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World’s Top 20 Famous Animals

Animals and humans have always shared a special bond. We’ve always relied on animals for food, protection, transportation, and company. Over the past two centuries, many animals have even left their mark on history’s course. Let’s take a look at the top 20 world-famous animals.

Heidi The Opossum

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum was raised at a wild animal sanctuary in North Carolina before being placed at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany in 2011.

Heidi’s eye condition wasn’t harmful to her health. However, it did make her vulnerable in the wild. At the zoo’s tropical wildlife exhibit, living alongside two other opossums, Heidi was safe.

A Cross-Eyed Sensation

When photographs of Heidi were posted on the Internet, she swiftly became a sensation. A popular YouTube song was written about her, a line of stuffed animals was created, and she quickly gained over 300,000 followers on Facebook.

The cute cross-eyed opossum was even the star of a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she predicted the winners of three Oscar categories. Sadly, on September 28, 2011, Heidi had closed her eyes forever.

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A Swarm of Ladybugs in California That Shook the World!

The National Weather Service in San Diego said a huge “echo” appeared on the SoCal radar but discovered it was not rain, instead it was a cloud of ladybugs!  The swarm showed up on the California weather service’s radar map as an 80-mile-wide mass.

This is a phenomenon known as a “bloom”.  Meteorologist Miguel Miller said the bloom appeared on their screen as an amazing 80-miles wide and 80-miles long.  It seems the mass was moving from the San Gabriel Mountains toward San Diego.

The mass of ladybugs was seen moving from Barstow in San Bernadino County, 80 miles south of Riverside which is near Los Angeles.  It literally covered an area over 1,000 square miles.

Meteorologist Mark Moede from the weather service said ladybugs were everywhere and a weather spotter in the San Bernadino Mountains reported an abnormal population of ladybugs which was then linked by the weather service to the sighting.

Bugs, not Clouds!

Casey Oswant, San Diego weather service meteorologist, told the Palm Springs Desert Sun there were a lot of clouds at the time along with this massive bloom.

She said the size of the mass could not have been created by the clouds.  She followed the patch that was heading south in the morning and then disappeared from the screen by noon.  It is not known for certain where the ladybugs were traveling from.

Senior scientist at James W. Cornett Ecological Consultant believes the number of ladybugs needed to create such a massive movement would have turned the skies dark.

Whether this event happened or not, we are all relieved to know they were ladybugs!  Legend has it, if a ladybug lands on your shoulder, you are blessed with luck! Imagine a swarm of ladybugs this massive, that must be luck for a lifetime!

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Jellyfish Spinning After Getting Caught in Bubble Ring

Incredible footage shows the moment a jellyfish collides with a bubble ring off the coast of Menorca, Spain.

Footage captured on June 3 shows the jellyfish spinning after getting caught in the bubble.

Incredible footage shows the moment a jellyfish collides with a bubble ring off the coast of Menorca, Spain.

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3 Reasons Why Sloths Are The Real Kings & Queens

As a creature which is more or less a byword for being lazy and not taking any effort, sloths are hilarious. Their cheery faces and complete inability to do anything makes them quite hilarious, but it’s actually part of their entire nature as a species. Indeed, some facts and figures from the Guinness World Book of Records shows that sloths are by far and away the laziest animals around!

You see, with International Sloth Day recently held in late October (the 20th), people have been thinking taking on a more sloth-like approach to life. Need some inspiration? Here is some proof that sloths are the animal who waits for nobody.

Sloths And The Sea

One comical fact about the sloth is that they can move at roughly three times the pace in water as they can on-land. Maybe it’s because they know that they cannot make their way into a tree to sleep all day. Maybe it’s because the monsters of the water are much more likely to get them than the animals of the jungle.

Whatever the reason, they are pretty rapid swimmers and will make their way out of the water much faster than they would if they were just floating around in the comfort of a tree branch.

The Size of a Sloth

Indeed, the largest ever sloths were known as the Florida ground. While they have been dead as a species for at least 300,000 years, they left a memorable mark on the animal kingdom. These massive creatures were capable of creating the largest animal burrows ever found – some the size of a cave. Some still are intact today across South America.

