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Beaver Day Is a Great Opportunity To Learn How Did He Become Canada's National Symbol

The beaver may be the national animal of Canada but the furry dam-building rodent can be found across the North American continent and Eurasia as two distinct species, but the population has been on the decline for several decades now. International Beaver Day, celebrated every year on April 7th, aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of the rodent.

We thought it is a great opportunity to learn some more about how exactly did Canada pick the beaver as its national symbol. 

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Canadian Bookstore Offers Books, Coffee And Cuddly Kittens Available For Adoption

Imagine that: You enter a local book shop, looking for a good book for the weekend. Upon entering the shop, you are greeted at the door by a handful of cuddly kittens who are free to roam the space, climb on bookshelves and take cat naps on the window sills. Oh, and then you find out that the kittens also happen to be available for adoption. Sounds like a dream, right? 

Well, this Canadian bookstore offers just that. 

Otis & Clementine's Books and Coffee is located in Nova Scotia, Canada, and offers more than just compelling reads and organic coffee.

The local store owner, Ellen Helmke, started fostering kittens at her shop in May 2019: "It's a perfect fit having the cats here. It just makes space feel cozier," Helmke told Insider. "Sometimes people come in just to see the cats and sometimes people don't even know that cats are here. It's very cute. The idea for me was to have a continual supply of kittens in my shop that were all adoptable," she said. "I make sure that they've had all their shots and socialize them with people who come in and out of the store. Being around customers helps the cats learn to socialize with people, which likely makes it easier for them to get adopted. We have a 100% adoption rate, which is fantastic,' she said.

Fans and visitors of the store have started sharing and uploading adorable photos of kittens climbing on bookshelves and curling up on the chairs and couches inside the shop. They are also praising Helmke on the shop's Facebook page for making her shop a safe haven for rescue cats. This is Fantastic!  


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Canada Lynx Cat Is The Extravagant Floof Needed Today

Let's talk about how deliciously fluffy theCanadian Lynx is. The cat is quite literally just a giant floof ball with eyes and gigantic paws! This lynx can be found across Canada, Alaska and even extending to the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. It has a beautiful ruffed face and tufted ears, and it;s over twice the size of a domestic cat! 

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Posts And Memes Proving We're Never Gonna Beat Canada

You can try and make fun of Canada all you want but we know you're only doing it out of jealousy. Because Canada is awesome. Check out this collection of posts and memes.  


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A Fascinating Glimpse Into Churchill, Canada's Polar Bears Town

It's International polar bear day today so we thought would could be better than experiencing the magic of looking into the eye of a polar bear? 

If you happen to know someone who has seen polar bears in the wild, chances are they're most likely to have seen them in Churchill. The Canadian polar bear town in Manitoba calls itself the Polar Bear Capital of the World – deservedly so. Seeing the Churchill polar bears is a bucket list experience. Via: Travel2Next

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A Special Greenhouse Cat Sanctuary In Canada Is a Home to Leukemia And FIV- Positive Cats

The Regional Animal Protection Society of Richmond, British Columbia (RAPS) is a truly special cat sanctuary in Canada that serves as a home for more than 500 unwanted and sick cats. The unique greenhouse in the sanctuary helps giving kitties the sunlight they crave for while allowing humans to spoil them with some TLC. According to their website: "It is now one of the largest cat sanctuaries in North America. The Sanctuary provides a safe permanent home to hundreds of feral, abandoned and surrendered cats. We are one of very few cat shelters that house leukemia and FIV-positive cats (neither disease affects humans or other animal species). These cats are housed in separate areas so that other cats are not exposed. In many shelters, a positive diagnosis would mean euthanasia. We ensure that they are loved and cared for during their lifetimes". For more, visit their instagram page

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A Cat is Reunited With His Family After Being Accidentally Shipped Across Canada

Baloo, a cat from Nova Scotia, was accidentally shipped to Montreal after his owner didn't notice he had crawled inside of a box. Luckily, Baloo was located in good health and returned safely to his family.

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Meanwhile In Canada: llamas Costumes Contest

A total of 19 costumed llamas and their handlers competed in the annual event at the Norfolk County Fair in southwestern Ontario few days ago and we thought there's nothing better than that on Spooktober. 

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Dog Activist Is Trying To Put An End To The Suffering Of Sled Dogs In Canada

Unfortunately, sled dogs in Canada are subjected to atrocious treatment and Fern Levitt, a dog activist who also makes films, is looking to put an end to their suffering. Via: Goodfullness

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A beaver led a herd of curious cattle in Ituna, Saskatchewan, Canada. . Ranch owner Adrienne Ivey and her husband noticed something strange about their cattle – and discovered the herd was being led around the pasture by a beaver. Saying the livestock "were enchanted by the cute little guy and followed him everywhere!"

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Check out this rare footage of the Canadian Bumble Pug in its natural surroundings. This adorable member of the bee family is known for a remarkably pleasant sting when threatened. His colorful coat serves as a warning to others who would like to pet it.