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Today is the best day in the world because today you can have a super cute and cuddly and perfect kitten delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP. Yes, that’s right—if you live in New York, San Francisco or Seattle, and use the app “Uber,” you can, with the push of a button, have a kitten driven directly to you! To promote National Cat Day, Uber has teamed up with the popular meme site, Cheezburger in this amazingly brilliant marketing stunt to help promote itself, but more importantly, spread the cat love. Read More
  One of my first two-syllable words was “whisper;” I whispered it to my mother. Whispering is one of the most human ways of communicating; it can convey intimacy, fear, love. Until now, no species except humans have ever been caught mid-whisper.    A group of tamarin moneys were captured and their communication studied at The Central Park Zoo. The squirrel-sized tamarins are some of the most community-oriented primates around, and their complex mob calls are a source of extensive research.    These monkeys, believe it or not, know how to whisper. Read More
Warning: Keep preparatory tissues at hand. This one is a tear-jerker.   On August 30th, a newborn elephant at the Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Nature Reserve in China was repeatedly stomped on by his mother. The zookeepers initially felt that this had to be an accident, and removed Zhuangzhuang (the baby elephant's proper name) from the area to tend to his wounds. However, upon returning Zhuanghzhuang to his habitat, the mother began her stomping again. The zookeepers separated the two once more in order to further assess the situation. Read More
  As a child, I fell in love with the Harry Potter series in large part because of its animals, its giant spiders and hissing snakes. Remember the magical Thestral, the winged horse visible only to those who have seen death? They are my personal favorite, and the image my young self conjured while reading the books still haunts me.    Here’s some good news for all you Harry-animal lovers: J.K. Rowling is writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read More
Whenever I come across an article about the world’s latest wonder-child, I think back to how my ten-year-old self was incapable of accomplishing little more than consuming every episode of Sailor Moon. But the youths of today are a whole different story. Motivation? Vegetables? Science?! This time, a 13-year-old has revolutionized the way humans and pets can interact with each other at long-distances. Brooke Martin, who just started the ninth grade, is the genius behind the iCPooch: a device that enables the user to video chat with his or her pet. Read More
  Do you gals know about the slow loris? About five minutes ago, I didn't either. Turns out, slow lorises might be the best primates to grace the internet thus far. Read More
Meet Tsunami, the cancer-fighting dog You’ve heard stories about dogs saving lives (my own dog shielded me from a fire when I was a newborn!), but here’s a new one for you: some really amazing dogs are learning how to detect ovarian cancer before modern medicine can. That’s right: dogs can detect faint odors associated with the disease.    The dogs over at the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center are being trained to bark or sit when they smell anything that suggests cancer. Read More
  Horse is woman’s best friend. There is something so magical about a horse; I will always remember my first horse show, the smell of de-tangler, and my pony’s perfectly stunning braids. The majestic, ethereal horse! Since I have spent my entire life strictly following the beauty routine I learned from my horses (a hairbrush? what’s that?), I was thrilled to find out about some new horsie hairstyles. The Norwegian Fjord horse, a breed that’s been around for over four thousand years, has a great 'do. Read More
  Everyone knows fur is bad, kitten heels are good, but what’s the BEST way to show your love for our furry friends?  Easy: style your hair like your favorite woodland (or farm, or savannah, or sea) critter! These crazy animal hairstyles will, ahem, flip your wig: Reindeer Pig Rhinoceros Lion Elephant Walrus And then there's this guy, who needs some stylin' bad BAD: "Sup, girl" - this llama All hairstyles cruelty-free, except maybe to the humans involved... Read More
Like so many others, my life revolves around my dog. My dog Remy’s life, however, revolves around fetch. I am woken many mornings by a joyous bouncing of her rubber orange ball, so (naturally!) I am always on the lookout for new innovations in the field of fetch.  This is a big one, ladies, so pay attention. A very special dog hailing from Kobe, Japan has figured out a way to play fetch by himself with the aid of only a few rocks and a strong water current.  I strongly recommend snuggling up with your dog and watching this incredible video. Read More
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