In today’s adorable animal news, the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed its first animal birth of the year — a baby penguin.
Here’s something to warm the cockles of your cold heart. A Missouri-based afterschool program for elementary students called Club HOPE organized a day where kids spent time reading books to shelter dogs. The story time session was created as an effort to help socialize the pups and prepare them for adoption.
Happy Thanksgiving! Is this or is this not an accurate depiction of exactly what you look like right now, filled up on turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce from a can? It’s okay! Just know that this meerkat totally, totally gets you.
This is Junior. Junior is a French bulldog. Junior likes to ride in cars and sing ‘Diamonds’ with some dude who’s obviously in his 30s but still knows how to live life despite death’s slow approach. Junior is just as good at singing as Rihanna is. Please press play if you don’t believe me.
Otters are ferocious beings capable of breaking hard shelled things against their chest and also sexually assaulting seals until they die. But when they’re not out there wilding, they need some love too.
The best thing about these puppies is that they all look like old men trying to figure out water for the first time. The second-best thing about these puppies is that they are very, very happy to be swimming for the first time. Like happier than humans would be. Just keep this video open in a tab forever.
Sad news for everyone who thinks they need to make a ‘Hotline Bling’ video recreation: The cat in this video has won this particular contest and wants the internet to know that it can shut down and move on to something else now.
If there’s any species we humans should be envious of, it’s the majestic house cat, who does not give a fuck. Case in point: this cat, who instead of using the cat door uses the doorknob to remind you who’s in charge.
Being a dog is already pretty great: Free food and drink, an entire world to shit on, and just hours of nothing to do but take naps and then lazily lick your privates. And then there’s Rollo, a dog who’s taken dogging to such a new level that his owners had to drop $37,000 on house renovations to keep him away from…
I hope there’s a live-action Lion King coming, because we’ve just found the perfect Young Simba (older Simba, of course, will be played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas emerging from his semi-retirement). This lion cub probably wouldn’t want anyone to be cooing over how precious he is—he’s a wild ferocious creature!—but…
In a clip from an episode of BBC’s This Wild Life, which follows wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her family’s move to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya (sort of an IRL The Wild Thornberrys), Saba and her young kids hang out with Sokotei, a recently orphaned baby elephant, at an orphanage in Nairobi.
This is pure exhilaration. This is pure life. This, if Taylor Swift were writing about it, would just have the words “squad goals” written over and over again with a few emoji and hashtags thrown in. This dog is living your best life and you didn’t even know it.
This video shows a kitty appearing to have had quite enough of his bath. “No more!” it says. “No more!!!”
Five years from now, the little girl featured in this video will watch this and realize just how flagrantly youth is wasted on the young. That’s because, at eight years old, she’ll realize what she didn’t at three: Bears chilling on your swingset isn’t a cause for tears but a cause for celebration! (Just like when a…
Last Saturday, as part of an annual community event helping families get ready for the new school year, an Iowa barber gave free haircuts to kids in exchange for them reading him a story. What’s that? Something’s in your eye too? Crazy.
Get ready to end this weekend by violently sobbing into your bowl of nachos (assuming you are enjoying some at the moment.) Say hello to Bonsai, an English Bulldog who has several rare deformities. He was born with only half a spine, no pelvis, tiny hind legs and engorged with fluid, which prohibited mobility of his…
“Are you ready to be worshipped?” Jada Pinkett-Smith asks. “I am,” replies the senior citizen watching the video, who looks very confused about exactly what’s being asked. And that’s just the beginning of this video, which captures the reactions of a slice of America’s aging population to the most exciting stripper…
This video is entitled “Cute Baby Cat,” but it is so much more than that. So much, much more. It’s a video of a kitten in a dress drinking from a dropper of milk and it is incredibly important. I am sitting in my living room rocking back and forth because this video is fucking game over and my therapist is out of town…
First of all, this raccoon is named Melanie. Second, Melanie is a perfect name for a raccoon. Third, this bad-ass raccoon can ride a bicycle better than most people you know. She’s probably safer and actually shares the road, too.
Science brought us some good news last week: you may be able to recast your procrastination on YouTube as a form of digital pet therapy. A new study, published in Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that watching cat videos on the internet might actually be good for you.