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This video may be on the older side and it may be really short but that doesn't mean we didn't fully enjoy those few moments enough to share it with all of you! It's exactly 11 seconds and all those 11 seconds are pure perfection. So much so that somehow, these 11 seconds made our day. We hope they make yours too! 

YouTuber, The Foxist, gave some background into the adorable moment they captured, "My newest batch of fox kits have arrived recently. This little guy is just too excited to see his mom. Sometimes they get so excited when they see their parents their bums wiggle so much they fall right over. We've counted six kits so far, we have five adults that live on our property so it won't be surprising if more kits move in soon."

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User Builds Gate At Their Garage For Their Dog To Watch The Neighborhood

Sometimes, since you love your animals so dang much, you want to go the extra mile towards making them happy. Whether it be giving them just another treat today even though they already had some, whether it's taking them on a longer walk outside, or - like in the case of muppetstakewallst, you decided that your dog needs to be able to look outside whenever he wants through the garage and therefore, you have to make them a special gate. 

We're in love with it, the internet has made both of muppetstakewallst's go viral so they love it, and it looks like the dog is as well - which is the most important thing. And honestly, this just makes us want to go the extra mile as well for our pets. 

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Polar Bear Cubs Leave Their Den For First Time To Play In Snow

Get ready for some of the most paw-dorable pictures you've ever seen. Brian Matthews captured these amazing, rare and beautiful pictures near Churchill, northern Canada of polar bear cubs leaving their den with their momma for the very first time to play around in the snow. The pictures clearly capture the nerves the cubs feel of leaving their den for the first time, gazing adoringly at their mom and staying close to her while exploring this beautiful new world. 

As The Irish Sun reports, Matthews said: "It was very humbling to be able to see something that very, very few people get to see. The cubs were really interested in the world in general, they were investigating and playing in the snow, smelling trees, looking around and generally getting their bearings."

He continued: "They seemed quite confident running about and playing in the snow, as long as they weren't too far from their mother. You can see in the photos of them all lying together how big these tiny cubs are going to grow up to be. It was just absolutely amazing to see the cubs playing in front of us, only about 50 metres away, and not at all fazed or spooked that we were there. It's heartening to see the positive side of polar bear conservation work."

Only after they calmed down a bit did the mother bear go and have a big ol' nap, her kiddos continuing to play around in the snow next to her. We hope we will get to see many, many more pictures of animals loving their natural habitats, and that this was the pawfect, smile-inducing start to your morning that you were hoping for. 

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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Casper And Romeo

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to the strange and adorable dynamic dup -- Casper and Romeo

What happens when happy meets grumpy? Well, we're about to find out! Meet Casper, the happy white Samoyed dog with a constant smile on that beautiful fluffy face! And meet his brother, Romeo, a grumpy cat who seems constantly annoyed at the world, but loves Casper regardless. It's the heartwarming duo that's the world need! Disney, if you're reading this -- this is the story the people want and need! 

Both animals are two white clouds of floof, they just each bore a different facial expression! Get ready, folks, because this may just be the best thing and best duo you've seen all week! Be sure to follow Casper and Romeo on Instagram for more adorableness

Read up on last week's star on Instagram, Barnaby, the cat who is adorably disheveled and looks like he hasn't had his morning cup of coffee yet! 


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Pig And Kitten Become Inseparable Best Friends

Jody Fraser, whose love for animals is so big that she ended up having a mini farm right inside of her home, and two of the animals have - unexpectedly - become best friends. Her pig and her kitten are absolutely inseparable. 

Fraser lives just east of Calgary, after having moved to the countryside last year with her two cats, dog and turtle, as CBC reports, and since she had some more space, she decided to get some chickens as well. "So that was the beginning of my fascination with all of the animals," she told the Calgary Eyeopener. Around three months ago, Fraser added a pig to the collective. "He's just the nicest little crazy pig ever and very, very low maintenance," she said. "I've always just loved the pigs. So it's kind of funny how now I have my own." 

The animals living together under the same roof has inevitably brought them all closer, but two of them have become especially good buds." Wilbur the pot-bellied pig, who is now five-months-old, has become best buds with a new 12-week kitten named Billy," and they are too cute together.

"The two, just right from the beginning, became the best buddies ever. They just love each other. I'm not sure where it came from," Foster said. They sleep together and help clean each other. "The pig will clean the kitten, actually, and every once in a while you see the kitten actually cleaning the pig's ears. So it's kind of funny."

Their friendship has made Fraser rethink moving the pig out of the house. "I was only going to keep him in the house because he's still really little… but I was to put him outside in the spring," she said. "I'm hoping that I do decide to still do that, but he's become part of the family now, so I don't see him going outside." 

This little animal family keeps growing, and Foster is always interested in carefully expanding it even more. Follow Wilbur and Billy and their friendship on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok to see more of it. And for more wholesome animal friendships, read about this fox whose brother was run over befriending his human foster mom and two of her dogs. 

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Thirty Most Positive Animal News Stories Of January

Let's end the month the right way, friends, by talking about as many positive animal news stories that we can!

