Awesome Animals

Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

Artist Amy Tannenbaum works in a variety of media to create her works. In addition to making portraits from twirled yarn and magazine clippings, she creates images out of tiny slivers of colored paper. Here she shows off a detailed image of a tiger that she made using the cut paper technique.

40 Animal Impressions

40 Animal Impressions

It’s pretty easy to meow like a cat or bark like a dog, but Finnish entertainer and voice artist Rudi Rok is a verifiable show-off. Watch and listen as he impersonates the sounds of 40 different animals, including tricky ones like a screeching eagle, a chirping cricket, and a woodpecker pecking on a tree.

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Lemonade Pet Insurance

Lemonade collaborated with vets and real-life pet parents to design plans that start as low as $10/month for dogs and cats. You can even craft your coverage yourself, so grab yourself a quote. Plus, you can save an extra 10% if you insure your home with them, too.

Innacurate Medieval Animal Arrt

Innacurate Medieval Animal Arrt

With the advent of photography, capturing accurate images of living creatures is easy to do. But back in medieval times, we had to rely on drawings to convey what animals looked like. Curious Archive put together this amusing compilation of illustrations where it’s clear the artist had never actually seen the animal.

DEEEER Simulator

DEEEER Simulator

Described as a “Slow-life town destruction game,” DEEEER Simulator invites players to frolic about for a leisurely stroll or wreak havoc and destroy the place. After watching the trailer, we still have no idea what’s going on, but we need to play this. Coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. It’s on Steam Early Access for PC too.

Reindeer Cyclones

Reindeer Cyclones

Reindeer have been known to walk together in a circular formation in order to fend off predators and to protect their herd. This incredible aerial footage of hundreds of swirling deer was captured by filmmaker Andrei Golovnev on Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle.

Building a Cat Elevator

Building a Cat Elevator

Liam Thompson’s cat is currently 20 years old. The old guy is having trouble getting around these days – especially going up and down the stairs. So Liam, being a nice guy and an industrious builder, fabricated a custom elevator just for kitty. The basket rides on rails and is powered by a small electric hoist.

Puma Slipstream Mutation Beast Fur Sneakers

Puma Slipstream Mutation Beast Fur Sneakers
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Puma presents a wild new take on their classic Slipstream basketball shoe. This mid-boot sneaker is decked out in varied animal prints and textures for a bold and beastly look. Highlights include a furry leopard collar, hairy suede on the toe and heel, a synthetic white snakeskin quarter panel, and grape leather sides.

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Do you know what’s better than looking at pictures of roly-poly dogs on the internet? A heavy metal song that pays tribute to these adorably chonky and well-fed pooches, courtesy of YouTuber Frazee Wooster. He needs to do a version for all the other round boys.

Sea Creature Size Comparison

Sea Creature Size Comparison

If you’ve ever wondered how big a blue whale is compared to a human, check out Goji Center’s video, which compares the relative sizes of various marine life. What makes it more interesting is that the animated chart also includes extinct sea creatures. We had no idea that there was a 120-foot-long jellyfish out there.

The Kiffness x La La La Dog

The Kiffness x La La La Dog

Musician The Kiffness is back with another great remix. This time, he added a smooth and chill beat and vocals to the endearing half-growl sounds of Alexander Zekudzze La La La Dog. Everyone sing along! La La, La La La, La La La La La, La La La La La! Encore!

Dapper Animal Planters

Dapper Animal Planters
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West Elm’s ceramic animal planters make a great gift for animal lovers. They add a touch of whimsy and cheer to any space, and designer Rachel Kozlowski’s dapper owl, bunny, and fox remind us of one of our favorite Wes Anderson movies, Fantastic Mr. Fox. They measure appx. 5″ to 6″ high. Sold individually.

Animal Tiny Mic Interviews

Animal Tiny Mic Interviews

Animal lover and trained zookeeper Maya Higa of the Alveus Sanctuary introduces us to some of the many non-releasable exotic animals they help care for. But rather than just look at them, she interviewed them using an appropriately tiny microphone. Watch episode one here.

