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Cute Pets

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PHOTO: See 14 Pandas Sleeping in a Crib

UpdatePosted 09/24/2013 05:15PM

The Daily Treat: Pandas Sleeping In a Crib Are Cuter When There's 14 of Them

Originally posted 09/24/2013 03:10PM

And the entire world said: Aww!

It was panda-monium – well, the kind you can sleep through – at the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding on Monday, when 14 artificially bred cubs were placed together in a crib for the first time since their birth a few months ago.

While the fluffy babies weren't particularly into posing for pictures, they managed to make a memorable debut nonetheless, adorably snoozing through their time in the spotlight. Other times, keepers held up the tiny black and white cubs, whose eyesight is not yet fully developed.

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Rescued Subway Kittens Living Like Girls in Brooklyn

The Daily Treat: Rescued Subway Kittens Settle Down in Brooklyn – So Hip!

Originally posted 09/06/2013 08:00AM

Like the coolest of New Yorkers – hashtag Hannah Horvath! – the kittens recently rescued from the city's subway tracks are living it up in Brooklyn.

And while we don't expect them to shut down the club with the cast of Girls like they shut down the B and Q lines for more than an hour last Thursday, the kittens, named Arthur and August, are adjusting to their new Bushwick foster home.

"They're still really shy. I think they've been stray for a while," Steven Liu, 25, who's fostering the felines in his duplex, tells New York's Daily News. "We're not thinking about giving them a bath yet – they're still really scared."

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets
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The Daily Treat: Aww – Look What Melissa Gilbert's Cat Dragged In | Melissa Gilbert

UpdatePosted 09/03/2013 01:00PM

The Daily Treat: Aww – Look What Melissa Gilbert's Cat Dragged In

Originally posted 09/03/2013 12:50PM

Cats apparently aren't the only ones with nine lives.

Actress Melissa Gilbert saved a tiny rabbit from the clutches of her feline, and she plans to nurse the critter back to health.

"Rescued from the jaws of death," Gilbert, 49, wrote alongside an Instagram photo of the small animal, which she has named Hazel. Cuddling the bunny in another pic, she wrote, "Look what the cat brought in. Going to get her big and strong then release her in the garden."

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Meet the Furriest Cat in the World

Colonel Meow Officially the Furriest Cat in the World

Originally posted 08/28/2013 07:00PM

Fur's flying for Internet sensation Colonel Meow – and we're not just referring to the Grumpy Cat-like expression on his face.

The Himalayan-Persian mix with fur measuring 9 inches broke the record for the cat with the longest fur, reports the Guinness World Records.

That's a whole lot of vacuuming.

"Literally everything has hair on it in the house," say Los Angeles-based owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario in a joint statement. They add that they "proudly display to others that you are a proud cat owner by the copious amount of hair on our clothes."

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Giant Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth at National Zoo!

Giant Panda Gives Birth at Washington's National Zoo

Originally posted 08/24/2013 10:15AM

A giant panda gave birth at Washington's National Zoo on Friday, causing buzz among fans as they flocked to a panda cam's live feed to hear the cub squeal and watch the mother immediately start caring for it.

The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours after her water broke. Zoo officials said the panda team heard the cub vocalize and that the mother picked it up immediately and began cradling and caring for it.

"WE HAVE A CUB!! Born at 5:32 p.m. this evening," the zoo Tweeted.

"I'm glued to the new panda cams and thrilled to hear the squeals, which appear healthy, of our newborn cub," said Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

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Prince George, Meet Your Match: A Royally Awesome Rabbit Named Rambo

The Daily Treat: Prince George, Meet Your Match!

Originally posted 08/19/2013 02:45PM

All hail King Rambo?

With more than 300,000 followers, this 4-year-old Holland Lop bunny is definitely ruling Instagram. He and his brother Eddy, a 7-year-old Lionhead mix, have attracted friends from all over the world for their cottontail cuteness, which they happily show off in more than 2,000 photos and videos (including this one of Rambo looking royally awesome in a bejeweled gold crown).

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When a Raccoon Meets a Teddy Bear: See the Olinguito

The Daily Treat: When a Raccoon Meets a Teddy Bear – Meet the Newest Member of the Animal Kingdom

Originally posted 08/15/2013 01:25PM

We know the last thing you want to hold is that black and white fiend called a raccoon that rummages through your trash at night. But what if we told you there's a cuter, cuddlier version of it?

Well, start spreading your arms.

Researchers have discovered a new species of mammal called the olinguito, a teddy bear-faced creature that's most similar to a dog, cat or bear, reports the Associated Press. Though new species are regularly discovered, this kind of find, a mammal, is far rarer and hasn't happened in about 35 years.

The raccoon-sized animals travel by jumping from tree to tree in the forests of Ecuador and Colombia at night – but that's not the reason why they haven't been identified earlier.

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The Daily Treat: Catching Butterflies Is an Art Form for This Cat

The Daily Treat: Catching Butterflies Is an Art Form for This Cat

Originally posted 08/09/2013 02:10PM

Is that cat performing at New York's Shakespeare in the Park?

No, that would be a stretch. But what is literally a stretch is this British Shorthair jumping eight inches off the ground in desperate pursuit of a tortoiseshell butterfly in Denmark.

And lucky for 8-year-old Misha, her owner, and photographer, Kemal Selimovic was there to bear witness.

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets, Funny Pets

The Daily Treat: Shark Cat Is Back for Shark Week

Originally posted 08/07/2013 01:00PM

Say what you want about the existence of Megalodons.

But you'll never win a debate with us over Shark Cat, who is real and glorious – and still riding around on a Roomba.

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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Funny Pets
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The Daily Treat: We Just Can't Handle This Mouse on a Skateboard

The Daily Treat: We Just Can't Handle This Mouse on a Skateboard

Originally posted 08/06/2013 04:00PM

Move, er roll, over Penn Badgley: You may have the moves on your skateboard, but you're not the only one.

After training mice to surf, Australia resident Shane Willmott has now gone on to teach them to ride skateboards. If you take a peek into his Gold Coast backyard (more like skatepark!), you'll see the rad rodents tearing through air and even rings of fire on mouse-sized skateboards.

"They love it," Willmott told Today. "Mice are built to surf and skate because their center of gravity is so low.

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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Funny Pets

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