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Monthly Archives: February 2015

French Bulldog Struggles To Stay Awake

(FRENCH BULLDOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/FUNNY PETS) We all have those days where we just can't seem to keep our eyes open--no matter how many cups of coffee. It seems as though Dirt the French Bulldog is having one of those days. Watch as he struggles to stay awake in the most adorable way! -- Global Animal

Kitten Plays Whac-A-Mole

(FUNNY CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/PETS) This finger version of the classic "Whac-a-Mole" is the perfect game for this playful kitten. -- Global Animal

Sleepy Hummingbird Snores

(BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In this BBC super cute animal video, witness a sleepy hummingbird snore away. -- Global Animal

Does Having A Pet Help A Child’s Development & Social Skills?

(KIDS AND PETS) Dog, cat, goldfish, rabbit, horse--if you’re a parent it’s a safe bet that at some point your children have begged you to add at least one of these furry friends to the household. That’s if you’re not one of the estimated 62 percent of American household that already cares for at least one pet. The general benefits of caring for a pet are well-documented, and include reducing the risk of depression, encouraging physical exercise, and opening up opportunities for social interaction. That’s on top of the sheer fun of having a pet--particularly a dog--who can often be the perfect playtime companion for energetic kids as well as acting as a guard dog to keep the family safe. But what about the other benefits? Could having a pet help children develop the skills that are essential to becoming a well-rounded, capable adult? -- Global Animal

5 Animals Who Can Outlive Humans

(WILDLIFE/AMAZING ANIMALS) The average lifespan for a man is 71 years, whereas the average lifespan for a woman is 73.5 years. But can you believe there are animals who have outlived humans by over a hundred years, and sometimes even longer? Check out these five animals who have found the secret to living a long and healthy life. -- Global Animal

Cat Soothes Crying Baby

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Sometimes all you need is a pat on the head from your feline friend to feel better. Watch as Stewie the cat calms baby Connar into a peaceful sleep. — Global Animal
Try this delicious and decadent chocolate mousse. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Creamy Chocolate Mousse

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chocolate mousse can be a luxurious treat and an impressive dessert when entertaining. This recipe is made with tofu, so it's very filling and a small serving of about 1/4 of a cup should be a good start. You can dress it up with your favorite additions like chocolate shavings, nuts, and sprinkles. You can even use it as a base for other desserts like chocolate mousse pie. Best of all, it's a healthy dessert option that is actually full of protein. Delight in a decadent bowl for dessert!  — Global Animal

Big Cats Like Boxes, Too!

(BIG CATS/WILD ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Wild big cats like tigers, lions, and leopards love boxes just like domestic cats! Watch and see! -- Global Animal

When Pepe Met Valerie: A Love Story

(MONKEYS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Pepe, an intelligent, playful monkey was isolated and chained by the neck for eight years. Now, he has finally been reunited with his own kind as part of Operation Spirit of Freedom. In the spirit of Valentine's Day weekend, watch his and Valerie's love story unfold. Her embrace ends his lifetime of loneliness. -- Global Animal

Cat Bed Or Your Bed? Cat Napping With Your Favorite Feline

(CATS/LIFE WITH PETS) It's well-known that cats love their sleep. After all, they don't call it a "cat nap" for nothing! Your bed may not be the place of rest and relaxation that you'd hoped for, but if you're a cat lover, you'll put up with almost anything just to be able to cuddle up with your furry friend. Take a look at the infographic below for some of the pros and cons of sleeping with your cat. These funny feline sleeping habits are sure to make you laugh. -- Global Animal
Sunder enjoys his newfound freedom at the elephant sanctuary. Photo credit: PETA

Sunder’s Sanctuary: A New Home For Captive Elephants

(ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL SANCTUARY) BANGALORE — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), along with Bannerghatta Biological Park, collaborated to put together India's first elephant sanctuary. Elephants are commonly kept chained in small areas, a highly unsuitable environment that prevents them from roaming, bathing, and socializing. The new 122-acre sanctuary currently houses 15 elephants. Among these elephants is Sunder, who was held in captivity by his handlers for six years. In 2014, after a 21-month-long campaign to free Sunder, the elephant finally was released. Read on to find out more about Sunder's new home at the Bangalore Sanctuary. -- Global Animal

Actress Krysten Ritter’s Valentine Is…Her Dog!

(PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Actress Krysten Ritter and her pup Mikey Mohawk are a wonderful example of a loving human-dog relationship. Dogs need our love and affection, and they deserve you and your undivided attention. Watch Mikey as he spends a glorious day with his human Valentine and see why all dogs deserve their very own Krysten Ritter! -- Global Animal

Baby Possums Nibble On Watermelon

(OPOSSUMS/CUTE BABY ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Let's face it--animals just love watermelon! Whether it's a cat with an addiction, a group of guinea pigs enjoying a sweet snack, a puppy showing the large, round fruit who's boss, or these sibling baby opossums munching on a bowl of the tasty treat, it's pretty clear the fruit is a favorite for all sorts of species! -- Global Animal

No Hoof, No Horse: 5 Tips For Caring For Your Horse’s Hooves

(HORSES/FARM ANIMAL CARE) Among equestrians there is an old saying, "no foot, no horse." The phrase reminds us that we must always take exceptional care of our horse's hooves. Whether you are reading this article from the sunny oasis of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) or snowed in at your farm, the following can help you maintain your horse's hooves. -- Global Animal