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Japanese Snow Monkey Babies

Are you ready the cutest, floofiest snow monkeys baby ever?! I wasn’t, I was totally taken aback unawares! OMG! I was weakened by their cuteness….. ahhhhh. There’s 8 minutes here of adorable snow monkey family hi-jinx from Monkey Island, Japan. I highly recommend 3:19.. the lil’ smile on that lil’ primate just melted my heart.

Thank-you YouTube Channel Kiyo for your wonderful snow monkey video (she has many more on her page)!

 

Happy Monkday :_)

 

https://youtu.be/0S5ywmvcwWA

https://www.youtube.com/user/KiyoPhotography/featured

 

A Singapore Otter’s Journey Home

Since yesterday was World Otter Day, I am posting a recent successful otter conservation story today that’s sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Thank-you YouTube Channel Fast Snail for this emotional reunion video.

 

When a baby otter was separated from his family, nicknamed The Marina 9 by Singapore’s devoted otter-watching community called Otterwatch, one man was able to save the young otter’s life.

On May 9, the six-week-old smooth-coated otter pup almost drowned after it fell off a ledge into a canal. It was rescued by retiree and property investor Patrick Ng, 60, who dived in to fish Toby out of the waters. “After rescuing it, I left it on the ledge near the entrance to its holt and quickly swam away, in case the adults came back,” Mr Ng said.

Ng then left him alone in a safer location with the belief that Toby’s family would eventually come pick him up, but they never did.

When the otter watchers realized Toby was still on his own later that day, they called in the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) to rescue the wayward otter pup. In WRS’ care, Toby was bottle-fed and given an overall checkup to make sure he was in good condition.

 

Once veterinarians believed Toby was strong enough to return to the wild, he was taken to a beach area where members of OtterWatch, along with WRS and the National Parks (NParks), determined Toby had a better chance of linking back up with his family. He was taken out of the carrier and left alone on the sand. It was only then that Toby began to cry loudly.

 

Then, in a glorious display of solidarity, his entire family came running for him. Toby was gently nuzzled and sniffed by the adult otters before scurrying off with them, heading home at long last.

 

“The rescue and reintroduction of Toby has demonstrated an unprecedented collaboration and ‘make-it-happen’ spirit between members of the public and across multiple agencies,” said Jeffery Teo, a member of OtterWatch,  “Everyone puts in their best, not for pride nor glory. We just want to bring Toby home. This is humanity at its best form.”

 

NParks and WRS are reportedly still watching over Toby to make sure he doesn’t get rejected from his family.

But so far, things appear to be going well for this beloved little otter and his equally adored family.

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/six-week-old-otter-pup-rescued-reunited-with-family-after-it-almost-drowned?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&link_time=1463663295#xtor=CS1-10

https://www.thedodo.com/baby-otter-rescued-family-1809768942.html

https://youtu.be/Btli6PIB7xY

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPv9sfIg6IWh_57VjNodVw

https://www.facebook.com/OtterWatch/?fref=nf

http://www.wrs.com.sg/

http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

 

Mother Goose Asks Police Officers to Save her Baby

In Cincinnati, Ohio, police officer James Givens was sitting in his patrol car when he heard what sounded like a little knock on his vehicle’s door.

It turned out that knock was from a goose.

Source: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending-now/mother-goose-finds-police-officer-leads-him-to-gosling-tangled-in-string/275754730

“It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us,” Givens told WKRC Cincinnati. ”Then it walked away and then it stopped and looked back so I followed it and it led me right over to the baby that was tangled up in all that string.”

The string was attached to a discarded Mother’s Day balloon, giving an unfortunate and ironic spin to this mother goose’s story.

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-mama-goose-seeks-out-police-help-ducklings-video/

Givens used his cell phone to take video of the incident along with specialist Cecilia Charron. The two called the local chapter of SPCA but they were unable to send someone out quickly enough, so Charron stepped up and saved the baby herself.

“[Charron] has a couple of kids of her own and I guess that motherly instinct must’ve kicked in because it was like they communicated,” Givens told WRKC. “The mother goose didn’t bother her, so Specialist Charron came and untangled it. It took her awhile because it was all wrapped up.”

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3585164/Cut-goose-loose-Cincinnati-police-come-aid-gosling-stuck-string-mother-pecked-cop-car-seeking-help.html

But eventually, the human mom was able to help the goose mom to save her baby gosling.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3585164/Cut-goose-loose-Cincinnati-police-come-aid-gosling-stuck-string-mother-pecked-cop-car-seeking-help.html

Happy Flyday ~^v^~

 

http://mashable.com/2016/05/10/police-help-mother-goose/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#V461RKF_tmqD

http://local12.com/news/local/mama-goose-finds-police-officers-free-gosling-tangled-in-string

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending-now/mother-goose-finds-police-officer-leads-him-to-gosling-tangled-in-string/275754730

  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-mama-goose-seeks-out-police-help-ducklings-video/

 

 

Baby White Lions for Zoo in Germany

The Magdeburg Zoo in Germany is celebrating a new birth: a pair of super- adorable white lion cubs. They were presented to the public for the first time today.

Source: http://www.wilx.com/news/haveyouseenthis/headlines/Two-White-Lion-cubs-presented-to-public-at-a-zoo-in-Germany-378437701.html

The floof twins, who at present are smaller than ordinary house-cats and each weigh about 4.5 pounds, were born 10 days ago.

Magdeburg Zoo said the pair represented the first real success it has had in breeding white lions. The arrival of the cubs, who have yet to be named, came as something of a surprise, as keepers didn’t realize Kiara was pregnant. After some concern that the twins’ 3-year-old mother Kiara might be too inexperienced to care for them, the zoo said it was increasingly optimistic.

