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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pug Chases Clothes Spinning In Dryer

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This playful pug just can't get enough of this dryer. Watch him chase the articles of clothing as they spin round and round and round... -- Global Animal

Meet A Shark’s Best Friend, Brian Skerry

(OCEANS/SHARKS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) In celebration of Shark Awareness Day and the countdown to SharkFest on Nat Geo WILD and Shark Week on Discovery (beginning Sun, July 23), watch legendary National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry photograph sharks underwater as he discusses his mission to change the public's negative perception of them. While it's peak shark season and we're hearing stories left and right of shark sightings and attacks, it's important to remember that sharks are not our enemies, but they are actually integral to the ecosystem. Despite this fact, an estimated 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year, and 64 shark species are currently listed as endangered. To learn more about Skerry and his shark PR campaign, watch special Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack, premiering on Nat Geo WILD on Monday, July 24 at 10/9c. -- Global Animal

Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Let's face it, there's no better feeling than being your dog's favorite person in the whole wide world. -- Global Animal

Baby Elephant Struggles To Get On His Feet

(WILDLIFE/ELEPHANTS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) There's nothing cuter than this baby elephant struggling to get on his feet. Sometimes you just need a little help from mom. -- Global Animal

Dog Puts Nose In Man’s Hand

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Nobody nose why this dog's trick is so adorable. -- Global Animal

Mysterious Epidemic Killing Modern-Day House Cats

(CATS/PET HEALTH) Feline hyperthyroidism is an increasingly common problem in cats over the age of 10, and it's become one of the most mysterious diseases in veterinary medicine. Vets regularly screen senior cats for hyperthyroidism nowadays, and typically around 10 percent are found to have the disease. While there is no known genetic predisposition for hyperthyroidism, studies link the feline disease to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), a common class of flame retardants that have coated the insides of our homes since the 1970s. For decades, large quantities of chemicals have been routinely added into countless household goods like couch cushions, carpet padding, and electronics. Unsurprisingly, many behaviors suggested to put cats at risk of the disease involve simply being indoors (using cat litter, eating canned food, sleeping on the floor, and even living in a home with a gas fireplace). So if ec are causing health problems in animals, how are they affecting humans? Continue reading below for more on this modern-day disease and how such parallel trends may be more than mere coincidence. -- Global Animal

Little Boy Takes Pug Puppies For A Train Ride

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this sweet moment, a little boy takes a litter of pug puppies for a ride on his bike. One of the pups hops out of the truck and frolics alongside the young cyclist. It's an adorable love train! -- Global Animal

Huge Canadian Lynx Loves To Get Rubs

(BIG CATS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Max Lynx is a Canadian lynx, born in captivity at a zoo in May 2011. While he isn't completely domesticated, he isn't fully wild either. As one of the most elusive creatures in North America, Max also serves as an educational animal ambassador for a program called Wildlife Education in upstate New York. He educates the public on the threatened Canadian lynx in hopes that people will be driven to protect wildlife. Despite their dwindling numbers due to habitat loss and excessive hunting for their fur, it is still legal to trap these beautiful animals in Canada and Alaska. These majestic creatures deserve better. While most lynxes tend to avoid human contact, Max seems to love a little TLC from his caretaker Bernadette. Watch as he takes a moment to get some good scratchin' before he sits down for his meal. -- Global Animal

Meet Puddles The Baby Sloth

(BABY ANIMALS/SLOTHS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Meet Puddles, a baby three-toed sloth. Puddles was abandoned by his mom, and found on the side of the road in Costa Rica by a vacationing editor for HuffPost UK. After being rescued, he's now being cared for by the Jaguar Rescue Center Foundation. What a little cutie! -- Global Animal

Cow & Calf Hit The Beach, Relax Under Umbrella

(COWS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) A cow and calf drew a crowd of amused onlookers after wandering onto a beach in Bologna, Spain. As you can see, they quickly found a shady spot to chill under an umbrella--a classic summertime activity. -- Global Animal

When Is It Okay To Return A Dog? Lena Dunham Admits Her Pet Isn’t...

(PET ADOPTION/RESCUE DOGS) In recent headlines, actress Lena Dunham is facing criticism for surrendering her beloved dog Lamby after four years together. On June 21, the mastermind behind the HBO series Girls, disclosed to her 3.3 million followers on Instagram, "Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others - we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy.” So after more than four years of dealing with Lamby's challenging behavior and aggression issues, Dunham finally decided to relinquish him to the Zen Dog canine rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. -- Global Animal

Katie The Great Dane Relaxes In The Pool

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Katie the Great Dane loves being in the pool--just as long as she is able to relax on her floatie. Watch and enjoy as she maxes and relaxes in the summer sun. -- Global Animal

Dog Bottle Feeds Baby Lamb

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL  VIDEOS) Nothing to see here, just a Golden Retriever feeding a baby lamb--that's all! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you haven't already, it's time to dust off the grill and get ready for some summertime grilling! For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, try these grilled veggie skewers with a bold chimichurri sauce. This recipe mixes savory and sweet vegetables like bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms--which all pair perfectly with the citrusy-spicy chimichurri sauce. These skewers are super easy to make, especially if you have a grill. But if not, you can easily broil them in the oven or even use a grill pan and cook them on the stovetop. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal