Hey, a baby is still a baby — even if that baby happens to weigh a couple hundred pounds. This is Pakak, one of two orphaned baby walruses who are being cared for by the staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Palak, and his brother Mitik were orphaned after becoming separated from their herd, and are apparently really, really into cuddling. Local reporter Kate O’Malley visited the siblings and found them super endearing. “They lumbered right over to me and photographer Marc Lester and smacked us with their velvety bowling ball heads. Then they started barking,” she wrote. “They sounded like a couple of smokers hacking into a megaphone.” Smokers hacking into a megaphone! Adorable!
Sadly, the two will be separated — off to the Indianapolis Zoo and the New York Aquarium, respectively. But for now, they can cuddle with the staff — and each other. Check out one more amazing pic after the jump. Keep reading »
I’m sure this squirrel didn’t mean to get its head stuck in this Halloween decoration and scare the ever living crap out of the neighbors. But still, the results were effective. [Humor Train]
Is there anything funnier than a cat sitting up like a person? How about a cat sitting up like a person watching TV? Not bad, Internet, not bad. [YouTube]
Have you ever seen an echidna puggle? Until earlier today, we didn’t even know something called an echidna puggle even existed. But then one of these little guys was orphaned and found on a dirt track near Australia’s Central Coast. Look at this cutie! Look at his little belly! He’s currently being hand-reared at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, so he should be fine. But that belly! How precious!
Anyways! Whether you’re stuck in the path of Hurricane Sandy, or just stuck behind your desk today, it’s imperative you take a minute or two for a little belly break. We’ve got cats, dogs, puppies, lions and tigers and bears — oh my. Big bellies and little bellies — bellies that’ll make you go squee and wish you could rub them and squeeze them yourself. Click through to enjoy!
If you don’t enjoy cute, sad-looking things with big eyes, then don’t click on the play button, okay? [YouTube]
As much as we love dogs and cats, there are a whole lot of other animals out there — and they love celebrating Halloween, too. There’s a bunch of horses, rabbits, chickens, goats and ferrets who can’t wait to go trick-or-treating, and we’ve collected a few photos of some of the very best costumes.