Are you ready to treat yourself with “cuteness therapy”? Imagine some little creatures that the Internet is going crazy about. Nope, not kittens. Gosh, not puppies! Imagine some…slugs! Are you euh-yuck-gross-ing now? You definitely must have some guts if these crawling monsters don’t make your flesh…crawl! Now calm down! False alarm. Actually, there are slugs (stop shivering!) that absolutely do not resemble those brown mucus-secreting shell-less critters that love moist areas in your garden; on the contrary, the animals we’ll be talking about will easily leave you in awe. Have you heard of sea slugs? Millions of years of evolution turned marine gastropod mollusks into lovely creatures that are often brightly-colored to fit their environment.
Initially, sea slugs have become a source of admiration for Japanese fans. The country is famous for its love for ‘kawaii’, has fallen in love with these tiny ethereal animals. Now they are starting to get their share of attention all over the global Internet, as they seem to be perfect pets: no shedding, no stinky smell, no barking or meowing for no reason, and you can meditatively contemplate these loveable creatures for hours!
If you’re thinking about celebrating Easter underwater, you should go scuba diving in Japan or the Philippines where creatures dubbed ‘sea bunnies’ live. Indeed, Jorunna parva is a sea slug that bears an uncanny resemblance to a fluffy bunny. They have furry tails and cute tiny ears which are actually organs that help them detect flavors and odors in the water. Japanese Twitter users compare them to snow rabbits coated in salt and sesame seeds, but despite looking extremely delicious, they’re certainly not edible.