Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Global Animal curates the best animal videos. Watch funny dog videos, cute cats, adorable baby animals and the best wildlife videos.

Rescued Pig Befriends Squirrel

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/FARM/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming video from Animal Place, a farm animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, watch Wilbur the pig interact with his good friend, a wild ground squirrel. The two have developed quite the unusual friendship, and the squirrel is the only animal Wilbur will allow near his food bowl! Now that's true friendship! -- Global Animal

Extraordinary Rare White Moose Takes A Dip In Swedish Lake

(WILDLIFE/RARE ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Local politician and nature lover Hans Nilsson has spent three years trying to capture an elusive white moose in Eda, Sweden. He recently got lucky and crossed paths with the rare bull moose, capturing stunning footage of the amazing animal crossing a shallow river and walking through tall grass. Nilsson describes the majestic encounter: “When I shot the video everything fell into place: the location, the light and the calmness. It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close.” Despite the rare animal's all-white appearance, their white coloring is not a result of albinism, a congenital condition resulting in a loss of pigmentation. Instead, the moose's bright white fur is caused by a recessive genetic mutation that causes the animal to grow white with specks of brown—a condition referred to as piebald. For this reason, there's estimated to be only 100 white moose remaining in the country--a very rare sight, indeed! -- Global Animal

Husky Says ‘No’ To His Kennel

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Let's face it--no one likes being told to go to their room. While some dogs see their kennels as comfortable, safe places, other dogs think they are more like jail cells. For Blaze the talking husky, he clearly prefers his freedom. Watch as he protests when it’s time to go to his kennel. -- Global Animal

Meet Mundi The Blind Puffin

(BIRDS/WILDLIFE RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This sweet little puffin named Mundi was found injured, lying on the side of the road in Reykjavík, Iceland. His rescuer Ásrún Magnúsdóttir believes he might have flown headfirst into a car, breaking his back and cracking his skull. She wrapped the young puffin in a towel and brought him to the vet, who felt the only thing that could be done for the animal was to put him down. Luckily, Ásrún would not give up on him and decided to take him into her care. For more of this special blind bird, follow him on Facebook and Instagram. -- Global Animal

See How A Golden Retriever Handles Being Home Alone

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Ever wonder how a Golden Retriever handles being alone at home? Well, you're looking at it. -- Global Animal

Actual Footage Of Me Zoning Out At Work On A Monday

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) It looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays... -- Global Animal

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Helped Save A Farm In Northern Ireland

(FARM ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) At his farm in Northern Ireland, Kenny Gracey raises farm animals native to the British Isles like long-horn cattle, Jacob sheep, and saddleback pigs. A few years ago, the farm went through some difficult times--coincidentally around the same time Game of Thrones began filming its first season and needed animal extras for the show's background scenes. The GoT producers asked if they could use Gracey's animals, and he agreed. Fortunately this turned things around for the small farm, which might be the only thing that hasn't died on Game of Thrones. -- Global Animal

Baby Chimp Relaxes In The Morning

(CHIMPS/BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Doesn't this remind you of the moment when your alarm goes off and you sit there contemplating how much you really need your job? In this adorable video, live vicariously through baby chimp Limbani as he relaxes on a beautiful South Florida morning. -- Global Animal

Shelter Dogs Get Cones Of Fame

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS/SHELTER DOGS) The Cone of Shame is every dog's worst enemy, but it's a necessary evil that allows them to quickly heal from surgery and other health issues. Erin Einbender started creating Cones of Fame to change the negative stigma behind these collars. She turned her attention to shelter dogs stuck in the bulky collars after their spay/neuter surgeries because, “the dogs looked so sad in their cones and the cones have been associated with shame. I wanted the cones to represent something positive and had the idea of blinging them out.”  She began crafting elaborately-themed cones for shelter dogs, and then taking photos of the dogs in their final look to help them get adopted into forever homes. Cones of Fame is spreading quickly, and Einbender is eager to work with more shelters and collaborate with artists and fashion designers. To keep up with Cones of Fame, follow the project on Facebook here. -- Global Animal

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK -- A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog's guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal by the neck, and then hauled the young deer back toward the beach--a moment that was luckily all caught on film (see video clip below). With the help of Strong Island Animal Rescue League, the fawn is currently in stable condition at Save the Animals Rescue Foundation. Thankfully, the animal is expected to make a full recovery and will eventually be returned to the wild. Continue reading below for more on this heartwarming story and the rescuers' tireless efforts to save one animal's life. -- Global Animal

San Diego Woman Rescues Dog From Iran

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming story, a dog seriously injured in Iran was given a second chance at life thanks to a San Diego woman. When visiting family in Iran, Negar Mirgoli, co-founder of PAWS4Thoughts Animal Rescue, rescued a young Israeli herding dog named Silver. She claims someone killed Silver's mom and the rest of her puppies, but somehow Silver survived, despite being paralyzed.  "She was left for dead," Mirgoli said. "She didn't have a chance, really, staying back in Iran there wasn't really a chance for her." Despite everything she's been through, Silver continues to heal and was also fitted with a wheelchair that's helping her walk. Mirgoli's goal is to return to Iran and rescue even more dogs in need. -- Global Animal

Doug The Pug’s “Des-pug-ito”

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) We all know and love Doug the pug. But have you heard his remix of Justin Bieber's "Despacito?" Ladies and gentlemen, we present "Des-PUG-ito!" -- 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

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