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Turns Out, Hyenas Are Masters Of The Loaf

It has just come to our attention that hyenas are capable of doing the loaf. You know, the loaf, like cat loaves. When an animal lays down and hides its arms within itself, creating one purrfect bread-shaped loaf. Loaves come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes but we have never witnessed a glorious moment such as this -- hyena loaves!

Hyenas are adorable animals but we were aware that they were capable of loafing and that they do it all the time! Turns out, it's not only an adorable position for cats, these wild animals look heckin' adorbs rocking the loaves. 

hyenas sitting like cat loaves - thumbnail of two hyenas loafing "did you know that hyenas loaf like cats do? look it up there’s pictures"
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A fox had gotten itself hopelessly entangled in some garden netting, turns out this is quite a common problem. Simon and Lawrie, of the Wildlife Aid, were called to help this poor sweet fox out of this tangled mess. It's important to free the fox before constriction wounds set in. 

We believe this fox knew it was being rescued, he had such a cool and calm demeanor, it's almost as he knew that placing faith in these humans was all he could do at the moment. He was in fact quite the cool customer

Thank you Wildlife Aid for coming to this fox's rescue and doing such an incredible job! 


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These adorable faces are glimpses of what it's like behind the scenes at BOS Nyaru Menteng, the world's largest orangutan rescue and care center. 

This video shows the lovely babies enjoying a tasty snack before going to sleep and then they are placed in the "babies nest" where the caretakers help them relax. 

Sadly, these adorable babies are orphans, their mothers were murdered and this amazing organization is doing their absolute best to help teach them how to be orangutans so they can safely return to the wild. You can help these baby orangutans and adopt an orangutan today

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Jenny Jinya's Addresses Orca Captivity In Newest Comic

Jenny Jinya's newest comic hits hard. Jinya draws about real issues that a majority of people shy away from because it's uncomfortable and heartbreaking to even think about. This artist takes those hardships that animals are facing and shines a light on them, in a way they can't really be ignored. 

Jinya's latest comic is about orca captivity, but it really is about animal captivity in the larger sense. In a tweet that shared the following comic, Jinya wrote, "If you were bored during the Corona Lockdowns, imagine how animals feel when they have to spend their whole lives like this."

Jenny is not scared to shy away from these painful issues and delivers the truth, as gut-wrenching as it may be. In hopes of changing this world, check out a variety of her powerful comics that have since featured elephants, dogs, black cats, birds, and more

Follow Jenny Jinya on Instagram or Twitter for all the latest comics. 


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Cheetah Moms With Their Little Cheetos

One of our favorite things in the animal kingdom is the obvious, heartwarming love between mothers and their tiny little babies. And the bigger they are, the more adorable we find them. There's a tendency to think of big cats as dangerous and heartless, but we know better than that, we know that they are just as loving as any cat once you earn their trust and love. 

Cheetahs are no different. They are known to be one of the most affectionate big cats when it comes to their relationships with humans. But when it comes to their babies, their little cheetos, their love and adoration is clear as day, and it's so adorable and wholesome, it makes our hearts flutter. 

pictures of cheetah moms and their cheetah cubs thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a cheetah lying on the ground with a bunch of cheetah cubs and another of a cheetah standing on a rock with a bunch of cheetah cubs under her
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Who in the world wouldn't want to befriend a baby owl? They are so heckin' cute! And to befriend an owl would essentially make you a Disney Princess. 

Introducing Owliver! A friendly baby owl who a man in Cincinnati, Ohio, Garrett Zimmerman, has managed to befriend.  The baby owl appeared one afternoon in Zimmerman's back yard. Zimmerman carefully and calmly walked over to the adorable baby owl and the owl seems to be at complete ease with Zimmerman's presence. Zimmerman was then able to record this adorable interaction in a series of TikTok videos. Zimmerman named his new friend "Owliver " 

So precious! If you're in the mood for even more owl-related goodness, check out these owl memes -- they're a hoot! 

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Rescued Manatees Getting Released Back Into Wild After Successful Rehabilitation

Two orphaned manatees, Bananatee and Tostone, who were rescued as babies off the coast of Florida have successfully completed their rehabilitation and are now returning back home into the wild. Columbus Zoo, where they went through their rehabilitation, said in a tweet that on October 19th, the two manatees have traveled back to Florida and arrived safely at the Miami Seaquarium where they will go through their final preparations before getting released. 

It's a beautiful end to a story of helping animals in need for no other purpose than to help them. When the manatees were first rescued, they were babies, one underweight for what it should be and the other showing signs of cold. Now, with the help they received, they are as healthy as ever. 

As reported by Fox28, Tom Stalf, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President/CEO, said: "It is always difficult for our devoted team to say goodbye to animals who have been in our care, but this is also a time to celebrate because the successful rehabilitation of Bananatee and Tostone is a true testament to the positive impact we've had not only on the lives of individual manatees, but also the manatee population as a whole. Bananatee and Tostone represent the 30th and 31st manatee that the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has rehabilitated since Manatee Coast opened in 1999, and we are extremely proud to be a part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, working to help protect manatees' future."

We wish these gorgeous animals luck in their return back home and for them to live the full life that they should have from the very beginning. And we thank all those who helped them and wish them more success stories just like that of Bananatee and Tostone. 

