Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

The final match-up of the Houston Zoo Cute-Off, the comprehensive effort to find The One Cute to Rule Them All, was close. Very close.

Votes coming in by comments and e-mail, though, showed what had been evident from the beginning: Baylor the baby elephant is just damn cute.

So revel, citizens, in Cutus Extremis, a gallery of photos by our Christopher Patronella, Jr.

1. The trunk

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

2. A Dancing Machine

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

3. Getting His Baby Feed On

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

4. With Mom

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

5. Got the giggles

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

6. He's Got an Eye on You

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

7. You Lookin' at Me?

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

8. Elephant Humor

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

9. Hygiene is Important, Son

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

10. I'm the King of the World!! And the Houston Zoo Cute-Off!!

Baylor The Baby Elephant: All Hail The Mighty Victor Of The Houston Zoo Cute-Off

Thanks to everyone who participated....

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