I’m all for anthropomorphizing animals. I spend a lot of time talking to my cat, after all. However, this sweatshirt featuring a polar bear sporting a top hat, bowtie and umbrella is just not right. Polar bears would not need umbrellas. That’s just ridiculous. They have polar bear hair! Also, why is this polar bear hanging out in some weird tropical climate? That’s completely and totally unrealistic. But perhaps the most important question — why is this sweatshirt so terribly ugly? [$57.99, Modcloth]
We’re a little bit obsessed with Siku, the baby polar bear, here at The Frisky. So we were thrilled to find out that the little guy, who’s only 74 days old, finally got to spend some quality time reveling in his essence — i.e. playing in the snow. He looks so happy! Check out a few more pics after the jump and at the link. [Zoo Borns] Keep reading »
If I had my way, I might change the name of The Frisky over to The Siku, so that we could cover polar bear baby Siku all the time. It would just be pictures and videos of his roly-poly belly, his tiny tongue and his sleeping little polar bear form all the time. But sadly, I don’t have overarching editorial control of TF, so you’ll just have to settle for this video from “The Today Show,” featuring the latest update on the abandoned polar bear. It seems he’s gained a whole five pounds while in captivity, and now weighs seven pounds! His favorite activities still seem to be napping and getting belly rubs, so otherwise not much has changed. Zookeeper Frank Larson, call me if you need some help or want to take a smoke break or whatever. [MSNBC]
Look at that face. How could you not love that face? And yet, poor Siku the polar bear was left to die after his mother was unable to produce enough milk to feed the baby. Thankfully, researchers at Skandinavisk Dyrepark in Djursland, Denmark, have been able to bottle feed the little guy and keep him alive. Three zookeepers keep watch over the baby on a 24-7 cycle, and tend to his every need. Siku’s case became a global sensation after this YouTube video of the roly-poly little guy went viral. Watching it, you can totally see why.
Knut is dead: the famous polar bear at the Berlin Zoo has died suddenly and unexpectedly at age four. Keep reading »