Check out pictures of the preparations for the release bellow! And for more successful rehabilitation stories, you can read about the one and only Tasmanian devil returning back to mainland Australia

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Here is one of the most successful wildcats in the world... and you may have not heard of them. They are known as Geoffroy's Cat, nicknamed 'Salt Cat,' in German, due to their territory being mostly arid or semi-arid, like the salt flats in Bolivia. 

If you were to ever come across a salt cat in the wild, you might mistake it for a house cat, due to its size and look. The salt cat comes in different colors, due to their geographical location. For example, in the South America forests and wetlands, you may be lucky enough to come across a melanistic salt cat that looks just like a mini-panther! 

Who knew there were more cat species than we realized? There's also a similar cat that is located in the desert known as the Sand Cat. 


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This Lil fella seems to be in quite the rush! And with the haunting music from Jaws playing in the background, we can't help but feel a bit of anxiety rise up. 

What will happen when and if the sloth actually does catch us? We'll be doomed. No human can withstand that amount of cuteness crawling towards you! As Animalist Too writes in their description bio, "Just because they're slow doesn't make this chase any less thrilling!"

Very, very true. Enjoy this thrilling chase of sloths from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

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Hyenas can be super duper cute! And a hyena cub? Always cute. 

Here's a mother who loves her baby and shows it by grooming and snuggling with the sweet cub. That moment when the cub flops down onto her.. endless squeals! Animal relationships with their mothers are just so gosh-darn special, we can hardly stand it. 

If you look closely, it almost looks like the mom is sleeping throughout the whole video. As if our hearts could handle any more cuteness. 

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2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Finalists

2020 has been one rocky year but luckily, in the world of animals, it's never been better! Since the beginning of the pandemic, it was the Earth and animals that have benefited from the lack of us humans destroying the world. 

And with the yearly competition, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, we're further able to celebrate the magic that is animals, majestic or not. The incredible photographers that have been selected for this year's finalists have really delivered some animal gems! The following photos, captured at the moment, are hysterical and show us all that we're not alone when it comes to looking funny when our photos are taken! 

We were able to talk to Michelle, the head of Comedy Wildlife Photography Award's press office, and asked about the process of narrowing down so many wonderful photographs into the top finalists, she had this to say about the process, "... it is a brutal process. We started with over 7000 images - and whittled them down based on: level of humour, quality of photography, ability to get people's attention. It sounds relatively vague the last point, but we want to get our message of conservation across to as many people as possible, and the images must attract their attention!"

Well, these photographs selected definitely capture our attention! 

The winners will be announced on October 22nd, but the following images are all winners in our eyes! Congrats to all the photographers who made it to the finals and thank you for sharing such imagery with us -- we all could use this fantastic pick-me-up! 

finalists of the comedy wildlife photography awards - thumbnail includes two images turtle flipping off photographer and two lions giggling and snickering
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Another older gem of a video. When this giant bear walks up to where a man is sitting, the last thing you would think it would do is sit peacefully beside the man, and enjoy the view. 

That's exactly what happened. Really makes you wonder if sometimes, bears don't want to deal with you just as much as we don't want to accidentally stumble upon them. Maybe, they just want to take in the view, too. 

We will say, however, we are slightly disappointed the bear didn't sit in the empty chair beside him. Oh well! Can't win them all! 

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Little Grey and Little White, both 12-year-old female whales, have been in captivity since 2011. Performing for an audience at Chengfeng Ocean World, in China. 

Today, they are one step closer to swimming freely in the open sea. After been flow for 30 hours, traveling 6,000 miles, these two beauties had arrived at the Beluga Sanctuary. The pair are currently staying in a bayside care pool to get them acclimated before the release into the sanctuary. Klettsvik Bay, in the islands off the south coast of Iceland, and is known as the world's first beluga sanctuary. 

Head of Sea Life Trust, Andy Bool, said, "We're absolutely delighted to be able to share the news that Little Grey and Little White are safely in their sea sanctuary care pools and are just one step away from being released into their wider open water home. Following extensive planning and rehearsals, the first stage of their release back to the ocean was as smooth as we had hoped and planned for. We are carefully monitoring Little Grey and Little White with our expert care team and veterinarians and hope to announce their final release very soon."

Story via The Independent


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Being a wildlife photographer is one of the coolest professions around! You get to travel the world and see such marvelous sights -- what a dream!

However, sometimes you're a little too close for comfort! And sometimes, you might not even notice the wildlife approaching you from behind... surprise! With those surprises, comes this fun-filled wild animal encounters that no one was expecting. 


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Unphotogenic Majestic Wildlife Animals (Photos)

Animals always have a way to just be so captivating. Or so we thought...

Who knew animals were just like us?! They too have their unphotogenic moments in front of the camera! But oddly enough, we still think they are adorable! (Goofy, but adorable!) 

Nothing like seeing the majestic wildlife of animals, not looking quite so majestic! 

Don't believe us? Well just scroll on down and take a look for yourself!

hilarious unphotogenic photos of wildlife animals | funny pic of a lion with a messy mane making a silly face
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Scritches: How To Save Yourself From Wildlife (Gifs)

Scritches. Scratches. What's the difference? Well, scratches are those lines of damage when you drop your phone, and scritches are what you give a cat on top of its head or under the chin. 

So, now we all know! Scritches is the correct term to use when giving a kitty (or other animals) some fingernail love. 

Today, we're going to let you into a secret that saves your life from wild animals (and non-wild animals)... and that foolproof method is scritches. No animal can resist a good scritch!

Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself! 

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