Spike, Where Have You Been?

I have been looking everywhere for you! It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

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African Crested Porcupette born at Pueblo Zoo. Via boing boing.

How Cold Is It? Part II

It’s so cold, the artists formerly known as Snowy Owls have confirmed they now want to be known as I Wanna Go To Miami Owls.

An invasion of Snowy Owls, the magically beautiful bird of the Arctic (and Harry Potter), has been reported this winter across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. One has made it all the way to Little Talbot Island, near Jax, Florida! That is a real Snow Bird invasion.

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One of over 40 Snowy Owls sighted in Pennsylvania. By Dave Inman’s Photo Stream.

How Cold Is It?

It’s so cold, even polar bears can’t handle the polar vortex! Multiple news sources reporting from zoos across the country that polar bears are curling up and staying inside with their snuggie and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire !

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Via CBS News. Photo of Anana, at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, by Jim Shulz, Chicago Zoological Society/AP.

After the Rescue

Chiidax, the baby fur seal can tell you, it’s all about the Aleuts getting you through

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to the ground crew who feed you fish stew

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while FedEx delivers you a thousand miles or two

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to rendezvous with friends anew; other fur seal rescues Kit, Flaherty and Lou. Whew!

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Read the complete story of Chiidax, the rescued fur seal pup, over at New England Aquarium and Zooborns!

I Am… Viscacha!

On the plains and mountains of Peru, there you will find Viscacha. My cousin is the Chinchilla, but he has the ears that are stumpy, not tall and proud like Viscacha. But neither is Viscacha the bunny rabbit, for their tails are like, how you say, the puff powder, not long and curly like Viscacha.


When Viscacha is threatened, I emit a fearsome roar!


There are some who say that to sniff the fur of Viscacha produces the visions of beauty in the mind. But this is the nonsense.


Photos via: The Lost But Not Forgotten, the Cutest Paw, and the James Brunker.

My Little Pachyderm

House hippo, tiny rhino, mini pony, lap-sized giraffe; all have become super popular of late. Now, the first-ever sighted adult dwarf elephant in Sri Lanka is getting his own trendy tiny trunkster action too.

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Video proof at Daily Picks and Flicks. Complete story at the Sunday Times.

If You’re Batty and You Know It…

… flap your ears!

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But do you recall, the most aimless reindeer of all?

So, Santa’s extra-back-up-stand-by reindeer, Sven and Ole, were very busy at their flying practice when Sven says to Ole, this is one foggy Christmas Eve! And Ole says, do you think we mist it?

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Via Reddit.

Double Vision Always Seems to get the Best of You

A sudden change in your vision could be an early warning sign of a craving for jelly donuts, two monster sized chocolate bars, a box of dates, some sand dunes and a tent or two.

Via YouTube.

How did the Spider Monkey get its name?

Oh look, here’s one now. Let’s ask. So what are you, a spider or a monkey? One or the other, you can’t have it both ways!

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My name is a combination of the word spider, which is Latin for AAAAIIIIEEEEE! [Psycho music], and the word Monkey, which is a made-up word that is cute to say.

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Hula Skirt Monkey would have been nice. That Carl Linnaeus sure has a lot to answer for.

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Baby spider monkey learns to leap, via Zooborns.

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