Here is a cute little update on a pair of baby cheetahs we reported on in December.
A male and female cub were born from seperate mothers, but since a mothering cheetah's body often does not produce enough milk after giving birth to small litters, zoo officials took a gamble and placed the male cub in the care of the birth mother of the female cub.
Watch the video above to find out more details on the National Zoo's risky "cross fostering" success story, not to mention the adorable cubs caught on camera!
Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network, is not only a great actor, but a pet lover!
While appearing on Conan in November, the actor admitted he's a foster parent for cats.
When Conan O'Brien asked if the actors life had changed since the huge release of The Social Network, Eisenberg joked:
"I've gotten more cats. I'm a foster parent for cats and the more movies I do, the more guilty I feel — and the more cats I feel the need to get to alleviate the guilt from doing the movies. And then if a movie is, God forbid, popular … then I have to get even more cats."
LOLs! As long as he doesn't become a crazy cat lady man, we think that's awesome.
He elaborated on his feline friends, saying:
"I have two now, but I'm on a list where they can deliver them to the house. To be a foster parent for cats is basically to have tenants coming in and out. I have a lot of cats, a lot of cat food, a lot of litter — and nothing else in the apartment."
"So, just cat paraphernalia is what you have," O'Brien asked, to which Eisenberg joked back:
"My life is basically just feeding and cleaning cats. And then I get to be the Sexiest Geek Alive. It's a real blast."
His love and compassion for cats definitely cements him as Sexiest Geek Alive for us!
Check out Jesse's entire interview (above) with Conan O'Brien!
Let this be a warning to anybody considering giving up their pet to a shelter!
The adorable dog, busy making snow angles in the snow above, was reluctantly surrendered to the North Utah Valley Animal shelter by her owner, Gayle, because she wasn't getting along with the other pets.
Gayle wanted to find a new, loving home capable of taking care of Sheena, but what she didn't expect is for her dog to be sold to a nearby university for animal tests!
Gayle regularly called up the shelter to check up on her dog and one day was hit with the news that her dog had been sold to the university.
When Gayle asked NUVAS staffers for details on the shelter's arrangement with the university, she was told that shelter employees are prohibited from speaking with the public about it.
Talk about shady business practices!
The distraught pet lover immediately called PETA's emergency hotline and learned that dogs who are purchased from NUVAS by the university are often surgically mutilated and killed.
Gayle demanded that they return Sheena to her, and with PETA's help, she found Sheena a loving foster home, where the dog will stay until a permanent home becomes available.
This story may have had a happy ending, but most of them don't.
PETA is urging NUVAS to follow in the footsteps of every other shelter in the state and stop betraying homeless animals by selling them for experiments.
If you can't take care of an animal and need to give it to a shelter, please do that animal a favor and make sure the shelter does not sell animals off for experiments!