The Kardashian family has had an almost freakish amount of pets over the years, even for a gang as big as theirs. It’s great that they’re seemingly animal lovers, but they’ve developed a gross habit along the way of impulse buying a dog or cat like it’s a new accessory, publicly adoring him or her for a few months, then allowing the critter to vanish, never to be heard from again. Do they give all the pets away? Do they just keep them off social media despite adopting a new one every year? The world may never know. What we do know is that it’s easy to get more attached to the family’s charming furbabies than the owners themselves. Click through for a definitive ranking of Kardashian pets…
When Buzz the goat found an empty chip bag, he couldn’t resist attempting to eat the crumbs at the bottom and got himself stuck. Instead of letting a human (or the family dog) help him get the bag off, he took off running! Maybe he was having too much fun?
Wildfires have been ripping through the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia, and some the blaze’s most vulnerable victims are the koala bears who live in the region. Jeremy the koala, the first fire victim to arrive at the Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organization, has become something of a poster bear for the koalas’ plight. Four animal agencies have teamed up to treat him, and he wears special koala mittens to protect him from agitating the second-degree burns on his paws. His caretakers say he’s in good spirits and on the mend. Koalas have trouble escaping wildfires because they’re slow moving and spend so much time high above the ground in trees. Since the AMWRRO and other agencies are expecting many more victims, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is requesting koala mitten donations from around the world.
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Panda lovers, I have good news and bad news. The good is that unbeknownst to most of we oblivious members of the public, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been busting her ass trying to bring two pandas to the Central Park Zoo and thus make New Yorkers’ wildest dreams come true. The bad news is that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as both the Central Park and Bronx zoos, wants nothing to do with the operation because they’ve deemed the pandas too expensive. According to the Frisky’s former resident panda lover Jessica, all that panda hate “IS SOME BULLSHIT RIGHT THERE.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
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Five-year-old Brennan Decker thought she was being sneaky when she let her pet cow into the house, but when her mom catches her, she provides a laundry list of nonsensical excuses that only a kid could come up with. After talking in circles, she calls it quits around 3:30 and settles in for the cutest cuddle between child and cow you’ve ever seen. [Daily Dot]
Considering that the extent of my experience with bathing animals is trying to keep a howling, screaming cat in the bathtub as he paws at me, having a pet who actually enjoys getting clean sounds like heaven. Barry the pug appreciates the relaxing ritual of bath time, which means he’s welcome at Spa Day at my house anytime! [Mashable]