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Baby (seal) sitters wanted video

Volunteers are needed at Ohau Stream, near Kaikoura, to manage visitors to the
popular seal viewing spot.

DOC to hold training sessions for helpers to manage the Ohau Stream "baby seal encounter" that is a hit with tourists.

Husky and dad argue over food video

Dad lays down the law about who gets to eat his potato skins, while the husky begs to differ.

All this adorable husky wanted was a good old nosh on potato skins.

The cutest thing you'll see today video

Animal care staff report that Funani and her calf are doing well.

San Diego Zoo has welcomed a brand new baby hippo - and this video of it learning to swim is perhaps the best video ever made.

Student fosters gibbon

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Wild thing: There was no sign of the baby gibbon's group when the wild animal was discovered. Victoria University student Naven Hon rescued a baby gibbon in Cambodia last week

A Victoria University Masters student became an impromptu foster mother in Cambodia.

Boy meets his heroes, falls apart

SO CUTE: The moment a wee boy met his idols. His dad posted the image on Facebook, writing: "Quincy's been waiting all week to show the garbage men his garbage truck. But, in the moment, he was overwhelmed in the presence of his heroes."

When Quincy finally got to meet his heroes and their rubbish truck it was all a little overwhelming.

Offers flow for abandoned bulldog

Nelson SPCA inspector and manager Donna Walzl with the English bull terrier covered in sores.

Dog lovers around the country offer homes to a bulldog found wandering the streets in Nelson.

Tiny meals being made in a tiny kitchen video

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An oh-so-cute Japanese cooking channel features tiny meals being cooked in a tiny kitchen.

How to flea-proof your pets

SHARING A MOMENT: Don't let fleas come between you and your pets - learn how to protect your household.

Did you know that one flea can multiply into 1000 fleas in just three weeks? Here's how to keep your pets and home flea-free.

Mozzies give NZ and Bangladesh players hard time video

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 13: Nathan McCullum, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori of New Zealand swipe away bugs  during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Seddon Park on March 13, 2015 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bug-repellent spray in high demand for World Cup cricketers as mosquitos come out to play at Seddon Park.

Meet Smiley, the blind therapy dog

INSPIRATIONAL: Smiley was born without eyes and later rescued from a puppy farm.

Born without eyes, rescued from a puppy farm, and now bringing joy to those in need as a service dog.

A family album with a difference

Cordelia is an awapara sheep, which explains her distinctive appearance.

When young children ask why Cordelia the sheep wears a tutu, Whanganui owner Joy Clark responds: "Because she's a girl."

Top spots for animal lovers gallery video

St Bernard

Japan's cat island had a burst of publicity recently but there are plenty of places where cute-ish animals hang out.

#WeaselPecker becomes online sensation


It looks like a scene from a Disney movie - but is this photo too good to be true?

Baby antelope takes to zoo's savannah

A baby nyala that was born on Valentines Night at Wellington Zoo is yet to be named.

Bright-eye bushy-tailed and stripy - a beautiful baby nyala can now be seen at Wellington Zoo.

A barking mad sheep video

Gemma Simcox a vet nurse from Otaki with her pet sheep, Richard, which thinks its a dog.

Richard the sheep has managed to pull the wool over his doggy pals' eyes.

Make your dog an Instagram star

Miss P, a 15-inch Beagle who won "Best in Show", stands near the winner's trophy at 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in the Manhattan borough of New York February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  

To bring in money, you need more than a random clip of your pet doing something funny. It takes an orchestrated campaign.

You can actually get your pet cloned

A CANINE COPY: The soft-toy version of this little pug has the likeness, even including that little stuck-out tongue.

Is just one of your favourite animal just not enough? Turns out you can immortalise them in soft-toy form (to the tune of $265).

New rhino at zoo

The new rhinoceros at Orana Park in Christchurch squeals, jumps and has loads of personality

A newborn rhinoceros captured a Christchurch zoo's hearts on Valentine’s night.

Baby chicks in class

LITTLE BUDDIES: Jennifer Duggan and Aqa Siale of TImaru's Mountainview High School with the baby chicks they care for.

Mountainview High School has an additional 12 students - chicks - in its agriculture classes.

New help for water-loving pooches

Water works: Canine therapist Sarah Apperley working with Chessie on the aqua treadmill at Aqua Hounds.

Dogs exercising on an underwater treadmill is one of the therapies on offer at new Wellington business Aqua Hounds.

Dogs also celebrate Carnival

It's a match, as this carnival reveller and her dogs pose for pictures as they take part in the "Blocao" or dog carnival parade.

At one Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro, the revelers weren't as skilled at dancing samba as they were at wagging their tails.

Romance at the zoo

Pygmy marmosets Wicket and Cuzco with their twins at Wellington Zoo.

For Valentines Day, Wellington zoo goes "adults only" with a live band, bar and, er, 'unique' animal talks.

Lulu's a youtube star

FAMILY PHOTO: Micki Fox with Lulu, left, and Meeko.

Super cute shiba inu Lulu is a natural in front of the camera and she's gaining fans by the day.

What does the sloth say? video

ADORABLE: These baby sloths, filmed at sanctuaries in Colombia and Costa Rica, make the cutest little squeaks.

Prepare yourself for one minute of high-pitched, fuzzy cuteness.

There is such a thing as a 'sausagebull'

THIS IS A REAL DOG: Rami, the pitbull-dachshund cross.

What do you get when you cross a pitbull with a dachshund? Something that looks very Photoshopped.

Brutus the Rottweiler's tears for Hank

Brutus the dog grieves

Brutus the Rottweiler grieves for his brother, Hank.

Newest fashion star? Toast the dog

WINDBLOWN: Toast, the new face of Karen Walker sunglasses.

Kiwi designer Karen Walker taps four-legged Instagram sensation for her spring 2015 campaign.

Feline friendship on paws video

ROOM TO GROW: Daniel Lynch and his mum, Stephanie, say Tiger and Captain Puffleface aren't as close as they used to be, but they are 'definitely still friends'.

Such a troublesome teen is Tiger that mother hen has flown the coop, though she checks in on her only hatch now and again.

Hilarious love notes from kids gallery

love notes

An 11-year-old girl sent this letter to a boy she liked and his incredibly mature reply can only mean kids really do listen their parents.

Toddler gets stage-fright meeting Kate


An adorable two-year-old has suffered from an acute bout of stage-fright after being selected to present flowers to the Duchess.

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