Whatever it is, this guy does NOT approve. Photographed by Heather A.
According to ZooBorns, “On April 24, France’s ZooParc de Beauval welcomed a male Manatee who weighed 55 pounds at birth!” And look at THAT SMILE!
Also quoting ZB: “All three species of Manatees (South American, West Indian, and West Africa) are listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.”
Photos par ZooParc de Beauval.
As part of the recent 20th-anniversary remastered ultimate platinum fanboy-shakedown special edition of Jurassic Park, a bonus disc featured a version of the film with puppies in place of dinosaurs. A brief sampling:
Via Daily Dot.
[This one is an Encore Presentaysh from early 2013. However, Cuteporter Amanda V. wrote in and insisted we do the right thing and run it again. And so we shall. Guaranteed to start the work week off on the right note. -Ed.]
“I have been in love with Mr. Blorpy the Cape Rain Frog since you guys posted him back in 2009, but I had NO IDEA that there were other flavors of Rain Frogs until yesterday when a friend sent me this video of a DESERT Rain Frog and my head positively exploded. The Blorp and Squee are unbounded. Do what is right and share this with the world.”
You got it!
As a new bonus, we’ve also included a handy ringtone for your phone. Click it to preview, or right click on this link to save (or control-click for Mac).
(Oh, you’d like a FIVE MINUTE LOOP of this? Sure, sure.)
First up, Sir Lucifer Flufflypants and his redonkadorable wackadoodle baby blues par excellence!
Move over wackadoodle kitty, this wackadoodle owlio wants a whack at the wackadoodle eye!
Woah not so fast, now it’s wackadoodle sealio with wackadoodle eyes burning a hole in your very soul!
The eyes say it all. You wish to be her slave. You may apply through her agent, diary keeper, personal shopper and towel boy.
Strictly only the best for her will do, including daily fresh cut flowers, personal masseur, direct dial access to Emeril Lagasse and all blue M&Ms will be removed from her candy bowl.
Her management will take no responsibility for diva tantrums.
Cuteporter Dan H. checked in earlier today from The Great White North, eh? “We snapped a pic of an adorable Harbour Seal (above) on one of our whale watching tours here in Victoria BC Canada. This one we call the ‘Floating Rock Sausage.'”
“Here’s one more of this fun guy laying in a beautiful bed of seaweed, loving life. More pix here.”
Panda Sanctuary and Research Center desires someone to snorgle Pandas. Free room and board. Salary 32K/200,000 yuan/yr. Free SUV to drive. Must be at least 22 and in good physical shape. Must love pandas. Oh yes, position is in China.
We’re not kidding, guys. NBC News says “China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya’an, Sichuan province just announced a competition for a one-year job as a “Panda Caretaker.” Eight runners-up win a three-day trip to panda-watch at the reserve. China Daily helpfully notes, “Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.”
Sorrows? With a fleet of Pandas? Impossible.
I’m in. Who’s with me? The application is somewhere on this site.
Thanks to The Furrtographer for the teep.