10 Animals You Did Not Know You Loved Until Now That Will Leave You Saying 'Awwwwww'

10 Animals You Did Not Know You Loved Until Now That Will Leave You Saying 'Awwwwww'

With Finals and Exams going on, everyone needs a good animal compilation to unwind.


Forewarning: There are NO reptiles on this list. If there was, the list would be so much longer.

And #5 is a dog... but you don't of it so I'm not lying.

And prepare your hearts for #1 (you really should).

12. The small and gentle Bat


Now, some people will deny they love Bats but all you have to do is see a bat eating a grape to change your mind. Bats are the cutest and most fragile animals that I desperately want as a pet but they require a lot of attention, care and, check-ups... You see, with school, I can't but one day... yes, one day.

11. The chubby and playful Seal


Many people are put off by the big black eyes and chubbiness of the Seal. The difference to a Sea Lion is pretty small. The Seal doesn't have front legs capable to carry them so they jump and wiggle its body on land to move around, the Sea Lion does.

10. The chunky and stubby Pig

I'm not talking about a piglet. I am talking a full grown potbelly pig. My family has owned 2 of these in the past and this is a video of my Father feeding his most beloved pig, Wilbur. I used to think these pigs were ugly but when you learn about them, you really get a surprise. They are fast (outran our dog), they love to make holes (destroyed our yard), and love to snuggle.

9. The small and headstrong Dik Dik


This is basically a miniature dear. They look like Dear, they walk like dear, they eat like dear BUT they are not a dear, they are a small species of antelope. It is the African Antelope, to be precise.

8. The beautiful and protected Japanese Red Fox


Image a fox.
Now brighten and fluff-ify the fur.
Ok, domesticate them now.
And finally, make them a bit smaller.
Now you have the Japanese Red Fox.

Usually, I would have just said a fox but this particular fox is amazingly cute, Japan has created a village just for the Foxes and it is a tourist attraction which keeps them protected and fed to live in order to keep them from going extinct.

7. The fluffy and intelligent Shiba Inu


This dog is partial to Japan. I know, another animal from Japan but this is one you have most likely seen but probably haven't heard of but you will love that you know it now. This dog is unique in many ways. This is a curly tailed, playful, fluffy, and curious dog. From what I have gathered they are more intelligent than normal dogs.

6. The strange and tiny Gerboa


This is one of the strangest creatures I have ever seen, its a mix between a Kangaroo and a mouse. I think this is a cute rodent that you should look up. It is certainly one I am going to be researching. Like, how on Earth did this happen?

5. The clumsy and slow Sloth


Who watched Zootopia?? If you did, you know exactly what I am talking about. Who doesn't love a slow-moving mammal that looks like it doesn't give a f*** about anyone. And I have often heard of people comparing sloths to people that get High. They are slow, don't want to do anything but smile, and look completely out of it.

4. The adorable and rowdy Red Panda


When you hear Panda, you think of the cuddly big black and white sweethearts. But Red Pandas are not exactly the same. Some think they look like foxes but I think they look more like a raccoon with their ringed tails than a panda or fox.

3. The stunned Slow Loris


Honestly, they look fake to me. I seriously cannot think of any other mammal (other than the Seal) that has such beautiful big eyes. They are one of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen. They eat with 2 hands sometimes, they always look unsure and cute.

The Slow Loris are actually endangered because they are the victims of pet trade in many countries due to their beauty. The Loris is a nocturnal animal so being in a brightly lit room makes them uncomfortable.And the Slow Loris is actually venomous. They have venom glands in their elbow that secrete a toxin that they mix with saliva and bite their enemies with, which could lead to death in Humans. The one above is terrified and raising its arms in an attempt to defend itself.

2. The Slow Loris Reality


They are cute, right?

You see these gifs? The Slow Loris being tickled and being fed riceballs in a bright room... well, that is actually evidence of abuse.

The Slow Loris is a nocturnal animal so being in a brightly lit room makes them uncomfortable.
And the Slow Loris is actually venomous. They have venom glands in their elbow that secrete a toxin that they mix with saliva and bite their enemies with, which could lead to death in Humans. The one on the left is terrified and raising its arms in an attempt to defend itself.

These animals are one of many victims in the illegal and cruel pet trade.

1. The defensive Slow Loris


They are one of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen. They eat with 2 hands sometimes, they always look unsure and cute. But this Loris looks unusually defensive and sad.

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13 Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Look for the Leaping Bunny!


When was the last time you thought about what you are putting on your face?

Recently I have been thinking more about the everyday products I use. What's in them? How are they made?

As an animal lover and pet owner, I decided to do some digging on my own about whether or not the companies and brands of my favorite products use animal testing. Although we have made more progress in animal rights, animal testing of products is still an issue in 2019. While some do their own animal testing, many of these companies and brands perform animal testing to sell their products in countries like China that require animal testing.

Since the list of companies and brands that do pay for animal testing in China is long, I wanted to share some of the major brands and companies who don't test on animals and so are cruelty-free:

1. ​LUSH

LUSH is known for their 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free products. They even have systems in place to ensure the ethics of their suppliers and offer the LUSH Prize, which is awarded annually to someone in the alternative testing sector for their efforts to end the need for animal testing.

2. e.l.f.

Like LUSH, e.l.f. is also vegan, cruelty-free, and committed. They have even donated proceeds in the past to animal charities.

3. Too Faced

Too Faced is not two-faced with their very transparent policies on being cruelty-free and what products are and are not vegan.

4. Urban Decay

Urban Decay's morals are definitely not decaying with their transparent policies regarding ending animal testing, what products are vegan, and their initiative to empower women called Ultraviolet Edge.

5. Tarte

Tarte is cruelty free and and are very transparent also with their ingredients list and whether their products are vegan. Plus many of their lines are remind us of nature like Rainforest of the Sea!

6. bareMinerals

bareMinerals bares all about how they do not test on animals or work with any manufacturers who do. Their brushes do use animal hair from goats and ponies, by they make note that no animals are harmed in the making of the brushes and also offer synthetic hair brushes too. They also are clean beauty brand keeping their products free of parabens, sulfates, and harsh chemicals.

7. Beautyblender

Even after launching their Bounce foundation, Beautyblender is still cruelty-free and will remain so by not selling their foundations in China. Their blending sponges will continue to be available in China because they don't require animal testing for beauty tools and brush cleaners.

8. Burt's Bees

Although they sell in China, Burt's Bees has remained cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified by selling their products via direct-to-consumer ecommerce, which is exempt from Chinese animal testing regulations. Their products are all natural, but since the main ingredient is beeswax they are not vegan.

 13. CoverGirl

Despite being criticized in the past, CoverGirl is now cruelty-free! Covergirl is now the largest makeup brand to receive the Leaping Bunny certification and is no longer sold in China.

These brands and companies that have stuck to their morals over the years and not expanded their market into China should especially be supported. By purchasing these products it also shows a demand for cruelty-free products. It IS possible for companies to not use animal testing to perfect their product or be able to sell their product. These are just a few names that show animal testing and selling in China is not necessary to be successful.

This list is not all of the cruelty-free brands out there, so I encourage you to do your own research too. I suggest checking out PETA's lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. Don't be fooled by labels claiming that a product wasn't tested on animals, since the FDA doesn't regulate 'cruelty-free' and 'not tested on animals' packaging labels. Instead look for the Leaping Bunny, who certifies companies as cruelty-free.

I know I just want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place, and I hope you will do what you can too.

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