This propensity among domestic cats is most likely an instinctive behavior that is hardwired in their brains. We often think of our cats as accomplished predators of small prey, like birds and mice, but it’s important to realize that they themselves are often prey to larger predators, such as coyotes, foxes, eagles, hawks, owls, etc. As such, a cat who is curled up is protecting the softer, more vulnerable part of his body — the abdomen. There are a lot of vital organs in the abdomen, and an injury in that area can be detrimental and even fatal to the cat. Also, sleeping with the limbs close together and in a more compact position makes it easier and quicker for the cat to get his legs underneath him in order to either run away or attack. When an animal is lying on his side, it ta
Two dogs and their one big pal, Douglas the little hippo: Trio form unlikely friendship at wildlife rescue park after baby was abandoned at just two weeks. The baby hippo was abandoned by his mother at just two-weeks-old. Perfectly happy for terriers Molly and Coco to give him a friendly sniff. He will stay at wildlife park until big enough to be released into the wild. Although just weeks old, it took six men to carry Douglas out of the plane They are not the most likely of friends - but this lonely hippo has made some canine chums at a wildlife sanctuary. The baby was found abandoned without his mother at just two weeks old by the Conservation Lower Zambezi in Zambia. Called Douglas, the hippo appears perfectly content as terriers Molly and Coco gave him a frien
A photographer in Bangladesh has captured photographs of a daring and heartwarming rescue hero that risks his life to save a drowning baby deer. He will restore your faith in humanity. When a baby deer was separate from its family by a flooded river in Noakhali, Bangladesh, its chances for survival were slim. But Belal, a local boy believed to be in his early teens, braved the rainwater-swollen river to reunite the fawn with its family. As the photos show, the swift river waters were at times above the boy’s head – all that was visible was his hand skillfully holding the baby deer by all four legs. Hasibul Wahab, the wildlife photographer who captured the daring rescue, was as impressed by the boy’s heroism as he was worried for his safety. “My friend was even ready to jum
It was time for the truck driver to hit the road again, but first he needed to check his tires - and thank goodness he did! Because as he was bent over checking out one of the front tires, he spotted a tiny baby aardvark leaning up against it! The truck driver, who was working in Namibia, looked all around the area in search of the aardvark's mama, but he couldn't find her anywhere. So, he picked up the baby aardvark and drove with him back to his company's headquarters. Once there, Dr. Erika de Jager, a local vet and the founder of ZURI Orphanage, a small animal refuge, was contacted and the baby was handed over to her. Erika de Jager runs the orphanage from her home. The little aardvark, named E.T. by de Jager, had hardly any body hair, and was estimated to be a...
Her new parents noticed right away that Razzy was special and unique — because she has, um, a very noticeable underbite. Miss Raspberry was adopted when she was around 2 years old. Due to her underbite, Razzy's tongue is pretty much always sticking out, giving her the most adorable face ever. She's very unique looking, and some people are a little put off by her appearance initially. But Razzy soon wins them over with her sweet, loving personality. "Often people are afraid of Raz or will make fun of her because of her underbite," Jessica Saldan, Razzy's mom,said. "The old phrase is true, 'Never judge a book by its cover.' Raz is truly a sweet girl and wouldn't hurt a fly." Razzy loves people, and always wants to be a part of the action. She absolut
16 Totally Adorable Baby Animals That Fit Right in the Palm of Your Hand. There are animals that literally fit right in the palm of your hand. They are so cute that will melt your hearth and make your day better. Some animals are cute, but when they are babies that are so small they fit in the palm of your hand, pretty much every animal is cute. Even animals such as bats and skunks, probably not the first animal you think of as cute, look totally adorable. So much cuteness packed into such tiny animals! 1. Baby Koala - A koala that fits in your hands? Yes please! 2. Baby Hedgehog - Do hedgehogs get any cuter than this? 3. Tiny Puppy - I've never had a tiny dog, but in the future, it's a definite possibility! 4. Fennec Fox -
Dog Digging Through Trash Was Actually Saving A Life. Earlier this week, a police officer in Novo Horizonte, Brazil, was leaving home to run an errand when he saw something quite commonplace: a neighbor's dog, rummaging through a pile of garbage bags amassed on the street for collection. As it turns out, however, the pup wasn't driven by an empty stomach — but rather by a full heart. When the officer returned home a short time later, he saw the same dog there. Only this time, she had something in her mouth. As the officer moved closer for a better look, he thought at first that the dog had found a dead kitten, as Diario da Regiao reports. But the truth ended up being quite uplifting. The dog had actually rescued a puppy who, aside from reeking of the trash where he'd apparently
30 Cute Pictures of Children and Animals! Allowing your children to have pets starting at an early age is a great way to teach them how to handle responsibility. More than that, children who grow up taking care of at least one pet tend to adopt a more caring attitude towards animals and other people. To me, the most beautiful things in the world are children and animals. These adorable animals, kids and objects might try their best to intimidate us. Enjoy~ [huge_it_share] Adorable Baby Plus Dog Picture Sleeping Buddies Puppy Picture Cuddle Bunny Picture Keep Me Safe Dog Picture First Kiss Puppy Picture Camera Shy Dog Picture Baby Hugs Dog Picture Baby Walks Dog Picture Too Close Dog Picture Baby Pillow Dog Picture Baby Loves Puppy Picture