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Father's Day is a time to thank our dads for all they do for us. Whether it's playing catch or teaching us how to drive, our fathers are around to lend us a hand. But at PawNation, we're more curious about animal dads. They may not be able to take their children to a baseball game, but they can provide for their young in their own ways, like teaching them how to hunt and forage for food. Yet as we know, not all dads are stellar, which can mean really poor parenting skills in the wild. Check out this video to see Animal Planet's ranking of the best and worst dads in the animal kingdom. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-51337{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-51337...

Animal Planet's cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is agreeing to take on the case of the disgruntled feline that attacked and trapped an Oregon family in its bedroom. The feline's owners had originally planned to keep the cat but have since decided to take it to an animal shelter, as reported by the Associated Press. Credit: USA Today The fate of Lux the cat became a hot Internet topic when Portland resident Lee Palmer called 911 to report that the family pet attacked his baby and trapped them, along with his girlfriend and dog, in a bedroom in their home. Palmer said the incident took a severe turn when the cat scratched the baby after it pulled the animal's tail. He said he kicked the cat ...

Baby Sloths Learn to Climb

Last week we shared an impossibly cute clip from Animal Planet's "Meet the Sloths" that showed a mangy baby sloth being wrapped in a makeshift onesie. We're still watching that video several times/day. We can't get enough sloths, and many of you can't either, so here's another clip from the show. BE CAREFUL. This video contains DANGEROUSLY HIGH levels of cuteness. You may want to wait until you can watch it in a private place where you won't embarrass yourself with all the squeeing you'll be doing....

Sloths are among our most favorite animals. The are the chillest dudes and dames in the animal kingdom. Sure, they're slow and they lay about, but they always look relaxed and happy. We love them because we envy them. This video should be hard to watch. It shows a baby sloth with horrible mange being shaved bare, slathered in protective lard and sulfer, then wrapped in bandages. No fun. And yet the whole process is actually as cute as can be, because the little guy just smiles and gets through it. "No big deal," is the motto of sloths. And "It is what it is." And "C'est la vie." And "Que sera, sera." The only reason it's difficult to watch the clip is because you'll almost explode from the ...

"These guys are not gonna be happy when they figure out what we're doing here." It's baby-sloth bath time in this clip from Animal Planet's "Too Cute." The sloths receive a weekly bath, and apparently they don't like it, but it's tough to tell when they take it so casually. Then again, sloths by their very nature appear to take everything casually. So we'll take their keeper's word for it that this is a stressful activity for them, though adorable to us. But all is well when the freshly scrubbed furballs are given a special snack of hibiscus flowers, aka "sloth chocolate." Could these creature be any cuter? It's like everything about them was invented by an 8-year-old girl with too much Lis...