OMGPONIES!!!!1!1!: The Farrah, Revisited

Remember when we first encountered “The Farrah” look? Well, it’s not just for ladies.

“My boyfriend and I took some photos of some of the horses at Mt. Hope Horse Rescue in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania a couple weekends back. This is Strawberry Shortcake, or Shorty. He’s a Shetland pony, who is currently up for adoption. Here’s a link to the rescue’s website.” -Cuteporter Jen.

What Happens When a Bear and a Chimp Go on a First Date?

Bam Bam the grizzly bear and Vali the chimpanzee wondering what to talk about, wondering if they have anything in common.

Bam Bam is playing hard to get. Vali thinks they are playing tag.

Things can get a little wild on a first date. Sometimes it’s love at first bite.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

Aww, they really do loff each other, Mail Online

THIS JUST IN: Happy 6th Birthday To Maru!

Everyone’s fave Japan-based furball turns 6 today. Let’s celebrate with a collection of the “Best of Maru” from 2012. This video was JUST posted by Maru’s hoomin, moments ago.

Domo Arigato to Mugumogu, of course.

Somebody To Lean On

This poor guy couldn’t reach his shell phone to call for help…then a pal came by to lend a helping hand nose.

Submitted by Julie S., in honor of World Turtle Day today.


These emails came zooming in RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WORLD TURTLE DAY SO WHAT’RE YA GONNA DO. Well, post ’em, of course. Before we go any furthur- let’s clear one thing up.

Turtles live in an aquatic environment.
Tortoises are primarily land-dwelling creatures.

That’s it. Now on with the show.

First up is Cuteporter Rebecca, who sez: “Here we find Elliott, the African spur-thighed tortoise, enjoying an exciting snack of wheat grass and yellow squash in honor of World Turtle Day. He’s fun little dude. Note the hilariously demanding look at the end.”

“Elliott is 13 years old and weighs almost 30 pounds. He enjoys grass, baby carrots, yellow squash, and more grass. On a good day he will eat his hay, but he’s often naughty and refuses it.”

Then we have Emily R. “I saw your post on Turtle Day and I thought I should send you this picture I snapped of a turtle-tortoise thing (I don’t really know the difference *blushes*) in Croatia a few years ago. I nicknamed ‘her’ Terencia (hence the picture name) and I think her markings are just beautiful.”

Terencia Turtle - Croatia
Yo Emily! More on the diff between turtles and torties here.

THIS JUST IN: Oh I’m Sorry—

You were talking to ME?

Submitted FAST by Frîncu M.

What’s Up, Dok?

“We put together a montage of little elephant Dok Mai’s adorable moments at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are travel bloggers who are based in Chiang Mai and love animals (and your website too). I go to ENP about twice a month just to be with the elephants there and I’ve fallen in love with Dok Mai so lately I’ve spent most of my time with her.” -ขอบคุณ to Cuteporter Ligeia.

Turtles and Tortoises and Terrapins, Oh My!

Everybody flap your flippers!


Today is the 14th World Turtle Day, the annual holiday founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue!

There are so many ways to celebrate! Starting with giving turtles a helping hand.

Or two.

Or three.

Play connect the dots. Baby tortoises love this game.

Tongue twister competitions! Spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin-spiny terrapin.

Slow down for turtles.

See who can say, “AWWWW”, the most:

Another great way to celebrate is to donate to your favorite save the turtles organization!


Australian Western Swamp Tortoises, Asian Spiny Terrapin, Green Sea Turtles, Egyptian Tortoise, American Western Pond Turtle,  Zooborns and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Wild World O’ Cute

traveler-photo-contest-logo_65913_160x120 Look at these great photos (#1-5) as seen on My Modern (Others from NG site.) They’re all part of the 25th Annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, going on now. Click the logo at left to enter (you’ll need to set up a National Geographic account, or log in with an account from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, etc.)





Hanging Around - 2013-05-13_205912_spontaneous-moments.jpg


1. Photo and hover by Gary Migues/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
2. Photo and hover by Adam Lichtcsien/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
3. Photo and hover by Petra Bensted/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
4. Photo and hover by Richard Sidey/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
5. Photo and hover by Peter Stanley/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
6. Photo and hover by Mary Gretchen Kaplan/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
7. Photo and hover by Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

Waiting For Iron Man

Maddie is just gonna sit right here until the show 17 or 18 hours.

Spotted on the excellent Maddie On Things site.


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