There are some things in life that are so wonderful that their presence can't be denied. One of these wonderful things are PUPPIES! Yes you know you love them, and if you don't love them then you secretly do becuase you are reading this article. I know you love puppies and doggies and doggos and bow wows and all canines! Here are some classic signs of puppy fever:
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The world is full of amazing animals. So amazing, that narrowing them down to 20 felt nearly impossible. To determine who made the cut for this list, I used very important factors such as, cuteness and how much some of them looked like Pokémon . I know, very official. So here are some of the coolest animals in the world.
1. Pink Fairy Armadillo
The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest and cutest species of armadillo. It is on the list of threatened species and is found in the sandy plains, dunes, and grasslands of Argentina. The pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature that survives mostly on insects and plants.
The okapi is an animal native to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Although the stripes make many people believe okapi are related to zebra, they are actually closer to giraffe. Okapi are solitary creatures and come together to breed. They are herbivores, mostly eating leaves, grass, and other plants.
3. Glaucus Atlanticus or "the Blue Dragon"
These little dragon-like creatures are often only about a few inches long and can be found in the Indian Pacific Oceans. The blue dragon floats upside down in order to blend the blue side of them with the water, and the silver side with the surface of the ocean. This tiny dragon feeds on creatures like the man o' war and can even deliver a sting similar to it.
4. The Maned Wolf
The maned wolf is often found in the grasslands of south, central-west, and southeastern parts of Brazil. It is neither related to wolves nor foxes despite its appearance and name, but is actually closer to dogs. The maned wolf hunts alone and primarily eats both meat and plants (about 50% of its diet).
The fossa is a carnivorous animal located in Madagascar. Despite having many traits similar to cats, it is more closely related to the Mongoose. The fossa is only found in forest habitats and can hunt in either daytime or night. Over 50 percent of its diet happens to be lemurs.
6. Japanese Spider Crab
As the name suggestions, the Japanese spider crab inhabits the waters surrounding Japan. In many parts of Japan, this crab can be considered a delicacy but can be considerably difficult to catch. The Japanese spider crab can grow to 12 feet long from claw to claw. There is only one sea creature-- amongst similar species (aka crustaceans)-- that beats the weight of a Japanese spider crab: the American Lobster.
7. Pacu Fish
Look closely at the teeth, do they look familiar? This fish is found in the waters of South America. This fish, while related to the piranha, can actually grow much larger. They can also be found in rivers like the Amazon and is an aid to the fishing industry. Unlike the piranha, pacu mostly only eat seeds and nuts, though can still create nasty injuries to other animals if need be.
8. Slow Loris
The slow loris is a nocturnal creature found in Southeast Asia. While very adorable, the loris's teeth are actually quite venomous. The toxin on their teeth can also be applied to fur through grooming to protect its babies from predators. Often times these creatures forage and spend time alone, although can on occasion be seen with other slow lorises. Apart from their toxic teeth, the slow lorises have another defense mechanism, in which they move nearly completely silently in order to prevent discovery.
9. Angora Rabbit
These cute, fluffy rabbits are among the hairiest breeds of rabbit of both wild and domestic types. These rabbits originated in Turkey although managed to spread throughout Europe and was even brought to the United States in the 20th century. These rabbits are often bred for their soft wool which can be made into clothing, and often get rid of their own coats every 3-4 months.
The axolotl or "Mexican salamander" (who looks like a Pokémon , if you ask me) is often spotted in lakes in various places around Mexico. These little salamanders are amphibious although often spend their adult lives strictly in the water. However, the population of these cute creatures is dwindling due to non-native predators and the continued urbanization of Mexico. The axolotl eats small worms, insects, and fish in order to survive.
The liger, however made up it sounds, is a real (and cute) animal created by a lion and a tiger mating. Ligers only seem to exist in captivity or zoos because the lion and tiger don't share the same habitat in the wild. Unfortunately, these animals don't live very long or are sterile despite being bigger than both the lion and the tiger. While these animals are cool and unique, they are not strictly natural or sustainable.
12. Bearded Vulture
I don't know about you all, but this vulture reminds me of a phoenix which was initially why I looked into the creature. These vultures inhabit a range of places from southern Europe to the Indian subcontinent, to Tibet. This vulture, like other vultures, typically eats dead animals, although it has been documented that the bearded vulture will attack live prey more often than other vultures.
13. Goblin Shark
This unusual shark is also known as a "living fossil" because they are the last representative of sharks that lived about 125 million years ago. It is a deep sea shark that can grow between 10-13 feet if not longer. The goblin shark has been caught accidentally in every major ocean. The goblin shark is not a fast swimmer and relies on ambushing its prey.
14. Red Panda
This cute, small panda lives in the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. The red panda is rather small, only about the same size as most domestic cats. Its eating habits range from bamboo, to eggs, to insects, and several other small mammals. The red panda is primarily sedentary during the day and at night or in the morning does whatever hunting it needs to do.
