Posts tagged "animals"

Meet Kerri Wolter, The Queen Of The Vultures

Kerri Wolter, otherwise known as the woman who flies with vultures, has been paragliding with the carcass-eating birds for the last 11 years. (Yes, that's a real job -- flying with vultures in the African wilderness and caring for them at a vulture conservation center. You can add that to the long list of thing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

This Adorable Kitty Is A Pot Smuggler

So while you were busy playing Candy Crush, cats started smuggling drugs. Guards at a prison in Moldova noticed one particular pussy was frequently entering the prison through a small hole in the fence. The kitty’s "decorative oversized collar" turned out to contain what appears to be marijuana being transported to prisoners; now authorities are…
By: Claire Hannum / October 25, 2013

Report: The Abominable Snowman Exists And He’s Half Polar Bear

I don't suppose  we have many Frisky readers in the Himalayas, but if we do, WATCH OUT. The abominable snowman exists and he is half-polar bear. Science says so!
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013

Here’s How Your Cat Sees The World

Ever wondered how your cat sees the world? Artist Nickolay Lamm wondered too, so he consulted with ophthalmologists and veterinarians to put together images of different scenes as they would appear from the viewpoint of a kitty. Thanks to his nifty photo series, we…
By: Claire Hannum / October 17, 2013

Baby Fainting Goats & 7 Other Animal Cams!

If you are a human being with a heart and a soul and the ability to emote and feel, you will most certainly enjoy clicking on the video above and watching the mesmerizing live feed of these baby fainting goats from the Barnyard Buddies farm in Colorado. For the uninitiated, fainting goats are…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 15, 2013

Oops: Petting Your Cat Stresses Her Out

Ready to feel like the worst cat mom ever? A new study shows that stroking your cats could be making them more stressed out. When researchers at the University of Lincoln set out to study the way cats handle living alongside humans in the same home, they tested stress hormone levels in cats before stroking…
By: Claire Hannum / October 9, 2013

13 Signs Your Dog Really Loves You (As Demonstrated By My Dog Lucca)

Last night, I was feeling weirdly insecure. Not about the way I look. Not about my job performance. Not about a stupid boy. No, I was feeling insecure about my dog Lucca and whether or not she truly loves me. I like to think Lucca channels her thoughts through me for me to speak aloud and those…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Abused Pitbull “Mama Jade” Gets A Second Chance At Life

No one knows how the battered, bleeding pitbull escaped her chains and ended up in the yard of a North Nashville home, but one thing's for sure: she chose the right house. The person who lived there just happened to be an animal hospital employee, and was able to give the dog, who is now…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

The Daily Squee: Little Boy With Down Syndrome Hugs Pushy Labrador Retriever

Pets are nothing if not persistent when there's affection to be had. Nowhere is that better illustrated than this squee-dorable video of a little boy with Down Syndrome being won over with love by a pushy Labrador retriever. The boy, Hernan, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is shy about physical contact. At first Herna…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2013

The Daily Squee: Watch This Cat Try To Sit On That Hedgehog

Meet Lily the cat and Lucy the hedgehog. Lily is curious about her new critter friend. Like any cat, decides the best solution to the situation is to sit on the problem and is shocked when she realizes that hedgehog spines aren't very comfy. Lucy is one patient little hedgehog. Too freakin' cute. […
By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2013

Patrick, The Antisocial Gorilla, Sent To Therapy

Patrick, a 430-pound gorilla, is being shipped off from the Dallas Zoo because he is in dire need of therapy. Because of his inability to get along with the other gorillas (especially the ladies), Patrick will be moving to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina, a zoo specializing in working with animal…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 25, 2013

This Lion, Tiger, And Bear (Oh My!) Are Best Friends Forever

Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Kahn the tiger had a rough childhood. As cubs they lived with drug dealers who abused and neglected them, treating the wild animals like exotic playthings. The trio was rescued from their hellish upbringing 12 years ago, but when trainers at the Noah's Ark animal sanctuary tried…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 23, 2013

10 Simple Rules For Spiders Who Insist On Living In My House

Dear Any And All Spiders Currently Residing In My Home, I recently saw one of you crawling along the hallway wall. It was fairly small, and I was feeling generous, so I decided to let it live. Later that afternoon, as I was checking my email and sipping a cup of boiling hot tea, thi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2013

This Dog Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is sort of like the small-boned Chuck Norris of world leaders — think an unassuming Renaissance man who will straight-up end you. (If you aren't well-versed in the art of Putin, might I point you in the direction of his 8 most ridiculous publicity stunts?) The man has hi…
By: Rachel Krause / September 20, 2013

Cat Proves The iPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor Also Works For Pawprints

That fancy shmancy new sensor on the iPhone 5s that allows you to unlock your phone with a quick scan of your fingerprint? Turns out it also works for pets! TechCrunch tested the technology on a cat's paw, and while it took a few attempts, sure enough, the phone was able…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 19, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Susan Scatena, The NYC Librarian Who Read To An Alligator

At the beginning of the summer, Queens Library Children's Librarian Susan Scatena came up with a unique way to encourage local kids to participate in her summer reading program: if 300 kids signed up and read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to an alligator. The wacky challenge was alluring enough to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 18, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Meet Sonya, The Google Street View Rescue Dog

When a woman who had been feeding a stray dog in Los Angeles asked a shelter to help her get the dog off the street, she had a little help in describing the animal's location: "Just look on Google Street View." The dog, who is now named Sonya, had been captured by Google cameras passing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2013

A Brief Eulogy For The Frog Who Got Blasted By NASA’s Rocket Launch

We are gathered here today to honor and pay our respects to Frog, the victim of NASA's recent rocket launch. While Frog's dramatic mode of passing may have produced an undeniably humorous photo, we realize that getting blasted 40 feet into the air by a rocket is not particularly pleasant for any…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2013

Pacu, Testicle-Biting Fish, Caught Near Paris In The Seine

Watch out, France. The infamous testicle-biting fish appears to be on the move. After a fisherman discovered a pacu in the strait of Oresund earlier this year, authorities warned Scandinavian swimmers to be wary while skinny-dipping. Now that a pacu was caught near Paris, it seems the piranha relative is making its way west.
By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 5, 2013
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