The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo welcomed four Banded Mongoose pups this month and they have just been moved to the Tropic Zone where the public can enjoy their playful antics. The rambunctious babies’ rough-housing mimics the boldness adult mongooses are famous for. Banded Mongooses live in groups of up to 70 individuals and multiple females will often give birth to their litters on the exact same day.
Photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher / Wildlife Conservation Society
Visitors at the San Diego Zoo are in for a special treat — a smiling hippo!
Jay Parker and his wife were at the zoo recently when they decided to snap a photo with Otis the hippopotamus.
Turns out it looked like Otis was smiling the entire time!
That’s one happy three ton hippo.
Adds Parker, “When I look at his face I think he looks pretty tired by it all, or maybe he’s having a happy dream – either way it’s a great picture.”
As for Parker’s current internet fame, he adds, “It’s kind of strange to think there are people out there with a picture of me on their computer, but I guess I’m just the hippo man as far they’re concerned.
Time to check back in on the New York Aquarium’s noisy little orphan Sea Otter, Tazo! For those of you who are just jumping in to the Tazo saga, this little otter was rescued and rehabilitated by the Alaska SeaLife Center. In September, Tazo made a big move from Alaska to the New York Aquarium. Unlike many out-of-state transplants, Tazo seems to be adjusting to big city life just fine as evidenced in the video belows.
Yoox.com and DSQUARED², the glamorous brand, have launched a limited edition leash and collar set for dogs!
Guests were invited to a VIP luncheon to preview this fabulous dog set.
Some of the attendees included, Angie Featherstone, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Lyne Renee, Dita Von Teese, James Frain, Marta Cunningham, Jillian Barberie Reynolds, Joe Manganiello, Lady Victoria Hervey, Mischa Barton, Nash Edgerton, Paris Hilton, Rumer Willis, Tara Summers and Teresa Palmer.
Certified animal trainer Brandon McMillan was there as well to give training tips to guests.
The proceeds from this event and the dog products sold will benefit Much Love Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for unwanted, neglected or abused animals.
How fabulous your pups can look, and for a good cause!