The Michigan Humane Society documents the rescue of a 4 week old puppy that got stuck in a drainpipe. ;_; Look at all the effort they go through to save this little guy in time…
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Interspecies Intermingling of the Day: Samantha, a 47-year-old western lowland gorilla at the Erie Zoo, has been all alone since her companion Rudy passed away in 2005. Zookeepers decided to try and alleviate her loneliness by giving her a pet: Panda the Dutch rabbit.
Initially cautious, the keepers introduced them in increments before leaving Panda alone with Samantha (keeping an escape hatch open just in case). But their concern quickly abated as the two took to each other right away.
Samantha’s handlers say they aren’t worried as she’s never expressed anything but fondness toward Panda. Still, they say the bunny is more than capable of holding his own.
“He’s fearless,” says the zoo’s chief executive, Scott Mitchell. “He’s not threatened by her. More often they’re closer together than they are farther apart.”
The music is cheesy but the dogs are so sweet. It’s sad how they weren’t even really sure how to walk. Lovely video.
“These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a tree or grass. Finally, after years of being poked and prodded, these beagles are FREE! ARME got the call that a facility was willing to release them to us after they had been used in several tests.”
This is awesome.
Source: Cute Overload
rough night. here’s hoping tomorrow is better!
monday blahs. :(
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Following the May 12, 2008 earthquake in China, this terrified giant panda grabs the leg of a policeman. By Photo Tractatus.
Not really a “LOL”. But it’s touching how difference of species doesn’t matter as much when one being is comforting another. <3