100 pound Baby Giraffe

CNN reports on a 100 baby giraffe born in an Illinois Zoo.

Who needs thumbs?

This little cat has figured out how to escape from a room with a closed door... It actually can jump up, grab the door knob with all fours and use its body weight to escape.

It's a pretty resourceful kitty.

Leaping Lizards!

This funny news clip from Reporter Bloopers shows what happens when an unsuspecting local news caster lets down his guard while helping to handle a snake.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights 2009

What does a zoo in the midwest do to draw visitors to it during the cold month of December?

Well the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL puts on one hell of a Christmas Light Show. This short 3 minute video features millions of lights synchronized to holiday music.

Kitten Surprise

This little 17 second video shows a kitten getting tickled on its belly and then opening up its arms in surprise.

Pictures of Leopard Seals

Paul Nicklen, a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, tells the the story of his 4 day experience swimming with a large leopard seal... The Seal thought that Paul needed to be taken care of---so it catches penguins to bring to Paul in order to feed him.

Bull Leaper jumps over a charging bull

I recently saw a story on WGN news about the bull leapers who jump over charging bulls.

So I found this short video clip of a 'recortador' (bull-leaper) jumping over a charging bull in a 'superman jump' at La Plaza De Toros in Granada.

Searching for Snow Leopards

It's starting to get cold outside, and feel like winter... So I thought what better thing to share than a National Geographic shoot of snow leopards in India.

There are thought to be fewer than 3,500 snow leopards in India--- and this 6 minute video shows the lengths that people go to in order to snap some pictures of the feline.

Zhu Zhu the Hamster --- A Great Gift

If you're looking to give a good gift to a child in your family, but you don't think that they're responsible enough to care for an animal yet---You might want to buy them Zhu Zhu the toy hamster. The short video below shows how much fun your family can have with Zhu Zhu and the good news is,you never have to feed it, or pick up its poop.

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Pipsqueek - Yellow
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Num Nums

Toy Poodle Puppies

My mother-in-law recently got herself a dog... She has a little 4 pound toy-poodle puppy... I for one think that poodles look better as puppies than they do as full grown dogs---just check out these puppy pictures for proof.

Funny Cats

Here's a 4 minute video of some LOL-Cats that you might find on icanhazcheezburger---There are dozens of funny cat pictures with quirky captions.


This Cat has a Drinking Problem

Cat Takes a Bath @ Yahoo! Video
Here's a viral video of a cat that invents an interesting way to drink water from a running tap in the kitchen sink... He showers his head under the stream of water in order to quench his thirst...

French Bull Dog Puppy has Fallen and Can't Get Up

This 1 minute video of a white french bull dog puppy rolling around on its back reminds me of a turtle that's been flipped over onto its back.

Yakety Saks Cats (on a Treadmill)

These two cats get their work-out in on the treadmill---And wouldn't you know it, the song, Yakety Saks makes anything funnier...

4 Cute South African White Lion Cubs

These 4 White Lion Cubs play around with each other in a South African Nature Preserve. Since these lions don't have the appropriate camouflage for the wild, they are mostly found in captivity (Zoos, Magic Acts, and Circuses)

Visit the Detroit Zoo (1980's Style)

This popular commercial from the 1980's urges Michigan residents to visit the Detroit Zoo... Talking birds, hippos, alligators and bears provide comic relief in this short 1 minute clip.

What do Zoo Animals Do in the Winter?

The Chicago Tribune put together this short video clip of what goes on at the Lincoln Park Zoo during the winter---it shows Lions, Tigers, Flamingos and Camels hanging out on a chilly-snowy day in Illinois. (The lions have a heated rock to lounge on outside and not get too chilled).

For those of you interested in visiting the Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo and absolutely great way to spend the afternoon with your family.

Golden Retriever Puppies playing teeter-totter

These Golden Retriever puppies discover a ton of fun playing on a folding beach chair while a couple of friendly collies watch.

It's a 3 minute long video that is pretty funny because the chair becomes an impromtu teeter-totter while "wipe-out" plays during the puppies' play time.

World's Ugliest Dog

And the winner (loser?) is...
Miss Ellie competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Petaluma, Calif. The blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless won the pedigree category.(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Yorkies Take Manhattan

This 4 minute video short follows around two cute Yorkies as they tour New York.

