BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
It's the start of another week, which means it's time to face the struggles of life anew. What better to combat that with than videos of small and fuzzy animals doing ridiculous stuff?! There's nothing that says "I'll worry about those taxes later!" quite like a clip of a hamster stuffing ten carrots into his cheek pouches. In that spirit, we've prepared for you a clip-a-day to keep productivity away! Happy squealing.
On Monday, we are all a Bun Bun...a.k.a. a kitten so confused with the universe that he seems capable of little more than walking in horizontal lines. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 10, 2013
The Oregon Zoo just posted an adorable video of their two-month-old river otter Molalla learning to swim. Otter keeper Becca VanBeek explains that otters are practically immobile when they're babies, so Mo's mom Tilly has been easing him into the water. Baby Mo was as big as "a handful of jellybeans" (!!!) when he was born, but he's now a 2000-gram pup with "quite the personality."
To honor the first river otter born at Oregon Zoo, Metro is donating money from every visit to help restore the local wetlands where otters live. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jul 17, 2012
Online dating sites aren’t just for humans anymore! Now animals are getting hooked up too, Time reports. A computerized system is being used to match the most desirable animals from different zoos, taking their behavioral patterns, geography, and individual quirks into account to find their best mating matches. Heath, a 12-year-old river otter in California's Oakland Zoo successfully mated with Ginger, a 5-year-old, who was brought over from Massachusetts, and they are now proud parents, thanks to the database. Read More