Amy Sinatra Ayres
Instead, he’s depressed that his owner gets all the credit.
A 5-month-old baby giraffe named Dave stretches his long legs as he makes his outside debut at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in April.
We love how it looks like he just breaks out to run around his enclosure for fun.
The energetic calf was born at the zoo in November, and bounded around with other members of the herd, including his mom, 6-year-old Arnieta, and four other giraffes.
It’s all in the eye of the beholder, right?
Amid slobbery competition, 4-year-old Huckleberry snagged the coveted “Beautiful Bulldog” crown in Des Moines, Iowa.
“We are just so proud of him,” said the winner’s owner, Stephanie Hein.
But Huckleberry? “He couldn't care less,” she admitted. Still, Hein credits his “connection with the judges” — including his loving kisses for them — with his win.
The San Francisco Zoo’s baby Sumatran tiger is a girl — and she’s a beauty.
During a five-minute 5-week exam, the veterinary staff at the zoo was able to determine that the cub is in excellent health, is up to 8 pounds thanks to her mom’s care... and a lack of “competition at the ‘milk bar,’” officials say.
The cub was born to Leanne on Feb. 10, and her keepers say mom is both protective and encouraging when her little one ventures outside of their nest box.
“Since the exam, we’ve been able to conduct brief socialization sessions with the cub to get her used to her keepers,” says Corinne MacDonald, curator of carnivores and primates at the zoo. “As we learned with Leanne’s last litter, she is an extremely attentive mother and allows us in the same space as the cub as long as she is able to watch from an adjoining enclosure.”
Dun dun. Dun dun… a cat wearing a costume and riding a Roomba vacuum does his best shark impression while chasing a little duckling. Oh, and a dog in a hammerhead shark costume eventually gets into the mix too.
The video was posted on YouTube right after Halloween (hence the costumes), but it’s taken the Internet by storm just this week. And we don’t want you to miss it!
We can't resist those puppy dog... er, seal pup eyes!
Estimated to be only a few days old, this Pacific harbor seal pup was rescued by SeaWorld San Diego from a local beach in early March.
The baby seal, who appeared to be separated from its mother, is off exhibit and being bottle-fed by the facility’s animal rescue team.
The pup, one of 100 marine mammals rescued by SeaWorld San Diego so far this year, is expected to make a full recovery and be returned to the wild.