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Star Trek Cats Puzzle

Star Trek Cats Puzzle
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Ever wonder “What if the Starship Enterprise was manned by cats?” Us neither. Nevertheless, this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle casts felines in several of Star Trek’s most beloved scenes. A tabby plays Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock is a Mexican Hairless, and Chief Engineer “Scotty” Scott is (duh) a Scottish Fold. Beam me up, Kitty!

3D-Printed Cat Helmets

3D-Printed Cat Helmets

Rémy Vicarini likes to make tiny helmets for his cat Cathode. His collection of 3D-printed headgear includes a bicycle helmet, an astronaut helmet, and a LEGO knight helmet. We also have no idea how Cathode sat still for the working Iron Man helmet. Good kitty.

Snacking Tortoise ASMR

Snacking Tortoise ASMR

The Animal ASMR channel has cornered the market on recording close-ups of turtles and guinea pigs snacking on food. Among their many similar video clips is this adorable and relaxing recording of a tortoise chomping down on a strawberry, a blueberry, pumpkin, and broccoli. Crunch crunch crunch.

Feeding Flamingos

Feeding Flamingos

Among the various residents of the San Diego Zoo are a number of delightfully pink flamingos. For fun, the zoo shared footage of the lanky birds as they poke their heads beneath the water in search of food. The flamingos have filtering plates in their mouths which sort out tasty morsels like tiny shrimp and other small critters.

Mantis Shrimp vs. Octopus

Mantis Shrimp vs. Octopus

Octopi thrive on shellfish and other small sea creatures. But when an octopus thinks it can gobble down a mantis shrimp, it gets quite the surprise from the powerful crustacean. Nat Geo WILD captured this amazing footage of the terrifying shrimp as it protects itself and delivers blow after blow on its eight-legged foe.

Lamb (Trailer)

Lamb (Trailer)

If Valdimar Jóhannsson’s movie Lamb lives up to its intense trailer, it looks like it’s gonna be one wild ride. It follows the story of a childless couple in Iceland who adopt a newborn lamb on their farm, but after they start treating the animal as a member of the family, it may just end up ripping them apart.

Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Japanese artist Yamanono makes incredibly lifelike miniature animals from felt. Here, they create a brown and white tabby cat from the fluffy textile. The whole process is fascinating to watch, from hand-painting eyeballs to painstakingly placing individual hairs on kitty’s head. They’ve got something for dog lovers too.

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True Facts About Wild Pigs

True Facts About Wild Pigs

Not every pig is as cute as Babe. Some of piggy’s boar, warthog, and babirusas cousins are downright scary looking. ZeFrank takes us inside the world of wild pigs to learn about these smart and savvy animals, and the surprisingly hardcore lives they live.

Epic Animal Migrations: Crabs and Rays

Epic Animal Migrations: Crabs and Rays

Smithsonian Channel’s Epic Animal Migrations journeys to the west coast of Mexico to witness two spectacles of nature. The first: millions of pelagic red crabs rising to the surface to dine on plankton. The second: thousands of giant eagle rays gliding beneath the waves – some emerging from the water into the air.

CLAWS

CLAWS

Hopefully, you had a happy and relaxing 4th of July, and your beach vacation wasn’t interrupted by any terrifying monsters from the ocean. While a great white shark would definitely be bad, this great black kitty could really ruin your holiday.

The Kiffness x Numnum Cat: International Mix

The Kiffness x Numnum Cat: International Mix

Musician The Kiffness continues his trend of remixing funny-sounding cats, this time creating a groovy backbeat for the gurgly Numnum Cat. After making his solo remix, he was once again joined by musicians from around to globe to add a little international flavor to the track.

Small Worlds Macro Photography

Small Worlds Macro Photography

Photographer Jens Heidler of Another Perspective offers a series of crisp close-up stills and video footage of animals and insects, revealing incredible details not visible to the naked eye. Check out his video on flash diffusers for some tips on capturing great macro images.

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Andrey Kazantsev of Dirt Customs makes amazing low-polygon-count metal animal sculptures. Watch as he welds together a wonderfully pointy Doberman sculpture from dozens of pieces of precision-cut metal. He ships internationally, and his contact info is on his Instagram page. That giant panda sculpture blew our minds.

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