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Officer Edith

“I told Pierre that hedgehogs love baths but he said no, People love hedgehogs having baths. There is a difference.” Officer Edith is: a) a green parrot, b) the office bird and mascot of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, and c) the persona behind what may be the best account on twitter dot com. [more inside]
posted by karayel on May 27, 2016 - 21 comments

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm almost ready for my close-up."

Unflattering animal pictures. Yup.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 26, 2016 - 22 comments

And he'll still grow up to be an asshole.

Mother goose leads officers to her entangled baby.
posted by Meatbomb on May 13, 2016 - 23 comments

Dubstep and animals pooping

Dubstep and animals pooping (SLYT)
posted by clorox on May 4, 2016 - 22 comments

Physicists and their love-hate relationship with animals

On the one hand, physicists sure do love cute baby animals and clever puns. On the other hand, animals can really mess things up sometimes.
posted by cynical pinnacle on Apr 29, 2016 - 33 comments

Where is my Owooooo?

Best Pixies Cover Ever
posted by philip-random on Apr 27, 2016 - 35 comments

Tweeteorology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdCast: Bird Migration Forecasts in Real-Time. When, where, and how far will birds migrate? Our migration forecasts will answer these questions for the first time.
posted by not_on_display on Apr 26, 2016 - 2 comments

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

The mysterious and useful Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a plant whose ripe seed-pods yield tiny live lambs. Or was it a plant growing in the shape of a full-size lamb, but with an umbilical tether to the ground? (Oh, and do you know about the barnacle goose?) A tale from the medieval science grapevine. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 8, 2016 - 7 comments

post-traumatic stress and the expansive anatomy of empathy

"...parrots, among the oldest victims of human acquisitiveness and vainglory, have become some of the most empathic readers of our troubled minds. Their deep need to connect is drawing the most severely wounded and isolated PTSD sufferers out of themselves. In an extraordinary example of symbiosis, two entirely different outcasts of human aggression — war and entrapment — are somehow helping each other to find their way again." What Does A Parrot Know About PTSD? [NYT] [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Mar 22, 2016 - 25 comments

haha cool, ok, we’re friends now, big guy. no problems

so anyway that is the best thing: bobcats are not equipped to make friends, but luckily for this bobcat this homeless lady did not give any shits and made friends anyway. and now they are both happy.
posted by moody cow on Mar 19, 2016 - 31 comments

Hoof Capsule Removal

This is just a youtube video of a lady pulling the hoof right off of the disembodied foot of a dead horse, as an educational demonstration of equine anatomy and a lesson in the proper care of hooves. Warning: exactly what it sounds like.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Mar 10, 2016 - 38 comments

And the best part is, he works for kibble!

Meet Piper, wildlife control specialist at Cherry Capital Airport. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Feb 24, 2016 - 30 comments

MILK PLEASE

Baby rhinos do not sound like what you think they sound like (SLYT)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Feb 15, 2016 - 40 comments

“...we shed light on the scale of the role we play in killing...”

Hard Numbers Reveal Scale of America’s Trophy-Hunting Habit by Rachael Bale [National Geographic]
Sport hunters, those who kill animals for recreation rather than out of necessity, imported more than 1.26 million trophies to the U.S. in the decade from 2005 through 2014, according to a new analysis of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s import data by Humane Society International and the Humane Society of United States. That’s an average of 126,000 trophy imports a year, or 345 a day.
[more inside] posted by Fizz on Feb 8, 2016 - 67 comments

I have a scheme, a dream harem (SLvid, audio NSFW)

A slightly silly and squirrelly animation for a rather rude song. Contains meerkats with beehive hair and a very large singing squirrel with a bad wig. Found through b3ta, a long time ago.
posted by Too-Ticky on Feb 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Crochet taxidermy

Want to decorate your hunting lodge or baronial hall without feeling too guilty? Crochet taxidermy to the rescue! [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Feb 4, 2016 - 19 comments

