Like its cousin the parrot, the cockatoo is a gifted mimic of other animals, able to reproduce not only sounds but also demonstrating a keen grasp of syntax. In this video, for example, a cockatoo is able, after only a brief exposure, to correctly respond with the phrase “Yeah, that’s what your mom said last night” in Pug.
“Yes?” [shifty eyes]
“Let’s you and me snuggle under the heat lamp.”
Ducks in lof brought to you by Alder D.
It’s official: With the registration of japanesebirdcookingspaghetti.com, all possible permutations of English-language words have been used to make Internet domain names, and we’ve reached the end of the Internet. Thanks for playing!
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Some say furry suits…
Daniel P. titled this submission “Easter Excitement!” and he couldn’t be righter.
Complete with awesome “chick hatching” sound!
Karen S., there are no bad breeds, just bad owners, right?
Back again we go to the Daily Mail, this time for a story so incredible that the hoax hunters over at snopes.com stepped up to verify it: The story of Jasmine, a rescued greyhound who has returned the favor by serving as surrogate mom to 50 creatures, ranging from puppies to deer.
“She simply dotes on the animals as if they were her own,” says Geoff Grewcock, operator of Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. “She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.”
Pictured with Jasmine are, from left: A pup, a deer, another pup, a bunny, and a barn owl. Not pictured: A unicorn, The Yeti, an alien face-hugger, Wally Gator, Phil Spector’s hair, The Chicago Cubs, and Abe Vigoda.
With my mind on my money and my money on my mind
Fabu swan shot brought to you by Sender-Inner Matthew K, who took this on holiday in Japan (natch)