Another week, another video with interspecies cuddling, in this case a duckling and a baby bunny. Watch as they snuggle up next to each other! The video’s true highlight comes at the :36 second mark when the duckling wryly tilts his head, as if to say, “Who me?” EEK!
So it turns out that not only can slippers save a man’s life, but also the life of a cute little African Crowned Crane bird.
As the story goes, this rare crane from the Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall suffered from curled toes, which proved to be life threatening. That’s when a set of customized green slippers stepped in to save the day.
After the birdie was set up with a pair of hip slips, the recovery began almost instantly. We might say that a cool set of mallard duck slippers would have done better, or maybe even a pair of pink flamingo slippers if you are more on the wild side, but nevertheless, the little guy is doing OK and that’s all that matters.
“For the first few days we put small bandages on the chick’s toes as they were slightly curled, and this just helped straightened things out,” curator David Woolcock tells the Daily Mail. “The chick is doing very well and is currently off show, although can sometimes be seen on the grass in front of Glanmor House at the center of the park as keepers take the chick for a walk to help strengthen those legs.”
The African Crowned Crane is an endangered bird species typically found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands close to rivers and lakes in the regions of South Africa. Adult specimens usually reach height of about 3.3 feet and an average weight of 7.7 pounds.
And here’s your daily cry: a gaggle of ducklings, stuck under a sewer grate and separated from their anguished mom on the sidewalk above. Who can help, you ask? The police can! Watch the video above for a joyful reconciliation between mom and her brood.
A bit of patience is required here but you should watch the entire clip (about 3 minutes total) as the reward — an adorable, fuzzy reconciliation between mother and her charges — justifies it! THIS IS HOW YOU PARENT!
Rabbits can be tricky animals. They move quickly, live underground, and – much to the dismay of gardeners everywhere – sneak around vegetable gardens nibbling to bits whatever they please.
Most of you have probably seen the following optical illusion, an image used by 20th century psychologist Joseph Jastrow to help prove that decisions made by the human brain affect how people perceive stimulus. As it turns out, bunnies can be as hard on your brain as they are on your tomato plants.
“Duck season!” “No, wabbit season!”
Here we have a modern take on the classic. What do you see? A crazy, upside down cat? Or an angry bunny?
Many a love story has been penned by the hands of unlikely couples: Harold and Maude, Roger and Jessica Rabbit, Sienna Miller and P. Diddy… and now a pit bull named Sharky and his cotton-tailed pal have joined the ranks.
Sharky was first made famous on the Ellen Degeneres show when he acted as a makeshift pool ladder for a paddling of baby ducks.
It just goes to show that even big dogs fall to pieces in the face of baby animal cuteness.