It's not an easy time right now, as we're all aware, and we are all in need of positivity. The news is something that we tend to try to avoid at this point, too many stories that we don't want to hear about anymore. Well, these stories are ones that you will definitely want to tune in for, because we're about to celebrate the best of the very best!

So, read these stories and bask in the positivity, start the month off with a smile and with the kind of stories that you would truly want to talk to your coworkers and friends about! If you want more, check out last month's positive animal news collection.

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Pawsitive And Wholesome Doggo Tweets

There is nothing more wholesome and positive than a dog, that's just fact. They're happy and loving and always want to be by your side. And right now, we feel in need of some of that positivity, some extra pure doggo joy brought into our weekend, so we've collected for you guys tweets that are all about dogs and all about being positive. 

Stay strong, dog lovers, make the best of this weekend and don't forget to smooch your dog on the forehead, just because. And if this dose of doggo wholesomeness, click here for some more

collection of positive dog tweets thumbnail includes a picture of a dog next to a man in a wheelchair and a tweet 'Dog - AJ+ Ej @ajplus ... A dog in Turkey spent days waiting outside a hospital after her sick owner was admitted. The dog had followed the ambulance that transported her owner in Trabzon and refused to leave. Family members took her home, but she would return. The owner was later reunited with his pet. 6:59 PM - Jan 24, 2021 - TweetDeck 459 Retweets 62 Quote Tweets 2.8K Likes'
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Happy foxes - do you even need anything else? One of the most adorable creatures are smiling, happy, excited, loving the cold weather, and we are loving them. Their joy brings us joy, and some joyful foxes is exactly what we need to do this weekend right. 

This fox's joy over a simple thing - having a fox hole in all the fallen snow - is so pure and so wholesome, it warms our hearts right back. And his two foxy friends are just as excited as he is. So, please enjoy these happy, happy foxes. We hope they manage to put a smile on your face and giggle like the happiest fox. 

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Nothing But Positivity With Smiling Animals

It's the start of a new week tomorrow, and we can feel how much you're wishing the weekend lasted just a little bit longer. Don't worry, we're about to put some smiles on your faces - with the help of some of our favorite smiling fur balls. So, get ready for some positivity, friends, and for starting the week off with huge smiles on your faces.


Happy animals never fail to make us smile, and we guarantee that they'll do the same for you. You simply won't be able to resist it, nor should you. Let this pure animal joy drive you through the week, and check out some more much needed positivity right here!

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Scared And Sweet Adopted Kitten Discovering New Home (Viral Imgur Thread)

It's never easy to bring a new kitten home. All you want is for the kitten to be happy and cozy and understand that you mean it no harm. Sometimes, it takes a while for the kitten to discover and get used to its new home. But eventually, they see the loving adoptive parents that we are and give us a chance

Such is the story of Melfi, MickDuncher's adoptive kitten. For a whole week, she hid in the bedroom and didn't leave, scared of her new environment full of new humans and animals. But now, she's a happy girl, and we're happier for it. 

imgur thread about a kitten getting used to its new home thumbnail includes two pictures including a tiny kitten sitting on the stairs and another of two cats on a bed together '"She lived in our bedroom for the first weeks and wouldn't come down but a few steps." - MickDuncher'
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Injured And Rescued Snowy Owl Released Back Into The Wild

About a month ago, Atlantic Veterinary College staff found an emaciated and dehydrated snowy owl near Souris, P.E.I. and rescued it. Finally, after a month in capable hands, the beautiful bird was released back into the wild. 

As reported by CBC news, an intern with the Atlantic Veterinary College Wildlife Service, Dr. Hugo Gonzalez, said that it was "amazing" for the students and staff to see the owl fly off back into the wild. And we have to agree, seeing a wild bird released back to where it's supposed to be is always a beautiful thing. 

"To be able to see a patient who came with severe emaciation, not even able to properly move or eat, up to the point where you can see that the full recovery process has been successful and just have that moment to see her properly [fly], it's definitely an amazing moment for you," Dr. Gonzalez added. 

He also reminds people that if they ever see a snowy owl in the wild, it's important to only admire it from a distance. If you come across a bird in distress, contact local officials.

Read another beautiful story about an owl getting released back into the wild right here.

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CPR Revives Baby Elephant, It Returns To Its Mother Safely

An off-duty rescue worker in Thailand, a few days ago, was faced with one of his most challenging situations yet. Having been called in while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday evening, Mana Srivate had to perform CPR on a baby elephant that was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road. The elephant can be seen lain on its side while Mana gives it two-handed compressions as Mana's collogues take care of the dazed and injured motorcycle rider.

As CNN reports, "[b]oth the rider and elephant were recovering and neither had serious injuries". Mana, recalling the incident, told Reuters by phone: "It's my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I can hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby."

"I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online," he added. "When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried."

It took almost 10 minutes for the baby elephant to get back up again, but it did. It was quickly taken to another location to be treated, and as soon as possible, it was returned to the scene of the accident in hopes of reuniting it with its family. And in a true Christmas miracle way, the baby elephant was later spotted with a fully grown elephant that is presumed to indeed be its mother. 

