Friday, February 27, 2015

They Tell Their Bird He’s Going To The Vet. His Reaction? HYSTERICAL!!

No pet likes going to the vet, but this cockatoo is just not having it! According to his owner, “Max knows when he sees his carrier that it’s [time for] a visit to the vet and gets pretty vocal about it.”

In the video, the bird is heard having some choice words with Dad. He doesn’t want to go to the vet. The funny pet even hides under a table. The bird speaks in gibberish, but you can tell he isn’t a happy camper.

Even though his owner tries to explain to his bird that he needs regular visits to the veterinarian to stay happy and healthy, Max the cockatoo refuses to listen! He’s like a little kid, arguing with dad. And just when you think it can’t get any crazier, he makes his crest stand up to make his point. How funny!

This cockatoo is all sass and attitude. When he starts yelling, he sounds just like a toddler. It’ll make you laugh out loud.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

World’s Tiniest Rodeo: Photographer Captures Frog Riding A Beetle

Yee-haw! Welcome to the world’s tiniest little rodeo featuring Mr. Beetle the rodeo bull and Mr. Frog the champion bull rider. You have never seen a show quite like this before, and it’s all thanks to talented wildlife photographer Hendy Mp, and the two adorable subjects he happened to stumble upon.

Hendy Mp lives in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, and he wasn’t far from home when the rodeo-crazed wildlife captured his eye. He saw the Reinwardt’s Flying Frog approach the giant horned wood-boring beetle, and climb right on top. Lucky for all of us, he captured the incredible sight on film for the world to see.

25-year-old Mp says, “’It was such an amazing moment, the frog just saw the beetle and decided to crawl on top.” He adds, “The frog was on the beetle for five minutes and the insect was just happily running around.”

Hendy Mp specializes in macro photography, striving to highlight the beauty in small creatures we often fail to notice, such as insects, reptiles and amphibians. The beauty of this little frog and his beetle friend are most certainly brought to life in these images.

Even after the beetle began scurrying around, the frog managed to hold on tight and stay put, wearing a huge grin the entire time. In fact, the frog was able to stay on the back of the beetle for a solid 5 minutes before finally crawling off. I wonder if his little limbs were sore the day after his wild ride.

Reinwardt’s Flying Frog is a species of tree frog native to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The adorable creature is currently classified as a near threatened species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UCN).

Thanks to the flying frog’s unique skin between its fingers and toes it can easily glide down trees as if it has wings. This species of frog is also commonly referred to as a black-webbed tree frog, and a green flying frog. The flying frog is typically a light or dark shade of green with spots on their back and head.

The females grow larger than the males, but the males tend to be more colorful with splashes of orange, purple, yellow, green or black adorning their abdomens. Their cute little horizontal pupils can be light yellow, light green, or light gray.

The tolerant giant horned wood-boring beetle that allowed the frog to take a ride on the wild side deserves some credit for his role in these awesome photos. Beetles are considered a part of the Coleoptera family, which contains more species than any other order.

In fact, 25% of known animals and 40% of all known insects are considered to be a part of the Coleoptera family. Wood-boring beetles survive on trees, or any other form of wood they can sink into. They are referred to as giant horned, or long horned, because their horn is almost as big, or bigger, than their body.

Many beetles have wings, but before this one would have had a chance to fly off Mr. Frog climbed aboard for a ride.

The adorable flying frog clearly enjoyed his daring ride atop a large black beetle. He holds his front legs up in the air to try to keep his balance, but it really looks like he is saying, “Yee-haw! It’s a cowboy life for me.”


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

She Told The Chimp She Had Lost Her Baby. What The Chimp Did Next Was Heartbreaking

After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made signs for crying, even though chimpanzees are not able to cry.

What Washoe did next was unexpected. After losing two children of her own, she was given a ten month old chimp named Loulis to take care of. Washoe offered Loulis to Kat.
Of course, Kat could not accept the ‘gift’ and made sure that Washoe would adopt and take care of Loulis again. One wonders if this is how chimpanzees think in the wild. One wonders if chimpanzees trade babies with each other all the time. Perhaps adoption is a universal trait as well.


Monday, February 23, 2015

She Sees Her Baby Kitten Struck On An Embankment. What She Does? AMAZING!!

If you’re a parent, you already know how protective you can be of your children. No matter what the situation is, you’ll do anything to help your child get out of a jam. Parents have risked life and limb to save their babies, and the same goes for mothers and fathers in the animal kingdom. It’s an amazing thing to see when that parental instinct comes shining through in a dire situation.

Take the below video, for example. The mother’s instinct to protect her young is on full display in what is one of the most heartwarming videos we’ve seen in a while.

In the video, you can see a a black-and-white mother cat standing atop a very steep embankment that’s covered in what appears to be sharp, hard rocks. If you slide your eye down just a bit, you’ll see her beautiful white kitten standing on the embankment below her.

Unfortunately, the tiny kitten is stranded and unable to make the leap it needs to get up to safety with its mother. Try as it might to scratch, claw, and jump to safety, the kitten just can’t make it up.

The mother cat is clearly worried about her baby the entire time. She’s pacing back and forth and trying to reach her paws over the edge to her kitten without falling down the embankment herself. It’s a heart-wrenching thing to watch in action.

Near the end of the video, the white kitty takes one more faithful leap to get up onto flat ground, but it all goes wrong as it loses its footing and goes tumbling down the embankment, rolling over the hard, sharp rocks before resting at the bottom.

This is when Mommy’s parental instinct really kicks in. No more reaching over the edge for her kitten; this time she just jumps right in. Mommy cat leaps onto the rocky embankment and runs down to her baby. She checks it out quickly before grabbing the kitty by the scruff of its neck, and carrying it in her teeth up the embankment.

Still holding the kitty in her teeth, the mother cat rears back and takes one big leap, which is just enough for her to reach the flat land above the embankment. She drops the kitty and both Mommy and her baby are both safe.

Phew! I literally breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the mother cat make it up to flat land with her kitty. What an amazing, touching video that shows just how deeply parents care for their babies.

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