Of course, some tiny sloths do exist as well – the pygmy three-toed sloth stand at around 50cm in height. These adorable little creatures are very much easy to fall in love with, Overall, this makes them the size of a normal domestic cat – imagine that cat that was so lazy!

Sadly, only 100 of these adorable little creatures are left.

The Speed of a Sloth

Noted for their lack of real ability to move at any pace, the adorable sloth lives up to that reputation. You see, if you were to put some animals into a 100m sprint, the sloth would probably be the last over the line.

Usain Bolt can do it in 9.58 seconds – a three-toed sloth? 50 minutes. That’s a hilarious 6-8ft per minute. For perspective, an iceberg just drifting along would be moving at over fifteen times that pace.

So, with this in mind, you can easily see why the sloth has gained its reputation as a creature who very much wants to deal with things tomorrow. It’s well earned!

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Watch: Orangutan Decides To Play Catch When Man Tosses Him A Treat

Prepare to laugh and be amazed as this is one video that no one should miss! In this video, during a trip to Bali, Vitaly R. decided to go to a zoo. There, he went to the Orangutan habitat not realizing that he would meet a lifelong friend there. He decided to toss over a treat to his new Orangutan friend only to be surprised by its response! The Orangutan picks up a treat of its own and tosses it back to Vitaly! This video really does show how smart Orangutans can really be!

This is absolutely amazing! Who knew that apes such as this one could make such good friends? Do we have to mention how smart this Orangutan is? You cannot help but smile as the ape throws a treat back to its new friend! Even Vitaly himself seems like he is really surprised by the response! This is one moment that Vitaly will remember for a long time!

Aside from the fact that this orangutan is really smart, isn’t it also just adorable? It is so cute that you cannot help but to want to take it home with you! Unfortunately, you cannot take something like this home with you, but you could always get some adorable animal plush’s from Amazon! After all, who doesn’t find plush’s adorable?!

So sit back, prepare to laugh, and enjoy this video!

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Prepare to laugh and be amazed as this is one video that no one should miss! In this video, during a trip to Bali, Vitaly R. decided to go to a zoo. There, he went to the Orangutan habitat not realizing that he would meet a lifelong friend there. He decided...

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Watch: Alligator Gets a Prosthetic Tail

This is the story of Mr. Stubbs, an alligator without a tail. If you know a little about these reptiles, you will agree that they cannot swim without their tails. Mr. Stubbs the alligator had been ‘grounded’ for so long until a special prosthetic was invented for him.

This smart invention was made by a group of technicians and animal lovers. Without a tail, it was going to be difficult for Mr. Stubbs to survive all by himself.

It is not certain how Mr. Stubbs lost his tail, but the story is most likely horrific. He was among some alligators rescued from animal smugglers in Arizona. Mr. Stubbs was kept in a private facility for observation and care when his disability was discovered.

It is a miracle he survived. Mr. Stubbs has been treated; there is no threat because of the injury from his missing tail. However, without the tail, releasing him into the wild could be a ‘death sentence.’ Thanks to 3D printing technology, a prosthetic was created.

It was quite a challenge to find a suitable tail for Mr. Stubbs. The issues ranged from the usage, and how well the prosthetic fit. Alligators use their tails in many ways; this meant that the prosthetic had to be firmly secured in place. The technicians at the Phoenix Herpetological Society didn’t give up easily. After a series of trials, the right prosthetic was created.

A 3D printer was used to develop a personalised tail. The focus was on creating a tail that matched Mr. Stubbs structure. It was important to get the right fitting because an alligator’s tail is as important as its legs.

After a series of trials, it was confirmed that the prosthetic was going to work and last longer. This is great news for Mr. Stubbs. Regardless of how well he is cared for at the center, he belongs in the wild. The successful creation of the prosthetic meant he has another chance to live a normal life in his natural habitat. However, there will still be more tests.

So far, these are the accomplishments. Mr. Stubbs has been able to use his new tail to swim in water. It is now easier for him to move around with the use of the prosthetic. This also means he can hunt for food successfully in the wild.

