Dog survives eating nine golf balls →
AND … in surgery … doctors found a BULLET in his abdomen. His owners did not know he had ever been shot. Miracle dog!
Zoo pelican swallows cell phone →
The pelicans were playing with a cell phone that a visitor had dropped in the pelican pool when, while no one was looking, one of the birds swallowed it. The pelican coughed it up later and no harm was done to the bird. No reports yet as to the state of the cell phone.
Injured sea turtle gets prosthetic flippers →
Adorable technology: A sea turtle that was rescued in Japan last year is getting a trial pair of plastic flippers that should allow her to be released into the wild when she recuperates from surgery.
Phone recharged, returned after four days lost at... →
A cell phone lost during a snorkeling expedition washed ashore four days later in Taipei “after floating past numerous towns and rocky outcroppings.” The park lifeguard who found it recharged the battery, then called the owner’s wife, whom he found saved in the cell phone’s favorite contacts.
A trio of unusual baby zoo animals
A baby rhino at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa … An aardvark calf at the Omaha Zoo … And a rare baby donkey at the Sedgwick Zoo in Kansas … The first baby poitou donkey born in a North American zoo. MAZEL TOV, UNUSUAL, ADORABLE BABY ZOO ANIMALS + FRIENDS!
Rare bald bird breed discovered →
SO ADORABLY BALD! ” ‘Whenever you come across a bird that’s bald, it’s a prominent characteristic,’ [Wild Conservation Society Assistant Director Peter] Clyne told LiveScience.”
Seven-year-old skips church, starts a car chase →
From the desk of recklessly adorable endangerement: a seven-year-old in Utah steals his dad’s Dodge Intrepid and leads police on a 40-mph car chase. “When the boy’s father later confronted him, the boy said he didn’t want to go to church. The boy is too young to prosecute and no citations were issued, although police did urge the father to make his car keys more...
Beluga whale saves drowning diver →
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea … swim so wild, swim so … life-savingly!
Monkey herds goats; farmer approves →
National Geographic reports that Mani, an untrained monkey, herds goats on a farm in India, without the assistance of a human shepherd. “She is as good as a shepherd,” says the Estate Manager. “The only thing is that she does not speak, but otherwise carries out all responsibilities.”
3000 Afghani donkeys taking ballots to the polls →
Amidst a war, the threat of Taliban insurgency and a fragile security situation, citizens of Afghanistan are going to the polls. And thousands of donkeys are helping! It’s adorable democracy in action.
Blind dog finds friend in guide dog →
Blind border collie Clyde and his guide dog Bonnie were found wandering the streets of Norfolk together in a rain storm and brought to a shelter. Bonnie appears to have taken up the role of guide dog for Clyde voluntarily, belieing the commonly held belief that it is a dog-eat-dog world. Thanks, convincingindie.
Panda birthday party at the National Zoo →
Four-year-old Tai Shan was feted with a frozen birthday cake made from ice, shredded beets and bamboo.
Baby hedgehog rescued by St. Tiggywinkles Hospital →
Adorable may be in the eye of the beholder, but whatever you think about this scaly pink urchin, it’s hard to argue that “St. Tiggywinkles” may be the all-time most absurd, adorable name for a wildlife hospital ever. We’re consulting our copy of “Lives of the Saint” to see where St. Tiggywinkles fits into the canon. Thanks to A Well-Respected Tumblr, a member...
Great bunny heist of 2009 comes to an end →
Cracker, a 7-week-old baby bunny that was stolen from the Waukesha County Fair this weekend, has been located and is expected to be returned Thursday night. “Police said a woman was leaving the fair when a man approached her in the parking lot and asked her if she wanted a bunny.”
Surprise reunion between firefighter, long-lost... →
After dramatically rescuing several dogs from a cliff and taking them to a shelter, the fire chief was told by the shelter director that they had a perfect dog for him. IT TURNED OUT TO BE HIS DOG, which he’d heartbreakingly parted with five years ago because of a move. Someone call 91-adorable-1.
