Best Friends was curious about people dressing up their pets for Halloween, so they did a survey. More than 6,000 people responded, and the results are now in a fun video:
We love a cute costumed pet, especially if your pet enjoys it too! Not all pets do though, but if you happen to fall into the “yes, I dress up my pet category,” you may enjoy the online photo gallery, which you can check out here. Anyone can submit photos of their own pups by uploading them directly to the gallery or by using #BFHowloween on Twitter or Instagram.
A newborn aardvark at Busch Gardens® Tampa is stealing the hearts of its caretakers, who are helping bottle feed the baby, which they characterize as unusual looking but adorable.
The baby aardvark was born Sept. 18, 2015. It is healthy and is currently being cared for by its mother Izzy. While mother Izzy forages at night, the Busch Gardens animal care team bottle feeds the baby and monitors its health through routine check-ups.
This is Busch Gardens’ fifth successful aardvark birth and is part of the park’s participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.
Newborn aardvarks are sometimes referred to as “ugly cute” with elongated noses, large floppy ears and hairless, wrinkly skin. After two weeks, the folds of skin disappear and, around three weeks, the ears will begin to stand upright.
The baby’s sex will be determined within the next few weeks, along with the team’s decision on a name.
The mother and baby are currently behind-the-scenes at Busch Gardens. The baby will be part of Busch Gardens’ animal ambassador program, helping to educate guests about this species and their counterparts in the wild. Get the first look at the baby aardvark on Busch Gardens’ YouTube channel.
What is GISHWHES? And how are pets getting in on the fun?
Supernatural star, Misha Collins, started GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen), in 2011 to help people have a lot more fun. The hunt takes place all over the world with tens of thousands of participants in over 100 countries. Participants (gishers) complete inspiring and weird challenges (“items”) intended to break people outside of their comfort zone, spread kindness and create social good within their respective communities. You can even win amazing prizes!
This year man’s best friend even got involved. For 43 points, gishers were instructed to outfit their pet with armory, weaponry, cutting edge laser gear – whatever it takes to create a canine of mass destruction.
GISHWHES is all about helping participants break out of their shells, reconnect with their inner child, attack bucket lists and spread global kindness. According to the website:
gishwhes believes that “normalcy” is overrated and that true “living” can be found hidden under the rocks of community artistic creation, acts of artistic sublime public performances, and random acts of kindness. More importantly, we are all artists and have gifts for society no matter what our capabilities or talents.
We love that they decided to include dogs this year and can’t wait to see what everyone came up with. Hopefully they will include our furry friends next year too! Check out the GISHWHES website and be sure to put it on your calendar to participate next time.