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This Baby Giraffe And Infant Elephant Are The Cutest Best Friends You’ll Ever See

One of my favorite things in the world is when two animals who normally wouldn’t be friends become the best of buds. We’ve seen plenty of cases of dogs and cats doing just that, but it’s not often that you see giraffes and elephants becoming inseparable.

At David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s orphanage in Kenya, a three-week-old elephant called Loboito has become completely attached to a baby giraffe named Kiko, so much so that he follows his much taller friend everywhere.

The magical friendship started after Kiko (a mere one-week-old at the time) was found abandoned in Meru National Park. After being brought to the orphanage, he was made to sleep with the baby elephants as he was much too small to sleep in the giraffe stable.

While their friendship may not last when the pair grows older and they start hanging around their own kin, it’s nice to know that these two orphans have someone to lean on for now. Although, poor Kiko might fall over if Loboito leans on him too much!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/giraffe-elephant/

Patriotic Russian Cat Stands At Attention Each Time The Russian National Anthem Plays.

This hilarious and oddly strange home video of a cat standing at attention when its owner plays the Russian national anthem on his phone is taking the Internet by storm. That isn’t so surprising when you consider the Internet’s love for everything kitty. (Not to mention, this cat in particular is absolutely awesome.)

As soon as the chorus of the anthem starts, “Russia, our sacred homeland. Russia, our beloved country”, comrade kitty rears up on its hind legs, lifts its two front paws and maintains a rigid position for the duration of the song. As if saying “Re-purr-ting for duty Meow-ster Putin.”

(Source: LiveFocus West)

Of course, this is going to be much less funny and much more frightening five years from now when the hyper-nationalist cats of Russia are in a full conventional war with the felines of Western and Central Europe.

Share this funny patriotic kitty with your friends below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/russian-anthem-cat/

These Rescued Lions Are On Their Way To Africa For The First Time

The tales of animals kept in captivity in the circus are numerous and horrifying.

Trainers often use whips, muzzles, and bullhooks to coax them into the right pose, and when they’re not performing, they’re kept in cramped cages without access to the outdoors. It is insanely inhumane.

That’s why organizations like Animal Defenders International (ADI) are so important. They take a stand against this kind of cruel and unusual punishment. While we’ve written about their great work before, they’re always up to something wonderful.

Recently, they rescued 33 lions from the circus. In the biggest airlift of its kind, they flew them back to Africa to live on a sanctuary, where they can humanely live out their lives.

ADI has been working tirelessly in order to rescue abused animals and recently saved 33 lions from circuses in Peru and Colombia.

Their main goal for this rescue mission was to get the lions back to Africa, where they belong. They’ll live out their days at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary.

One of the big cats, Joseph, is an old, half-blind lion who endured immense amounts of torture during his time as a circus performer. But now he can rest easy knowing that’s behind him.

The rest of the lions have been getting along and the rescuers at ADI hope that they will bond and become more acclimated to their new surroundings at the sanctuary.

The work has been intense and having 33 new lions on the premises has proved to be a bit overwhelming, but thanks to the workers from ADI, these lions can live a happy, healthy life finally.

The investigation into the deplorable conditions these lions were living in went on for over two years. Thank goodness they don’t need to live in those nightmarish conditions anymore.

The next few months, the lions will live in bonding camps in order to get acclimated to the change of scenery, then they will be released into large, natural brush habitats that will be guarded by the sanctuary.

If you are interested in helping the cause via donation, or even becoming a rescue worker, you can find more information here. These lions won’t soon forget all the wonderful work ADI has done for them!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lions/

20 Cats Doing What They Do Best And Cracking Everyone Up In The Process

Cats are very peculiar creatures.

And in my opinion, that’s what makes them such awesome pets. Sure, coming home to huge messes, being woken up in the middle of the night by loud, strange moaning, and having all your stuff get knocked off the table aren’t the most favorable qualities about them, but they make up for it with their quirky and silly antics — as evidenced by the 20 cuties below.

1. The awesome thing about cats is that no matter what situation they’re in, they have no problem entertaining themselves.

2. Whether they’re being good bros…

3. …chillin’ in boxes…

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16. This guy is a perfect example of peak cat laziness.

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Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cats-being-cats/

A Big, Scary Rottweiler Lunged At A Tiny Bunny…Then This Cuteness Happened

If I’ve learned anything from the variety of pets I’ve cared for throughout my life, it’s that they never fail to surprise you.

I was always under the impression that cats and dogs were mortal enemies, for example, but now that I’m living peacefully with both (for the most part), I know this assumption couldn’t be more wrong. While it always depends on the particular critters in question, the same can be said for other animal pairs as well. Just ask these unlikely friends.

If you looked out into your backyard and saw this Rottweiler right next to a bunny, you might fear for the little creature’s life — that is, until you see the adorable way they play together.

Warning: this video may cause you to go into cuteness overload. Viewer discretion is advised.

