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Villagers in the coastal village of Candiis in the Philippines, are taking part in an initiative to protect turtle nesting sites have recorded their most successful season in awhile! With nearly 300 hatchlings released into the sea in the first half of May alone — and more expected before the month ends. In 2019, the town released only 315 turtle hatchlings from five nesting events.

300 critically endangered sea turtles! How incredible is that?  It's the first time that no eggs were spoiled, according to Rolando Pagara, a village council member who leads the community turtle conservation in Candiis, "Yesterday at around 5 in the afternoon while I checked the nesting ground and make sure the protected barriers are in place, I saw several turtle hatchlings were slowly crawling out of the sand. We immediately gathered, checked and counted them; the eggs are around 155 before releasing them into the sea at around 6:30 in the evening."

Story via The Planetary Express

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Overwhelming Cuteness Alert: Uplifting Cat Gifs (20 Gifs)

The purrfect way to end the purrfect day! 

We all hope you had a wonderful weekend, it's always hard to see them end. Hopefully, we can change that a bit with these uplifting and frankly, quite adorable cat gifs. 

We know it helps us whenever we're sad about the end of the weekend approaching so much more quickly than it arriving. 

At least, for the most part. 

Enjoy the overwhelming cuteness! 

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Vintage Photos Show That Mickey Mouse Used To Look Quite Creepy

Ask any kid what his or her favorite place in the world is and in 90% of the cases, the answer will be Disney World.

However, the Disney World we all know and love today has come a long way since it first opened back in the 1950s.

If you take a peek at some vintage Disney vacation photos, you'll see this magical land hasn't always been the happiest place on Earth.

Actually, these photos will seriously give you nightmares. 

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Carefree Animals That Live The Good Life (15 Pics)

Summertime, and the living is easy! That is, if you're a pet living in a home of loving pawrents! These pets don't have a care in the world, just sleep, eat and gobble up all the love (whenever they feel like, that is).

Ahh, to be carefree! These animals are living their best life -- doing what they want, when they want. 

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Instagram Cats: Funniest, Cutest And All-Around Best Of The Week (Videos)

It's the start of another really weird work week working from home! It's purrfectly healthy to take a mental health break and reward yourself with some of the funniest, cutest and plain bizarre cat videos on Instagram! 

Enjoy!

If you missed last week's top 5, you can find it here. There are few things in this world better than scrolling through cat hashtags on Instagram. 

But we can't think of any. Nor do we want to. 

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Morning Glory: Hot Coffee And Fresh Animal Memes

There's nothing like some good laughs on a Sunday morning.  So pour your morning cup and scroll through these hot memes. 

Want some more? Here's a link to our previous list.

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Mother Nature Is Bringing Banana-Strawberry Milkshake Moth Energy

Twitter user, Rebecca Lavoie, noticed one vivid pink and yellow moth in her garden and before she knew it, the deck became a strawberry-lemonade party for two.

A quick check on Wikipedia discovered these beautiful moths are called Dryocampa rubicunda or "The rosy maple moth or the Cosmoth". It is a small North American moth in the family Saturniidae, also known as the great silk moths. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1793. The species is known for its wooly body and pink and yellow coloration, which varies from cream or white to bright pink or yellow. Males have bushier antennae than females, which allows them to sense female pheromones for mating.


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Two-Faced Kitten, Named Biscuits And Gravy, Born In Oregon

Kyla King, from Portland, Oregon, woke up on Wednesday to check in on her pregnant cat to discover a litter of 6 newborn kittens.

She picked up each kitten, and when picking up the last kitten, she found herself face-to-face with two tiny noses and two pairs of eyes tightly shut.  

Kyla said she sent a picture to her husband, BJ King, with a text that read: "We have 6-1/3 kitty cats now!" BJ shared the news on their local community page, Albany Happenings.

"I said we'll probably get a little bit of reaction out of this and it took off really fast," BJ told Koin. Kyla reached out to their vet to learn more about their surprise kitten(s), and how to properly care for it. Unfortunately, there isn't much that could be done for the kite(s)n medically. All Kyla could do is make the kitten(s) comfortable and make sure the kitten(s) eats.

"It doesn't really know how to nurse properly because it has two mouths so I've been trying to feed it," Kyla said. 

The two-faced cat isn't the first of it's kind, it's actually known as a "Janus" cat. Named after the Roman god Janus often depicted with two faces in mythology. They suffer from a rare congenital defect called disprosopus, or cranial duplication. Most Janus cats don't live longer than a day but one defied the odds. His name was "Frank and Louie" and he passed away in 2014 at the age of 15. 

The kitten(s) appear to be doing well and taking it day-by-day. The King's do have a realistic outlook. 

"We're not super optimistic but it does seem pretty lively and has an appetite and seems to be doing pretty well," BJ said.

"It's smaller than the other kittens but it could be the runt, too, on top of having two faces," Kyla said.

They've named their kitten Biscuits and Gravy—"Biscuit" for short. There has been many requests to take in Biscuits and Gravy but the King's are planning on keeping the special kitten(s).

We wish Biscuits and Gravy and a long and happy life! 

Story via Koin

UPDATE

We are sad to report that Biscuits and Gravy did not make it. The kitten born last week has passed on Saturday night, Kyla King tells CBS affiliate KOIN-TV.

Biscuits and Gravy lived about four days. We are heartbroken over the news and wish the pair a peaceful rest. 

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