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13 of the cutest tree-dwelling animals in the world

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Just hanging around

You can find cute animals in most of nature's habitats, but there's just something about living in trees that makes arboreal creatures particularly Ewok-like. Common biological adaptations found in tree-dwelling animals help to explain their charm: those bushy tails, fluffy ears and agile bodies. Or maybe it's just that living in trees really is as much fun as it looks.

Here's our list of 13 of the world's cutest, most charismatic tree-dwelling animals. You're guaranteed to leave here with a smile. (Text: Bryan Nelson)