Funny & Cute Animals

Drone captures majestic Clydesdales running with herd1m28s

Drone captures majestic Clydesdales running with herd

On a warm summer day near Peterborough, Ontario, a lush, green meadow lies waiting. The wind bends the wildflowers and long grass gently. Shadows of the few small clouds play across the field slowly. The scenery is a mix of gorgeous green hues and blue and white blossoms. Only one thing would make this spectacular landscape any more beautiful. A magnificent herd of horses strolls in the paddock next to meadow until they see that the gate is open, inviting them to stretch their legs and run free in the sun. They pick up their pace excitedly and each one falls into line as they trot through the gate and into the pasture. Here, they break into a run and make their way to middle before stopping to graze briefly and catch their breath. Suddenly, out of the blue, one of the horses will raise its head, sniff the breeze and burst into a a gallop. The others follow as they make their way up the slope to the upper meadow where they all meet again to stand and graze. Samson, a magnificent and powerful chocolate brown Clydesdale, always takes up the rear. His giant hooves create a thunderous sound as he moves. Harry, the only one wearing a halter, runs more quickly to catch his friend, Sebastian. The two are never far apart. Harry is wearing a fly shield as he is being treated for an eye condition. This magical place is the Mane Intent in Indian River, near Peterborough, Ontario. As gorgeous as this farm is, and as breath taking as the herd is in a gallop, the most wonderful thing about it is actually impossible to see here. The Mane Intent conducts a very unique program that pairs people up with horse for life coaching, experiential learning, and self discovery. The horses also work with first responders and victims of trauma for healing and therapy that has to be seen to be believed. Each horse has a unique gift for connecting with people and a personality that provides beautiful and unexpected results. The herd truly works magic. This farm provides a gorgeous setting for their incredible work, and a beautiful home for a very deserving herd. Some of them have worked hard and now need a more relaxed life. When they are not interacting with and helping people, they spend their days grazing and running in the sunshine, or just relaxing in the shade under a tree.

Monkey gives kitty cat loving kiss1m13s

Monkey gives kitty cat loving kiss

It's no secret the special bond shared between this Java Macaque named Angel Bullock and her rescued kitty Scruffy, and this video just backs up that knowledge. They lovingly play a little "got your nose" before their loving kiss. Adorable!

Orangutan youngster goes totally  ape over popsicle1m18s

Orangutan youngster goes totally ape over popsicle

This is the orangutan youngster from the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England. The zoo staff had a surprise for the Borneo orangutans; they put a giant fruit flavored ice popsicle in their habitat and also a nice big blanket to play with. The popsicle seems to have all kind of stuff in in like mixed fruit, veg and herbs. Yum!

Abandoned kitten befriends gentle husky36s

Abandoned kitten befriends gentle husky

These people found a very malnourished kitten with an eye infection and saved him from the roadside. They took him home and cleaned him up and fed him. He has been purring and loving on everyone since! They have called their rescue kitten Ty, and they hope to get him healthy as quickly as possible.

Rescued ducklings' beautiful response to being released on a pond1m30s

Rescued ducklings' beautiful response to being released on a pond

These five adorable little ducklings are only a few days old. They were orphaned and found running around in a parking lot of a motel in Peterborough, Ontario. A kindhearted man named Mike had traveled from British Columbia and was staying at the motel because his company, Mercroft Construction, had been contracted for a big job in Ontario. As he finished work and reached the motel, he saw the ducklings without their mother. He watched them for several hours and there was no sign of the mother. She may have been hit by a car or caught by a predator, but either way, Mike knew the ducklings were in trouble and needed help. He scooped up the five little orphans and put them in his bathtub for the night. He gave them some water and some food but he didn’t know what he was going to do with them. Luckily, he had a friend named Kirk who lived in the area. Kirk introduced Mike to a woman named Lucy Davidson, a kind hearted soul who is well known for her love for animals. She runs the Wagging Tails Pet Retreat but her farm is truly an animal sanctuary for creatures who need more love and care than some people can give. Almost all of her animals are rescues. Lucy has a friend who is a veterinarian. She called Dr. Kristy for help with the ducklings. Birds need to be raised with other wild birds so they learn social and survival skills as well as a healthy fear of humans. Dr. Kristy put the ducklings in her pond while she arranged for them to be taken to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee, Ontario. The ducklings were thrilled to be set free in the pond for the morning. They splashed and played in the water, diving below, and running across the surface. It was heart warming to see their reaction as they realized that they were being set free on the pond. They had spent the last day in a parking lot, a bathtub, and a box before finally reaching the freedom of the pond. The ducklings also gorged themselves on duckweed and algae. With full bellies, they were placed back in the box for the last time, so that they could be driven to Sandy Pines. Here they will experience even more freedom and top notch care until they are big enough and strong enough to be released into the wild. Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre will ensure that they have the skills that they need to thrive on their own. Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre relies on donations from the public. Please visit their site “sandypineswildlife.org” to seek advice and assistance or to make a donation.