Two cute puppies, Schmitty and Pudge, invite you to tour New York City. Follow the adventures of these delightful Yorkies as they visit all of New York City's famous landmarks. Starting at Grant's Tomb in Harlem, they head south to visit the Seinfeld gang's favorite restaurant and then rest their tired paws with a carriage ride through Central Park. After a hot dog at Gray's Papaya the pooches bump into Regis on their way down to Times Square to meet the Naked Cowboy before catching a matinee on Broadway. Then it's off to the Empire State Building for a dog's eye view of Manhattan. A taxi to Tiffany's for a little retail therapy is the perfect prelude to an afternoon massage. Nothing caps off a day in NYC better than sitting in Battery Park watching the sunset over the Statue of Liberty. So when you come to visit NYC keep an eye out for Schmitty and Pudge.

Happy Earth Day---Check out Disney's "Earth"

As part of Earth Day, Disney Pictures is releasing this 90 minute film in theatres throughout the nation.

Much of the footage comes from an 11 hour documentary that BBC/Discovery Channel did 2 years ago. The movie mostly follows 3 different groups of animals, a Polar Bear family, a mother elephant and her calf searching for water, an da couple of humpback whales.

The movie is rated G, and I'm guessing that Children and Adults will all enjoy the flick.

Bo Obama---The President's new Dog

This youtube video by the Washington Times shows President Obama's new dog, Bo... The first pet was promised to his daughters during his acceptance speach in Chicago's Grant Park, back in November 2008. The Portugese Water Dog was a gift from Senator Kennedy.

Piglet goes for a swim

Kingsford the little baby piglet plays around with its owners, struggles to climb stairs, and goes for a little swim in the ocean.

Whistling Puppy

I hate to say it, but this little puppy can whistle better than what I can...

Polly Want a Cracker?

These three Parrots are on display in a Chinese Zoo...

Here's the Wierdest New Fish for you to look at

In this undated photo released by David Hall of seaphotos.com, a recently discovered fish named 'psychedelica' is shown in the waters off Ambon island, Indonesia. The frog-like fish — which has a swirl of tan and peach zebra stripes that extend from its aqua eyes to its tail — was initially discovered by scuba divers working as guides for a tour operator a year ago in shallow waters off Ambon island in eastern Indonesia. The operator contacted Ted Pietsch, lead author of a paper published in this February's edition of Copeia, the journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, which identified it as a new species.

(AP Photo/seaphotos.com, David Hall, HO)

Hip, Hip, Hippo...

A hippopotamus and her young rest at their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin on February 13, 2009.

(AFP/DDP/File/Michael Gottschalk)

Somehow, I don't think that the mother hippo is getting that much rest with those big baby hippos running about.

Check out this Dog's Giant Tongue

This little dog has a tongue that would make Gene Simmons blush:

Hare Raising experience

Just a reminder---It's ~2 months until Easter (April 12th)---So the Easter Bunny is busy training to deliver those Easter baskets.

A hare runs in a snow covered field near the village of Karpavichi, some 50 km (31 miles) north of Minsk, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

This dog looks rastafari man...

Who let the dogs out? : A komondorak runs around the ring during the 2009 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

Little kid narrates a kitten book

In this 2 minute video clip a cute little girl gives really funny play-by-play commentary while flipping through a book full of kitten photos.

And the Westminster Winner is...

Stump, a Sussex spaniel, wins Best in Show during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Feb. 10, 2009, in New York. (PETER KRAMER/AP)

Westminster Mugshots

Here's a sampling of some of the dogs that are competing for the Title at the Westminster Dog Show... Enjoy...
A bulldog waits backstage during the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The competition is always ferocious at this outwardly genteel annual occasion, watched by a sell-out crowd and millions more on television and the Internet.
(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

A bloodhound waits backstage during the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

Jack, a Puli, from Easton, Pa., waits backstage during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Westminster Kicks Off

Terrance, a 1-year-old Bison Frise, from Savannah, Ga., waits backstage after being groomed during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Handlers of Bichons Frises wait before competing during the first day of the 2009 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)

West Highland White Terriers make contact in the judging ring during the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club show as the Olympics of dog beauty contests gets underway in Madison Square Garden.

(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

Look me in the eye

A peacock, not part of any zoo exhibit, displays his feathers while roaming the grounds of the Honolulu Zoo, in Honolulu, Saturday Feb. 7, 2009. (Jim Collins/Associated Press)

2008 Westminster recap

Here's a short tribute to Uno the beagle who won the 2008 Westminster Dog Show.

