There’s a new trend taking over social media: little critters scurrying around. From hamsters and hedgehogs to beavers and possums, these creatures are providing an adorable glimpse into their lives, and people can’t get enough. Sure, celebrities may still be the biggest stars, but it’s the little ones who are really stealing the show.
Reddit has PS Battle With Clumsy Otter Pic & It’s Adorably Hilarious
Reddit user @daria_arbuz posted a photo of a clumsy baby otter to the PS Battle thread and the results are hilarious.
Platypus milk: medical miracle or just plain weird?
Today for your daily dose of strange, we’re discussing platypus milk: the hot new thing in the medical world. Apparently, ten-odd years ago scientists found that platypus milk had incredible antibacterial properties. Enough so that it could be used in defense against superbugs aka antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
#rateaspecies trending hashtag has got us in tears
The trending hashtag #rateaspecies is taking over Twitter and we couldn’t be happier about it. The hashtag was started by the Oregon Zoo on Friday and has been picked up since by other animal conservationists. The ratings take the form of product reviews and are legitimately hilarious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIRST IMPRESSIONSOverall very good first impressions.
Justin Beaver Baby beaver makes himself feel at home (by building one out of toys)
Justin Bieber, sorry, Justin Beaver, is a lucky baby beaver who lives at the Second Chances Wildlife Center in Kentucky. He was an orphan that was rescued last summer at 8 weeks old. Without parents to raise him, he can’t return to the wild, but he doesn’t let that hold him back.
Bella the Squirrel is Half Wild and Half Family Pet
Bella the squirrel @cidandbella was found badly injured by an owl attack when she was just 4 weeks old. Hurt and vulnerable, she wasn’t able to survive on her own. Luckily, the little squirrel was found by a wildlife rescue group.
Thirsty Koala Asks Cyclist for a Drink during Australia’s Heat Wave
Cyclists and koala’s band together during Australia’s heat wave. The little marsupials are dehydrated but they know who their ride or die homies are. Koalas typically get moisture from gum leaves but the heat has been making that nearly impossible.
Baby Sloth Rescued In Costa Rica
A Cincinnati couple rescued a baby sloth in Costa Rica following a huge storm earlier this week. Dirk Morgan and his wife own a lodge in Costa Rica. A panicked guest told them about a baby sloth trapped in between two rocks on the beach, and Morgan jumped into action.
Feisty Aardvark Winsol born to Cincinnati Zoo Finally Named and has New Identity
The Cincinnati Zoo welcomed a wrinkly little beast for 2017’s Winter Solstice. Winsol was named after his birth date and has been the first aardvark born to the Cincinnati Zoo since 1994. He’s adorable, in a hairless-cat-meets-donkey kind of way.The staff have been looking over the aardvark and his mom since the birth.
Top Ten Instagram Famous Pets of 2017
As we leave 2017 for 2018, let’s take a moment to reflect on the adorable pet-Instagram accounts that we know and love. Especially the ones with millions of followers. Here’s 2017’s top ten million-plus club: @Jiffpom Credit:@jiffpom IG Jiffpom is a three-time Guinness World Record holder.
Party possum commits B&E, hits the sauce and gets arrested in Florida
Just when we thought Florida couldn’t get any wilder, an opossum goes and proves us wrong. An opossum in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island County broke into a liquor store the day after Thanksgiving and decided to keep the holiday spirit going. She knocked over a bottle of 21-year-old bourbon and helped herself to a couple of drinks.