Loving moment between cow and newborn calf will melt your heart1m15s

Loving moment between cow and newborn calf will melt your heart

Cows are among the most gentle animals in the world. Despite their immense size, they are peaceful and sweet in their disposition. They have a soulful face and big, endearing eyes that tug at your heartstrings. Calves are even more beautiful and endearing. Clumsy and playful, they are a joy to watch. Their inquisitiveness is irresistible. This calf is less than one day old. He was born on a sunny spring day on a beautiful farm near Millbrook, Ontario. The cows on this farm roam free on a lush green meadow with rolling hills, a pond for drinking from and trees all around. They have acres of fresh grass and more pasture than they can possibly eat. The farmers are attentive and caring, making sure the cows are as healthy and happy as can be. Iris is an extremely proud and loving mother. Her calf is resting in the long grass, taking a break from nursing and learning to walk and run on his brand new legs. Iris stands over her baby protectively and licks his head and face in the most loving way imaginable. She stops for a moment and her calf looks up at her as if in awe and wonder, waiting for the bath to continue. He's clearly in heaven with all the attention from his mom. Iris goes back to licking her baby and showering him with love. It's heart warming to see a mother so proud and so attentive with a newborn. Cows lick their young to promote bonding, to show affection, and also for grooming. Cleanliness is important for this calf in order to discourage harmful insects and also to remove the smells that would attract the attention of predators. In the first hour after being born, a calf will already be able to walk and even run, but it will take a few weeks for them to gain enough balance and strength to run away from predators. During this time, the mother will not venture farm from her baby. She will always be ready to defend the calf if needed. Even the other cows in the herd will protect the offspring of another cow. They will show affection and provide protection very readily. Watching an interaction like this is not only enough to melt your heart; it is a demonstration of the cow's capacity for emotion and love. We often underestimate this ability in animals, yet it is undeniable if we only open our eyes to see it.

Cockatiel bath time turns into singing spectacle!2m24s

Cockatiel bath time turns into singing spectacle!

After a late breakfast of bread crumbs and carrots, these birds get a bath and Sunny (the yellow Lutino) gets really into it. Bijou could care less, he didn't mind getting spritzed, he just wanted to dance around and sing!

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Curious calves can't resist investigating camera58s

Curious calves can't resist investigating camera

Few things are as cute as newborn calves, but a field full of them is simply adorable! When these calves were romping around in the field and grazing, it was too much to resist and the camera came out. The calves were immediately curious and they walked closer, stopped, bumped into each other as they stared, and paused hesitantly. But eventually they ventured closer and stuck their noses right up to it. Some of the calves even licked the camera. Soon, the calves were all wiggling and pushing, trying to get a chance to investigate. The calves have all been born this spring and they are approximately one to two weeks old. Their mothers grazed contentedly nearby while the little ones played and explored. The new moms were mildly curious, but happy enough to chew on the grass and watch the youngsters from afar. These calves will eat constantly as they grow quickly. They will also explore everything new that they find, usually with their noses and mouths. They live on a beautiful farm with very large, lush pastures for grazing, a big pond for water to drink and play in, and lots of other cows and calves. They are free to roam all day.

Tiny baby phoebe birds eat shockingly enormous meals45s

Tiny baby phoebe birds eat shockingly enormous meals

Phoebes are small birds of the flycatcher family. They feed on insects of all sorts, perching on a branch until they spot a meal to chase down. They are also known to be very devoted parents, with both the male and the female sharing in the responsibilities. Both will catch food for the young and the male will also bring the female food while she sits on the nest. These two phoebes have found a sheltered spot on a beam under an overhanging deck of a log cabin on a remote lake in Parry Sound, Ontario. They typically seek sheltered areas such as this to build their nest. In this video, our parents have five very hungry babies who sleep until they hear the wingbeats of their parents returning to the nest. They open their mouths hungrily and chirp their demands for food. The parents fly back and forth repeatedly, bringing a meal every few minutes. Surprisingly, the babies are fed enormous dragonflies that seem much larger than they should be able to swallow. Their beak opens and the parent pops the large insect in, occasionally stuffing the meal deep into the baby's mouth. It seems to be a struggle to get the whole thing in and the babies work at swallowing them for several seconds before they actually disappear. Considering the size of the bugs, and the frequency with which each one gets fed, these babies eat a tremendous amount of food. The parents have a full time job, working almost all day to meet their needs. Another surprising thing is what happens when the food is digested. The babies start to wiggle until their bums are hanging over the edge of the nest. The parent sees immediately what is happening and gets in position as the feces appears. The mother or father quickly grabs these packages in their beak to fly off with it. Instinctively, they know to keep the nest clean by removing the waste right away. Phoebes are among the most dedicated birds and these ones are no exception. They will continue this hectic pace for several more weeks until the babies are ready to fly.