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Halloween is coming…. can you feel it in the air… or maybe hear it in the trees?  o_O






















Happy Monk(Lemur)day :_)

Baby Otter 501 Gifs

PBS is airing a program tomorrow night titled “Saving Otter 501,” which will focus on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s attempt to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned sea otter pups.

As if anticipation for Otter 501 wasn’t high enough amongst otter enthusiasts, PBS decided to release a couple of baby otter .gifs to further entice us into squeetastic fits and wide-eyed disbelief at the sheer adorability that is: the baby sea otter.




Happy Ottersday :#)

Cats in Dog Beds

This video tells a story with series of vignettes.  Dog finds cat in dog bed, dog deals (or doesn’t deal) with cat, story resolves with dog in dog bed, sometimes with the cat too!  This compilation is truly squeetastic.  ^_^


Happy Caturday =^_^=

Otter Bad-Asses

One lucky tourist on a wildlife tour in the Pantanal of Brazil shot this rare video of giant otters swimming and nomming in the Amazon.  It’s no wonder they call them “giant” otters, just look at their huge fangs!  These guys are so bad-ass even the caimans* don’t mess with them.



Happy Ottersday :#)


*-alligator-like creatures in the background

Twins for a Chimp with Family Planning

A chimpanzee at an ape rescue center has had twins despite being on birth control pills.  The baby girls have been named Thelma and Louise after the film fugitives because staff at Monkey World in Dorset said they were “birth control outlaws”.













Female chimps at the center are given contraception to avoid overpopulation, but a course of antibiotics caused mother Cherri’s pill to fail.  Centre director Alison Cronin said, “so far, Cherri is doing a great job.”


Twins are uncommon, but Cherri, who is in her early 20s and is classed as a mature mother, gave birth to the twins on September 25th.


The center delayed the announcement of the births until it was certain the twins were in good health.  Dr. Cronin said Cherri is being supported by the adopted family of eighteen other chimpanzees and in particular a male chimpanzee named Simon “who has not left her side since she gave birth”.


She added the twins’ birth took staff at the centre by surprise “as they are not very common”.


Happy Monk(Ape)day :_)