The red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis), not seen in over a hundred years, made an unexpected, nonchalant appearance at the El Dorado Bird Reserve in Colombia a couple of weeks ago. Witnesses are unavailable for comment, being too busy with squeals of "Awwwwwww" to respond to questions. Press release here; high-res photos heEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
A toddler finds a dead squirrel. Cuteness ensues. [SLYT]
The dreaded SLYT: Kitten vs an Extremely Horrible Thing
Animals with Stuffed Animals. Today's anti-grar.
Not just the young: Photographer Isa Leshko shows us elderly animals (and a few more on her own site).
Zoopreme Court Ever wanted to remember all the justices of the Supreme Court, past and present? Well it's a whole lot easier if they are animals. Dan Schofield and Alice DuBois are illustrating all 112 justices as various critters, as well as several landmark cases.
Laughing Owls. That is all.
Yes I like playing Dungeons and Dragons with you... "This Fantasy World" by the Doubleclicks, with animation by Brad Jonas. [SLYT]
Everything is Cuter In Bunny Ears, right? (Almost) every day for the last year, cartoonist/animator Ryan Green has demonstrated how many things are... [more inside]
Pitbull vs Horse SFW SLYT
Adorable amigurumi toys look on as a new friend crochets itself. [SLYT]
Come on down to the Winnipeg Humane Society for Kitty Midnight Madness!
Japan's Okunoshima Island once produced chemical weapons. After 1945, the facilities where shut down but the buildings remained and the island became famous for something else: Being home to hundreds and hundreds of rabbits. ((via)
A short video of a few very tiny, very lazy, very fluffy puppies playing with miniature tennis balls. That is all. (SLYT)
You've seen cat parkour, but have you seen dog parkour? How about monkey parkour? Squirrel parkour? [more inside]
Japanese children fight valiently to protect their home from a zombie. There's no way this isn't the cutest thing you see all day. (Don't forget to turn subtitles on). Full 7 min video, albeit without subtitles.
For most people, skunks just stink. But they also cuddle, wiggle, wrestle, stomp, pout, swim, and play.
[Caution; may contain some absurd cuteness]
Everyday Cute: Is Cute Everyday.
You like cats. You like Marvel characters. You like Marvel characters as cats.
The Squirrel in our Window. A website documenting a squirrel lady raising her squirrel babies. BONUS FEATURE: BRITISH MAN IS FRIENDS WITH A SQUIRREL
My Rat, My Banana-Huffing Landmine Detector: A lush, montage-ready photographic survey of the humble origin, training, and subsequent career of Tanzanian rats enlisted in the fight against landmines.
Surely this.......will warm your black, cynical, withered MeFi hearts ya misanthropes! Labrador Retriever/Dolphin love! (SLYT)
New "cat-sized" monkey discovered! The Callicebus caquetensis (a type of titi monkey) was just discovered, pre-endangered for your convenience.
Mila's Daydreams: "This is my maternity leave hobby. While my baby is taking her nap, I try to imagine her dream and capture it." Almost too cute.
"Wow, what a long engagement that was!" During a chance second encounter in Baltimore in 1945, Henry Schalizki, now 88, and Bob Davis, now 89, met and fell in love. More than six decades later, the couple finally legalized their union.
Have you ennui? Then watch as: Excited dog plays with baby
Draw With Me (SLYT) is an original animated short by Mike Inel with an unexpectedly creepy ending. [more inside]
It comforts them to see an incomprehensible terror from beyond the reach of time reduced to cuddly, huggable teddy bear.
Dog Sledding (SLYT, not what you think)
I am a giant squid. I swam up from the briny ocean depths. I have a computer, with a specially-modified tentacle-friendly interface. I have a fast internet connection. I seek to learn about humans and about the world. I have read much on the internet. Yet still, I have many unanswered questions. And you must have questions of me. We have much to learn from one another. To this end, I have developed the assortment of quizzes, games and activities you find before you. They form part of my ongoing campaign to facilitate improved human-squid relations. Try them out, you will most certainly learn something about squid.
"Buddy, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, buddy. You're a single lady, okay?" (SLYT) ... be sure to watch it again in YouTube's new "TextP"!
A Survey of Western Painting with Song Attached (SLYT)
A Unicode Xmas Tree For You: Decorate, share, and send your very own unicode Christmas tree [via mefi projects]