This blobfish is, in a way, so ugly that it is cute (although reminds me of a certain Pokémon ) This fish lives in the deep waters of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The blobfish has a density only sightly above that of water. The fish primarily hunts by just floating along and letting creatures wander into its mouth, rather than expending any energy.
16. Leaf Deer
The leaf deer is usually found in dense forests in the northwest region of Putao. The adult leaf deer only stands at about 20 inches high and the males and females are nearly identical except for an inch long horn on the males. It is called a leaf deer because hunters could wrap the deer in a single large leaf.
While tigers are a more common animal than many others on this list, it is still one of the coolest animals in the world. Tigers are the largest of all cats and once ranged from Russia, to Turkey, to parts of Asia — almost all over the world. These animals are fierce, powerful creatures, although they are on the endangered species list.
Narwhals are a species of whale that live in the waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. The narwhal's diet changes depending on the time of year: in the spring the narwhal will eat cod, while in the winter the narwhal will eat flatfish. Narwhals can live up to 50 years and most frequently die of suffocation from being trapped under the ice.
Cheetahs, while more commonly heard of then some of the other animals on this list, are still incredibly cool. They often inhabit many parts of Africa and Iran. These amazing cats can reach up to 60 miles per hour in three seconds and use their tails to make quick and sudden turns. These amazing cats also have semi-retractable claws which helps with speed. The cheetah, however, doesn't have much besides speed to defend itself.
20. Superb Bird of Paradise
This GIF demonstrates the mating dance used by male superb birds of paradise. Typically females reject about 20 mates before selecting one they want to mate with. They are often found in New Guinea although it is unsure just how many of these birds there are. As far as scientists know, the population has remained stable.
DISCLAIMER: My desperation and my convincing claims are what got me my cat. By no means will ANY of these things actually work for you, it really depends on how convincing you are and if your parents are actually willing to listen. I mean, if you follow my first option, there's NO WAY your parents will deny you a cat, I'm just saying.
Take these four options and go get yourself a cat!
Make a powerpoint.
Yes, I'm very serious. Make a freaking powerpoint. All the things your parents tell you to do that you don't end up doing, make a list of them all on your powerpoint and prove to them that you'll take care of it all. BUT, you actually have to do those things if you want to keep your point convincing, because your parents aren't going to get you that cat if you don't follow what you promised on your powerpoint. As for myself, I didn't exactly make one when I convinced my parents. I actually put together a contract that listed all the things I would do around the house in order to get this cat. Then, I added a signature spot at the bottom and made them sign it. Keep in mind, I was like 13 at the time and I thought that would be the best way to trick my parents into promising me a cat. I mean, the contract itself didn't work, but what I promised on the contract did!
Take responsibility for your current pet.
For the people who don't have any pets, then I would suggest you move onto the next option. This one is for those who have a pet they claim they take care of when it's really their moms doing all the feeding and cleaning (I'm not wrong, am I?). You want a cat SO bad but your parents refuse to get one because of one reason: They don't want to take responsibility for a cat when they're already taking care of a different pet. You might be able to say the cat will be yours and you'll be the one feeding and cleaning it, but we all know that's not true. But, if you're seriously determined to convince your parents and you really want this cat, then here's your best convincing option: You know the pet you already have? Yeah, it's not the family's pet, it's yours now. Get off the couch and go feed, clean, and play with that pet until your parents finally understand you're not joking around. If you can convince them you're responsible enough to get a cat on top of taking care of another animal, I guarantee you'll have that cat in less than a week (don't hold me to that).
Volunteer or get a job that works with animals
I have a job at a boarding house for animals, and I'm honest when I say I've learned a lot there. If you don't already have a pet and you aren't quite sure what taking care of an animal entails, then I highly suggest you put yourself to work at an animal shelter. You don't have a pet to take responsibility for, so the next best option is finding a job or volunteer option where you learn how to actually take care of an animal. There's a lot of responsibility that comes with owning a cat, and if you get this job and prove to your parents that you're worthy of this cat and can actually take care of it (WITHOUT YOUR PARENTS HELP, THIS IS YOUR CAT), then that cat will totally be yours in no time (again, don't hold me to that).
Clean your room!!!
For those of us who are WAY to lazy to keep our rooms clean, this one will probably make your parents gift you the freaking cat because they'll be so happy that you actually put effort into cleaning your room. I mean, most of us have probably gone at least an hour without our parents screaming at us for having a tissue on our bedroom floor. Am I right or am I right? So, if you really want this cat... pick up the tissue, put it in the trash, and maintain a tissueless room for as long as you can until your parents finally get you the dang cat. I'm telling you, seeing a spotless room will probably make your parents shed tears of joy. Those tissues on your floor really make your parents angry. If you pick them up, you get your cat. It's as simple as that (It's really not).
I mean, let's be real. If you follow three out of the four options I just gave you, you're almost guaranteed a cat. The only thing you can't do is make promises you know you can't keep. Don't convince your parents you'll take care of the cat just to have your parents do all the work when you get it. You want the cat, you take responsibility. But I'll warn you, although cats might be easier than dogs, they can still drive you up the wall with annoyance. Prepare yourself.
Just know I warned you.