The inventors of the prosthetic have posted videos of Mr. Stubbs testing his new tail in the water. The comments on these videos are hilarious, but generally, everyone is happy that this alligator was saved and is getting the best assistance.

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Watch: Cop Rescues Tied Dog

What a perfect example of the countless times our brave police officers save lives! So many times in our modern society, thanks to the evolution of social media, we are so quick to find ways to judge others and find something to be offended by. Even though the topic of police officers is a valid topic to discuss, because there does need to be reform in that department, it is also very important not to forget that at the end of the day, they are our everyday heroes.

So many times people are so quick to pull out their phones when they find something negative or violent that they can document; however, this video shows that so many of our men and women in blue are always looking for lives to save. Even sweeter, this time, it is the life of a dog.

This sweet dog is the loyal companion to a truck driver. He obviously loves his dog and cares for his safety because he was letting the dog get some fresh air. The thought of how horribly wrong this series of events could have gone gives me chills down my spine. Had that driver gotten up to a speed higher than the dog could keep up with, it would have been a tragic situation. This, however, was not the case.

In this situation, this police officer who can also be described as a hero, acted quickly to stop the driver before the situation turned grave. The sweet little dog was trotting along, trying to keep up with the driver who had leashed him to the back of his truck. I can imagine what that dog was thinking. I’m sure he was beyond happy to see the police officer stop the truck. I’m sure the police department in Yavapai, Arizona is very proud to have their officer recognized for such an easy, but a life-saving decision.

I’m sure the driver felt so bad that this happened. We are all human. We make mistakes. I’m sure he would have never done this on purpose. I can only imagine the “What if?” thoughts that went through his mind after unleashing his dog from the truck. I bet he was even close to tears himself. Those of us who are dog owners treat our dogs like family, and I am sure truck drivers, especially, take good care of their pets. They are, at times, the only companions and company they keep.

The best part of this video is that it’s not just a video about a cop saving the life of a dog. It is so much more than that. It is a reminder to us all. It is a reminder to not focus on the negative of our men in blue. Are there police officers who have acted in haste and let their narrow minds take the life of an individual due to unnecessary fear? Yes, it is a sad truth, and it is an example of the state of so many in our nation. This video, however, is a reminder that at the end of the day these men have done way more good than bad. It’s a reminder to focus on the good our men in blue do and to remember they too, just like us, are human.

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Hilarious: Wildlife Funny Photography Award Finalists

This is the third year it will be held. Every year, the fans gather round to view the annual comedy Wildlife Photography Awards nominated pictures. As always, this year will be even better. We expect to see animals in their natural habitats caught on camera in acts that may not have been believable. But with the photographs as proof, these pictures make it to the Awards.

The humour attached to the annual event is exceptional. The animals are in no way harmed, but they have been captured in rare displays that leave the audience reeling over in laughter.

The awards started in 2015; it was organized by Paul Joynson Hicks. They promote the Born Free Foundations through the event. Paul is also a wildlife photographer who has been an active member of the foundation. The Born Free Foundation was established to create more awareness about the need to protect our wildlife. The submissions are open to everyone. After all the photographs are collected, screening commences, and only the best make it to the final selection.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 |Mary McGowan | Title: Caught In The Act | Location of shot: Brandon, FL USA

In total, every year, over one thousand pictures are collected for this award. The final selection screens out the rest leaving only forty-one pictures. Some of the criteria used for the selection include the photographs that show animals making the funniest expressions.

Many pictures also depict the animals in their natural habitat interacting in peculiar ways that can be termed as hilarious. However, not everyone may find the pictures very funny. The ability to project our lifestyle as humans in these pictures is a starting point to connect with the photographs in a comedic way.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018| Shane Keena | Title: Peek-a-boo! | Location of shot: Salton Sea, CA

This year the final forty-one pictures have been released. It is now time to start voting for the winners. The public is encouraged to view the final selections and pick their favourite. This year’s event is sponsored by the Affinity Photo, the software company. All participants during the voting exercise also stand a chance to win an iPad. It has also been announced that the winners will be revealed at the ceremony scheduled for November 15, 2018.


