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This Hedgehog Attempts To Beat The Heat By Taking A Dip In The Ocean

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This Hedgehog Attempts To Beat The Heat By Taking A Dip In The Ocean

 

As most people set out to cool off during the summer months, pets often go to grandmas house or the kennel while the family goes on vacation.

But when Stephanie Gerada set out to hit the beach with her friends, she wasn’t about to let her pet hedgehog, Dexter, home alone to miss out on the fun. Dexter, who has a real knack for swimming in the bathtub, couldn’t wait to splash around in the actual ocean! And when the big moment arrived, he wasn’t a fish out of water. He was quick to show off his swimming skills!

Check out that little wiggle. So cute!

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(via Daily Mail)

Olympians better watch out. We have a new Michael Phelps on our hands!

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  1. Marby Shivwitz

    Oct 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Hedgies are so cute. I used to foster retired breeders and miss their cute antics. Hedgies rule…

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Science Says Dogs HATE Being Hugged?

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A recent article in Psychology Today tells us that our dogs do not like hugs as much as we do!

While you might love embracing your fellow canines, it turns out dogs are “cursorial animals.” In laymen’s terms, it means dogs are designed for “swift running. That implies that in times of stress or threat the first line of defense that a dog uses is not his teeth, but rather his ability to run away.”

By hugging your dog, you’re essentially taking away their main defense mechanism and significantly raising their stress levels. It could even raise levels high enough to cause the dog to bite whoever is doing the hugging.

So, go ahead and pet your pups but for the love of Beethoven, don’t hug them.

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Brown Bears In Armenia Are Forced To Live In Tiny Cages To Entertain People

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Brown Bears In Armenia Are Forced To Live In Tiny Cages To Entertain People

 

Wild animals are often exploited for the benefit or entertainment of other people. Brown bears in Armenia are, unfortunately, no exception.

Across the former Soviet republic are captive bears housed in small cages at restaurants, bus depots, shopping centers and even factories. Many were caught as cubs and forced to spend their lives in these tiny prisons, all for the entertainment of tourists, diners, commuters, and shoppers. Thats why the non-profit organization International Animal Rescue (IAR) has launched The Great Bear Rescue, a mission to save them.

“Some have been living for years in small, barren cages, surviving only on scraps and filthy, stagnant water and standing on stinking mounds of their own feces,” said IAR Chief Executive Alan Knight.

“Many of them relieve their boredom and frustration by pacing endlessly to and fro, banging their heads against the walls or climbing up the bars, searching frantically for an escape route.”

“They have been robbed of their dignity and their freedom, all for people’s idle entertainment. It sickens me.”

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Hitchhiker Monkeys Hop Aboard A Speeding Motorbike

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Hitchhiker Monkeys Hop Aboard A Speeding Motorbike

 

Walking around the city is enough to leave anyone feeling tired, and these adorable monkeys are no exception.

Having had enough of using their own two feet for transportation, these two cheeky nuggets decided to hop aboard an unsuspecting motorcyclist’s bike to make up for lost time. The two hold on for dear life as the motorist continues to speed down the busy street.

Next time these two might want to consider calling an Uber.

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Source: Two Monkeys Hitch A Ride To Town On The Back Of A Motorcycle by FunnyAnimalVideo on Rumble

 

Somebody should inform these two that they need to be wearing a helmet. Safety first!

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