The cuties are coming! Yes, in just a few days, the 2012 Fifteen Hottest Freshman will be revealed. In the meantime, let's feast our eyes upon cuties of the non-freshmen variety.

1. The Three-Banded Armadillo

The armadillo is endearingly complex—defensively armored on the outside, but vulnerable on the inside. It curls into a ball when scared and jumps into the air when startled, but give it enough tenderness and it will show that on the inside, it's just a big softie.

2. The African Pygmy Hedgehog

This hedgehog seems prickly, but all it really wants is to be loved.

3. The Wallaby

The wallaby is an exotic pet that uses hopping as its primary means of locomotion. With hopping speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, if you're looking for a pet that can keep up with you then the wallaby is the perfect companion.

4. The Hermit Crab

The hermit crab follows a somewhat solitary itinerant life; it is a shy, gentle creature that requires time to get to know. But with enough care, you can bring it out of its shell.

5. Lemur

The lemur knows how to move it move it, and with its playful, mischievous nature it will keep you on your toes!

6. Chinchilla

One of the softest, cuddliest pets. With its dense coat of fur, the chinchilla needs a little bit of grooming but will reward you with fluffy love.

7. Golden Retriever

Friendly and giving, golden retrievers are big hearted and protective; true companions for life.