The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Jamie Bussey | Title: Crouching Tiger, Peeking Moose | Location of shot: Southern Alberta, Canada

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Geert Weggen | Title: split | Location of shot: BispgÃ¥rden

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Amy Kennedy | Title: Bullies! | Location of shot: South Georgia

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Sergey Savvi | Title: Hot Kiss | Location of shot: Krabi, Thailand

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Robert Adamson | Title: majestic stag?! | Location of shot: Laggan, Scottish highlands

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‘Zombie Turtle’ Washes Ashore in UK

As one of the most majestic animals in the UK, the turtle is a unique species. They are very impressive, known for their comfortable lifestyles and incredible feats of aging. However, while we mostly associate the turtle with wisdom, knowledge and grandeur, they sometimes can be the subject of horror. Indeed, this recent find in the United Kingdom is one that would shock most people: a boat-size zombie turtle!

While it’s not alive and feasting on the brains of other turtles, the horrifying scale of waste on its skeleton is horrifying to look at. It was found when Richard Pears and James Mustoe were out and about with James’ kids, Barnaby and Reuben. They were heading around the beach of Polkerris, Cornwall, when they came across their gargantuan discovery.

Speaking to IFLScience, Mustoe said: “We saw this thing floating in the water from a way off and didn’t have a clue what it could be,

“I was stunned – it was shocking,”

“When we realized what it was, it was very sad but also seeing something that rare and that size just bobbing in the sea like that must be a once in a lifetime encounter. I told my children it would be something they could tell their grandchildren about in years to come.”

What they had found bobbing up and down like a buoy was the decomposing body of the leatherback turtle. Indications that the turtle was a century old – perhaps older – were clear, too. At least it was able to lead a happy, fulfilling life, right?

A once-in-a-lifetime spot

The fact that a leatherback turtle was so near the beaches of Cornwall might seem odd. However, these creatures are fairly nomadic, and do a good job of getting around the world – they often appear in locations all across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. However, Mustoe was right: to spot one near the UK is a very rare opportunity indeed.

They are supposedly quite laid-back, and don’t mind winding up in new locations. However, if you see one and it is alive, you should contact some form of coast guard: they are presently listed as a “vulnerable” species. The general population is going down, and we need to do something to try and change that: if you see one of these majestic animals struggling, try and do something.

From climate change to pollution through to accidental catching, these amazing animals should be protected at all costs. While it might be amazing to see one so up-close, we’d much rather it was alive and kicking!

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Horny Dolphins Close A French Beach

We usually hear about beaches that are shut down because sharks where spotted. This case is different. The hostile nature of one horny dolphin named Zafar has forced the authorities in this small French town to shut down the beach.

In the seaside town Landévenec, Brittany, surfers, and swimmers who use kayaks have been harassed by a seemingly aggressive male dolphin. The overly intrusive dolphin has almost overturned some kayaks while surfers have been constantly harassed in the water. This ‘energetic’ male dolphin has not spared small boats and swimmers. The experts say its behavior is not absurd and maybe humans should give him some time to get over this phase.

Before the closure, encounters with the dolphin became quite regular. However, there have been no injuries thankfully. The visitors to the beach claim it seems friendly sometimes, but they have experienced some dominant behavior that could be threatening.

Currently, the male dolphin named Zafar has been put on the ‘watch list.’ The visitors and surfers are not allowed to swim or go surfing whenever Zafar is spotted in the sea. Everyone has also been advised to stay away from the dolphin maintaining a distance of at least fifty meters at all times.

There have been mixed reactions to this order from the mayor who runs the town. While some residents and tourists have applauded the decision, others condemn the action saying it could cause the public to regard dolphins as dangerous animals. This perspective could put dolphins in danger in many ways. It cannot, however, be ruled out that there could be an injury resulting from an unfortunate encounter with an ‘over-eager’ Zafar in the future.

