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The Cutest Tiger Cub Ever

From YouTube, via Neatorama

Cat Surfs To Safety From Dog

From YouTube, via Laughing Squid

Wildlife ‘Ecoduct’ Bridges

In an effort to reduce the amount of animals hit by cars and disrupt their territories a little less, more animal bridges/ecoducts/wildlife overpasses/green bridges are being built over highways. Canada has 41 such ecoducts that have been used more than 200,000 times since 1996 by large species like bears, cougars and elk. The Netherlands, who pioneered the concept, has some 600 wildlife crossings. The World Geography has pictures of 17 of them, a few of which are reproduced below:

Borkeld, Netherlands

 

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

Grevesmühlen, Germany

 

Ecoduct De Woeste Hoeve, Netherlands

 

Veluwe, Netherlands

 

From The World Geography

Stubbs The Cat Is Not An Alaskan Mayor

This week, a story broke out when Time reported that the Alaskan town of Talkeetna, AK had an honorary cat mayor who had been serving for 15 years, after having won an election as a write-in candidate, since the human competition was so paltry. In reality, according to NPR, the town has no mayor, and so there was never any election — the cat is just a tourist attraction. This video also spreads the myth about the election:

From NPR

Straight From The Udder


 

If you think this is disgusting, but the processed stuff you buy at the store is just fine, well…  kudos on some very creative logic.

See also:

From It Makes No Sense, via Tosh.0

Arbitrarily Tasty

 

From Jim Benton, via Laughing Squid

The Existential Thoughts Of A Cat

 

The above was part two, but unlike most sequels, it’s better than the original from 2007:

 

From YouTube, via Neatorama

He Bearly Escaped

So you’re running late for work, when you hear a helicopter outside. You think “sweet! I can use this as an excuse for being late!” You start texting your boss as you head outside to see why that helicopter’s there, and you run into a bear. So that’s what that helicopter was stalking…

From YouTube, via NPR

 

What’s Better Than Dyed Eggs?

Dyed chicks. (Baby chickens, not girls.) And yes, this is apparently a thing that people are doing. Reactions seem to range from “ZOMG that is SO cute!” to “ZOMG that is horrible!” The practice goes back at least 2004, which is when the BBC reported on an Alaskan farm hatching colored chicks — again, not talking about black hotties. The farmers in question inject non-toxic dye into eggs a few weeks before they hatch; presumably, the dye sloshes around with the other fluids inside the egg and eventually covers the chick all over. Whatever the process is, they come out all dyed up.

 

 

 

Oops, wrong kind of dyed chicks

 

From BBC News, via Adam Farmer

30 Beached Dolphins Saved By Sunbathers

This video is something you don’t see every day — or ever. It took place on March 5th, 2012 in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil, not far from Rio de Janeiro.

From YouTube, via Neatorama