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Super cute baby meerkats explore the outside world for first time

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We love a good meerkat, but it’s not often that you see baby versions of these cute critters hanging around.

These pups were born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Jan. 7, the children of first-time parents Nairobi and Maputo. It’s also the first time meerkat pups have been born at the zoo in seven years, making this kind of a big deal.

“They were initially a little wary of this big new world outside, but with a bit of encouragement from mum and dad they started to explore,” zookeeper Courtney Mahony, said in a statement sent to Mashable Australia via email.

Now weighing a little over 120 grams each, they’re both yet-to-be-named as their sexes are not yet known. They will be discovered in veterinary examinations happening in late February. Keepers suspect it is a male and female, developing their own personalities as they grow. “Our male is the bigger of the two and he’s more adventurous and inquisitive, while the female is quieter and prefers to stay close to mum,” Mahony said.

The pups will wander for short periods of the day as they slowly make their way into the world with their parents and keepers maintaining a keen eye. Aren’t they just divine?

full story and supercute pictures at Mashable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is turning into a five Fennec day and that is a very good think.Treasure their warmth,the calmnes after the storm,all is in balance and you finly exhale and begin breathing again.The window to the world is open once again 🙂

1. This corgi who’s just not having the best week.

17 Dogs Who Just Need A Day Off

2. This dog who just needs a day without the boops.

This dog who just needs a day without the boops.

3. This pup who’s been playing too hard lately.

This pup who's been playing too hard lately.

4. And this one who just can’t catch a break.

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lots more puppies at BuzzFeed

Smelling Flowers

Flowers have the most alluring smell, and not only to the impressionable bees. We have made a list of photos that show animals enjoying a whiff or two from a petal or bloom. Kittens, nature’s cuddliest critters, look even better when they’re enjoying the sweet scents of flowers. Same goes for bunnies!

Flowers use scent to attract various small critters to carry around their pollen and help them reproduce. Some plants will take any comers, while other have developed an almost symbiotic relationship which certain species. As far as I know, no flower depends exclusively on kittens… yet.

Smelling Flowers

lots more pictures at BoredPanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again… BUB’s annual Magical Yule Log Video has become a worldwide holiday tradition, and this third annual Magical Yule Log Video is the MOST MAGICAL ONE YET. Pop it on your big screen, cuddle up, and enjoy.

Be sure to stick around for some very special guest appearances from Josie and Special Agent Dale Coope

There is only one BUB.
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For those of you that don’t know, BUB is a one of a kind cat, rescued as the runt of an otherwise feral litter. She encourages everyone to ADOPT, SPAY AND NEUTER. Read all about her here: http://www.lilbub.com/about

source Cute overload

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used Wimbledon Tennis Balls Become Tiny Homes for Mice

 

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Every year, an astonishing number of tennis balls are used during the Wimbledon tournament — more than54,000. This high figure is due to the fact that tennis balls are replaced at frequent intervals during a match to make sure they aren’t worn down or become too warm to affect the ball’s physical dynamics. Used balls are resold every day at the club to spectators on the grounds, and nearly 700 balls go missing every year, probably taken by the audience and kept as souvenirs. Since 2001, some of these balls are being donated to various animals conservatives around Britain who make cute little homes for harvest mice.

The Eurasian harvest mouse is typically found in fields of cereal crops, such as wheat and oats, in reed beds and in other tall ground vegetation, such as long grass. An adult mouse weighs as little as 4 grams. The mice normally weave their homes out of shredded grass and reeds, attached to stems well above the ground.

In recent years, their habitat has come under increasing threat from intensive farming methods. Yearly floods also destroy their homes.

Some animal conservatives then discovered that tennis balls make excellent, waterproof homes for these tiny rodents once you cut a small hole into the balls. The balls are attached to poles about a meter or a meter-and-half off the ground where they can make their nests in relative safety from birds of prey and weasels, which are too big to get through the hole.

Now aside from Wimbledon, many lawn tennis clubs around the United Kingdom regularly donates used tennis balls to various wildlife conservation organizations to help them in their conservation efforts.

Also see: The secret lives of the harvest mice

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A harvest mouse finds a home in a tennis ball at Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire. Photo credit

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The natural nest of a harvest mouse. Photo credit

Sources: BBC

18 Dogs That Instantly Regretted Their Poor Life Choices

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MOST humans are pretty good at thinking over consequences before partaking in a certain action, but that doesn’t mean we always think things through.

My life is full of moments where I’ve been stuck in the mud and thought—‘Why in the heck did I do that?’ The older I get the less often this happens, but I know the pang of regret will hit me again sooner or later. After all, life is full of poor decision making because you’re never done learning.

Dogs are just like humans when it comes to poor decision making, perhaps that’s why the pups on this list are so hilarious to us… we can totally relate!

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Photo Credit: GleamTheCube

Poor Puppy Learned Early On To Never Eat A Bee

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lots more hilarious mishaps of our favourite friends at Earthporm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear Not, There are Onesies for Ponies Too

Ponies get cold too, and they need the proper pajamas.

Rebecca OConnell

Parts of the UK might be experiencing unseasonably warm weather but that doesn’t mean winter isn’t coming. And of course, ponies get cold too. That’s why the fun-sized Shetland pony named Daffy was given his own fuzzy onesie to wear. Dubbed a “foursie,” the festive red pajamas fit over all four of the pony’s legs. The red onesie even comes with a hood to keep the pony’s little noggin warm. It was created by Ascot Racecourse to celebrate Ascot’s Christmas Racing Weekend.

“In winter I always worry about Daffy getting chilly as he likes to spend so much time out of his stable,” owner and animal trainer Jackie Rowberry said in a press release. “I love the fact that Ascot has created a special foursie for Daffy so that he can get into the Christmas spirit. He’s loved all the attention and is quite the envy among his stable buddies!”

full article at:MentalFloss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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