The aquatic and wildlife experts have shared some information to help the public understand what is happening. Dolphins are peculiar animals. The male dolphins do not only mate with females for reproduction. Male dolphins have been found to exhibit homosexual tendencies as a way of showing dominance over other dolphins. There have also been situations where dolphins become ‘too close’ to their handlers.

Elizabeth Hawkins, the lead researcher at the Dolphin Research Institute in Australia, claims that Zafar is going through a phase in his life. While stating that it is not abnormal behavior, she points out that Zafar who is mostly spotted alone in the water has probably been excluded from other groups of dolphins. He is, therefore, trying to force a social interaction with human beings to meet his need for interaction.

Hawkins commends the French authorities for implementing the ban. Zafar could be in danger if he becomes used to interacting with human beings. This exposure can make Zafar vulnerable to injury and abuse by humans. It is best for the dolphin to find a way to become established among a dolphin community rather than with humans.

Dolphins are known to be friendly and sociable with humans. However, they are still wild animals except the dolphins have been brought up in private aquariums. The seas remain their natural habitat, and we should be happy to allow them to flourish in the seas when necessary.

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Traffic Comes To A Halt As Swan Family Crosses The Road

Animals and roads usually don’t mix. It’s not something you see every day. But when that happens, we always have a witness to capture that amazing moment when they do. While most animals avoid humans and roads, some gutsy swans recently threw caution to the wind and decided to do some walking.

Why did the herd of swans cross the street? So that they can be caught on video and become an Internet sensation! A swan family crosses the road in Copenhagen, Denmark in this awesome clip. Thanks to everyone who helped make sure they were able to cross safely! Such model citizens! Soon enough, one by one they start crossing and the cars stop for these feathery pedestrians!

They look like the Beatles on that crosswalk, only without the flare pants. If you are wondering why they didn’t just fly across, here’s an idea. Walking uses far less energy than flying. Conserving energy for fleeing danger and long migrations help them survive. Swans tend to walk to their feeding site from water. Since swans are grazing animals, they will do more walking than flying.

It’s really interesting to see all the people and all the cars near this family because even though swans are so gracious animals they aren’t the friendliest of creatures! It’s adorable to watch now, but it’s a good thing that these drivers were paying attention and let these little guys go! It’s good to know that we have such good drivers that pay attention to the road and didn’t disturb this big family making it to the other side!

Swans are close relatives to geese and ducks. There are approximately seven species of swans. There are the Black swan, Tundra swan, Mute swan, Black-necked swan, Trumpeter swan, the Bewick’s swan and the Whistle swan. Interesting, right?

Often seen gliding across lakes, the swan has long represented elegance and refinement. Swans are herbivores. Swans feed principally on sea-going vegetation, with their long necks enabling them to feast upon plants developing on river beds. They likewise eat little animals, for example, mollusks that stick to the vegetation, and little fish, frogs, and worms. Swans likewise will eat in fields, eating grass on the off chance that it is accessible.

Did you know that swans can sleep on water and also on the ground? They can sleep while standing on one leg or while floating on water. Swans have their moments of aggression. So if you see a swan mother with her children it’s better to stay away from them and let them pass or let them do what they need to do because they are very protective of the little ones. So cool!

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LOL: Fireman Saves Rude Parrot Stuck on a Roof

The firemen were called so it must have looked like the parrot’s life was in danger. However, nothing prepared the fireman for the shock he got when he eventually reached the spot where the parrot was supposedly stuck. He was told, and we quote, to “F**K off!” How rude, but we shouldn’t only regard the parrot’s comment what if the fireman was intruding what was a solemn moment of peace and reflection on the roof?

This brings us to wonder, do animals need some time off on their own as well? I know we humans do, the peace you feel when alone cannot be compared to many experiences. Maybe the parrot just wanted to relax on the roof.

According to the witnesses, it did seem like the parrot was stuck on the roof. It refused to acknowledge the treats and calls from the owner who were getting agitated because of the situation.

Jessie, the parrot, had spent three days on the roof before the firemen were called to come to her rescue. But she was not ready to come down. We wonder what must have caused Jessie’s tantrum. Little wonder, from her vocabulary, maybe those were the last words she heard which will explain her decision to stay up on the roof for three days.

