Thursday, August 17, 2017

Theres A Sloth Institute Which Looks After Baby Sloths That Lost Their Moms

Sam Trull, co founder of the Sloth Institute in Costa Rica, has been helping sloths return to the wild since 2013. The Institute has three main goals: 1. RESEARCH of captive and wild sloths; 2. COLLABORATION with other institutions that work with sloths around the world; and 3. EDUCATION to generate and disseminate responsible and balanced information about sloths to the public. Trull is also the author of Slothlove, a book about her beloved sloths.

“I think one of my favorite things about sloths is that they mind their own business,” Trill told the Manhattan Book Review. “I realize that the ‘circle of life’ requires all kinds of species of animals, including mischievous monkeys and carnivorous cats, and no offense to those animals that need to eat other animals to survive. But how can I not be drawn to species that just want to eat their leaves, relax in the sunshine and the breeze and have a good scratch?! In addition, they have a very curious and playful side, something most people have never and will never see, but it is definitely the most endearing thing I have ever seen.”

Human encroachment is a huge threat to sloth populations

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-baby-sloth-institute-costa-rica-sam-trull/




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Thursday, August 10, 2017

20+ Adorable Pics To Celebrate Hedgehog Day

Did you know that hedgehog’s spikes are actually hair stiffened by keratin? Better be easy on that new keratin shampoo that you bought. But we’re sure you won’t be surprised by a definitely scientific fact that hedgehogs are absolutely adorable.

We have gathered some empirical data to ground our claim. Today is Hedgehog Appreciation Day, what better time to spread the message? So here it is. Help us collect more evidence of cute by uploading your photos of these tiny creatures!

 

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-hedgehogs/




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics)

After this super adorable photo of an owl hiding from rain took the internet by storm, we decided to reach out to the photographer Tanja Brandt to tell us more about it.

“Poldi, our little owl is 1,5 years old. I got him when he was five months old. He didn’t want to come out his egg and he was very small, the smallest. His six sisters were all hatched, and as he was the last to be born, days after the others, he was very small. I also have a Harris Hawk named Phönix, a Weissgesichtseule named Gandalf, and a snow owl named Uschi,” Tanja Brandt told Bored Panda.

“I think my animals like to be photographed. Why? Because I am always outside with my camera and with my animals. So we get to walk together, have fun, go on adventures, have little breaks… We take some pictures and after the animals can play again as we keep going. I know my animals very well and I can see their state of mind. If I go out with just one of my animals, the other get antsy and want to be with us. We have lot of fun together.”

“I’ve always loved animals, since I was a baby, unlike the rest of my family. When I was little, I found every sort of pet and then hid it for my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”

 

Thank you, Tanja Brandt for the interview and the images!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/owl-hiding-from-rain-mushroom-podli-tanja-brandt/




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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day Old Otter Pup Falls Asleep On Its Floating Mothers Belly

This footage of a one-day-old baby otters sleeping on his mother’s belly was captured by photographer Connie Levenhagen. The two were spotted in a pool outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in California.

“This baby sea otter was born in the ‘Great Tide Pool’ at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on 12/20/15,” said a zoo employee. “Her mom is a wild, Californian sea otter that sought refuge in the pool to shield her against other animals and the stormy day.”

 

Image credits: Tyson V. Rininger

Watch the otter pup in action below:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/baby-otter-sleeps-mother-belly-monterey-bay-aquarium/




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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Photographer Captures Hungry Dogs Hilarious Expressions When They Catch Treats

Christian Vieler from Waltrop, Germany takes hilarious photos of dogs trying to catch food. The photographer aims to capture the many faces of doggies depicting such emotions as excitement, sadness or confusion.

“Every shoot I am looking for that specific moment when the dog is looking as cute or funny as they can be,” said Vieler. “That cannot be seen without the power of freezing motion – dog’s faces with magnificent lineaments, telling us stories of panic, desire and joy.” He told Bored Panda that he is inspired by “every dog-personality and a good portion of humor.”

Vieler, 45, is a journalist and became interested in photography in 2012 with a purchase of a new camera. “My snapshots are not really a project, so you can say: everlasting and ongoing. I shoot a snapshot with every dog-guest in my studio. Some are pretty good, some not and a few are really gorgeous.”

 

Thank you, Christian Vieler, for talking to Bored Panda about your wonderful work!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dogs-catching-food-fotos-frei-schnauze-christian-vieler/




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