Oct 30, 2012

Ugdorable baby weathers the storm

A little bit of good news: The New York Aquarium in Coney Island was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, with the entire facility reported to be under water. But staff remained to care for the animals, including orphaned baby walrus Mitik. The baby has had some health problems because of his history (you can read more of Mitik's backstory and see more photos, if you didn't before, at Zooborns) and what's described as his "around-the-clock" care was not interrupted.

We salute the staff's dedication to their ugly charge.

-Wombat (No Relation)

Oct 20, 2012

Happy Second International Sloth Day!

According to Foundation Aiunau, anyway. At my house every day is sloth day. 

Oct 15, 2012

Your Monday ugdorable

Orphaned baby walrus. From, as is often the case, Zooborns. Go read about it there, if your brain hasn't turned completely to mush.
-Wombat (No Relation)

Oct 12, 2012

Time to Plan your Outfit

I am just barely in time for International Cephalopod Awareness Days (October 8-12) so I thought my post should look forward to another holiday. Via Archie McPhee's Geyser of Awesome, here's a photo that asks the question: What ugly animal are you going to dress as for Halloween?

-Wombat (No Relation)

Oct 8, 2012

Your Monday Ugdorable

I swear this blog isn't going to become Sirenian Overload, but just one more - this photo of an orphaned Amazonian manatee that I think is the same one written about here, but whoever it is, isn't it the cutest thing you ever saw?

Oct 4, 2012

What I did on my summer vacation, contd.

Photographic proof that I petted a dugong!

And if you haven't had enough of my trip to Japan, read the article I wrote for the Associated Press.

Oct 1, 2012

Your Monday ugdorable

That's a baby tamandua hanging onto a big teddy bear at Reid Park Zoo, via Zooborns.