Why Aren’t There MORE Coatimundi’s On C.O.?

Really good question, since these guys are as QTE as they come. Derek M. provided us with a most excellent Sloth video yesterday- so today he’s back with “The Baby Coati Hunger Games: Costa Rica.” Roll ‘em, Derek.

Blade Runner Roller

Earlier today, we saw a great example of one big ol’ Turtle helping another! This hour, it’s a hoomin’s turn to do a good deed. It seems Blade was having trouble moving about, so his hoomin carted him off to his vet- who came up with the idea of sticking some Lego wheels on, so Blade could become a man in motion. So to speak.

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One Green Planet.org says Blade has a metabolic bone disorder, and the wheels will help him move around so he can regain leg strength.

We found a LiveLeak.com translaysh. Dr. Plische says, “We mounted Lego wheels on the turtle ‘Blade’ because he had a bone metabolism illness and his shell was too heavy and had a loss of muscles. That’s why he couldn’t pick up himself and walk anymore. The bones were like rubber and the musculature had clearly diminished.”

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Blade’s hoomin, Iris P., says: “At the beginning or in the middle of August last year, I noted for the first time that Blade wasn’t so active and fit as the other two turtles [I own]. I kept him in his terrarium because [the weather in] August was really cold.”

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How’d they get the wheels on there? Dr. P. said, “The turtle didn’t feel any pain because we made no hole, but we stocked it with a special glue, that only has two components.”

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Kudos to Dr. Carsten Plischke for thinking outside the box, and swiping his son’s Legos. From Susan M.

[*Note: The video header says “turtle.” The One Green Planet article says Blade is a tortoise, yet the translation has the vet saying “turtle.” And the translation ALSO refers to “tortoise.” -Ed.]

Hey Pal, Little Help?

Everybody needs a helping hand shove now and then!

Translating the text from the YT video: “Daughter outdoor teaching, Mucha Zoo Africa, met a turtle stand up, full rescue companion, the arm of the force – to help ㄧ.”

Bunday: Sir William Naughty McGrumplebun

green mustache 2“Yes, that’s his name,” says Sender-Inner Sharon I. “Here we have Sir William Naughty McGrumplebun (aka Billy) doing his best impression of a hipster–check out that green mustache!! He’s about 6 years old with one brown eye and one blue eye! I rescued him after his family surrendered him at a high-kill shelter here in Memphis, TN. I also have a rescued dog named Pippin and another rabbit, Nutmeg, who I rescued 7 years ago. Thanks for always making my day Cute!”

Caturday Buzz The Fuzz UPDATE!

About four months back we told ya about Buzz The Fuzz- he of the new haircut and new beginning. Now we get an update on Buzz-Meister’s progress!

“I just wanted to share some recent photos and let you know that he is doing great! He has an official website now, opened an Etsy store (all the profits from the store goes to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, the place that rescued him.)”

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“Santa photo by Shawn Morgan. The rest of the photos are done by me, Sandra S.”

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Name That Pup!

Meet Pup 681, the orphaned southern sea otter in ChicagoRemember Pup 681? The Bebeh Sea Otter that truly brought the Interwebs to its knees, no matter what KK said. Well, she needs a name, not a code number! Voting happens right here, and you can vote on these names:

1. Cali: To honor the California otter.

2. Ellie: Año Nuevo State Park is well-known for its elephant seals and Elkhorn Slough is right up the coast from Monterey and home to many sea otters.

3. Luna: Derived from nearby Half Moon Bay and the Shedd Members Choice.

4. Poppy: For the California State Flower.

5. Aña or Anya: Derived from Año Nuevo State Park.

Feature photo from The Independant.

BATS! It’s Monday!

With Lil’ Drac on hiatus, leave it to Adam at the Wakaleo Animal Channel to hit us up with some Bonkers Bebeh Bat Burritos.

FAVE FRAME™!

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[*Note: We’ve got another pair of C.O. Calendars to give away..coming up at the top of next hour…stand by! -Ed.]

Eat More Tofurkey* Tomorrow~

tof…and maybe sponsor a Turkey today! For 28 years now, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey at Thanksgiving through sponsorships that help them rescue animals and provide care for them at their sanctuaries, as well as educate and advocate for Turkeys and other farm animuhls everywhere.

(Top to bottom here, we have Turpentine with the Look Of Disapproval, Cecelia, and Martha.)

Turkey sponsors get a special Adopt a Turkey certificate with a color photo of and fun details about your new pal! Click here for deets! (The guys below wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, without them.)

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[*Note- it’s spelled “Tofurky” but we’re being consistent with the graphic. -Ed.]

Knew I Shoulda Made A Left Turn At Albuquerque

An Albuquerque, New Mexico kitteh named Spice went missing on Halloween…and ended up in MAINE. Check out this story!

(Arbroath.)

Let’s Roll, Eddie!

IMG_1563aAndy W. wrote in to tell us about his motorcycle sidekick, Eddie. “Here’s a couple shots of our Beagle/Jack Russell mix shelter dog Eddie. We’ve had him for about a year and a half and this spring I decided to see if I could get him to ride in the motorcycle sidecar. After working him up to it slowly, he’s now a total pro at it. And as you can see by his posing, he knows he is just so DAMN smoove when he’s rollin’ with his dad.”

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“It was tough to get him to wear his Doggles…took me about 3 weeks of treating him constantly while he had them on. Now he understands that’s part of the deal. If we ride, he’s gotta wear ‘em. Also, he’s attached to the sidecar in two different spots on his nylon walking harness, one on the bottom of the sidecar and one on the roll hoop. He can move around freely but the attachments are adjusted so there’s no way he can jump out or be thrown out of the sidecar.”

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