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The Buffalo Zoo jumps on national #cuteanimaltweetoff

If you've scrolled through a social media timeline recently, you may have noticed politically-inspired quarrels and rants. You might remember that 2016 was the year of celebrity deaths. Negativity and sadness run rampant.

It's a good thing cute animals still exist.

Zoos across the world participated in an impromptu tweet-fest on Thursday, piling on the hashtag #cuteanimaltweetoff. The cascade of adorable photos stemmed from the Smithsonian National Zoo's announcement of the birth of a female gray seal, and it didn't take long for the Buffalo Zoo to latch on to the trend.

Here's a Twitter widget that follows along with the hashtag, and then one of the Buffalo Zoo's entries below, via @buffalozoo.

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