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Closing The Year With Christmas Themed Animal Tumblr Treats

It's the end of the year, Christmas is coming, and we are soooo ready to celebrate. As a special treat, we've collected 40 Christmas themed animal tumblr posts to bring some animal shine into this into this holiday season. 

Some are funny, some are wholesome, others adorable, and some are just a little bit weird, exactly like tumblr does best. But these posts are all Christmas, all animals, and all tumblr. It's the kind of gift that we know you, animal lovers, will love.

So, have a merry Christmas, friends! Stay warm, drink some eggnog, hug your loved ones (and yes, we're very much including 'pets' in 'loved ones', please don't forget to hug them too), and stay with us throughout the next year, getting your animal fix every single day of the year.

Christmas themed tumblr posts about animals thumbnail includes one picture of a cat screaming in front of a 2D Christmas tree 'Carnivore - prguitarman Was trying to take a photo of our new 2D Christmas tree when my kitty decided to jump in and become the star Source: prguitarman 222,463 notes ...'
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Miniature Gallery Of Bats In Tiny Santa Hats

It's absolutely no secret that we are a tad bit obsessed with seeing animals in various hats, it's just cute on cute and that double cuteness is too much to handle. This holiday season, we came across a very adorable tweet in which a Twitter user, @lenavalkyrie, accidentally googled "Santa Bats" instead of "Santa Bats." This little mishap led her to discover the cutest and most wholesome little gallery of tiny bats donning tiny hats!

Someone should tell the Grinch that all he truly needed to grow his heart was to look at these images because our hearts just grew 10x just looking at these images of bats!

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2020 may have sucked the life out of this year but nothing can take away our holiday cheer! And what is there to be sad about this month when we have a new Simon's Cat Christmas special here? 

This holiday season, we see Simon's cat investigating the nativity scene and noticing a little something that'll cheer up the lonely garden gnome outside! Simon's cat is all about the love this special and we're definitely feeling it ourselves! Seems like Simon's cat is quite the matchmaker! 

Get yourselves a nice hot cup of cocoa because this is one adorable special that deserves to be classic! Also, be sure to check out Simon's Cat's ultimate guide to winter and his New Years' resolutions

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Joyful Christmas Disasters With Dogs Entangled In Lights

The Christmas spirit reaches everyone, always, even our puppers. So, it truly is no surprise if - when we take our eyes off them for one second - suddenly, disaster occurs, and our dogs are fully 100% entangled in Christmas lights. 

But it being the result of Christmas cheer means that we can't be mad at them, because no one can be mad at Christmasy doggos. All we can do is take pictures, tell them they're the best boys and "please, I love you, but not again", and make sure to send that picture to someone (us) in the form a meme-y Christmas card.

pictures of dogs entangled in Christmas lights thumbnail includes two pictures including an older dog entangled in Christmas lights and two dogs one small and one large entangled in Christmas lights and looking guilty
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Australian Family Discovers A Koala Chilling On Their Christmas Tree

We're calling it the greatest Christmas gift ever! One lucky family in Australia had quite the unexpected visitor this holiday season, all thanks to one unusually large and furry ornament hanging from their Christmas tree - a real-life koala! 

The McCormick family discovered the koala tangled in the lights and the plastic branches of the tree last Wednesday, Amanda McCormick shared in a Facebook post, "Well that's something you don't see every day... we just came home to a real-life koala up our Xmas tree in our lounge room!"

McCormick told The Guardian how she believes the koala found its way into their home and tree, "must have crawled in when the doors were open. It would have been in our house for at least three hours." 

So, what do you do when you happen to find a koala in your Christmas tree? The family called the local Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue, and when the rescue first heard their story, they thought it was a prank call. Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue wrote on Instagram, "But no, a koala desperate to get in the Christmas spirit had wandered into Amanda McCormick's house and decided it wanted to be the fairy on the Christmas tree. Tis the season to be jolly... Koalalalala Lalalala."

And this past Friday, McCormick's daughter shared a video of the koala on TikTok which has since gone viral because let's face it -- a koala in your Christmas tree is pretty darn special! 

Story via The Guardian

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Cats vs Christmas Trees: The Endless Struggle Continues

'Tis the season! Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is well on its way! We're seeing people put up their trees everywhere! And those who have cats know more than anyone how this next month will be.

The age-old classic, cats vs Christmas trees. It's a yearly segment that we never get tired of because there's always new and hilarious content out there of cats destroying or plotting to destroy that highly decorated tree. Will the humans win this year and have their tree up all season? Or are they simply doomed and their cats shall be the ones to decide their faith?

Sweet darlings cats, if there's one universal truth is that they have this need to be within that tree, they have a desire to attack those ornament, to take down the tree entirely. They can't help it, they are programmed to destroy that tree. Who was it that programmed that function is not known to us, but we have reason to believe it was a higher power.... ceiling cat, perhaps?


cats vs christmas trees - thumbnail of crying white cat besides a fallen christmas tree "I love my cat I love my cat I love my cat"
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Tiny Owl Rescued From Christmas Tree Is Set Free

A story truly fitting the Christmas cheer. A tiny little owl was found inside of a Christmas tree. Yup. Inside of the iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree, workers discovered the tiny owl "clinging for its life to the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce". After surviving a 200 mile journey from Oneonta to Manhattan, the owl was found as the crews that were about to erect the tree were unwrapping it. 

