If you’re like me and it doesn’t feel like a really successful Sunday unless tears of joy burst out of your body, consider this Sunday a SUCCESS!
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Animals that are really awesome.
For Dane the “Maybe” section should be labeled “Butt Dance Button”
I have two cats; one is very specific in which areas you are allowed to pet her on - only the head and upper back, nowhere else is OK. Then the other one, he’s totally fine with everything.
Some of them look majestic in the sun.
LOOK AT THIS ELEPHANT BOOPING A GIRAFFE
two animals that evolved completely different strategies for basically the same purposes, meeting. The result is nose-to-nose boops.
This is the best story about guinea pigs ever.
YES! Bird shaming! I need to make one regarding Piko searching for my cellphone to further tear my otterbox to hell.
My budgie used to wreck cardboard.
If you left a birthday card in his room when he was out nom nom nom.
oh it hurts to laugh this much!
"IT HAS BEEN: 000 DAYS SINCE I HAVE BITTEN ANYONE"
the bulldog and the cat…I can’t
From Russia with love: The doting father bear who can’t help cuddling his cub
This is the touching moment a baby bear gets swept up in a big cuddle - from her affectionate father.
What makes the photographs, taken at a zoo in eastern Russia, so fascinating is that most male bears have nothing to do with their cubs and leave the rearing to females.
But Balu is more hands-on than most with four-month-old daughter Diva and is content to give her a proper bear hug.
He even appears to be blowing a raspberry on her tummy while mother Masha looks on. Keepers at Primorsky Zoo in Russia were stunned by Balu’s unusual devotion to his daughter.
Zoo director Elena Aseidulina, 34, who took the photographs, said: ‘The father, against all laws of nature, is very caring and loving with the cubs.
‘Normally, it is the mother that looks after the children, but Balu is the exception.
‘He is a real example of a good father.’
Balu and Masha have been living at the zoo since 2002 after they were rescued by Russian militia from poachers. The pair have settled in well - and are clearly enjoying their roles as parents.
Keepers also noticed that Balu has taken on nearly all the traditional ‘female’ roles carried out by brown bears - including teaching their young about the dangers of the world.
Miss Aseidulina said: ‘Balu taught Diva to swim in the pool - she looked to her mother for help but Masha was totally calm and obviously trusted her “husband”.
‘Balu would hold her under water to teach her that swimming is an essential skill for a bear - but he always knew how long she could stay under for, and would pull her out and keep her safe.
‘When Masha is feeding Diva, 14-year-old Balu waits patiently for his turn to play with her.’
The zoo director added: ‘Once, I saw him patting the mother’s paw as if to say “Hurry up, it’s my turn to play!”’
‘It always takes my breath away when I see them playing like this.
‘It just makes you realise that these animals have the same feelings as we do. I wanted to take pictures to show others how touching and heartwarming these animals can be.’
BEARS, YOU GUYS.
OH MY GOD HOW CUTE
omg ber feels
I REBLOGGED THIS ARLEADEY BUT I DON’T CARE IT’S LITERALLY ME IN A PHOTOSET!!!
Omg cute as heckOh god I’m dying
Source: Daily Mail
Rufous elephant shrew (Hidden Kingdoms - BBC)
Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.
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