It's pretty clear that Stryker the dog has a favorite movie — and his reaction when it comes on is priceless. "His favorite movie to watch is 'Bolt' from Walt Disney," his owner explained in this video uploaded to YouTube. "He goes nuts in the opening scene where they are running through the streets."
Most kids at least have an appreciation for animals, but there are some who REALLY love them (spoiler alert, I was totally one of those kids). This kid could have just had a simple appreciation for animals ... until he met these ducklings.
A little boy got the opportunity to hang out with a whole posse of baby ducks in a kiddie pool, and oh my goodness it seems like it just might have been the best day of his life.
"Dad look, I'm like a jungle gym!" Yes you are, the best jungle gym there ever was. His giggles every time a duckling moves are the absolute best thing ever.
Probably the best part though is when this little boy is SO concerned that a duckling might fall out of the pool. Future protector of animals? I think so.
Kudos to his dad for capturing the best memory EVER.
Check out this adorable video of a Washington State Fish and Wildlife officer saving a family of baby ducks!
Most of us start learning about animals from a young age, going over animal names and sounds with our parents. This little guy was doing the same thing — and accidentally discovered what his favorite animal is destined to be.
This little boy's mom was showing him flashcards of animals, and every time she got to the donkey ... he completely lost it.
Just hearing the word donkey made this guy SO unbelievably happy, I can't imagine what will happen when he actually sees a real donkey for the first time. I've never heard someone laugh so hard ... especially about donkeys.
It just goes to show that loving animals can start from a very, very early age. I hope he gets to see a real donkey soon. He's totally earned it.
Want an animal in your child's life? Then check out the top 10 dog breeds for families here!
On January, we reported that poaching survivor, Thandi, had given birth to a calf. We are happy to report that the calf, now named Thembi, which means Hope in isiXhosa, is thriving and even perfecting the art of chasing wildebeest!
Thandi was the sole survivor of a horrendous attack by poachers, leaving her without a horn, but still alive despite her injuries. Now, she and her calf call the Kariega Reserve in South Africa home. The video above documents their journey and shows the happy, healthy calf enjoying life on the reserve. Congratulations Thandi and those at the Kariega Reserve!
Today is World Rhino Day! Rhinos are disappearing at an alarming rate, with an estimated only 29,000 left when there were once over 500,000. Learn what you can do to help here.
Baby rhinos are orphaned every year due to poaching, leaving them alone and vulnerable. See how one baby rhino reacts to the death of his mother here:
The orphaned puppies who show up at the doors of the Rocky Ridge Refuge all find themselves with a gentle, but unlikely, new mom: Cheesecake, a resident capybara, who adopts all the needy litters as they come through.
And she gives them the kind of love only a sweet, gigantic rodent can give.
This mini horse has barely seen the world — but he already likes what he sees.
A recent video shows the teeniest, tiniest miniature horse — only 3 days old — chasing after one of his carers, whom he's apparently decided is his new best friend. And it might just be the cutest thing in the history of the universe.
Wherever his new friend runs, the tiny horse follows. And when he finally catches him and get some well-deserved pets, he wags his little horse tail just like a puppy.