The New York Post reports that strangely, though the bird is tiny and looks like a baby owlet, since owls are born in the spring, it was immediately understood that this owl is not actually a baby. She is a northern saw-whet, a bird that only grows to about 5 inches tall and 2 to 3 ounces in weight. "I thought it was such a heartwarming Christmas story, that there was this secret in the Christmas tree," said Ellen Kalish, the director and founder of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in New York. 

Workers at the Rockefeller Center, after the New York Post reached out for a comment, said: "We inspect each branch of the tree individually before it's wrapped, but birds sometimes can find their way into it on the journey." For three whole days, the owl didn't have any food or water, but once in the hands of Kalish, she got all the mice she wanted. 

Today, in an update to the story, we found out that the little birdy has been set free at last to its natural habitat to continue her migratory journey. And though her journey was harrowing and incredibly long, she's gotten herself a little Christmas miracle in not only being found and rescued but also in making a full recovery and getting to continue her life in the wild as she was meant to. 

Check out pictures of the owl and her release below. And for another story of an incredibly feisty owl with singed wings getting rescued from a fire, click right here

story about an owl that was rescued from inside of a Christmas tree getting released back into the wild thumbnail includes two pictures including an owl inside a box surrounded by Christmas tree parts and another of a woman letting a tiny owl go and the owl flying away
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Reaction Of a Blind Dog To His Christmas Gift Melted Hearts On Twitter

Twitter user, @jenniferrmerr uploaded a short video of her blind dog reacting adorably to his Christmas gift and people on twitter were filled with love. It even encouraged some of them to share photos of their blind dogs too. 

Blind dog reaction to christmas gift | woman sitting on the floor by a Christmas tree and presenting a big bone chew toy tied with a ribbon to a white dog sniffing it
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Looking For An Environmental Way To Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree? Give It To Hungry Goats

Dragging a Christmas tree to the curb can be a sad moment, marking the end of another holiday season. What if disposing of your tree could be a joyful moment instead? 

Story via: WFTS



Christmas trees leftovers as food for goats | four goats eating an old Christmas tree in a snowy yard
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Cat Gets Money For Christmas And Sparks Wholesome Thread

Getting gifts is great but giving gifts feels a whole lot more fulfilling! In this insanely adorable Twitter thread, user @averagediana shares a series of photos of her family giving their pet cat, Gus, a Christmas gift of $5. 

And even though, yes, Gus is a cat, and cannot do anything with the $5, it's the thought and sentiment behind it that counts. 

After the the tweet went viral, other users began sharing what their furbabies received for the holidays and it's simply too precious. 

Other users simply shared pics of their pets due to their uncanny resemblance to Gus himself! 

Either way, we're not complaining. We can look at cat pictures all day. And we do. 

xmas christmas cats gift dog money twitter tweets funny aww cute | tweet by averagediana that reads My dad didn't want my cat feel left out this Christmas LMAO. photo of an envelope addressed to the cat. photo of an orange cat sleeping with a 5 dollar bill.
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The Icelandic Christmas folklore of Jólakötturinn, depicts mountain-dwelling characters, in this case, a Yule Cat, who come to town during Christmas. The Yule Cat is said to be a large and wicked murder floof who lurks in the depths of the snowy countryside. 

And once a year, during Christmas time, the Yule Cat comes out and eats people who haven't gotten any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.

In this holiday-themed and interesting new series created by PBS, called Monstrum, and hosted by Dr. Emily Zarka, we learn all about the Yule Cat 

Zarka explains, in the video, why and how this legend came to be:

"The threat of the Yule Cat represents a rather practical problem—the need for warm clothes and successful wool production. Iceland began exporting wool in the Middle Ages, and it became vital to the Icelandic economy and survival. During this time, wool related chores were the responsibility of the entire household. …the largest tasks at hand were spinning and weaving. … In the past, Christmas gifts among most people were sparse and usually consisted of some small piece of clothing—but that was only possible if everyone had participated in the annual production of wool and done their fair share of the work. …Because the Yule Cat only attacks people who do not receive new clothes, this monster likely emerged as a response to the importance of wool production, scaring children (and even adults) into finishing their textile work in time for Christmas."

Spooky stuff! Happy Holidays to all and look out for that Yule Cat come next Christmas! 


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Good people raised over $3,000 to the enrichment Giving Tree which allowed the zoo stuff to provide the animals with special enrichment items for hristmas. Take a peek at some of them opening their gifts. 

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Surprise: According To Science, All Santa's Reindeer Are Actually Female

Rudolph and his other seven friends are commonly thought of and referred to as males in pop culture. But according to science, Christmas carolers have had it all wrong all along. Story Via: The Telegraph






Santa reindeer are actually female | silhouette of Santa in his sled led by eight reindeer flying over the moon
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