Posts tagged "animals"

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. [New York

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…

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 his own personal bear, for…

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 to identify the cat’s unique…

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 species, and therefore…

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…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 5, 2013

To Combat Big Cats, Aussies Deploy Bad Dogs

This just in: Australia’s been taken over by enormous cats. Well, sort of: The country’s Northern Territory is apparently overrun with feral cats that weigh up to 45 lbs; to smaller creatures, they’re basically killing machines, Vice reports, alongside a pretty stunning image. It’s posing a threat to the area’s biodiversity. “Even a small cat…

By: Newser / September 1, 2013

Colonel Meow, Internet Cat Legend, Wins “World’s Hairiest Cat,” A Guinness World Record

Colonel Meow is revered among Internet cat obsessives for his perpetually smug scowl, and now he has even more reason to sneer at his adoring public.

Guinness World Records has officially recognized the two-year-old Himalayan-Persian crossbreed as the cat with the longest fur.

In order to get the hair-raising honor, three…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 31, 2013

RIP: Gus, The Central Park Zoo’s Beloved “Bored” Polar Bear, Has Died At Age 27

Today in sad animal news (which, in my opinion, is often the saddest kind of sad news): Gus, the beloved polar bear who called the Central Park Zoo his home since 1988, has passed away at age 27. Arguably one of the most iconic animals of all time (he was once served tilapia by Rachael

By: Rachel Krause / August 28, 2013

6 Heart-Warming Stories Of Interspecies Love

Love is a funny thing. It urges us to do things we’d never imagine possible. It is what make us open our hearts to another creature, and this trait doesn’t belong to humans alone. Sometimes animals form unusual bonds that bend our understanding of the wild kingdom. Read more at Your Tango…

By: YourTango.com / August 26, 2013

“How Animals Eat Their Food: Part 2″ Is Here!

Hell to the YEAH. I was hoping the comic heroes who made “How Animals Eat Their Food” would make a sequel and THEY DID. Watch funny humans reenact the eating habits of antelopes, bunnies, meerkats, cheetahs, llamas, fruit flies, horses, octopi, hawks, fish and more! By the way, this is exactly what I imagine the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 25, 2013

I Don’t Like The Looks Of This “Cute” New Olinguito Species

I’m all for cute animals. But something about this new species, dubbed the Olinguito, and discovered in Ecuador and Colombia, is suspect. Maybe it’s his beady little eyes, or his old lady hands, but the Olinguito looks like he’s up to no good.

Of course, it can’t be easy to be an Olinguito.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2013

Behold, The OstrichCopter!

Artist Bart Jansen thrilled us all with his dead cat helicopter. Well, now he’s back, with a much bigger, more bizarre (is that possible?) dead animal ‘copter project. Jansen and his buddy Arjen Beltman took a dead ostrich that had died at a nearby ostrich farm, strapped a bunch of motorized propellers on it, and created…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Just A Hillbilly & His Raccoon Dancing To Aretha

Love is a many-splendored thing, and it can exist in a variety of permutations. I mean, who are we to judge the love shared between a man and his raccoon? It’s unclear just how “Coon Rippy,” a self-described “hillbillly,” came upon a raccoon and Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.” But whatever the circumstances, for this brief…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2013
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