From Upworthy we have the story of Betty the Weathercat, the pet of Indiana Meterologist Jeff Lyons, who’s been broadcasting the weather from his living room. Betty showed up during the report and Lyons picked her up. The initial broadcast is below, followed by a broadcast of the huge public approbation.
What’s not to like: a cat with the weather report? Sadly, the broadcast has gone back to the studio and is now sans chatte.
The broadcast followup, showing how Betty was incorporated into the report as a regular.
From Animal News we get the story (and a video) of the heartwarming first meeting between a lion cub born at the Denver Zoo and its dad. The story:
Baby Tatu, an African lion, was born at the zoo on July 25, 2019. The playful, curious, and energetic cub became the star of weekly video updates posted online by the zoo’s proud staff members.
Tatu is his mother Neliah’s third offspring. He already weighs over 12 pounds — and his arrival into the world was a very big deal for his species.
“Half of Africa’s lions have disappeared in the past 25 years and the species faces growing threats from poaching, loss of prey and habitat destruction. The cub’s birth is a huge success for the Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures healthy, genetically diverse populations of lions within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions.”
In the clip below, the adorable cub finally gets to meet his father, Tobias. This was Tobias’ first offspring, so it was particularly exciting to watch them meet!
Their initial meeting has been viewed more than half a million times.
Note: there’s an ad at the beginning:
And another meeting of dad and cubs, this time from the San Diego Zoo. Dad looks nonplussed, and listen to that roar!
Still another one from Attenborough. It’s self-explanatory; the YouTube notes say this: “After being hidden away by her mother for 16 weeks [Attenborough says “six weeks”], a young lion cub joins her pride’s nursery group.” This is the best one, for it shows the lion cubs playing with each other and also a cub answering the roars of its dad.
Metro makes the sad announcement that YouTube star Steve Cash, the creator of the The Talking Kitty videos, took his own life. I’ve seen some of the hilarious videos, which YouTube flagged, for some reason, and here’s one: Sylvester has a bad date:
Lagniappe: A Cat opens box of Temptations in less than 60 seconds!
h/t; Michael, Ginger K.