Posts tagged "animals"

Let Baby Hedgehog Vs. T-Shirt Soothe Your Soul

How this baby hedgehog feels wrestling this t-shirt is pretty much exactly how I felt about this week. I just kept chewing and chewing and chewing and the t-shirt wouldn't give. It's been a crappy one but it's almost over. In the end, the baby hedgehog prevails, I think. At least that's the way…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2013

If People Ate Like Animals, Dinner Would Be More Entertaining

I've been watching this "How Animals Eat Their Food" video non-stop this week and wondering why it didn't occur to me to make this video first. It should have because I've been eating like a flamingo since 1989 to annoy my brother (minus the pink unitard). All this time I could have been entertaining the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 17, 2013

Today In Florida: Ginormous, Rat-Sized Snails Invade

The state of Florida continues to prove that end times are nigh with an infestation of giant African land snails. This species of snail is a very special one that can grow as large as a rat and subsist on stucco and plaster to keep their shells healthy. (That means they will be devouring Floridians'…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 15, 2013

The Gasoline Huffing Bears Of Russia Need Help

Gasoline huffing has become a serious problem for brown bears living on the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia. The bear population has gotten into the kerosene and gasoline, which is used to power the reserve's helicopters and generators, and have become addicted. The 1,200 pound creatures have taken to stealing fuel barrels, sniffing them until…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2013

Watch This: Two Dogs Playing Banjos

This is a video of two dogs playing "Dueling Banjos." And I'm pretty sure that's all you need to know. [YouTube]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2013

Meet Napoleon And Rojo, Portland’s Therapy Llamas

Rojo, a 5-foot-tall llama, was happily accepting hugs from passersby at a fair when someone suggested his calm demeanor would make him a great therapist. That's when a lightbulb went on for his owner, Lori Gregory. She started Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas, and now takes Rojo, along with his alpaca BFF Napoleon and a few…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2013

Cats In Pantyhose, It’s All Happening

I said it couldn't be done. I was wrong. Here, my friends, is a cat in pantyhose, just chilling with his control top like it's no big deal. [TruTV]…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 10, 2013

An Open Letter To Whoever Stole A Goat From A Petting Zoo And Took It To A Bar At 1:30 AM

Dear Goat Thief, Listen, I get it. There is nary a time when I watch a funny goat video or walk by the urban goat sanctuary by my house (I live in Portland) and don't plot a way to steal the adorable goats and make them my pets. My eventual life goal i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 7, 2013

This 3-Year-Old Sea Lion Has Excellent Taste In Music

This is Ronan, a three-year old sea lion living at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and she loves to dance. She first bobbed her head to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down On The Corner," and since then has rocked out to songs by the Backstreet Boys and Earth, Wind & Fire. Aside…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 6, 2013

9 Animals Who Are Into Oral Sex

A recent study of fruit bats found cunnilingus to be a major part of their repertoire. While following a colony of 420 bats roosting in a fig tree over the course of 13 months, researchers witnessed 57 incidences of sex -- both oral and intercourse. The female bats who received oral sex before intercourse were…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2013

Your Daily Squee: Newborn Lambs In Neon Sweaters

Britain's winters get chilly. What's a newborn lamb to do? Augment your natural wool coat with a trendy neon sweater, obviously. [Buzzfeed]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 2, 2013

If Zoo Animals Were Sartorialists

If zoo animals were sartorialists, they'd something look like this. Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits series imagines the fashion possibilities for every species.  And now we know that ostriches look fetching in bowler hats. It must be their long necks. You can see more fashion forward zoo animals or buy prints here. […
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2013

Animal Advice For 6 Common Sex-Related Freak Outs

The downside to getting laid, if there has to be a downside, is dealing with the aftermath. Once the guy has gone home, it's just you and your vagina left to process the whole thing. This can become particularly panic-inducing if something's itchy down there or if your period is late or days have…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 29, 2013

Be My Bearfriend: The Sun Bear Combines Bearishness With Slothiness In Equal Measure

While I was out in the Northwest, I visited the Portland Zoo and their new baby otter pup. While I was there, I discovered a new animal to bestow my love and affection on: The sun bear, a mythical creature that combines the best of the bear world, with the undeniable coolness of a sloth.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2013

Nightmare Squared: Snake On Fire Sets House On Fire

A snake set a house on fire. Wait. Let me back up because that sounds like a snake is guilty of arson. And we all know that's not possible because snakes don't have arms. Except for that snake freak of nature that grew a hand and crawled across a woman's wall. Claw Snake, you…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 24, 2013

Showbiz Is Tough, Even For Pets

Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of "The Audience" starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in "16 consecutive preview performance nights." She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.) This week, on the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013

Can We Please Just Let Dogs Be Dogs?

Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog's fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don't and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I'll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013

14 Kinds Of Cat Breeds You Maybe Didn’t Know Existed

As a verifiable crazy cat lady, I decided I'd delve into the world of weird cat breeds, just because. Do I need a better reason? I don't think so. Here are 14 breeds of cat you've probably never encountered.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 22, 2013

7 Pictures Of A Grumpy Otter Being Awoken From A Nap

Poor otter pup. He was having such an amazing dream! And then some stupid human woke him from his slumberjust as things were getting really good. Thanks a lot. Click through to see more of this adorable otter feeling really grumpy about being woken up from his nap.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013

“Piggy Poop Balls” And The Meaning Of Life

By now, you've probably seen this picture of a pig with a poop on it's giant balls that's been circulating around the interwebs. If you haven't HERE IT IS. Buzzfeed tracked down the "piggy poop balls" photographer, Jeff Reardon to explain the circumstances under which his scatological masterpiece occurred.
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 13, 2013
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