Today’s Contest: So Long, and Thanks for All The Prizes

Congratulations to yesterday’s winner of Pony Paradise: Gina B.

And finally, no National Pet Week would be complete without a salute to everyone’s favorite pet, the dolphin (what, doesn’t everybody have a 950,000-gallon swimming pool?).  Well, if you can’t have the real thing, you could win the next best thing, Dolphin Discovery, if you can correctly answer these four trivia questions.

  1. What movie thriller features assassins code-named “Alpha” and “Beta”?
  2. What brothers formed the core of the musical group Split Enz?
  3. What game commonly includes kickers, bumpers, plungers, and flippers?
  4. The calf pictured below is a wholphin — a rare hybrid of a bottlenose dolphin and what other animal?


dk-promo-dolphinToday’s prize: Dolphin Discovery for the Nintendo DS by 505 Games. E-mail your answers to competishe [at] by 9 PM Pacific Time today! Official contest rules
Photo credit: Mark Interrante

Comments are closed for this post. No sharing your answers this time!

Sweet Georgia Brown!

We knew they were shellfish junkies, but these otters have a basketball jones, too. (I’ll bet even these guys could beat the Washington Generals.)

Sea Biscuit! Go on, Boy!

Sea Biscuit!

Go on! Back to the ocean! Go on!


GO Sea Biscuit!!!


Mer-Spaniel “Charlie” brought to you by Erin L.

I know how to stop the hockey team from using my pond



Sender-Inner “Joy” writes: “This is Trevor the Toad. He is presently trying to get out of the baby pool.”

Rainforest fluffballs


People, please check out these fluffy little Tribble-like dudes. The Honduran White Bat! According to Wikipedia, Honduran White Bats have snow-white fur and a yellow nose and ears. These bats are tiny, only 37-47 mm long. They live in leaf tents in the rainforest, natch. I’d never seen these creatures before alert Cuteporter Terri H. informed us.


Kree Tangaroos

Young Man?

Young Man?!


Get BACK in the pouch! We’re going to the park. Sit down and strap in. [Stuff stuff stuff]



Both Tree Kangaroo baby & mother and Tree kangaroo baby Portrait by Sloth-in-a-Box (DOaZOO). The topic of Behbeh Tree Kangaroos was suggested by Candace W. after seeing this article!


Sthuper Sthender Inner Lori W. says this seal is “one of the animals rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue program,”.

How nice of the Vancouver Aquairum to rescue A SOUL SUCKING SEALIO! I mean, are they REALLY thinking this through?

[No title to this pic, the author's soul was sucked out]

Lori W., you should be more careful with your submishes.this

I Shall Call Him ‘Mini-Blorp’


right:                   blrp.

Pics taken by Heidi K., submitted by Matthew K.  Mmkay?

We Don’t Have To Show You Any Steenking Badgers!

So we’ll show you some nice clean ones instead, courtesy of the Wildlife Centre Project in Tunbridge Wells, England.  According to the Daily Mail, these black-and-white babies were taken in after being abandoned by their mum.

Gee, your hair smells badger-rific!

(whiny documentary presenter voice) Experts are noting an increase in orphaned badger cubs, as Man continues to badger the boundaries of his badger fragile relationship with the environment badger, bringing us badger more in conflict with badger badger and badger ultimately badger badger badger badger


Oh, Towel Boy…

“… ah do believe ah aym finished with mah bay-thin’, so if you will be evah so kind as to hand me mah towel… and be sure to avert your eyes, you wicked thing, you!”

Yes, Miz Tallulah...

From sender-inner Jessie S.: “We’re watching a bearded dragon for a friend this week (her name is Toast, by the way…) and our furry kitty monster (Neko) has been on 24-hour lizard surveillance since she arrived.  He supervises her eating, sleeping, and her bath time.  Also note – check out Toast’s posh tail in the sink – can’t get the end of it wet!”


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