It’s time for end-of-the-week squee. This Japanese video of a carrot-nomming hamster comes with the translated title, “Mike’s favorite food is carrot.” I believe it! Matthew sent me a link to this video a while back. Speaking of anthropomorphizing animals, this Guardian article will show you how low the Internet has fallen.
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. . . water glasses, not spectacles! You can find anything on the internet, e.g., this:
We could all use one of these (be sure to start the video):
The week is effectively over for most Americans, I think: even my department is largely empty, and tomorrow will be even emptier. So, as an end-of-the-week treat, here’s a short story from Neatorama about an activist woman who had an affinity for marionettes and squirrels, resulting in this adorable photo: The whole story, and be […]
End-of-the week feel-good felid from Cycle World: a motorcyclist saves a kitten about to get flattened in a busy street. Kitten, eventually adopted and named Skidmark, is ineffably cute. And the whole thing was captured on a GoPro video affixed to the female rider’s helmet. Cycle World’s text is indented. In a video self-effacingly titled “I […]
Let’s end the posts today with a feel-good piece, just as the evening news always ends on something upbeat after dishing out a buffet of bad news. This story, from The Dodo, is about a man named Darius who rescued a limping, one-day-old fawn (surely doomed to die), rehabilitated it, and put it back with […]
This video, arriving from Ziya Tong’s Tw*tter feed via Matthew Cobb, is touching, for it shows how a baby rhino is simply too ponderous to gambol. Or is it even trying to? And if it is, is it imitating or playing with the lamb?
[JAC: It’s almost a holiday—Thanksgiving in the US—so it’s time to ditch the gravitas and have some fun. Here’s the first of two pre-holiday animal videos.] by Matthew Cobb I declare seals, like otters, to be Aquatic Honorary Cats™. In October 2013, Vimeo user ‘SuperJohnnyAdventurepants‘ went diving on the Farne Islands (off Northumberland, on the […]
It’s the end of a long week, I have finished the copyedits of the Albatross, and I’ve prepared an evolution talk for Truman State in Missouri (where I head Monday), and so it’s time to kick back with a drink and a FELID. Here’s this Friday’s offering: Don’t ask me the circumstances here: a predator […]
According to the caption of this YouTube video, the keeper is trying to give two baby pandas their medication. I think they’d rather play. This appears to be from the Panda Research Center near Chengdu, China: h/t: Matthew Cobb And here’s a photo of Gus the Earless Cat, just because it’s been a long day. […]