Get ready for the 2009 dog show to start later this month

Let's break the ice

n this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a male polar bear breaks the ice on top of the pond in the 'Bear Den,' during a snow storm at the Bronx Zoo, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)


These little lion cubs sure are cute...

Male African Lion cubs Shalom and Salam, whose names mean Peace in Hebrew and Arabic respectively, are seen as they were taken from their cage to receive vaccinations at the Ramat Gan Zoo, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
(AP Photo / Reuven Kastro)

The Odd Couple---Elephant befriends a stray dog

This CBS video clip highlights an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee where every elephant has a best friend----usually they're other elephants---but one pachyderm chooses to befriend a stray dog instead.

Turtle vs. Tomato

This little turtle really struggles to catch a tomato and eat it. Some sites have compared it to Sisyphus pushing the boulder uphill---but at least this turtle accomplishes his goal.

Pedigree Super Bowl ad--2009

The folks at Pedigree pet food made a push for the "Pedigree Adoption Drive" during this week's Super Bowl.

"Maybe you should get a dog"

Baby got back...

Now monkeys are usually funny creatures when they look like regular monkeys---but the butt on this monkey looks like nothing I've ever seen.

A Celebes Crested Macaque, left, looks back on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 in Singapore where its national zoo is actively involved in the conservation and education of wildlife reserves.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Budweiser Super Bowl 2009 Ad

This was my favorite Budweiser ad from last night's Super Bowl.

The Clydesdale sees that his buddy the dalmatian gets a treat for fetching a stick---so the horse decides to do some ones-ups-manship.

Six more weeks of winter

Happy Groundhogs Day everybody! Unfortunately for us, it looks like 6 more weeks of winter---which I guess is the same thing as the alternative of 6 weeks until spring...

Ben Hughes, handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Groundhog Club said Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Monkey business

This primate enjoys an orange snack.

A baby black howler monkey rides on his mom's back in Singapore.

A Cat's Life by Jane Burton

There's a great photograph book available from Amazon.com called A Cat's Life. Here's a few sample pics from this great book---that features great pictures of kittens, cats, puppies and dogs...

Jane and her husband Kim Taylor raised and adopted more than 60 cats and she photographed them at their studio in a converted school near Guildford, Surrey Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY

Wagon full of Boxer Puppies

Here's an adorable wagon full of a dozen boxer puppies. They're cute at this age---but give them a few months and they'll all be 80 pounds of energy in need of some dog obedience training.

Lunch Time for these Pandas

Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, the two giant pandas from China, eat bamboo leaves inside their new enclosure at the Taipei City Zoo in Muzha January 26, 2009. Thousands of children and parents met the two pandas on Monday the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, after a month-long quarantine. The names of the pandas when linked mean "reunion" in Chinese.


A couple of birds playing peek-a-boo

Two Rainbow Lorikeet birds fight with each other in their avery during a photocall at Edinburgh zoo's annual stocktake in Edinburgh, Scotland January 8, 2009.

Fat Pallas Cat

This fat cat is a Pallas cat from the Prospect Park Zoo. Pallas cats are from originally from central Asia, and also originally skinnier than this one.

Ring Tailed Lemurs at the Bronx Zoo

These little lemurs are new york natives.

Get ready for the 2009 Westminster Dog Show

Last year Uno became the first beagle to win the Westminster Dog Show---Who will win the 133rd annual Westminster Dog show when it hits New York City in a couple of weeks.

Presidential Pets

With the Obama's still waiting to select their family dog, I thought it would be fun to look at pets of presidents past.
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher are taken for a run by his dog Lucky.

George H.W. Bush has his hands full with Millie.

Clinton's cat Socks hosts a press conference.

Clinton's dog Buddy was a great looking dog.

Bush's two dogs---Barney & Miss Beazley--have him well trained

The most helpless panda cub ever?

This little panda bear nearly exhausts himself trying to climb up 1 step.

Beagle pup showing off

I guess you can only teach a new dog new tricks.... This Beagle puppy has quite the set of tricks for as little as what he is---I guess the secret to dog training is plenty of practice and plenty of dog treats.

Golden Retriever puppies

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No wonder the producers of "Marly & Me" chose a golden retriever as the lead-dog.

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Paris' Plantes Zoo welcomes Leopard Cubs

These cute little baby leopards are about 2 months old, and were born on November 30, 2008.

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