“There are only some 70 white lions in Europe,” said Magdeburg Zoo Director Kai Perret. “In that respect, these two new arrivals are, of course, something special.”

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/Pets/photos/baby-animals-3351912/image-white-lion-cub-sits-scale-38930653

The youngsters, who at present sleep for 22 hours each day, won’t be on display in the zoo’s outdoor enclosure for some five weeks, Perret told German public broadcaster MDR. However, visitors were invited to see them for the first time at daily weigh-ins, today, on May 7th.

“We want to give a lot of animal lovers the chance to have a look at them,” Perret said. “It just made sense to do their health checks in public.”

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/Pets/photos/baby-animals-3351912/image-white-lion-cub-sits-scale-38930653

White lions are a color variant of the tawny African Lion and are thought to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa, where locals traditionally regarded them as holy. A large proportion of the animals now live in zoos, with the animal hard-pressed to preserve its genetic distinctness in the wild.

 

Happy Caturday =^_^=

 

http://www.dw.com/en/german-zoo-welcomes-arrival-of-rare-white-lion-cubs/a-19240287

http://www.wilx.com/news/haveyouseenthis/headlines/Two-White-Lion-cubs-presented-to-public-at-a-zoo-in-Germany-378437701.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/Pets/photos/baby-animals-3351912/image-white-lion-cub-sits-scale-38930653

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_lion

 

Baby Otter Alert!

Meet the Bronx Zoo’s newest resident: an adorable new Asian small-clawed otter pup. This Spring birth is especially noteworthy as Asian small clawed otters occupy a shrinking range in Southeast Asia, specifically in India, Taiwan, the Philippines, and parts of southern China. The species is currently classified as “vulnerable” by IUCN. This bebeh otter is currently classified as “squeetastic” by me. ^_^

Thank-you YouTube Channel Wildlife Conservation Society for this adorable video!

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPR9xZq0e3I

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXpVRDK92uObLftjwKEIQQ

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/the-bronx-zoo-welcomes-a-brand-new-adorable-baby-otter-042916

 http://www.inquisitr.com/3039691/bronx-zoo-welcomes-baby-otter-and-rare-fruit-bats/

 

 

Belka the Cat, Mother of Squirrels

Two baby squirrels rescued by local police in Poltava, Ukraine have found shelter and love in the unlikely form of a cat taking on the role of mother. Oddly enough, the cat’s named is “Belka”, which in Ukrainian, translates to “squirrel.” I guess it was just meant to be. ^_^

Thank-you YouTube Channel UKRAINE TODAY for this adorable news video.

 

Happy Caturday =^_^=

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO7y4CiI15g

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjX58COleIWwvc0_e9r_oMA

 

A Baby Bactrian for England

Do you know how I know it’s Spring? Because every other day, I’m seeing news about baby animal births taking place in zoos and aquariums across the world!

Today’s news comes from Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England, where they are celebrating the birth of a baby Bactrian camel. They’ve already named her Pepper. She was born to mum Gypsy on March 22 but has only now been seen by the public.

Bactrian camels are usually found in parts of Asia, including China and Mongolia. They are classed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and baby Pepper is part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP).

The international conservation and science charity Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is also working to save wild Bactrian camels from extinction through conservation projects in Mongolia, in partnership with the National University of Mongolia.

Happy Humpday (^_^)

 

 http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/Whipsnade-Zoo-celebrates-birth-baby-Bactrian/story-29047571-detail/story.html#ixzz45jtCsaHr

 

First Orangutan Born In Indianapolis Visits Atrium

The newest mother-daughter duo at the Indianapolis Zoo is having an exciting week. The pair got to venture into the atrium for the first time on Tuesday.

Source: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/03/24/sumatran-orangutan-born-indianapolis-zoo/82200592/

Indianapolis Zoo welcomed the first orangutan birth for the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at 5:07 p.m. on March 23, 2016.  Mother Sirih and first-time father, 14-year-old Basan, were recommended as a breeding pair through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, a program ensuring a sustainable, genetically diverse and demographically varied AZA population.

Source: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/03/24/sumatran-orangutan-born-indianapolis-zoo/82200592/

The zoo reported that Sirih gave birth in a behind-the-scenes area and started cleaning and tending to her newborn. First time father, 14-year-old Basan and the rest of the orangutans witnessed the birth with quiet curiosity. Now, Sirih and her baby can venture out into the Atrium, and Mom has been building lots of big, comfortable nests for resting, the zoo said.

Source: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-first-baby-orangutan-born-at-new-exhibit

Because mother orangutans may need more than two or three times the amount of calories while nursing, Sirih is enjoying foods that are energy dense and high in protein, including hard boiled eggs, Spanish peanuts, cooked white potato and protein bars. Sirih is also receiving lots of fluids to help with her milk supply.

Source: http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-orangutan-baby-95889/

Sirih was keeping a tight hold on her baby, so the gender is still to be determined. May they remain happy and healthy, as they play their part in returning the orangutan population to its former glory.

 

Source: http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-orangutan-baby-95889/

Happy Monk(Ape)day :_)

 

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/03/24/sumatran-orangutan-born-indianapolis-zoo/82200592/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-first-baby-orangutan-born-at-new-exhibit

 http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-orangutan-baby-95889/

 http://wishtv.com/2016/03/24/indianapolis-zoo-welcomes-new-orangutan-baby/

 

Baby Bunnies in Bowls

Here we are, on a Sunday afternoon. I’m ready for a nap. With bunnies. Baby bunnies. Baby bunnies in bowls. I recommend watching this until the end, for despite all odds, they just keep getting cuter.

Thank-you YouTube Channel My BB Bunny for this squeetastic video.

 

Happy Bunday (|^_^|)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnGJjme-5R8&list=PLylY4S1Pz7SVIjoj808U0UVvF8tgcK8BF&index=58