That was not all; Jessie could say nice things too. When the firemen were called, they were advised to say the words “I love you” to Jessie, and she would reply “I love you back.” So she has a good side. It was also revealed that the parrot was multi-lingual; she could speak other languages such as Turkish, and Greek fluently. Her vocabulary was quite vast too regarding the foreign languages; it was, therefore, surprising to everyone even the owners that she chose to speak in English while telling the fireman to f..k off. It was the last comment she made before spreading her wings and flying to another roof of a neighbor nearby.

It was such a relief when everyone could see that Jessie was not hurt because she could fly effortlessly. The bird just wanted to have some time alone probably. After trying to convince her to come down from the roof, she flew away and perched on a tree. The firemen were satisfied that Jessie was okay and there was no need to chase her or bring her into the house if it was something she didn’t want. The solution was most probably to carry out research to find out more information about the behavior of adult female parrots of Jessie’s breed.

It is certain that a discovery will be made to explain why she could suddenly choose to stay away for a couple of days on her own. There is no food out there, and she has been domesticated. The weather is however not so bad, so she is safe, but the owners hope Jessie will have a change of mind and return home soon.

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Need a New Activity? Consider Cow Cuddling

As one of the most hilarious and placid animals on the planet, the cow is a uniquely enjoyable animal to spend time around. Like all animals, though, a cow can be hard to spend time around for long without feeling at least a little uncomfortable: especially if you aren’t used to being around cows.

However, if you want to get over that problem, for the mere price of $300, you could cuddle a cow for an hour and a half.

 

That’s right – cow cuddling is now officially a very expensive activity that you can take part in. Hugging a massive cow might be one of the best ways to improve your mental health, apparently, and it’s become a very important part of the wonderfully expensive “wellness” industry that has become so strangely popular.

Thanks to PubMed, we can say that this kind of activity is now a popular thing to do with your time. Animal interaction is supposed to be good for our mental health and can go a long way to making sure we can recover from mental stress and strain. If you wish to take part, then a trip to the Mountain Horse Farm in New York is the place to start. You can play with them, brush their coats or simply pet the cow – or hose if you prefer.

According to the official website: “Cows have a body temperature that is slightly higher than humans and their heart rate is lower than ours. Cuddling up with a cow, feeling that lower heart rate and higher body temperature, is very relaxing,”

So fear not: there is a genuine science behind this. It’s not some weird idea that has been concocted by farmers to charge people comical sums of money to hug a barnyard animal.

Unorthodox but Outstanding

Not only does it help us to connect with nature in a way that many of us simply cannot in the modern world, it also makes it easy for us to communicate with said animals. The website notes that ‘They will pick up on what’s going on inside and sense if you are happy, sad, feel lost, anxious or are excited, they will respond to that without judgment, ego or agenda.’ – and that it can bring a sense of healing and comfort to the body that simply would not be attainable otherwise.

For $300, you can get a 90-minute session which is sure to bring about some rather comical personal experiences. For an hour, you would pay around $75. You can also bring a friend with you, and you can enjoy the cuddling of a cow together.

Odd? Yes. Therapeutic? Extremely. It’s an odd experience, but there appears to be something genuine about it given the immensely positive nature of the feedback it receives. Why not try it out?

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Best Job Ever? A Greek Island is Hiring A Babysitter for 55 Cats

The fight between Dog People and Cat-people will probably never be over as the ones that prefer the cat are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend. If you are feeling down because of it and in need some feline love we have some good news for you as now you can actually get paid to stroke, snuggle, and just generally hang out with a bunch of cats. Not only that, but you get to do it on a Greek island.

It’s just like the Mamma Mia movie, but instead of Meryl Streep going through her history with a song, there are a lot of loving cats.

You really have to enjoy the company of cats cause this job will require to watch over 55 of them. The job takes place on a ‘small paradise’ island called Syros, and involves running a cat sanctuary while the owner is away.

The job was shared on Facebook by God’s Little People Cat Rescue, and asks for ‘a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company’.

