
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