By marfdrat on December 6, 2013
The Oregon Zoo recently welcomed a new river otter pup. They’re cute little balls of fur when they’re tiny.
Interesting fact about river otters: they’re not born knowing how to swim. Their mothers teach them:
By marfdrat on September 14, 2013
Spud is my daughter-in-law’s kitten. Like all our pets, she’s a foundling – someone spotted her under a van in the church parking lot, and our daughter Lindsey brought her home. She’s about 5 months old now, and a good excuse for me to take cat pictures.
By marfdrat on September 7, 2013
By marfdrat on April 9, 2013
Did you know that otters are born not knowing how to swim? Their mothers teach them by dragging them through the water. Molalla was born at the Oregon Zoo, and her mother -though orphaned herself- knew exactly what to do. See still pics at Zooborns.
By marfdrat on December 17, 2012
When they play, they practice the pouncing skills they’ll use for hunting later. (via Popular Mechanics)
By marfdrat on August 27, 2012
I stumbled across this in the right column of YouTube, while looking at something else.
By marfdrat on August 7, 2012
Yakini the baby gorilla is about to get a checkup…
and is surprised by how cold the stethoscope is.
By marfdrat on April 25, 2012
Zooborns has a nice article about Kasi, a male cheetah, and Mtani, a female yellow lab, that were paired together a year ago as 6- and 8-week old “pups”. A year later, it looks like they’re the best of pals. See other pics and a video at Zooborns
By marfdrat on April 5, 2012
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma has four new meerkat pups. Cuteness abounds. From Zooborns (photo credits Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
By marfdrat on March 13, 2012
This pot-bellied piglet was one of three born at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland. Her two siblings didn’t survive, and the mother rejected her – so the zoo staff is hand-rearing this little piggy. (From ZooBorns)