Take note, Ryan Seacrest: Julianne Hough has officially moved on.
"I found my soul mate last night," the recently single actress, 24, wrote alongside an Instagram shot of a monkey sitting on her shoulders. "Thanks @mariamenounos78 for throwing such a fun birthday party!"
The cuddly capuchin was just one of the wild guests at Maria Menounos's Saturday luau-themed 35th birthday bash, which came nearly three months after Hough and Seacrest announced their split. The Extra host rang in the milestone year at her L.A. home with a menagerie of animals, including a snake and a parrot, the New York Daily News reported.
We'd like to propose a toast to this macaque.
Feeling extra busy? Overwhelmed? Just plain hot? We're clinking glasses with this spirited primate, who prefers to take his worries one sip at a time.
It's always happy hour for this critter in West Sumatra, Indonesia, where it resides at a local tourist attraction. The macaque is known to snatch soft drink bottles from visitors.
Just when you thought the Backstreet Boys couldn't get any cuter!
While on break from touring in China on Thursday, the reunited boy band – members Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean – made nice with a group of panda cubs during a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the country's Sichuan province.
Judging from the photo, we're not sure which quintet had the better time: While each guy happily cradled his furry buddy, the little ones gleefully kicked back, too, relaxing and indulging in delicious drinks.
Now that it's officially summer, you're not the only one enjoying the warmer weather.
You're also not the only one simultaneously trying to beat all that heat.
Taking on Tuesday's rising temperatures at a Haikou, China, zoo, this ostrich decided to treat itself to a cold beverage: water! In what can only be described as the animal kingdom's version of running through the sprinklers, our feathered friend sipped on some H2O while delightfully being doused in stray droplets.
Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber and more stars have taken to the press to voice their ire with the paparazzi – and this little guy knows just how they feel.
Tily, a 2-month-old Bengal tiger cub, was just looking to enjoy an afternoon to himself in his enclosure at the Fundación Refugio Salvaje animal refuge in San Salvador on Thursday. Instead, he had to spend it fending off photographers looking to snap shots of his adorable mug.
While we have to admit, we'd be tempted to click some mementos of our own if we got anywhere near Tily and that purr-recious face, the cub had its own ideas about how to best handle the impromptu photo shoot – with his teeth.
A happy Mother's Day, indeed.
A week after giving birth, Sumatran orangutan Sarah was snapped giving her newborn a sweet peck inside their enclosure at the ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M. Just like a human mother, she gingerly cradled her little one before leaning in – and judging from that smile on her face, the babe's already lapping up the attention!
The pair were fêted with a Saturday baby shower – just in time for Mother's Day. During the festivities, the park revealed that the tyke is a female.
We've all been there.
Your mom's nagging you to hop into the tub and clean up, but what do you really want to do? Make a mess – and that's exactly what this 18-month-old elephant did.
A resident of the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in England, Asian elephant Scott promptly returned to his enclosure's sand pit after being hosed down. The mischievous pachyderm rolled around in the pit, covering his entire body in sand, before taking it one step further and splattering sand all over himself with his trunk.
Though we're sure his keepers were none too pleased, we have to admit: how could something that makes someone look so happy be wrong?
They don't agree on everything, and it's not always easy finding time in their busy schedules to hang out. They can't even, like, share the same clothes.
But someway, somehow, this baby monkey, tiger and lion have secured BFF – best friends fur-ever! – status in Shenyang, China, where they met in a zoo's kindergarten class.
Sure, they have their differences. But they snuggle through them. Brunch recipes, workout tips, crushes – we bet these buddies talk about it all. And, to top it all off, they don't even get jealous of each other's cuteness.
Dogs, you're off the hook.
Months after we first started calling out canines around the world for their most indecent (and repeated) indiscretions in the online phenomenon that is dogshaming, it looks like it's someone else's turn to take a little Internet heat.
Introducing bunny shaming, an increasingly popular way for rabbit owners to air out their dirty laundry (often literally) on Facebook and Tumblr.
This red panda is totally grounded as soon as his mom sees this.
While indulging in a meal of bamboo leaves, a red panda in Krefeld, Germany, got a little overzealous with his favorite tasty treat on Monday and completely forgot the cardinal rule at the dinner table. Despite a fully-formed, uneaten leaf still protruding from his mouth, the cute critter couldn't help but go in for another lick, chewing with his mouth open (gasp!).
Though we're normally partial to proper etiquette, we're inclined to let this red panda's behavior go on account of his un-bear-able cuteness.
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