Zoos around the country melt hearts with #CuteAnimalTweetOff

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NEW YORK — From baby seals, to infant orangoutangs and just about any other wildly adorable animal you can think of, zoos around the country faced off Wednesday in what’s been dubbed the #CuteAnimalTweetOff.

What began with a simple humblebrag from the National Zoo about its recently born seal pup, quickly turned into a flurry of baby-animal pictures on the Twitter feeds of anyone smart enough to follow the dozens of zoos around the U.S.

Following the National Zoo tweet, pop culture radio host Sarah Hill called out the Virginia Aquarium, and the rest is history: