Adorable alert! Raccoon takes shelter under a decorative umbrella during a downpour

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 11 June 2015

Some animals love getting wet. Then there are others (my dog included) who hates even a sprinkling of water getting on them. This raccoon looks like he’s in the water phobia camp! On a rainy day in Topeka, Kansas, one little raccoon got stuck out in the rain and decided he needed to get dry as soon as possible, so he found an umbrella.

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Stunning underwater photography captures the magic below the waves

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 8 June 2015

There are photographers who simply point and shoot, but then there are photographers who capture the wonders of the world with such vibrancy, we’re left speechless. Jorge Cervera Hauser is one such talented photographer who takes to the ocean to show us what lies beneath.

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Baby turtle gets rescued in the Maldives by kind strangers

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 5 June 2015

When Harry and his friends were on their last dive adventure in the Maldives, they came across an injured and tangles baby turtle. The turtle had been caught up in a huge gunny sack and was having trouble swimming as one of its fins had been tangled in it.

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Wildlife photographer takes pictures of animals eating from his hand

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Finnish photographer Konsta Punnka calls himself the ‘squirrel whisperer’ and it’s not hard to see why. This young creative is able to take close-up pictures of squirrels, birds and even foxes, all feeding from his hand.

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Russell the cat suffered 3rd degree burns last year but that doesn’t stop him from comforting his sick animal friends

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Russel the cat suffered tremendously when he was caught in a house fire last year, with third degree burns across his body. But this little ginger cat has a heart of gold and though he’s still recovering after a year of treatment, Russel is caring for the other animals at the Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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There’s an Airbnb-type service for pets in Australia!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 May 2015

We’ve got Airbnb for humans so why not an Airbnb-inspired service for pets? Well, now there is! It’s called Mad Paws and it’s an Australian first.

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Can you guess what this pet python swallowed by its X-ray?

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 18 May 2015

Winston the woma python seems to have mistaken barbecue utensils for food. Ouch! This poor little guy swallowed a pair of tongs as his owner fed him a dead rat. When Aaron couldn’t get the tongs back from Winston (his grip was way too strong!), he left them in Winston’s cage. Err, bad idea. Later it was discovered that the python had swallowed the BBQ tongs whole.

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Watch as this rescued tiger duo swims for the very first time

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Carli and Lily are two magnificent tigers. They were among many other animals that were confiscated by the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York Stats back in 2014. The conditions the two had been living in were deteriorating by the day, with both tigers going without food and water for several days.

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This video shows that chimpanzees look left and right before crossing roads, too

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 21 April 2015

We all know chimpanzees are smart, but did you know they’re cautious too? A video capturing a group of chimps crossing the road reveals that they not only look out for danger, but they also take care of the ‘weakest’ members of the family, too.

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Baby opossums chomping on fruit salad is the cutest thing on the Internet

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 18 April 2015

Opossums are cute, but a bunch of baby opossums munching on fruit salad together, is just too adorable. These baby opossums were rescued and now live at a wildlife rehab centre in Pennsylvania where they get spoiled rotten with their favourite fruit snacks.

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Big, fluffy Angora show bunnies will win your heart over

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 13 April 2015

Does it get any cuter, cuddlier or cooler than these Angora show bunnies? Nope. Photographer Andres Serrano took these adorable photos during the National Angora Show in Palmyra, New York. Yup, they actually have rabbit shows, just like the canine ones.

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Home alone and bored, this dog knows just where to get his entertainment

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 6 April 2015

This dog is not allowed on the bed under any circumstances. And his owners have trained him well – he knows no means no. But when his owners aren’t around, things are incredibly different. And I guess this dog’s owners had a hunch that their well-behaved pooch was getting up to mischief while they weren’t around… because of what they captured on video.

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Your pet cat is the perfect laptop cozy, sleeping mask and window decoration

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 4 April 2015

To get people into Animal Foundation’s doors, they partnered with agency R&R Partners to create some hilarious ads that show just what your pet cat or dog is capable of.

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Miss Iris the parrot knows just how she likes her kitchen sink showers

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 April 2015

Miss Iris the parrot might just look like a pretty bird, but this girl is as smart as they come. You see, Iris loves a good shower in the kitchen, and she’s figured out a way to get it just right.

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A remote controlled plane crashed into the sea and caught some pretty amazing underwater scenes

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

What lurks beneath? Well, in this case, a beautiful tropical paradise. While flying his remote controlled airplane over The Cape Range National Park in Western Australia, YouTuber MrLiftHog became disoriented by the glare of the sun and watched as his plane crashed into the water. After recovering his plane, he decided to check out what […]

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