Mandarin ducks are known for their bright and vivid feathers. Seriously, this color palette and striking hues look like the work of the best fashion designer in the world. Not many people, however, know that the female mandarin brings a lot less to the table in terms of color.
Mostly coated in different shades of gray, she is often ignored when her more colorful partner is around. Well, this female just about had it with this nonsense and was going to do something about it. Hey, mister camera dude! I may not look like a quacking Pantone catalog but I’m just as interesting as this guy!
Donny the mini donkey, as we are told the fluffy equine in the forefront is called, wanted to come and say hi. He was apparently having a good day and wanted to share it with the world. He didn't even notice that the human with the funny contraption was oddly focused on the chickens.
For some reason, though, it looks like every day is a good day for Donny. Hanging out with the other animals on the farm, munching on apples, feeling the breeze ruffling his bangs — what's not to like? We would trade places with Donny in a heartbeat!
Oh, Hi, Tiny Human!
This sweet pug was about to come and congratulate her new baby brother, perhaps sneak a sniff of that tiny head, when she realized that there was a camera around. What we believe happened was that she realized they were about the same size and just deduced that this meant they ought to be pictured together.
Obviously, her owners were the last people to prove her wrong. Actually, looking at this adorable photo, it seems that she wasn't wrong at all! The size thing will most likely change in just a few short months so the little pug might as well take advantage of it while she still can.
This Couple Is Now a Trio
Sticking out your tongue for a picture used to be something we thought only humans in their early teens do. This giraffe proved us wrong, though. As this cute couple was strolling around in what appears to be a zoo or a wildlife shelter of some sort, they stopped by the giraffes to take a picture.
Little did they know, one of the regular tenants had the exact same thought! And not only was it going to get in the frame, it was going to do it with a bang — tongue out a la Miley Cyrus and blocking the boyfriend from view.
An Unhinged Anhinga
These two birds are not even the same species but they seem to be communicating just fine. Actually, drop the 'just fine' part. There is communication going on there alright, it's just that it doesn't seem like the very pleasant kind. We are not sure what this anhinga is warning the duck about, but it must believe that it's very important.
Maybe the human with the camera is looking too suspicious, walking around with that odd plastic box, making weird clicking noises. You can never trust those clicking humans, no matter how many times they've given you breadcrumbs at the park.