Posts tagged "animals"

Mugabe To Gift A “Noah’s Ark” To Kim Jong-il

Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe has plans to send two of several animal species living in Zimbabwe's 14,600 kilometer Hwange National Park to North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-il. The "Noah's Ark" is meant as a gift of gratitude to Kim for allowing the North Korea national soccer team to train in Zimbabwe. Two 18-month-old elephants, black…

By: Annika Harris / May 19, 2010

A Baby Badger Is Totes Cute Even Without One Ear

The staff at a wildlife hospital in the United Kingdom have no idea how this 8-week-old baby badger lost his outer ear, but they expect him to make a full recovery because there's no damage to the inside. It seems Vincent Van Gogh, as they've aptly named the badger with one ear, had some hard-knock…

By: Annika Harris / April 27, 2010

Piglets + Paint = Squeal!

These piglets look happier than a hog in ... a pool of paint. Two words: Desktop. Wallpaper. []…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 22, 2010

Lesbirdians? Turns Out Animals Can Be Gay, Too!

Not sure how I missed this one last week, but according to a New York Times Magazine article, animals can be gay, just like humans. The Laysan albatross, which is considered one of the most monogamous species of birds in the animal kingdom, is not always as heterosexual as scientists once believed. As it tur…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2010

Animal On Yer Phone? Awesome!

I'm one of those iPhone owners who feels totally overwhelmed by the whole app phenomenon—isn't "app" short for "appetizer"—and as a result has, uh, only two of them. But I am so going to get this one called "Animal Drummer." It's a game where you put on some tunes, and make Animal drum away to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / March 11, 2010

Happy Hump Day: Cat Shows Puppy Who’s Boss

Cats come in two varieties -- those that like to be pet and cuddled and nuzzled and those that like to be left the hell alone to clean themselves and sulk. Puppies, on the other hand, are all the same. They want to play! This kitty will not stand for such nonsense.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2010

A Purr-fect Pair

It may be Monday (grumble, grumble), but judging by these two cats, love is in the air! Aww ... Who says cats don't have hearts? [via BuzzFeed]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 8, 2010

SeaWorld Sadness: An Orca Whale Kills Its Trainer

The more I read about SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed yesterday, the sadder I get. In an article about Brancheau written years ago, she told the Orlando Sentinel about going to SeaWorld for the first time when she was 9. "I remember walking down the aisle [of Shamu Stadium] and telling my mom,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / February 25, 2010

Cat-On-Cat Massage Video

Remember that video we posted a while back, the instructional one about how to massage your cat? Well, this kitty apparently paid attention, because he's spreading the deep tissue love to his fellow feline. This clip makes me all kind of giddy. [Videogum]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2010

Diff’rent Strokes

In honor of Friday, here's your daily dose of Too Much Cuteness. This little squirrel was found injured in a park and the rescuer brought it home where it became fast friends with the family's cats. The mama cat has even been nursing him back to health with her own milk. Awwww! [via Daily Mail]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / February 19, 2010

Super Adorable Bunny Goes Nom-Nom-Nom

I dunno what you did on Valentine's Day, but this bunny does a dead-on impression of what I did to a box of chocolates. Although I'm glad no one videotaped me going crazy on candy, this bunny sure makes stuffing your face look adorable.Yum-yum, gimme some -- with a side of cuteness overload!

By: Simcha / February 16, 2010

May All Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Fearless

A little girl comes face-to-face with a tiger at the zoo. (But what are they thinking?) [Urlesque]…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 12, 2010

Indies Shmindies — We Want Chimp-Directed Movies!

Call them chimpanzees with a dream. Eleven chimps at the Edinburgh Zoo recently got the chance to make movie magic—they were given video cameras in boxes, complete with touch screens, and were trained to use them to film their own flicks. Yes, they got lots of footage of their toes and the camerawork is a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / January 26, 2010

Random Fashion: Levi’s And Cram Jam Chest Make Denim Doggy

Have you ever heard of Cram Jam Chest? Us neither. From the looks of their half-in-Japanese website, they make stuffed art. In any case, they've teamed up with Levi's to make a series of puppies made out of denim for the Levi's store in Shibuya, Japan. Is this a good way to recycle jeans? These…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 25, 2010

Will Keyboard Dog Be The Keyboard Cat Of 2010?

Couldn't comprehend the appeal behind THE internet meme of 2009, Keyboard Cat, because you're not into kitties? Maybe Keyboard Dog will be more your speed. [via DListed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2010

Tai Shan The Panda Being Deported To China

2010 is gonna be good. Like, really, really good. But it's starting off on a sad note if you are a lover of panda bears. Tai Shan, the adorable panda bear born in the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC, in 2005, is being extradited to China. Because even though he was born on American soil,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / January 4, 2010

This Baby Panda Wishes You A Happy New Year’s Eve!

This image, possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen and believe me, I know cute, is part of a series depicting his harrowing escape from a play pen. See the others here.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2009

British Documentary Exposes The Dark Side Of Pedigree Dog Breeding

A controversial documentary called "Pedigree Dogs Exposed," about the dark side to pure breeding of dogs, airs tonight on BBC America. This morning on "Today," they showed a clip from the film, focusing on how pure breeding of Cavaliers has resulted in many of them having a painful genetic disease where their brains are too…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2009

Reality Stars Charged For Eating A Rat During Filming

Two stars of the British version of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and cooking a rat to eat during filming. Chef Gino D'Acampo, who won the viewer-feedback contest series, and British soap actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare activists lodged…

By: PopEater / December 9, 2009

An Incontinent Beaver Gets An “Early Show” Correspondent In the Eye

Being an "Early Show" correspondent must be kinda rough. In addition to having to wake up hours before the sun, you have to have big hair and a huge smile plastered on your face at all times, except when you're delivering a sad story, at which point you have to assume serious face. Oh, and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / November 16, 2009
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