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29 Apr

Canadian Tourist Gets Adorable Cuddles from Baby Elephant Seal (VIDEO)

Canadian tourist Charlene Fritz got the cuddle session of a lifetime when a 200-pound baby elephant seal snuggled up to her during an expedition to the Antarctic peninsula, according to GlobalAnimal.org.

The pup was most likely looking for affection as elephant seal parents often abandon their babies, leaving them alone until they're able to head out to sea.

Watch the video above for more info!

Watch another video of a young elephant seals below:

28 Mar

Monkey Meeting Puppies Will Melt Your Heart

 

This short video of a monkey meeting some newborn puppies will melt your heart. The poster didn't give any background information on the situation on YouTube, but clearly the monkey is enamored of the little balls of canine cuteness. The best part is how the monkey's tiny little hands gently scratch the puppy. SO. CUTE.

Monkey and Puppies

 H/T to Gawker.

12 Mar

Hoppiest Thursday: Meet Instagram's Bunnymama

 
Hello Everybun! It’s time to share the ultimate holy grail for all bunny lovers! Imagine having three bundles of cuteness hopping around your home! This is the life of Insta-famous Bunnymama.

Bunnymama, of course, is not a bunny herself…but she should definitely be crowned the title of the bunny whisperer. With almost 700,000 followers on Instagram, she is educating and entertaining everybunny, and their mamas, around the world!

Ms. Bunnymama was featured in Vogue, People Magazine, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, Glamour—and now, Animal Planet has the opportunity to interview her (below is a Q&A with Bunnymama).

For more bun-dles of cuteness, follow the bunny bunch!  Ms. Bunnymama is on both Instagram and Facebook.  For more information, visit her website

She started using Instagram as an online photo album for her first two bunnies, Rambo & Eddy, and quickly rose to popularity (all pictures shown are permitted to use for this blog by Bunnymama).

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The current three bunnies
Her account now features her three new additions—Marbles, Olive, and Taffy!
 

(Read the interview after the break:)

 

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4 Mar

Listen Up to Ramsey the Talking Husky Puppy (VIDEO)

HuskyHuskies are great. Puppies are great. Talking Husky puppies are the BEST! Listen to our furry friend, Ramsey, use his best speaking voice.

Apparently, Ramsey had just received a scolding for eating another dog's food. Maybe he just was just sticking up for himself!

Check out how adorably talkative he is in the video below!

 Is that a husky puppy or a hairy child?

Turns out Ramsey isn't the ONLY vocal Husky!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HUSKIES on AnimalPlanet.com!

23 Feb

SNOW DAY! Cincinnati Zoo Red Pandas Show Off in the Winter (VIDEO)

It’s been a tough winter so far for most of the United States. In fact, it has been the cause for pandemonium in some parts.

Or should we say Red Panda-monium?

Most of us are over the snow and cold weather, but two red pandas at the Cincinnati Zoo can’t get enough. Watch and see:

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19 Feb

Books: Harlow & Sage (and Indiana) is a Heartwarmer

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Courtesy of Putnam Books

Have you guys met Harlow, Sage, and Indiana yet? Oh boy, if you haven't, you're sure in for a wonderful surprise.

The three have created countless reasons to "Aww" on their Instagram page, but they recently published a book last October. While we are familiar with their Instagram page, we never quite understood why it is called "Harlow and Sage" when the dog's names are Harlow and Indiana.

That's where this delightful book comes in. Written in miniature dachshund Harlow's voice (shhh, she's really a Weimaraner, but her parents don't have the heart to break it to her), the lovely pup tells the story of how she became a part of her family and met her older sister and best friend Sage. Harlow recalls moments of her life with Sage, the lessons her big sister taught her, and more.  She also describes her sadness of losing Sage at the age of 13.

Pretty soon, though, Harlow's family brings home Indiana - a precocious miniature dachshund. Harlow quickly finds she must become the big sister to Indiana and turns back to Sage's wisdom to guide her.

This book is great for all ages - and may be particularly good for families with young children and pets, as they way author (and doggy mom) Brittni Vega describes animal friendship and loss is heartwarming and tear-inducing (in a very good way).

For more information on how to order the book, head to harlowandsage.com.

 

They were really happy to see each other.

A photo posted by Harlow, Sage, Indiana & Reese (@harlowandsage) on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:04pm PST

As for us? We're looking forward to a sequel as Harlow and Indiana just welcomed another sister, Reese!

Need more cute right now? Check out this Too Cute compilation video of the cutest puppy piles:

19 Feb

Big Cat Plays in the Snow, Melts Hearts (VIDEO)

With the bitter cold winter keeping most of us indoors, it’s heartwarming to see someone outside enjoying the snow.

Meet Nala, a 5-year-old Norwegian Forest Cat/Maine Coon mix with a love for the outdoors. The fluffy feline lives in Norway and looks to be her happiest outside frolicking in the snow, enjoying snowball fights with her owner.

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18 Feb

Watering Trough GoPro Shows How Different Zoo Animals Drink (VIDEO)

Giraffes, lions, oryx, lemurs, monkeys, tapirs, zebras and rhinoceroses, oh my! 

Zookeeper Elad Herskowitz placed a GoPro inside of the watering troughs of 8 different species at Safari Ramat Gan in Israel to solve the question: "how do animals drink?"

Watch the video above for the underwater view of those thirsty animals.

 And who knew zebras didn't use their tongues? It looks like their holding out a note in a love ballad. 

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Want to see some cute Maine Coon kittens learning to drink from their mom's favorite watering hole? Check out the Too Cute video below!

14 Jan

TODAY Show Welcomes a Pup With a Purpose

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This morning, the TODAY Show welcomed another member to their ranks: a puppy with a purpose!

The 10-week-old Yellow Labrador Retreiever, which has yet to be named, is being raised by TODAY anchors, staff and an experienced handler. They've partnered with the nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind and will help raise the little guy to become a seeing-eye guide dog.

The show is also holding a contest, which allows viewers to choose what to name the puppy: Wrangler, Waldo, Wes or William. See details for voting in the Tweet below!

Head to Today.com to learn more about the pup and his training.

Want to see other guide dogs in training? Check out this super cute clip from Too Cute!

7 Jan

Shammy the Dwarf Horse Will Melt Your Heart

Shammy the dwarf horse is just about the most adorable thing you'll see. If you aren't overcome with the urge to snuggle him, your heart might be broken.

You can get your regular Shammy fix and follow his exploits by following his page on Facebook.

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Photo by Michele Lafferty Puryear via Shammy the Dwarf Facebook page.

 

 

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