Flipping the Bird

Not sure if this is cute or crayzay or if they’re pining for the fjords.

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Via Daily Picks and Flicks

The Picture of Dorian Gray’s Somewhat Gullible Cousin, Clucky

“That artist ripped me off! Instead of a portrait that ages in my place, the portrait stays the same, and I’m getting wrinkly!”


From Melbourne, Australia, Joanna W. writes: “Meet Chook Chook, the bossy hen who came to live with us last year (seriously, she just walked in the door one Saturday morning). She is a top chick and is the boss of everyone. It’s a tea-towel that a friend brought back from the US as a gift for Chook Chook – she picked it up at a stall in Delaware and thought the chicken looked familiar (yes, our friends bring back souvenirs for our pets but not us). As soon as we hung it up, Chook Chook made a beeline to it and couldn’t quite figure out who the handsome bird was.”

My Mother the Feather Duster

Bebeh orphan ducklink loffs its new Mom. She’s soft, gentle and doesn’t say, “Go clean your room!”

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“Orphaned baby ducklings don’t do well on their own so when they arrive at the California Wildlife Center, they’re placed in an incubator with a substitute mom – a feather duster! It sure helped comfort this little one.” -Kim B. from Coast and Canyon Wildlife.

And They’re Off!

Dizzy Lizzy is off to a fast start with Twirly Whirly a close second! Here comes Spinny Spinny on the inside followed by Merry Go Round! Dizzy Lizzy is trailing and Twirly Whirly has dropped out! Looks like Spinny Spinny is in the lead but wait, Derpy Dervish is breaking through! What an upset! Oh no what’s this ohhh Merry Go Round has pooped out. Aaand it is now Derpy Dervish, Dizzy Lizzy and Twirly Whirly for a photo finish!

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Shocking Moment in an Owl’s Life

Who is always followed by a verb?!

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Via Owls on Facebook

Pigeon Boot Camp

“Listen up, maggot! Your tailfeathers are mine for the next six months! You ain’t in your mama’s nest anymore, where you roll out at noon! In this man’s army, we get up with the chickens! Now get pecking, that’s an order!”


Anry says: “Went to Milan for a few weeks and walked upon a pair of snogging pigeons, was very much amused.”

Penguin Live Cam! Penguins are go!

Gentlemen, Start Your Penguins! This penguin live cam from the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is like watching the Penguin 500. Neeeeooorrwwm! Er, including the occasional pit stops.

Also: Daily Feeding Time at 11:30am ET and 4:00pm ET. And Thursday Penguin Chats at 4:30pm ET. OK!

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

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You may get a glimpse of three new chicks hatched in March. The chicks, named Marina, Skua and Hubig: A shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans’ Hubig’s Pie … are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit.

It Started With One Chick

After that everything is fuzzy.

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It all went real blurry.

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Rubbing eyes, blinking. It’s all out of focus. Gettin’ dizzy – thud!

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“I was told by friends to submit some pics to your site. These are chicks that I hatched out myself, and were photographed by me.” -Kaitlyn H.

Save The Pufflings! (Part II)

Remember our story about how these adorabuhl little maniacs wander into town and hunker under cars ’cause they’re, well, confused? Now we’ve got some equally adorabuhl video straight from Iceland via Animal Planet (and Cuteporter Isabel T.)

Bugly Ducklings

News Flash: Ducks eat bugs. They don’t only dabble in pond weed ‘n stuffs. We have proof!

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Buzzy Bug Birds are go! Watch out, buzzy bugs.

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Somebody’s more interested in making ripples.

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Meanwhile … Look, Ma! No hands winglets! Glomp! Got one!

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“I was taking a walk through the park tonight when I realized that the pond was full of the smallest, cutest, fuzziest baby ducklings. They were all jumping into the air to eat bugs (hence the picture of the little yellow-bellied guy in the air). Cutest thing I have EVER seen. Photos taken by me, Kelsey.”