Conan O’Brien’s website is doing a livestream of different animals to celebrate the Christmas season. It is called the Live Coco Cam: Non-Denominational Xmas Critters. The cam features cute animals placed into some sort of environment (perfectly safe and either cute or funny, with toys and food for the animals). They have had animals on the cam since the 19th, and will have one more day tomorrow. So far the cam featured kittens on a plane on the 19th and tea cup piggies with a dinning room on the 20th.
Here is how the website describes the event: “From Monday 12/19 through Thursday 12/22, Live Coco Cam: Non-Denominational Xmas Critters will be counting down the holidays with crazy cute animals in a new scene new every day. We’ll be broadcasting for eight hours a day, from 10am PST til 6pm PST, so grab the egg nog and tune in.”
Today’s animal? Bunnies! They are on a battle field to replicate the Siege of Bastogne – a siege during WWII which took place Dec 20 – 27 1944.
Click here to tune in and watch the bunnies until 6pm PST.
Thank you Team Coco for the cute holiday animals! Visit Teamcoco.com for other info about Conan or the Xmas Critters.
Because of the bonus fact at the very end of the article:
The Microsoft Campus is Full of Bunnies!
Apparently the bunnies are the result of people leaving their pets on the company’s campus, resulting in more bunnies!
This is not only a problem for Microsoft, but also affects other companies in the same area like Nintendo. This is called the Redmond Rabbit Problem, and there is a coalition dedicated to trying to come up with a good solution to help all the bunnies.
So today I happened upon an article on boing boing that explained there are thousands of rabbits at British Columbia’s University of Victoria.
Apparently the number of bunnies is due to people abandoning their unwanted pets on the campus and their numbers have simply grown over time due to breeding, continual abandonment, and people feeding them. These rabbits are now ferral, and are not pets.
The campus has launched a public awareness campaign in an effort to protect the rabbits, people, and the environment. Having so many rabbits in one place is a stress to local plant life and can cause health problems for people. The goal is to stop people from continuing to abandon pet rabbits on campus, stop people from feeding the bunnies, and to prevent animal cruelty.
To read more about the rabbits on campus and what they are trying to do to help both people and the rabbits, visit Rabbits @ UVic.
Here is a video of a man feeding the bunnies that shows their interest in people, and an idea of their numbers:
So I was looking into how to make a sweater for a bunny…not that I have a bunny mind you, just for fun to see if there was any info out there. Of course, I never did find anything about making sweaters for bunnies, but what follows are what I did find.
1. A discussion about whether bunnies need to wear sweaters on Flickr, Bunny Lovers Unite. Here are some pictures that users included:
2. Bunnies made out of sweaters
This is a bunny made out of an angora sweater, made by Sonja Ahlers.