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Beyond Cute: Animal Videos Teach Humans How To Be

Beyond Cute: Animal Videos Teach Humans How To Be

In the six months I’ve been writing for Care2, I’ve covered so many stories of sadness and grief about the plant, animal and human creatures in the world…but not today. Today is a good time to relax and enjoy some animal videos that also demonstrate some of the wonderful characteristics that make human life worth living: Relaxation, Wonderment, and Friendship.

A baby sunbear is captured in those blissful few moments just before sleep descends.   Eyelids drooping, s/he wants to rest but is unwilling to miss a moment of life’s excitement:

Try to keep your own eyes from widening as you watch the tarsier. This tiny nocturnal primate needs big eyes to find food in the dark, but it certainly looks as if s/he is wide-eyed with wonder.  The background music doesn’t add much, but this closeup footage  is amazing:

From the way Democrats and Republicans are carrying on, you would think that friendship among different species was impossible. Yet this badger and otter are setting a good example of what could be:

The ability to enjoy and learn from  these animals is a true gift to us all. Let’s rest, ponder and appreciate friendship today, and in 2010 redouble our efforts to protect and care for each living thing, people included, that is part of the complex web of life on earth.

Follow me on Twitter at–where else?–@leapingotter.

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Photo Michael "Mike" L. Baird,, Creative Commons license.

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6:10PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

wonderful to see a bit of nature.

4:55PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

Thank you

1:13AM PST on Feb 10, 2010

Soo adorable, thnx !

12:55PM PST on Feb 2, 2010


2:01AM PST on Jan 29, 2010

thanks for the videos.. and I'm proud to be a Filipina where PHILIPPINES is a home for these cute lil monkeys the TARSIERS...- only in the Philippines

9:01AM PST on Jan 27, 2010

Thank you for the video - it's very interesting.

3:38PM PST on Jan 16, 2010

Thank you for the videos

12:38AM PST on Jan 15, 2010

We can learn so much from animals.

12:38AM PST on Jan 15, 2010

We can learn so much from animals.

11:39AM PST on Jan 14, 2010

I'm not sure, but most people do, for some unexplainable reason, not care for animals.

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