Animal Families

Animal Families - A collection of animal illustrations that explore the relationship of parent and child. By artist Michael Sutton.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 30, 2016 - 3 comments

SNOW FROLIC

Stop Everything And Watch These Blizzard Puppy Videos [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Jan 24, 2016 - 25 comments

Fluffin' the holiday squees-un

For your minute of zen, baby bunnies dozing in glasses. The noses! The pawses! The chinses!! [more inside]
posted by fraula on Dec 19, 2015 - 42 comments

Mindsuckers

Engrossing Portraits of Parasites and the Creatures They Zombify
posted by Artw on Dec 8, 2015 - 33 comments

Because (Wild) Life is Funny

The Winners (and a small flock of runners-up) have been named in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 29, 2015 - 16 comments

Almost too cute to bear

Koala bear Imogen was born at Australia's Symbio Wildlife Park in November. Soon after, another koala in the park had a baby but, sadly, mom died a few days later leaving the new joey orphaned and in danger. Zookeepers Matt and Kylie decided to hand-rear Imogen because she was stronger and older, freeing Imogen's mother to raise the motherless joey. The plan went well and Imogen turns one year old this weekend. She's had an adventurous young life that Matt and Kylie thoughtfully documented along the way. [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Nov 12, 2015 - 24 comments

Shake Cats

A cat's inherent dignity being so assaulted is delightfully photogenic.
posted by smoke on Oct 28, 2015 - 43 comments

Fly To Space!

On 20 February 1947, the first animal made it into space aboard a captured Nazi V-2 rocket. That animal was a fruit fly, accompanied by several compatriots from the same species. Their rocket reached an altitude of 108 kilometers and then parachuted safely back to Earth after completing their 3 minute and 10 second mission. All hail Earth's pioneering space travellers!
posted by fairmettle on Oct 18, 2015 - 23 comments

What's it like to be an animal?

The Speed of Animals. If you're six feet tall, 10 miles per hour probably doesn't feel very fast. But what if you were just six inches tall, like a squirrel? It would feel quite a bit faster. This site shows the actual speeds of animals and how fast they would be going if they were your size.
posted by Bistle on Oct 10, 2015 - 47 comments

The birds that fear death

A study published in the journal Animal Behavior found that crows can recognize their fellow dead crows and learn to avoid the dangerous circumstances associated with death. The BBC described the study, which involved a "masked individual playing bad cop, arriving on the scene holding up a dead crow." [more inside]
posted by Rangi on Oct 2, 2015 - 38 comments

lifebeagle

Beagle practices lifeguarding (YouTube)
posted by griphus on Sep 18, 2015 - 26 comments

Just another day in the Hammock District

Bear Cubs vs Hammock
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 15, 2015 - 21 comments

Breaking the communication barrier between dolphins and humans

“Head trainer Teri Turner Bolton presses her palms together over her head, the signal to innovate, and then puts her fists together, the sign for “tandem.” Comparative psychologist Stan Kuczaj records several seconds of audible chirping between [the dolphins] Hector and Han, then his camera captures them both slowly rolling over in unison and flapping their tails three times simultaneously. [...] Either one dolphin is mimicking the other [...] or it’s not an illusion at all: When they whistle back and forth beneath the surface, they’re literally discussing a plan.[more inside]
posted by Rangi on Sep 15, 2015 - 38 comments

why he lick me

God Bless The United States Of Police Horses Licking Dogs [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Sep 8, 2015 - 24 comments

The Birds: Why the passenger pigeon became extinct

"One hunter recalled a nighttime visit to a swamp in Ohio in 1845, when he was sixteen; he mistook for haystacks what were in fact alder and willow trees, bowed to the ground under gigantic pyramids of birds many bodies deep." In his new book about the passenger pigeon, the naturalist Joel Greenberg sets out to answer a puzzling question: How could the bird go from a population of billions to zero in less than fifty years? (SLNewYorker.) [more inside]
posted by Rangi on Sep 3, 2015 - 48 comments

The cute will melt your face off

Bulldog puppies being bulldog puppies. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 3, 2015 - 24 comments

It's really hard to critique Disney, right?

