Posts tagged "animals"

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 independent vets each meticulously…
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…
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…
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. You're one…
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 o…
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

Oh Mini Pig, I Think We All Feel The Same Way About Ice Cream

There are really only two ways to deal with super hot summer weather: 1) learn to own your boob sweat, because there's just no way to avoid it, and 2) eat ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. This mini pig knows what's up, and its facial expression is one we've all made before…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2013

Wasabi-chan Just Raised The Bar On Cute Kitten-ness

Kitten Wasabi-chan was brutally injured by an errant crow attack as a stray on the streets of Japan. A kind passerby picked up Wasabi-chan and decided to care for her. Wasabi's jaw was damaged and she required regular tube feedings, but hated having the tube stuck down her throat. So her owners came up with…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2013

10 Reasons I’m Completely And Totally Obsessed With Goats (Illustrated By GIFs)

As is well documented on this site and my Instagram "about me" section, I am hopelessly obsessed with goats, especially baby goats and pygmy goats and fainting goats -- OK, nevermind, I just love ALL THE GOATS. Why am I so enraptured with these bouncy little creatures? Allow me to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 11, 2013

Life Dream Status: Woman Is Momentarily Buried Under A Pile Of Cuddly Baby Goats

If I subscribed to subjective reality and believed that every person I cross paths with in life is actually a figment of my imagination who appears to teach me some cosmic lesson, I would be very certain that the woman in this video exists to teach me to deal with extreme levels of jealousy i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 8, 2013

Your Daily Squee: Who Knew Freshly Shaved Alpacas Would Be This Cute?

I have mixed feelings about alpacas because when I was growing up I lived next door to an alpaca farm, and let me tell you: those creatures are moodier than the vampires from Twilight. However, this photo, taken on shearing day at a German alpaca farm, is placing me firmly on team pro-alpaca. I mean,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 30, 2013

Pug Party: 10 Random, Adorable Facts About Pugs

My neighbors have an 8-week-old pug puppy that is perhaps the cutest creature who has ever graced this Earth. Right now its head is a bit too big for its body, so as it toddles around the yard it usually tips over, and then just starts chewing on whatever is in the immediate vicinity of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2013

Man Arrested For ‘Joking’ About Having Sex With Goats

I don't know about you, but to me, nothing screams "hilarity" quite like bestiality. In no-one-gets-the-joke news, Shuan Keith Orris was arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after things got violent when questioning bar patrons about their thoughts on fornicating with goats. He was apparently making the rounds at a Wisconsin bar,…
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

Watch This Otter Hack A Vending Machine

This week, we were dismayed to learn that large snakes can open doors on their own now. But there is a silver lining. Before you get swallowed in one gulp by a python, The Little Prince-style, this adorable otter can crawl into a vending machine and fetch you an icy cold Diet Coke.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2013

Finally, A Suit Of Armor Fit For A Guinea Pig

"Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear? Fear not! A solution is here!" This is the text of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

Snakes Are Opening Doors Now

New thing to be afraid of: SNAKES KNOW HOW TO OPEN DOORS NOW. We're not sure if this is a python or a boa constrictor, but we all agree we are having nightmares tonight. And going to the bathroom in pairs all afternoon. Carrying axes. After the jump, watch Amelia's not-at-all-over-the-top reaction on Vine to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Dogs In Car Windows Make Everything Better

Having a difficult day? Then stop what you're doing and spend the next two minutes and 22 seconds watching this video pup Odin and some of his friends sticking their heads out of car windows. Are you still in a bad mood? Didn't think so. […
By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Jane Goodall: Still Awesome After All These Years

Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes, so I was delighted to see this pair of photos of her -- one as a young researcher playing with a chimpanzee in the early 60s, and another more recent shot (below) of her and another chimp enjoying a similarly silly interaction. The only detectable change i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2013
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