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August Is The World's Oldest Golden Retriever At Age 20

Congratulations, August! 

As of April 24, 2020 (August's 20th birthday), August is officially the oldest known, living Golden Retriever. Augie currently resides in Oakland, Tennessee with her pawrents, Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt, who adopted her at the age of 14. 

Rescued from Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada, the Hetterscheidt's originally fostered August, unsure how long she had left. Well, 6 years later and we're happy to report that besides some minor health issues, Augie is in great shape! 

It has also been confirmed that Augie is the 19th oldest dog in the world, According to Guinness World Records! 

Story via The Insider

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Australian Park Welcomes First Baby Koala Since The Devastasting Fires

Congratulations to the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, and to the mother, Rosie!

A ray of hope is lit in the land down under as Ash, the first koala to be born months after the devastating bushfires that gripped the continent. Up to 85% of the koala population was wiped out between November 2019 and February 2020. 

Australian Reptile Park Zookeeper, Dan Rumsey told BuzzFeed News, "Ash represents the start of what we're hoping to be another successful breeding season. It was such an incredible moment when we saw Ash poke her head out of her mum's pouch for the first time!"

And while it is the first time the world (and zookeepers) have seen the baby, Ash is already 5 months old. 

"Ash is estimated to be 5 months old and is right on track to be emerging from the pouch for the first time. Her mother Rosie has shown exemplary parenting skills and we know that Ash is in good paws," Rumsey added.

The park is said to reopen on June 1st and just in time for visitors to see the ray of hope themselves! 

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Cat Medley: Funnies, Cuteness Galore, Mourning And Loss

We searched through the most liked cat pictures on the subreddit r/cats, this week, and we decided to share them all with you!

The pictures all have one thing in common, and that is, of course, cats. However, that's where the similarities end. 

There are images of hilarious cats being hilarious, adorable-ness (naturally), birthdays, and mourning and loss. We wanted to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of all these cats and remember those who have recently left us, they may be gone but never forgotten. 

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Birthday Blues: Cat Searches For Forever Home After No One Came To Her Party

Meet Monique, the beautiful 2-year-old moggy cat, who has, sadly, been at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for more than 115 days.

The loving crew at the shelter decided to throw Monique a birthday party, after she passed 100 days at the shelter with no applications for her adoption. The party was in hopes to build some hype and find Monique the loving family she so clearly deserves. 

I mean, just look at her! Monique deserves it all! 

Story via Metro

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Fiona The Hippo is Celebrating Her 3rd Birthday Munching on a Specially Made Birthday Cake

Fiona, the celebrity hippo of the Cincinnati Zoo, was born six weeks premature but now celebrates her 3rd birthday with a veggie and fruit cake and many more treats! Here is full day documentation of Fiona's B-Day, as posted on the Cincinnati Zoo's twitter page.  


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Meowy Christmas: Cat Gives Birth Under Christmas Tree

What a magical night, a true picturesque setting. A woman's cat has given birth under the glowing lights of their Christmas Tree. 

Twitter user, @WeTheDanielle, shared a now viral tweet of her cat, under the tree, with her newborn kittens! It's enough to make anyone heart soar! 

Congrats, @WeTheDanielle! 

See the heartwarming pictures of the new family below! 

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Chris Pratt Receives "Best Birthday Present Ever" From Wife Katherine Schwarzenegger - Two Piglets!

More specifically, two Kune-Kune pigs, named Tim and Faith! The piglets will be joining on their Friendly Kingdom ranch on Washington State's San Juan Island, where the happy couple currently cares for goats, sheep, and a cow. 

However, not everyone is happy about the actors choice of words when it comes to saving the animals. Check out some of the comments below and share your thoughts! 

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Happy belated birthday, Lil Bub! Bub's owners celebrated the occasion by making her a "cake" out of her favorite Halo food! And if that wasn't enough, sharing the cake with the cats over at the Bloomington Animal Shelter! Sounds like a pretty special birthday!

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People Share Funny Anecdotes And Photos From Their Cat's Birthday

These cat owners sure took the extra mile in order to make their cat happy on his birthday and we just love it! So Happy Birthday to each and every cute cat out there, from all of us.  

And if you want more, these HIlarious birthday memes might just do the trick, or if your friends have a darker sense of humor, then these dark birthday memes may be more up their alley. Alleys are certainly not known for being well lit, so yeah, dark.

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Fiona The Hippo Gets a Birthday Serenade From Her Crush As She Turns 2

Timothy the Hippo isn't a great singer but he had a surprise in store for Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona the Hippo for her second birthday.

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The Toronto Zoo Announced The Birth Of a Rare Pygmy Hippo

A 12-year-old female pygmy hippopotamus named Kindia gave birth on August 10 to a female calf. Pygmy hippos are an endangered species with only 2,000 to 3,000 animals left in the wild.

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Dozens of Hilarious Birthday Memes With Animals

These are the perfect birthday memes just for those Birthday Blues.

As it is probably someone's birthday and you are looking for that perfect meme that will cut them down to size and sum up their existence, try some of these happy birthday memes for your friends and enemies. Really ride into them how much they've aged with these Birthday Memes that will help them realize they are now 1 year closer to death. 

Your friends are so lucky to have someone like you in their life. Congratulations indeed. 

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