Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Taipei Zoo
by John Boone | Thu., Sep. 5, 2013 3:39 PM
Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Taipei Zoo
This week in adorable animal videos is going to be a little different, from most because they're not all videos. But they are adorable animals. And that's what's really important here.
This week, we have a roundup packed with puppies and pandas and kittens and even a bear, for good measure. Some are in memes. Some are Instagrams. And yes, some are videos.
Let's jump right into it, shall we? Just like...
1. These Dachshunds Jumping Into the Bathtub:
We can't get our dogs to stay in the bathtub and here these miniature dachshunds are, jumping for joy (literally) to take a swim. "They get so happy about bath time I let them run up and jump in this once," YouTuber Alejandra writes.
Best comment on the video? "I wanted this video to be so much longer :("
2. England's Puppy Police Force: Meet the nine newest members of the Isle of Man Police Force: Daisy, Duke, Echo, Lulu, Polo, Poppy, Roxy, Ruby and Venus. The puppies are only about a month and a half old and are probably the cutest thing you've seen today:
The little was born on the Isle of Man, off the coast of Great Britain, and most will be trained to "specialize in general purpose, drug, cash, firearm and explosive detection." For now, they just play and eat a lot. If you have a few hours to kill, check out the IOM Police Dogs Twitter account for endless photos of the puppies that only get cuter the further back you go. (H/T Buzzfeed Animals)
3. And Now for a Baby Orangutan! Meet Rickina, a little ape who was rescued from a possible poacher and is currently being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center in West Kalimantan in Indonesia.
Start watching for a cute orangutan in a diaper drinking from a bottle...
...and stay until the end to see what happens when Rickina meets the other babies and gets to play (spoiler alert: It's the happiest little orangutan you have ever seen). If you'd like to support Rickina, learn more about adoption at RedApes.org.
4. Update on the Summer of Panda-Monium: It's been a big summer for baby pandas! One baby panda was born at the Taipei Zoo while a set of twins was born at Zoo Atlanta and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. welcomed its own baby girl panda.
The panda was born last month, to mother Mei Ziang, but the zoo only learned today that the baby panda is a little girl (if you're wondering why it took so long, check out the zoo's FAQ). The zoo also did a paternity test to confirm that, in the worlds of Maury Povich, Tian Tian is the father!!!
[Insert panda dance here.]
The little girl will not be named until she is 100 days old.
5. Meet Captain Pancakes: The latest cat to make it big on the Internet is Captain Pancakes, "an exotic shorthair that is easily amused & sleeps a lot" (according to his bio). And Tumblr can't get enough of him.
Captain Pancakes is owned by Chicago-based photographer Gracie Hagen.
They share an Instagram account.
6. Unimpressed Dog, Your New Favorite Meme:
The premise is simple: He's unimpressed. Reddit user I_STEAL_HAMBURGERS (solid username) posted the original picture, writing, "I think my cousin has an indoor dog." It only took a few comments before someone decided, "That is the most disinterested looking dog I have ever seen."
We hope you're feeling more impressed about this post than he is.
Now, share your favorite adorable animal videos in the comments!
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