Posts tagged "animals"

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. [YouTube]…

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

7 Photos Of An Orphaned Baby Wallaby & Her Makeshift Sleep Sack

I was having kind of a rough day, but then I saw these photos of a orphaned baby wallaby and my internal desire to SQUEE overwhelmed my desire to cry for the third time today! Four-month-old Skye lost her mom and is currently being taken care of by Donna Liversedge, a zookeeper at the New…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 10, 2013

Small Town Sends Unscooped Dog Poop Back To Dog Owners

Brunete, a small town outside of Madrid, Spain, had a problem. Dog owners had become lax about scooping their pets' poop, and sidewalks were strewn with waste. To solve the problem, town leaders teamed up with ad agency McCann Erickson to create a publicity campaign that would shock residents into following the rules. The plan?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 5, 2013

Criminal Cat Arrested For Smuggling Goods Into Prison

Not so much a cat burglar as a cat smuggler, a kitty at a Russian prison facility was detained after guards found cell phones and chargers taped to the animal's belly. Cell phones are strictly verboten in Russian prisons, and authorities believe that the cat was being used by prisoners to ferry items in and…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 4, 2013

Scooter The Llama Escapes, Is Tased & Captured By Florida Cops

A llama, clearly influenced by Kanye West, led Florida cops on a nine-hour goose (llama?) chase around Leon Country Friday night, before being Tased and returned to its owner. Scooter the Llama -- seen above with a couple of police officers who are like, "whaaaa?" -- made it all the way to Tallahassee before being found.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2013

9 Squittens You’re Gonna Want To Squish

Squittens! It sounds like a noise that happens in your ladydrawers after a makeout session, but hell to the NO. Squittens are kittens that look like squirrels — specifically kittehs which sit up on their hind legs like squirrels peering around for nuts. Some squittens, like the cutie named Petal above, are born without bone…

Nightmare Animal: The Blood Slug Of Southern Australia Will Haunt Your Dreams

When I was a kid, some friends and I wandered down to the woods at the end of our cul de sac. There, we found an old clawfoot bathtub that someone had dumped. The bathtub was full of water, and we started fishing around in there and pulled out a leech. Holy crap, that wa…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 1, 2013

Valiant Tiger Undergoes Surgery To Remove Massive Hairball

Cleaning up your cat's daily hairball attack aftermath got you down? Be grateful you're not the vet who had to remove a terrifying 4 lb. hair ball from this handsome tiger's stomach. After his handlers noticed that he wasn't eating, they performed surgery to remove the basketball-shaped object, and the little dude is doing just…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 25, 2013

This Woman Is Trying To Give Birth To A Shark

"I love a good piece of dolphin meat on my plate, but every time I feel bad for eating an endangered animal," 32-year-old artist, Ai Hasegawa, told Vice. "We're soon going to be facing a global food shortage crisis. But I still want to give life, I don't want 30 years of painful menstruation to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Her Dog — Alive! — During News Interview

I didn't sleep at all last night after reading about and seeing the horrific aftermath of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Such gruesome images and unbelievable destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected (if you're looking for specific ways to help, check out this list). In the midst…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 21, 2013

Asshole Monkey Steals Lollipop From A Puppy

I hate it when I'm sitting on the grass, trying to enjoy a lollipop and a monkey comes along and steals it. Even worse is when the monkey steals my lollipop and then hits me in the face with it. That's so fucked up! Well, at least this puppy is getting a lesson in sharing…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 19, 2013

Service Dog Named Hero Dons A Cap And Gown For Graduation

A young lady named Bridget Evans graduated from the graduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this week — and right by her side, wearing a matching blue cap and gown, was her service dog named Hero. "We can read each other’s minds," Evans told "The Today Show." "We’re so attuned to each…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Discussing The 2013 Cicada Invasion With My Dad, A Man Who Loves Cicadas

As you probably know by now, the cicadas are coming. Thirty billion cicadas, to be exact, are poised to swarm the northeastern United States pretty much any day now after spending the past 17 years underground. Many of my east coast friends have already vowed to stay inside for four to six weeks while the cicada…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 16, 2013

Man Who Was Swallowed By Hippo Lives To Tell The Tale

Just in case you were still not convinced that hippos deserve a place on our list of animals that are total assholes, does Paul Templer have a story for you. Templer was working as a tour guide on Africa's Zambezi River when his group of kayaks came across a two-ton bull hippo who wasn't exactly…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2013

7 Animal Mommies And Babies!

Is there anything sweeter than animal moms snuggling their babies? Even if you and your mom don't have the most Hallmark of relationships, your heart melts into a big mushy puddle when you see a mommy dog/goat/wildebeest/whatever giving her newborn babe a bath with her tongue. Yeah, her own tongue. The animal kingdom is intense.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2013

Chicago Airport Hires Herd Of Goats To Mow The Lawn

Following in the steps of Paris' lawn-mowing sheep, Chicago O'Hare recently announced a two-year plan to hire a herd of goats to keep grass trimmed on airport grounds. The adorable (and eco-friendly!) goat grounds crew will be able to access areas that are hard for landscaping machinery to get to, and happily chow down o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2013

PETA Tries To Convert Us To Veganism With A Supercut Of Animals Having Sex

Vegans have a bigger sexual appetite! That's PETA's new ploy to get us to stop eating/wearing/using animal products. And how do they illustrate their point? Oh, with a supercut of wild animals fucking set to the tune of "Teddy Bear's Picnic." I certainly enjoyed PETA's "Do It Like They Do" ad way more than the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2013

Finally, A Store For All Your Guinea Pig Fashion Needs

Have you been having trouble finding a good selection of clothing, hats, and hair extensions for your pet guinea pig? Fret no more, my friends: an online store called, fittingly, Guinea Pig Fashion has got you covered. The Japanese retailer carries a huge variety of cavy [That's another name for the guinea pig, FYI. -- Amelia]

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2013

Is Lil Bub Safe In The Hands Of Robert De Niro?

Don't get me wrong, I am not about to complain about this choice photograph of Robert De Niro clutching Lil Bub at the Tribeca Film Festival Directors Brunch. However. As an animal lover, I do have my concerns that Bub's saturation level has passed the point of Internet sensation and entered exploitation territory. Bub i…

By: Rachel Krause / April 24, 2013
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