February 29, 2012
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If you’re looking for a bit of cuteness today, look no further to Yabbra the koala. In this adorable YouTube video, the animal is spotted behind the scenes at the Edinburgh Zoo. The clip shows Yabbra wandering the halls of the zoo after he hangs out in his outdoor sanctuary. Like most Koalas, he can sleep for around 22 hours in a single day. But when he’s awake, he’s really awake.
February 28, 2012
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Okay, so the little lady isn’t technically snoring — but she’s still adorable. Reddit users got an unexpected treat this weekend when a video of a sleeping hummingbird — a female Amethyst-throated Sunangel to be exact — spread like wildfire on the site’s front page.
February 27, 2012
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Never underestimate the power of play for your indoor cat: Cats not only need but enjoy regular play sessions. Just don’t expect your Persian to revel in a game of fetch, and forget trying to engage your Siamese in a friendly game of tug-of-war.
February 26, 2012
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In front of an audience of roughly 60 people, baby Ruby entered the world at England’s Marwell Zoo. The baby giraffe is the first to be born to Irsula, the zoo’s resident giraffe. The zoo is celebrating it’s 40th year, and Ruby’s name was chosen to reflect the stone signifying the anniversary.
February 25, 2012
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The giant weighs in at a whopping 27 pounds and has been christened “Rocky. Rocky won’t be boiled and served with drawn butter, though. Robert Malone, the shrimper who caught him, donated him to the Maine State Aquarium. He’s the biggest lobster ever to be brought into the aquarium by a solid four pounds, and the largest one people can recall ever being caught in Maine. But his stay in the aquarium has already come to an end: he was released into the Atlantic yesterday.
February 24, 2012
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Researchers have discovered a new species of lizard in a strange place. The brightly colored, water-loving lizards live in the Andes Mountains in southern Peru — an odd place to find them, scientists say, because of the chilly conditions.
February 23, 2012
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Brookfield Zoo announced the arrival of the first aardvark born at the suburban Chicago facility in a decade Wednesday. According to the zoo, the baby aardvark was born on Jan. 12 at 4.5 pounds, and was already 13 pounds on Wednesday. Its mother, Jessi, and its father, Hoover, were part of a breeding program and on loan from other zoos.