Cincinnati Zoo babies

There is a large amount of controversy over the idea of zoos and if they really are a safe place for animals. There are some zoos that definitely are not open in their animal’s favor; however, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ranked #3 on USA Today’s 10 Best zoos zoos in the country for their extensive care for their animals, hospitality, and visitor attractions. One thing that the Cincinnati Zoo is also highly accredited for is their animal breeding program, which means lots of zoo babies. And if there one thing that most people can agree on, it’s that baby animals are absolutely adorable. Here is an update on the Cincinnati Zoo’s latest zoo babies:

3 Malayan tiger cubs being cared for in the nursery at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Born on Friday, February 3, 2017 are these three sweet, little Malaysian tiger cubs. The babies are in extensive care in the Zoo’s nursery and are expected to be moved to their outdoor habitat in Cat Canyon in early spring. Check out the Cincinnati Zoo’s blog for the full story.

Daily updates on baby Fiona from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Born six weeks early, baby hippopotamus, Fiona was born on January 24, 2017.  Being premature, she only weighed 29 lbs when she first came out, which is about 25 lbs less than the average new born hippo. However, she has been on around the clock care in the Zoo’s nursery and is gaining the weight and strength that she needs.

 

Next are the twelve painted dog pups! Born on Oct. 16, 2016 from their mother Imara (ee-MAH-rah). These twelve little rascals seem like they would be a handful, however, Imara raised ten pups back in 2015, so she is used to puppy shenanigans by now!

Then there are these two adorable baby giraffes, Cora and Zoey! Born just two months apart, Zoey was born on Sept. 13, 2016 from her mother Jambo and Cora was born on July 27, 2016 from her mother Cece.

Finally, there are the premature cheetah cubs, Redd, Willow, and Cathryn. These three were born in a literal of five on March 8, 2016. The babies were born prematurely and were receiving round the clock critical care for months. After months of staying in the nursery, they have finally been moved into Cat Canyon and are being trained to join the Zoo’s Cat Ambassador program!

The Cincinnati Zoo is highly recognized for their animal care and breeding program. For more updates on their wildlife and zoo babies, visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/. This is a bi-monthly newsletter, featuring updates on births of new babies and updates on growth and wellness of current babies.

5 animals reacting the same as humans

Everybody loves animals. Their, at times, lack of common sense and innocence tugs at everyone’s hearts. Sometimes people like to say what breed of dog they are or what kind of cat best represents them. I think these animals best represent humans.

tiger. By: Rennett Stow. Flickr

This is a face anyone with siblings will recognize. The is the face you see behind your mom while she yells at you for something your sibling got you in trouble for.  The face of victory. It is the face that no matter how hard you try to get your mom to notice, she never will. Everyone hates this face unless they are making it.

Owl. Google images.

This is a face you all know and hate to admit. This is the face you make when you hear your mom’s car pulling into the driveway and it hits you that you’ve been sitting on the couch all day and did not do the two chores she asked you to do before you got home. The worst part is that it’s the same chores every time: the dishes and sweeping.

r o f l m a o. by Trish Hamme. Flickr

Everybody hates to admit it, but they all like a good “dad joke.” They get a good chuckle but never they never win best joke of the night. But when you need something from your dad, all of his jokes are the best jokes ever. We’ve all been like Mr. Whiskers here when we need a few extra bucks to go to the movies or grab something to eat. Everybody else’s dad jokes suck, but your dad’s? GOAT.

zoo-85. by Colin Knowles. Flickr

“Oh, I”ll only nap for 3o minutes.” You tell yourself this every time you take a nap and every time you wake up looking like the picture above  wondering what year it is and how it has come to this. You tell yourself it won’t happen again but we all know it will.

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“The face you make when mom says the pizza rolls are done.” But seriously though, have you ever casually walked to get pizza rolls? I didn’t think so.

 

5 animals that will bless your day

 

We all love animals because they bring joy and love to our daily lives. I know seeing a dog is the highlight of my day and it turns to a blessing if I’m able to pet it. These next five are your blessings for today.

  1. This goat
Goat Mountain Trail, Peter Charbonnier

I know what you’re thinking, “There is no goat in this picture! What?! You lied! This isn’t a blessing!” but that’s where you’re wrong. This is a blessing in disguise. All we might see is a dog but isn’t every dog a blessing?

2. Her all seeing eyes

Cat with Elderly Hand
Cat with Elderly Hand, K Whiteford

Don’t be put off by her glowing eyes, she’s looking into your future and she sees nothing but good luck going your way. Trust her, look at the wise hands holding her and look at the determination in her face. This is not a chance meeting, wisdom and good luck are in your near future.

3. This smiling pig

Smiling pig

Look at this little guy, he’s all smug. He’s here to bring you smiles and whisper good words to you throughout your day. He doesn’t want you to doubt yourself, he believes in you. Don’t be afraid to smile today if you can help it. If not don’t worry, he’s got enough smiles to share with the world for you.

4. These two

Harry and Setlla
Harry and Stella, Wikimedia Commons

That’s not the flash that went off in the picture, it’s their innocence radiating off of them. They look like they were caught off guard but their friendship and love for each other is true and long-lasting, just like yours with your friends!

5. Sofia

She’s trying her best to eat all her breakfast for the day even though she’s a clumsy girl. She’s here to remind you it’s okay if you mess up as long as you keep trying. If she can do that, you can do anything today.

 

If you see them give them a flower and maybe pet their little heads. Don’t forget to get permission before you pet them.

5 fashion styles straight men don’t understand

Don’t ask straight men for fashion advice. They just don’t get it. When you feel really good about wearing a fur coat or carrying a designer handbag, check out what straight men think about your fashion sense.

  1. Fur coat

This is what you think you look like when you wear a fur coat.

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(Flickr, Kostya Romantikov)

This is how straight men react: Why do you dress up like a fluffy animal?

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(Google Images)

  1. Leather pants

You feel strong and confident when you wear a pair of leather pants.

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(Flickr, Outi Pyy)

Straight men say: Awesome Halloween costume.

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(Flickr, Annie Fischinger)

  1. High heels

You figure there is nothing sexier than a pair of super high heels.

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(Flickr, See-ming Lee)

Straight men wonder when you are going to trip and fall.

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(Flickr, Phil Kates)

  1. Smoky-eye makeup

This is what you think about your smoky-eye look.

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(Google Images)

This is what straight men think: Isn’t she a panda?

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(Google Images)

  1. Attitude towards luxury

This is how you feel when you buy a designer product.

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(Flickr, CHRISTOPHER DOMBRES)

This is how straight men feel when they read the price tag.

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(Flickr, debra)