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Sea Otter Pup Saved in Alaska

Last week, the Alaska SeaLife Center welcomed its first stranded and rescued Northern sea otter pup patient for the 2012 season, and he sure is cute.  (^_^)









Meshik, named after the location where he was found, is approximately three weeks old and weighs almost seven pounds. Husbandry Director Brett Long reports that the sea otter “is doing well, eating a healthy mixture of formula and fluids.”

The ASLC staff thanks the residents of Port Heiden, Alaska for their considerate effort caring for Meshik.



The White Stag

The white stag is a beautiful and stunning creature of legend.















Scientifically speaking, the white stag is not an albino; it is a red deer with leucism, a genetic pattern that causes its hair and skin to lose its natural color.


White stags hold a place in the mythology of many cultures. The Celtic people considered them to be messengers from the other-world, and that the white stag would appear when one was transgressing a taboo. Arthurian legend states that the creature has a perennial ability to evade capture; and that the pursuit of the animal represents mankind’s spiritual quest.


Mythos aside, they’re majestic animals worth every bit of reverence we can muster.



Baby Seals Everywhere

Anyone here like baby seals? I know I do!


National Geographic’s Andrew Evans visited a remote Antarctic island, South Georgia, in March to catch the fur seal breeding season.  For the duration of the season, this remote frozen beach is home to more sea mammals than in any other place in the world.





Cat in a Big Glass Bowl

Through the miracle of science, we are now able to see just how kitty (barely) fits in those tight spaces.

















I’ve seen some strange kitty resting spots, but I think this one might take the cake.

Happy Caturday, everybody :-)



The Otter Who “Painted”

At the Pretoria Zoo, in South Africa, zoo officials decided to auction off a painting done by their star cape clawless otter, Oliver.  However, Oliver had never been given paint or a canvass before…. here are the hilarious results of Oliver’s first try.  My favorite moment is at 0:56.