Birds

Cat Cradles Chick on Belly

by Holy Cuteness on January 10, 2014

Oscar the cat and Jerry the chick chill out on the sofa after a hard long day…

From tubbytubbytubtubs.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

by Holy Cuteness on December 18, 2013

On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper.

The nearly two-week-old king chick is now weighing in at 30 ounces (882 grams) and currently being raised by its parents with routine check-ups from the SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture Team who monitor the chick’s weight and overall development. Although small now, it will grow to be more than 24 pounds (11 kilograms) and over 2.5 feet tall. This chick is one of two king chicks that have hatched within the last two weeks with more expected within the coming weeks.

Caring for the king chick is a full-time job shared by mom and dad, and it starts before the penguin even hatches. Since king penguins don’t build nests, the female lays one egg and both parents share incubation duties by placing the egg on their feet. This is also how they carry the chick once it hatches. Guests may get a rare glimpse of the king chick during feedings.

Baby Chick Cuddles

by Holy Cuteness on December 18, 2013

As a baby chick hatches her brother comes over and gives her a hug…

From hokanhai1.

Adorable Santa Chick

by Holy Cuteness on December 14, 2013

This adorable chick is totally ready for Christmas.

Via Imgur.

Birds Annoying Cats Compilation

by Holy Cuteness on December 5, 2013

Here’s a compilation of birds who are annoying some surprisingly patient cats…

From Mihai Francu.

Emus and Ostriches Dance the Tango

by Holy Cuteness on December 4, 2013

Emus and ostriches dance the tango against their greatest enemy: the weasel ball.

From camelsandfriends.

Parrot and Dog Race Up the Stairs

by Holy Cuteness on December 2, 2013

Bowie the parrot and PaiMei the dog race each other at the stairs.

From Peekaboo Parrots.

Cute Lovebirds

by Holy Cuteness on November 29, 2013

JoJo the Indian Ringneck and Buddy the Quaker Parrot have a little thing going on…

From birdsiviewnc.

Cutest Baby Bird Ever

by Holy Cuteness on November 29, 2013

Baby button quail Darth Vader is the cutest baby bird ever.

Via laughterkey.com.

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Penguins Chase Butterfly

by Holy Cuteness on November 27, 2013

Check out how these funny penguins hop after a butterfly at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Kyoto, Japan.

Hat tip to Laughing Squid.

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