Meet Scout. He can balance just about anything on his head — and look ADORABLE.
Mom says he's about 9 years old and they've been together for five years. He was a bit anti-social with both people and other dogs at first — but since adopting him, he's grown into a sweet, cuddly lapdop with tons of puppy friends! And apparently, plenty of other skillllllz —
Halloween is my most favorite time of year — not for candy, pumpkins, leaves or anything like that — but for all the AMAZING pet costumes that happen. Here's a round-up of a few favorites so far:
Yoda Dog Doug teaches Phil about a little thing called the Force. Photo Courtesy of Phil Zimmerman
This *blue* pit bull Paisan is all Barking Bad! That's right - he's a BLUE pit bull. Clearly, he's hiding the crystal in his eyes too. Photo Courtesy of Mike Gallo
A sweet little dog, dubbed "Shrek" after his fairy tale of a story, was found matted so heavily in fur, he could barely walk. He was discovered in the rain by a pond in Ontario, Canada, by the husband of Dr. Brenda Gough of the Southern Cross Equestrian Facility.
In order to release him from his fuzzy prison with as little pain as possible, staff at the Park Road Veterinary Clinic sedated him to begin the task that would take hours. He was so thickly covered, his skin was irritated and covered in mud and burrs.
Photo: Courtesy of the Park Road Veterinary Clinic
After the procedure, the full shell of matted fur that had been removed weighed 3.5 pounds!
We took a break from watching animal videos last Friday to get together and carve some Animal Planet-themed pumpkins at our Silver Spring, Md., headquarters.
See the results below!
Think you can do better? Share your animal-themed pumpkins with us at Animal_Planet@discovery.com!
Halloween is just around the corner and we're on the lookout for adorable Halloween-themed pet pics! Below is an old Animal Planet favorite as inspiration.
How will you and your pets celebrate Halloween this year? Submit your pictures to Animal_Planet@discovery.com
Because these meerkats want you to.
You may be acquainted with the adorable feline, Sir Stuffington — now meet his canine counterpart, Yogurt the Pirate Dog! She's a 5-year-old, one-eyed, chihuahua ... and CUTE as a bug!
Follow her on Instagram, @yogurt_thepirate. One eye and a sweet, floppy tongue is plenty to win our hearts! We <3 you, Yogurt!!!
You can find out more about the loyal chihuahua in our Dog Breed Selector. And, get details on the breed in a Dogs 101 video:
Sometimes friendships are totally unexpected — but there's no denying true love and connection between two kindred souls. Meet Bubbles the elephant and Bella the dog — they're BFFs. And, it's ADORABLE. Check out the photo gallery >>
And, watch the video of the adorable pair:
The oldest living fish in any zoo or aquarium, Granddad, an Australian lungfish, celebrated his 80th anniversary at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago yesterday.
One of the aquarium's most popular seniors, Granddad is about 4 feet long and 20 pounds. When he moved in to Shedd in 1933, he was full grown so his exact age is unknown — Granddad could be anywhere from 82 to 85 years old.
Photo: Granddad, the Australian lungfish ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez
The Australian Consulate honored Granddad and the top quality care he's received over the decades with an official proclamation and a visit by Australia's Consul General Roger Price.
Granddad also received a special "ice cake," complete with smelt, herbivore gel squares, yellow squash, green peas, grated carrot and sweet potato. The two tiers are covered with a seaweed frosting and garnished with shredded escarole greens, carrots and raspberries. Um ... Yum!? Check out the frozen, work of art:
Photo: Granddad's special anniversary cake ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez
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