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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

 

Me-ow… It’s Me

The East Bay SPCA in Northern California has created “Meow“, an adorable and frankly tear-jerking parody of Adele‘s song “Hello” that speaks from a cat’s point of view.

The music video features adoptable kittens. The East Bay SPCA video promotes cat adoption while telling a silly, yet touching story of a little girl, woman and older gentleman’s visit in hopes of adopting a kitten. The kittens promise their potential adopters that they will do whatever it takes to be the best pets ever!

Every kitten that appears in the video was adopted from the East Bay SPCA. Thank-you YouTube Channel East Bay SPCA for this touching video!

 

Starring:
Coral, Cantaloupe and Calvin (the black kitten)
Brian L. Koponen – Older Gentleman
Laila – Young Woman
Lana – Little Girl & (her real) Dad

Crew:
Director/Camera: Hai-Lam Phan
Producer: Dawn Poomee
Production Assistant: Yajnaseni Das Vincent
Music Production: Douglas Widick
Singer: Amanda Shechtman (amandashechtman.com)

Lyrics:
Meow, it’s me.
I’m the cat / who’s your new best friend, / that you have yet to meet.
I am fluffy,/ and so cute.
They say that I don’t really smell, and
My purrs can do much healing.

Meow, can you see it?
We’ll be cuddling, / dreaming about all the fun we will have.
We can catch the laser, / and let it go,
And I think you so beautiful/ when I wake you up in the morning.
There’s such a future, between us,
If you just take me home…

Meow from the Inside
I promise you that I’ll try…
To keep you / toasty /in the coldest of nights.
And to give you/ a part / of what is me.

meow from the Inside
I promise you that I’ll try…
To be there/ for you/ in the worst of times
But you just have to /give me/ a chance to go home, to go home.

Meooooww…take me home.
Meooooww…take me home.
Meooooww…take me home.
Take me home.

 

Happy Caturday =^_^=

 

http://laughingsquid.com/meow-an-adorable-parody-of-the-adele-song-hello-promoting-cat-adoption-at-the-east-bay-spca/

https://youtu.be/7O52wPSj_LE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFIHbYmDu3QvkS0WqvJABMQ

https://www.eastbayspca.org/

http://adele.com/

https://youtu.be/YQHsXMglC9A

 

Hamster Coachella

Feeling the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) because you’re not at Coachella (a huge music festival in Indio, California) this weekend? Don’t worry, these hamsters will show you the basics of what happens there, in their adorably comical way.

 

 

Thank-you YouTube Channel Super Deluxe for this hilarious video parody.

 

Happy Bunday (|^_^|)

 

https://youtu.be/v8uZKJD-FtA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJLx_Dy_icz3oDHhJeMe9g

 

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