A happy ending to what could have ended as an absolutely heart wrenching story, and we can only thank Mana for his incredible work saving the baby elephant. For more amazing animal stories, check out our recap of the most positive animal stories of 2020!

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Dogs Getting Into The Christmas Spirit For Charity

Merry floofers to all the dog lovers in the crowd!! We have finally made it to the most wonderful day of the year, and who better to celebrate it with than the most wonderful, festive doggos? All the Christmas cheer and joy has our dogs just as excited as we are about the holiday. They can't help but feel the Christmas cheer exactly like we can't. 

The amazing @dog_rates on twitter has decided to donate up to 30,000$ to @Trupanion - 1$ for every festive dog picture that they get in the reply to their tweet. So, this year, not only are dogs getting festive just for fun, dogs are also getting festive to make other dogs happier! 

Take a look at these amazing festive doggo and have a merry Christmas, friends! May your new year be filled with dogs and joy!

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Feisty Adopted Kitten Loves Going To Work With Her Human (Viral Thread)

Meet Pepperoni, the most adorable tiny feisty kitten who loves biting people, taking naps in silly places, car rides, and chilling at work with her human.

Peppi's owner found her under a dumpster a couple months ago when she was only 4-5 weeks old and weighed less than a pound and absolutely fell in love with her and adopted her. And seeing this little girl, we totally understand that love. In a viral thread on imgur, anzinipanini talks about her journey with this kitten, and we only continue to fall in love with her. 

And though anzinipanini begins her thread with "[t]his post isn't super important," we and other users totally disagree. This post and Pepperoni are extremely, extremely important. 

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Celebrating The 120th Birthday Of The Oldest Known Nile Crocodile

Happy 120th  birthday to the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity - Henry! 

It truly is a rarity for these gorgeous crocodiles to get to 120 years of age, so, to celebrate, the Crocworld Conservation Centre on the KZN South Coast threw Henry the Nile crocodile a birthday party! Henry and the staff celebrated his birthday together, with the staff eating birthday cake, and Henry getting his favorite of all meaty snack. 

The crocodile arrived at the Crocworld Conservation Centre in 1985 when he was at the young age of 85. Today, he is five meters long, 700 kilograms in weight, and he is the father of over 10,000 offspring with his six female cohabitants. So, one can easily say that getting older has definitely not slowed Henry down even one bit.

Being the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity, Henry has got many, many more years of leisure, relaxations (and a good time with the ladies) in his wonderful sanctuary. On top of all of his other very impressive achievements, he has also been listed at the second oldest crocodile in the world, with the number 1 spot having been taken by Mr. Freshie who was 140 years when he passed in 140. 

We wish Henry many more birthdays in the future, and may he break Mr. Freshie's record and live long beyond that as well.

Story via: The Witness 

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Rescued Dog Travels The World Helping Rescue Other Dogs

On the way to deliver a puppy to its new family, brothers Henry and Elias Friedman, had a change of plans that changed their lives. The family that was supposed to rescue the pup changed their minds and decided to not adopt the puppy after all, and Henry, instead of bringing the Finn the puppy back, decided to adopt him himself. At the time, Henry had left his career in advertising and was living in a converted cargo van. It was a good thing that the puppy turned out to really, really like traveling.

"It was a test drive, very literally a test drive. I was already living in a van. He turned out to be a really good travel dog," Henry told PEOPLE. "We just got really, really close."

After adopting Finn, Henry started an Instagram account for him called @KeepingFinn, where all of their adventures together are documented, including meetups with some of the account's fans. Finn, who is now 2 years old and 50 pounds heavy, is Henry's official best travel buddy. "You don't feel like a stranger everywhere you go," he said.

Having grown a huge social media following, Henry decided he wants to do more, and he decided to start a project rescuing other dogs in need like Finn. "Each month, the account features a local rescue from the area that Henry and Finn visiting on their travels, helping to raise awareness and funds for the rescue."

Henry and Finn together manage to raise about $13,000 a month and have raised over $150,000 to date. Alongside their monthly dog rescue initiative, "Henry and Finn have hosted spay and neuter clinics, offered free vaccinations, and held pet food drives as well. The duo has also helped more than 60 dogs find forever homes, even fostering pooches in the van while they wait for the perfect match."

"We bring dogs on the road with us, live the van life, bring them on big adventures and find them families," Henry explains. One of their latest achievements was joining Wings of Rescue and The Sato Project and helping them transport over 150 rescue dogs from Puerto Rico to their new adoptive families on the east coast. 

Finn is, of course, loving all of the adventures. "He's never peed in the same place more than once, he is living his best life. That makes me really happy," Henry says. So, not only is this adopted puppy happy, he's making other puppies happy as well, and we're happy for them as a consequence.

Check out some pictures of Finn and Hanry's adventures below! For more wholesome dog rescue stories, read about a puppy left tied to a bench with a note getting adopted.  

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