Unlikely Hero

Could you have ever imagined your whole day would be saved by one little, smiling sloth?


Rescue sometimes arrives from where we least expect it, Josh N. and the Sloth Sanctuary.

New Wave Yoga

We’ll begin with the double blubber twist and we’ll hold this position until the instructor gives everyone a fish.


Everybody knows doing yoga will help you balance your mind and your body and a beach ball on your nose.


The most crucial secret to yoga is not centering your chi, or finding your inner chakra, but the ability to look good in stretchy pants.


Pacific Harbor Seal pups at Marine Mammal Rescue at the Vancouver Aquarium, where orphaned and injured marine mammals are rehabbed and released.  Andy S. says, “this year all harbor seals are named after vegetables but with over 150 coming in this year, we ran out of veggies so you’ll find a few herbs and spices in there too. Underwater shot of Pimento saying hello, Rocket doing yoga, Cardamom trying to escape her tote at cleaning time.”

That’s How He Rolls

A pair of deformed front legs left Roosevelt, a border collie in Maine, unable to do what border collies love most: run. But his new owners fitted him with a $900 pair of all-terrain wheels, and now Roosevelt’s rolling right along.


Full story, more pics at the Bangor Daily News.

A Match Made in Hog Heaven

Ohhh yoo-hoo, Tiniest Snorfer! Have we found the perfect match for you. Meet, the Tiniest Grunter!


My idea of a romantic evening is holding hams while watching Dukes of Hazzard reruns.


I am into high-pitched squealing noises and rubbing against fence posts.


Pam L. met this baby orphaned javelina at Big Bend Ranch State Park near Terlingua, Texas.

Oh, the (Tree-)Hugged Manatee!

Via Treehugger.com (spotted by friend of the site Marilyn T.) comes the blorptastic story of an adorable baby manatee orphaned in the Amazon river, rescued by conservationists and nursed back to health. Sadly, orphan manatees are very common, but so long as they have our helping hands, they’ll have hope.

I Think Your Otter Needs Oiling

She seems to get a bit creaky around water.


From the YouTube notes: “Meet the playful heroine of the feature film Otter 501! She was rescued on the central coast of California after being separated from her mother, and with a little help from the Monterey Bay Aquarium she’ll hopefully become a wild otter again.”

Knight in Shyness Armour

Oh, gee, um …hi. (soft voice) I’m, …well, would you mind very much if I don’t run off to slay dragons today? (avoids eye contact) I hope you still like me.


Megan in Zimbabwe says, “Meet Champ, the baby orphaned pangolin! I took this photo of him about a month ago – his handler Ellen at Tikki Hywood Trust told me yesterday that he’s up to 2.5 kgs. He was orphaned as a little baby because his mom was killed by poachers. These animals are considered royal game in Zimbabwe, but even so, very little is known about them because they are very quiet and just roll into a ball when they are scared.
The nice ladies at Tikki Hywood Trust have also posted a couple of videos on YouTube, including one nice shot of Champ’s insanely long tongue. And one with him playing with a nekkid cat!

Rule of Cuteness # 33 – Good as new!

Dusted off and displayed for your viewing pleasure! A bygone Rule of Cuteness that was stumbled upon down in the ol’ CO basement!

“Your tail says, “Yes!”, but your ears say, “nyerhe!”


Miriam S. sent in this baby squirrel orphan rescued by Second Chance Wildlife Center.

Salad Bar Police are Gonna Getcha!

In a recent Salad Bar Morality and Ethics investigation, two out of three squirrels were caught red-handed!


Michelle P., maybe squirrels weren’t the best test choice. Toby, Jenny and Terri are rehabbed squirrels who have been released.

THIS JUST IN: Rescued Otter Pup

When residents of Port Heiden, Alaska, found an orphaned otter pup stranded on Meshik Beach, they cared for him overnight until the Alaska Sealife Center could take over. The pup, named Meshik, is now healthy and enjoying formula and clams.


Full story at The Huffington Post.