Old Girl Falls for Blind Cat

Britta Bergeson, 8, first spotted Justice on the Arizona Humane Society’s web site, and pleaded with her family to adopt the blind cat, even drawing sweet pictures of the kitty in her home. Her parents agreed, and the whole family (grandpa, aunts and cousins included) arrived at the shelter asking to meet Justice last week. “She started crying and it was an instant love connection,” when Britta was introduced to Justice, said adoptions supervisor Vanessa Crues. “Justice just melted in her lap and was so calm with her new friend. The family was very emotional. Love connections like these are what make this job so rewarding, especially for a cat like Justice who really needed to find a great home!” — Read it at People Pets

 

Rare Giraffe’s Birth Caught on Video

As the world waits for April the giraffe to have her long awaited baby at a New York state zoo, an endangered Rothschild giraffe was born across the pond at the U.K.’s Chester Zoo on Monday. The baby’s birth was caught on CCTV cameras, and the zoo released the stunning video, which also shows the baby’s first wobbly steps, on Tuesday. “Those long legs take a little bit of getting used to but the new calf is doing ever so well, as is mum,” said Sarah Roffe, giraffe team manager. “She’s an excellent parent and is doing a fantastic job of nursing her new arrival.” This is the second Rothschild giraffe to be born at the zoo in just fourth months. And the zoo couldn’t help but make a little dig at the giraffe mom who’s been all over the news. “The world may be waiting for April the giraffe to have her calf over in America, but Orla has beaten her to it!” Roffe said. — Read it from the Chester Zoo

 

New Mountain Lion Kitten Found in Santa Monica

Researchers from the National Park Service have found and tagged a mountain lion kitten who’s believed to be the daughter of a puma mom referred to as P-23. The baby was given the name P-54. Wildlife officials are concerned the kitten might be a product of inbreeding because the cats are stuck on an island habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains, but said she’s healthy and they’re pleased the mountain lions continue to breed successfully. While P-54 was the only kitten they found in her mom’s den, officials said it’s possible they might be surprised with one or two more kittens at some point.