The post goes on saying “I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence. You will have 55 cats in your care and need to be able to overview them all + feed and medicate (big added bonus if you’re trained vet. nurse!). [sic] You will be expected to take the cat to the vet in case of illness and therefore will need to be able to drive a manual car. Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention.”

The best part is that Not only do you get to spend your days surrounded by fluffy cuteness, but you also have your living expenses paid for. The job offers “a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semidetached modern tiny house with it’s own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea) plus a salary.”

The downside is that according to the post they don’t get many visitors and the person who will take the job will have to be fine to be alone for that time. “We are located in a secluded nature preserved area which is very tranquil and quiet in winter time but busy during the summer. You’ll no doubt thrive best if you are the type of person who appreciates nature and likes tranquility – and rest comfortably in your own company. That said, you’ll never feel lonely in the company of the cats and you’ll be expected to live with a small handful of cats in your house.” She is right about it, that is for sure.

The employment starts in October and lasts a minimum of six months, with an introductory unpaid two-to-four weeks at the start of the role. If you are interested you can check all the details you need here. Don’t forget to bring a rope and a red laser.

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Watch: Killer Whales Put On a Hunt Show For Tourists

“Dinner time!” Mama Orca rumbles sub sonically through the bay.

“Mmmm! I wonder what’s for dinner today?” asks little Bobby Orca with baited anticipation.

“I hope it’s squid!” exclaims little Suzy Orca.

“I think it’s going to be harbor seal.” Bobby nods authoritatively, blasting a spray of vapor out his blowhole.

“Mom! Bobby says we’re going to have seal…AGAIN!” tattles little Suzy.

“Come and get it! It’s a seal!” hollers Mama.

Little Suzy stops complaining and lines up with little Bobby and Papa, as well as Aunt Ora, Uncle Othello, and cousins Augustus and Orville.

They don’t dive into a prepared meal. They haven’t even killed their meal yet. But mama has already “picked” her dinner from the great supermarket of the ocean, a lone unfortunate seal that strayed too far from his neighborhood into the lonely part of the bay. He shouldn’t have done that. If he was being stalked by one killer whale, the odds of survival might be higher. Against an entire pod of killer whales, the seal doesn’t stand a chance. That’s because killer whales, orcas, are organized and strategic. Their brute strength is combined with the planning power of an enormous brain.

Led by the matriarch, the pod proceeds in unison. Each member carries its own task responsibly so that the strength of the family is greater than the sum of its parts. The tradition is passed on from parent to child, and millions of years of hunting culture have accrued to a science. A seal must sense terrible finality when it comprehends it is the subject of the hunt.

The whale watchers of this group are very fortunate, but it’s understandable that some may feel sympathy for the poor seal, another intelligent mammal with a social group and behaviors we can identify with. The seal has soft brown eyes, big eyelashes, and sometimes we see them perform tricks at shows just for our pleasure. The seal on dry land will bob its head up and down, appealing for a tossed fish from a friendly human. Here, there is nothing anyone can do but watch. Might as well turn on the camera and capture the savage spectacle!

The whales are probably used to whale watch boats by now and have no fear of the strange ritual of the two-leggers on board. They aren’t part of millions of years of the regular hunting pattern. To survive the frigid sub-arctic water, whales need blubber in their diet. Squid and fish are nice for the occasional snack, but their continued survival is dialed in to other mammals with thick layers of fat. The killer whale can weigh between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds.

That’s pretty huge. In fact, there isn’t another creature on earth, certainly not on land, but also in the sea, that is a threat to the killer whale. They are the apex of all apex predators. Humans can be dangerous to the killer whale, of course, but even humans aren’t prone to specifically targeting killer whales. The one thing in the world the killer whale has to fear is not finding food.

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“Dinner time!” Mama Orca rumbles sub sonically through the bay.
“Mmmm! I wonder what’s for dinner today?” asks little Bobby Orca with baited anticipation.
“I hope it’s squid!” exclaims little Suzy Orca.
“I think it’s going to be harbor...