[EDITORIAL NOTE:] After the last couple of Interesting Stuff editions, you knew we were heading in this direction. Right? An entire Interesting Stuff devoted to animal videos. Couldn't help myself.
PANDA PLAYING IN THE SNOW
TGB reader Trudy Kappel sent this video of a young panda Bei Bei at the U.S. National Zoo having a fine old time in an early snow. The YouTube page explains:
"The giant pandas are most active in cold weather and enjoy tumbling and rolling in snow.”
STRANGE 26-FOOT SEA CREATURE
Another TGB reader, Mary Symmes, sent this one. The videographer, Steve Hathaway, found this elusive sea “thing” in October near New Zealand, ending a search of more than a decade:
“'I’ve always wanted to see one,' Hathaway said in an interview Wednesday discussing the 26-foot-long pyrosome — a colony of tiny sea animals that link together into a free-floating mass.
“Their mysterious features and bioluminescent glow have caused some scientists to dub them the 'bizarre unicorns of the sea'. They reportedly feel like an exquisitely soft feather boa.'”
You can read more at the Washington Post.
HARRIET THE SINGING DONKEY
I know, you're expecting “hee-haw, hee-haw” but you would be mistaken. According to Laughing Squid:
”While out one day in the Irish countryside, Martin Stanton captured footage of his favourite donkey, who’s name is Harriet, as she sweetly serenaded the humans who passed by in a gorgeous, operatic soprano voice.
“According what Stanton posted on the Facebook group Ireland From the Roadside, his Harriet never learned to vocalize properly.”
A BEAUTIFUL DOG RESCUE STORY
The video tells it all. Just watch – you'll be happy you did.
YELLOWSTONE TRAFFIC JAM
So there are are, taking the kids on a leisurely drive through Yellowstone National Park looking at the beauty and critters and this happens.
Nothing to do but sit back and wait until the buffalo feel like moving along even if it might be awhile. (Filmed by Arun Binaykia in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in 2016.)
LAKE OSWEGO GOOSE
Reader Joan McMullen sent this recently. I posted it a couple of years ago but it's worth a rerun here in my neighborhood in Lake Oswego.
RARE SHARK NURSERY DISCOVERED
According to Mother Nature Network,
”A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery, 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep ocean territory.
“This rare occurrence was discovered during a recent SeaRover survey by the Marine Institute’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Holland 1...”
DOGS MAKE AN ABANDONED KITTY PART OF THE FAMILY
The YouTube page explains:
”...we found Rilu on side of a road 2014, he was only 2 months old, skinny and very scared, meowing for help. He has been in our care ever since and his 'ability' to break down the traditional cat-dog animosity and create a special bond and friendship with our rescue dogs has amazed us all.”
ALL SORTS OF ANIMALS LOVING THEIR PEOPLE AND VICE VERSA
Long time TGB reader Darlene Costner sent this wonderful video – a great way to end today's collection.
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