Aquarium fish get lonely →
“A new study found that common aquarium fish fight more and act less like themselves when they’re lonely. Just as people choose to squeeze into a crowded nightclub rather than roam around an empty bar, it seems, certain fish prefer to have lots of companions.”
Baboons at safari park learn to open rooftop... →
Keepers at the Knowsley Safari Park have issued an “anti-social baboon order,” warning cavalier visitors that, yes, that monkey will steal your clothes. They even made a precautionary video.
Ireland's goat king succession in peril →
Every summer in Dublin, a goat is crowned King of Ireland. This year, the heir to the throne has been unable to obtain the proper travel license. The entire country trembles at the prospect of the power vacuum that may ensue.
Frog wedding performed to fight monsoon →
True love always wins. Even against the elements, between frogs, and in arranged marriages.
World Santa Congress opens with elf wedding →
“The elf-eared Rune Hamrath Hansen kissed the bride, Sine Andersen, at a Christmas-themed wedding that opened the annual convention in an amusement park outside Copenhagen. ‘They are so beautiful,’ said Paradise Yamamoto, a Santa from Tokyo. ‘Merry Christmas,’ he bellowed, as the couple was showered with rice and heart-shaped confetti during a horse-drawn carriage...
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into WI home →
Adorably, no one was hurt. We can’t stay mad at you, Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
Boy floats 12 miles down river on toy truck →
“Police said Demetrius was cold but none the worse for his ordeal. ‘He was more concerned about leaving his truck behind,’ said an officer.”
Turtles delay flights at JFK →
More than 78 diamondback terrapin turtles crawled onto the runway at JFK, delaying flights at the NYC airport for more than an hour and a half. “The invasion began unfolding, slowly, at around 8:30 a.m., when an American Eagle flight crew reported seeing three turtles while taxiing out for departure. Before long, a chorus of pilots was radioing the tower to report turtles either on the...
Toddler hides too well during game of... →
So well … that the two-year-old’s family had to call the cops. “The family’s dog, Copper, finally sniffed her out. She had fallen asleep in a drawer underneath the family’s washing machine.”
Drunk badger disrupts traffic in Germany →
The badger, which had eaten too many over-ripe, fermented cherries, had apparently crawled into the road and passed out. Commuters called to report a dead animal; police officers found the badger to be merely inebriated.
Male bowerbirds fireproof their nests →
“Bowerbirds remove flammable leaves and litter from around their bowers, or cover them with decorations. That behavior may have evolved because it creates a firebreak.”
Desert rhubarb waters itself →
“It’s cool,” says the desert rhubarb. “I GOT THIS.”
Gay penguins adopt baby chick →
“Vet Joachim Schöne said: “Another couple threw the egg out of their batch. We picked it up and put it in the nest of the gay penguins.” The two foster fathers took to the egg immediately and cared for it over the course of 35 days before it hatched. “On April 25 the chick was born and is now being watched by one of its new dads around the clock.” The baby penguin cannot even eat by...
Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain →
We’re sorry it’s been a while, cuties. The Adorable News wire has been eerily silent, your editors have been more world-weary and less susceptible to squeals than normal, and we’ve been wondering if our hearts have hardened for good. Upon witnessing this duckling rescue, we realize we shouldn’t despair.
Chinese cat grows wings →
Due to a genetic mutation or a hereditary skin condition, a cat that fulfills the cartoonish fantasies of countless eight-year-olds, anime fans and the porcelain statuettes of crazy old ladies now walks the earth.
Daschund adopts baby tiger →
“A tiger cub born last weekend at Germany’s Stroehen Zoo has already experienced the loss of two mother figures in its short life. The cub was rejected by its mother shortly after its birth. Things began looking up when the cub was adopted by Monster, a wirehaired dachshund that belonged to the zoo’s owners. But Monster himself died unexpectedly. After Monster’s...