I could watch these cuties all day! It’s seriously impossible not to smile at their silly antics. Be sure to share this video with all your animal-loving friends!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bunny-dog-chase/

This Kind Man Welcomes Everyone Into His Mosque…Even Stray Cats

There’s a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, that takes in any and all visitors. No matter who they are, all visitors are encouraged to come in and stay a while — even if they’re stray cats. Why? Because Imam Mustafa Efe believes in offering generosity to all creatures in need, human or otherwise.

It’s no wonder that word of his good deeds has taken the Internet by storm. His work really should be applauded.

Calling the cats “guests” of the mosque, he makes them feel right at home.

This cat loved it so much that he never left!

Another cat has moved in to ensure that her kittens can grow up somewhere safe and warm.

Watch as she carries each kitten into the mosque!

“The kitty has found the heart of compassion and mercy,” Imam Efe wrote in a Facebook post.

If you want more adorable feline action, check this out.

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What Imam Mustafa Efe is doing is nothing short of amazing. We should all lead by his example and lend a helping hand to those in need.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mosque-cats/

His Cat Makes Him Do This Adorable Thing Every Time He Leaves The House

Some people think cats don’t really care about their human companions.

After all, they can sometimes seem aloof or bored with us and they’re only affectionate on their terms. Just like us, though, cats have different personalities, and some are way more loving than others.

Ville, a cat from Sandviken, Sweden, has been dubbed “The Most Loving Cat In The World” by the people who see this one adorable thing he does every time his owner leaves the house.

Watch as Ville’s human steps up for their goodbye ritual. It’s totally heartwarming.

Read More: This Adorable Nugget Was Saved From An Auction, But She Has No Idea She’s A Cow!

I can’t get over how cute they are together. This proves once and for all that our feline friends love us, deep inside. Share this video with the cat lovers in your life!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-kisses/

This Bird Was Outcasted By His Parents And Ignored. That’s Why What Happened Afterwards Is So Amazing.

Benny the lovebird was born with a condition called splayed legs and had to learn to cope with his disability. His parents ignored him but with the help of his siblings he amazingly managed to survive the first weeks. He was very small though compared to his brothers and sisters but with the help of his human foster parents he makes a recovery you just have to see to believe!

It’s not just dogs and cats that need our love, but all animals do. Thanks to the love that Benny got he has become a healthy, flying and a super lovely lovebird! Source: 1Berkhout Share this amazing little guy (who just wouldn’t quit) with your friends below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/this-bird-was-outcasted-by-his-parents-and-ignored-thats-why-what-happened-afterwards-is-so-amazing/

23 Ways To Prove That Your Adorable Cat Might Actually Be A Jerk

I will forever be a dog person because cats are just too smart and devious for my liking.

Oh, and they know how pretty they are. I have yet to meet one cat or kitten that didn’t think it was better than everyone else in the room.

They are also great at pulling off wicked schemes, but guess what, cats. We’re onto you. I think it’s time to expose your lies to the world. You might appear to be cute and cuddly, but in reality, you’re criminal masterminds. Here’s proof.

1. “They’re mine. They’re all mine!”

2. Looks like you won’t be getting that back anytime soon.

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3. “Thanks for warming it up for me.”

4. “You weren’t going to wear this today, were you?”

5. This cat is always up for a fight.

6. “No work for you today!”

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7. Don’t leave your kids alone with cats!

8. “This is my house now!”

9. There’s a special place in Hell for this cat.

10. “You bought those for me, didn’t you?”

11. “I was only trying to baptize him.”

12. Proof that cats are incredibly aggressive.

13. Buy him a new bed and he’ll sleep on the floor.

14. “I’m over this glass of water.”

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15. Cats can be so possessive.

16. Did he really have to scale my new white shower curtain?

17. Cats have no respect for anyone but themselves.

18. “Where do you think you’re going?”

19. “Only one of us can have all Mommy’s love and attention.”

20. Always getting in the way.

21. He can’t even get through a movie scene because of this cat.

22. You have a whole litter box. You’re just stealing the toilet paper to be a monster.

23. “I’ll take one of these.”

And there you have it, folks — enough evidence to prove that cats are pure evil and should not be trusted.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cats-are-terrible/

This Red Panda Has NO FREAKING CLUE How A Rock Got Into Its Enclosure

As it turns out, it doesn’t take much to scare the bejesus out of a red panda.

This little guy was just walking out of a cave in his enclosure when he encountered a rock. A ROCK! A terrifying, deadly, where-the-heck-did-it-come-from rock. Honestly, he’s lucky to be alive after such a horrifying experience.

Hands up, little buddy! After all, you can never be sure when a rock will attack.

Read More: These 30 Red Pandas Are Going To Steal Your Heart, Whether You Like It Or Not

Zookeepers can also be scary…even when you were JUST staring at them seconds earlier.

What adorable little derps! Be sure to share these fraidy-cats with your friends and family.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/red-panda-rock/

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