Here in Colorado we’re in the midst of a frigid snowstorm that’s got some people feeling the cold weather blues. But, never fear, Happy Turtle is here!
Happy Humpday (^_^)
Monkeys have many personality traits (both hilarious and heart-warming) that we often just associate with humans. I submit this video as evidence.
Happy Monkday :_)
Happy Independence Day…. or in this case, Duckling Independence Day. A mother duck arrived on Monday at the Los Angeles, California branch of the International Bird Rescue, with her ten baby ducklings. Today, July 4th, mother and ducklings were released into the wild, and got to celebrate their very own independence.
Earlier, they had been found in a residential area, where one of the ducklings had fallen into a storm drain. Thanks to an animal control officer, the duckling was saved, and the animals were transferred out of this urban area and to our center. Mama duck had very minor wounds to her wrists and her babies were all in good condition, according to volunteer coordinator and wildlife rehabilitation technician Neil Uelman. She was placed in this enclosure with her babies to await release at Madrona Marsh in nearby Torrance.
A man who works at an animal shelter in Malaysia, was closing up one night, and noticed that one of the cats and one of the monkeys had formed a special bond with each other. He thought, as I do, that that was pretty special.
This video may seem long at 3:47, but it’s set to Chopin’s Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, which is definitely worth a listen… maybe two.
Primate keepers at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near the town of Hythe in Kent, England, got into the festive spirit when they decided to treat the black and white colobus monkeys to early Christmas presents stuffed with seasonal treats. They’re cute, comical, and heartwarming.
Happy Monkday and Merry Christmas Eve
Here’s a feel-good heartwarming story for you this Caturday. ^-^
Earlier this week, while residents of New York City were battening down the hatches and stocking up on survival goods, one man on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn got a big surprise.
Spencer Service, a 26-year-old park employee, looked out his window and saw a mother cat and a litter of newborn kittens huddled in the alley behind his building. He and his roommate decided they couldn’t just stand by and let the cats fend for themselves in the face of the oncoming storm, so they decided they’d try to give the felines some shelter. Service lined a cat carrier with T-shirts and went back to rescue the mom and kittens.
He wasn’t sure whether the mother cat would be receptive to his efforts, since mama cats are known to be fiercely protective of their newborns, but the cat walked right into the carrier. Service picked up the kittens one by one and put them in with her, then walked nearly two miles to Sean Casey Animal Rescue to save the little family from the storm’s increasing wrath.
Mom and kittens are now doing well, staying in a clean, dry home with one of the rescue’s volunteers until the kittens are old enough to be adopted.
As for Service: “I’m planning on taking one of them,” he says. “I can’t not.”
Spencer Service, we salute you for risking your own safety to save cats in need.
The Columbus Zoo has welcome a new litter of cute and floofy Amur tiger cubs to their community. This is wonderful news, especially considering that a tiger hasn’t bred successfully in this zoo since 1990.
This video doesn’t have sound, but what it lacks in audio, it makes up for it in the adorability to make me squee. ^_^