Walidah Imarisha is a professor at Portland State University, where she teaches a class on race and Disney. This is her interview with Bitch Media on the racial politics of Disney animals.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 1, 2015 - 110 comments

A "Wonderously Wonderful" Film with the "Strangest Cast[...] in History"

There exists a film whose trailer tantalizes the brain; a film whose English dub, believed to have been created by the notorious K. Gordon Murray (his previous lies - he is described as a "flim-flammer" who ran a "kiddie circuit"), has eluded even the most fervent afficionados of strange cinema. Thanks to the people of Sweden and a translator known only as Doctor Death (and fixes from uploader Justin Sane - you can see the translation by turning on captions), you can enter the world of The Secret of Magic Island: the live-action children's film starring an all-animal cast.
posted by BiggerJ on Aug 31, 2015 - 14 comments

He's singing!

Cuzzie the puggle loves his hot tub (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Aug 27, 2015 - 9 comments

"...pretty much all biologists love junk."

Last night, Virginia Tech grad student Ann Hilborn, her labmate Chris Rowe, and their research supervisor Marcella Kelly were posting pictures of animal genitals on their lab’s Twitter account (@Whapavt). When Hilborn added some more from her collection, one of their readers called it a “junk-off”. And thus a hashtag was born. [NSFW?]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 26, 2015 - 29 comments

they'll get you ... in the end

How The Rats Are Getting Up Into Your Toilet Bowl [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Aug 19, 2015 - 93 comments

Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age

We think of the Stone Age as something that early humans lived through. But we are not the only species that has invented it.
posted by brundlefly on Aug 18, 2015 - 15 comments

Bambi & Thumper

Fawn frolics with rabbit (SLYT) (no cats, sorry, but at least it's filmed in landscape).
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 13, 2015 - 17 comments

Scrundle

"New Pal" - the latest comic in a series that Lauren Monger has been cartooning for Vice. More Lauren Monger comics and drawings (most of which involve the same cast of beautifully-watercolored animal friends) at her tumblr and her twitter.
posted by Greg Nog on Aug 10, 2015 - 16 comments

White God

How did they get those dogs to do that? "Hundreds of dogs rise up against their oppressors in this visually stunning, one-metaphor-fits-all Hungarian drama... a film featuring 274 dogs, no CGI, and a pair of canine protagonists who consistently out-emote their human co-stars."
posted by kliuless on Aug 9, 2015 - 32 comments

The Opossum Banana Eating Choir

To start your weekend off right, here are 8 opossums eating banana pieces all at the same time. It's hypnotic.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 7, 2015 - 74 comments

They say, ‘I never saw a Jew with a dog before!’

Meet Brooklyn's Fearless Hasidic Dog Walker [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Aug 4, 2015 - 57 comments

"We never forget them, they're always with us."

Inside a Dog Retirement Home [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Jul 27, 2015 - 27 comments

Up Periscope! Good Periscope!

How my dog finds me in a field (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Jul 17, 2015 - 29 comments

Viewer Discretion Advised

Animal Planet presents The Cute Channel, with clips from their show Too Cute. Caution: With this much concentrated cuteness, you may be rendered temporarily speechless. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 16, 2015 - 28 comments

Beagle wins.

Real dogs pranked by fake dog (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Jun 25, 2015 - 20 comments

"Go Mr Bunny. Kill that snake."

Mother rabbit defends her bunnies from a snake. Relentlessly. [slyt]
posted by quin on Jun 21, 2015 - 43 comments

Raptors & walruses & chickens & penguins & dolphins & camels, oh my!

"Actual zookeepers taking photos of themselves doing Chris Pratt's Jurassic World velociraptor taming move is a thing."
posted by Jacqueline on Jun 18, 2015 - 55 comments

you little farts

Deer using dog door (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Jun 12, 2015 - 43 comments

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