Giant blankets could protect astronauts from... →
It probably won’t look anything like this, but a team of engineering students have suggested that lunar outposts be draped in giant moon blankets to protect long-term visitors from hazardous cosmic rays. Sleep tight, astronauts!
The whole world is optimistic →
“Nearly 90 percent of people around the globe expect the next five years to be as good or better than life today, the study found. And 95 percent expect their life in five years to be as good or better than it was five years ago.” Cute.
World's smallest snake, pea-sized seahorse make... →
The dimunitive size of these otherwise marginally icky animals makes them lovable, and we are further stirred with hope that new species are being discovered all the time in this wracked economical, ecological and emotional climate. Also we watched that Star Trek movie about the extinction of humpback whales, and it freaked us out. Other less adorable species on the list: a ghost slug, the...
Meerkats don't spoil their babies →
Even though they are unbelieveably, irresistably adorable.
Police search for man in ape suit stealing bananas →
Bonus points to the AP writer for going for the “fruitless” pun.
Banker saves duckling from ledge, leads them to... →
The link goes to a video, which is so adorable it made me cry.
Driver was under influence ... of cereal →
“Police said a man who was stopped for erratic driving on Central Avenue last week was eating a bowl of cereal and milk while he drove. He told officers he was hungry. Lt. John Schlittler told The Boston Globe that the 48-year-old man, whose name was not released, was also driving with an expired license. The man has been cited for unlicensed operation, failure to stay in lanes and...
Baby jaguars ... in a basket →
It is a scientific fact that animals are always more adorable when you put them in baskets. See also: Even the lowly, less-than-adorable wombat: The baby jaguars, recently born at the Berlin Zoo, are also adorable when they are not hanging out in a basket:
Baby kangaroo rescued, nursed by zoo staff →
Today, Adorable News presents the awful, heartrending, truth-and-drama-of-life-and-the-earth side of “adorable.” This baby kangaroo was ejected from her mother’s pouch, which in the wild is something that mom kangaroos do when they are in danger. In the zoo, she was probably spooked. When the baby was found in her enclosure, zoo staff rescued her, made a little cloth pouch for...
Sick baby giraffe makes a recovery →
Itsy-bitsy frog species discovered →
This teeny tiny toadlet (it’s really called a toadlet!) is about two centimeters long. Get out a ruler. That is ridiculous. Says a member of the scientist team that discovered this adorable creature: “”To me they are like new friends that we are just getting to know.”
Baby lemurs born at the Jackson zoo →
Meet Mort, Levi, Eli and Junior. Why these adorable baby lemurs are named, apparently, after a bunch of old Jewish dudes from New York is anybody’s guess. Let’s just hope Mort grows into his name. BABY LEMURS!
Orangutan short circuits fence, builds ladder and... →
Pretty adorable, as long as you don’t dwell on the existential implications of an animal trying everything in her power to break free of her enclosure and experience the outside world. BUT ALSO: IT’S AN ADORABLE DOUBLE FEATURE! This whistling orangutan, featured in the same article, is releasing an LP of his music in June. “A Heidelberg-based music producer decided to...
Akron considers naming leopard cub "LeBron" →
Because nothing says adorable like a wildly popular, successful, talented and handsome NBA all-star. I’m sure King James will appreciate the tribute.
Wilco's adorable new album cover →
Here at Adorable News, we pride ourselves on providing our readers with hard, fast, up-to-the-minute reports of adorable things happening around the world. But we haven’t devoted much coverage to the lifestyle and entertainment news that shapes YOUR world … until now. We’re making our first foray into pop culture terrain today for several reasons: 1. That’s a camel 2....
3-year-old found after two days lost in the woods →
“I don’t know how he did it,” Adam Childers said. “I don’t know grown men who could do it. He is one tough booger. I will put him up for the Grizzly Adams award. I’m gonna send him bear hunting with a stick.”