According to this bat-tographer; "When you reach into a bag of bats to pull one out, they’re usually upside down and what you first see wriggling out is a cute little bat butt. " Yes, yes I see that.
Sea World may be famous for its killer whales, but two new arrivals may have guests saying "Shamwho?" The San Diego park welcomed two Asian small-clawed river otter pups, born Feb. 7 to first-time parents Leo and Giselle. A new otter/sea lion show debuts next month.
UPDATE: Four more otter pups born at Sea World Orlando! It’s a conspiracy, I tells ya!
… because your Houston Zoo has the world’s cutest animal (says so, right there on their Internets), making his grand entrance this weekend! His name’s Toby, a red panda, and he’s probably putting the finishing touches on his cute moves even now.
First, we start with the slightly vacant-eyed goofy grin…
… with a smooth segue into the pensive, thoughtful expression…
… and wrapping up with the yummy-smacky feed-me face!
According to newsite Sina:
"A Brazilian environmental police holds an Amazonian manatee calf after rescuing it from a resident who had purchased it from an animal trafficker in the Amazon city of Silves, Amazonas State, March 4, 2009. Manatees are a protected species in Brazil."
Meanwhile, over at Save the Manatee Club, also in Brazil a calf (perhaps the same one, we’re not sure) receives behbeh formula and takes a bref:
To complete the all-movies-all-the-time theme going on today, here is aanother brillo one; The NomNomNomNomNom anthem will make you salute the nearest flagpole:
Sent in by S.S.I. (Sthuper Sthender Inner) Josh N.!
( Sung to the tune of "The Addams Family" theme song )
♫ In Spring, the snows’ll thaw out / Then all the creatures draw out
♫ He’s hunting for some kibble / To nosh and have a nibble,
"… full-bodied, with subtle overtones of strawberry and a charming effervescence that tickles the senses. A worthy accompaniment to an appetizer of mild cheeses covered in ants, or perhaps a spinach and arugula salad with a rosemary and basil vinaigrette dressing covered in ants — well, just about anything covered in ants, really."
(PS: That’s not wine, but apple/cranberry juice, according to the notes at YouTube.)
This sloth is taking it a little too far with the extra Clavicle Cling™:
Sender-Inner Emily B. writes "My boyfriend and I stopped by the Aviarios Sloth Rescue Center in Chauita, Costa Rica and were given an amazing tour of this wonderful sanctuary. The center rehabilitates injured, ill, and orphaned sloths and returns them to the forest but others end up living there full time… The center runs on donations and volunteers so if you want to maybe include the web site www.slothrescue.org the readers might be compelled to donate to this wonderful place."
Let’s turn this baby 180:
[Cover head with flipper but peers out with one eye in shame]
Amelia J., this photo made it into the 2010 calendar DESPITE OUR DISTINGUISHED EDITOR’S DISGUST!
Each of us is born into a lonely quest. Young and old, rich and poor, from mighty king to lowly beggar, our lives are marked by the trails of our ceaseless yearnings, like maps to treasure we never find.
For some, it is Love, that blissful release from earthly cares, adrift in the arms of that one special someone. For others, it is Knowledge, the skeleton key that unlocks every mystery and lays bare the soul of Truth.
… and then, if you’re this bozo, you just want a conditioner that tames split ends.
We may need to break out the hot-oil treatment, Tina W.