Three-legged Dog Jumps in River to Save Baby Otter
Gus is a Goldendoodle who lives in Minnesota. He had a cancerous tumor removed last year, and this year doctors found more cancer and amputated his leg in February. Gus hasn't been swimming since he lost his leg, and his people were afraid he'd never swim again. But on Easter Sunday, Gus suddenly jumped into the St. Croix River! He swam about 50 feet out and came back with a baby river otter in his mouth, which he deposited at his family's feet.The otter was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitaton Center of Minnesota, where the pup was given round-the-clock care. They said the otter was too young to be in the river, and was dangerously close to death. However, after a couple of days, the otter was doing much better. You can see a video of the baby feeding at Facebook. Gus, as you can tell, is a good boy. -via Fark#dog #otter #rescue
A Romp of Otters Meet a Vacuum Cleaner
Otters are adorable whatever they are doing, but these otters in Japan are extra cute as they try to decipher this unusual machine called a vacuum cleaner. What is it? It makes a lot of noise, it makes the wind blow funny, and it's coming after us! They swing back and forth between curiosity and trepidation as they try to determine whether the vacuum is a friend or foe. They get closer to see what's going on, but not too close! Meanwhile, I've learned there are several collective nouns for otters. The best is "romp," as in a romp of otters. -via Laughing Squid#otter #vacuumcleaner
Do Otters See Optical Illusions?
Otters are smart, adorable, curious, and playful, but they normally do not make good house pets. Lucky for us, we can enjoy them on video and avoid cleaning up after them! Hand-raised otters Kotaro and Hana receive extensive enrichment activities, and the latest is an optical illusion rug. This rug is designed to look like a hole in the floor. Kotaro and Hana are pretty surprised to see it at the bottom of the stairs -as we all would be. Hana is game to jump right down the hole, while Kotaro is more cautious. They soon get used to it as just a rug, but they are still up for playtime!#otter #illusion
Orangutans and Otters Share a Home and Friendship
Pairi Daiza is a private zoo in Belgium. They have a group of critically endangered orangutans who appeared to enjoy showing off for visitors and engaging with humans. But then the zoo closed during the pandemic. While the zookeepers engaged with the apes as much as they could, the orangutans got bored and seemingly lonely without the bustling crowds. What to do? Let the animals entertain each other! The zoo brought their colony of river otters in to the orangutan enclosure.
The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below:
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