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Christopher the pig never thought his life would involve spa treatments and après hot chocolate. The little pig was picked up by his parents from an ad on the online market, Kijiji. They quickly realized he had been mistreated in the past due to his shy and nervous demeanor.

One badass mom’s quick reflexes saved her chicken coop from being desecrated by a hungry predator. Last Sunday, Twitter user @Jackalcakes posted this photo: My mother caught a hawk while it was diving to get her chickens and it just has the most confused face ever that this could have gone so wrong— Herro: CA 🔜 NM 🔜 FL 🔜 GA (@Jackalcakes) March 19, 2018 Allegedly, Jackalcakes absolute ninja of a mother grabbed the bird of prey moments before it helped itself to some chicken nuggets. The internet, obviously, lost its mind.

Sometimes shelter pups are up against insurmountable odds. One Australian photographer is doing her part to help out the underdog. Alex Cearns was a cop for almost 14 years before she decided to quit and pursue her dream of being a photographer.

Joy, an Asiatic black bear, is finally free after spending 15 years behind bars. The black bear was kept as a pet during her cubhood, then cruelly locked in a cage by her owners when she got to be too big for them. Asiatic black bears are known to make friends in captivity and typically live 25-30 years.

The last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two female survivors. Sudan was once dubbed the “most eligible bachelor in the world” by Tinder (they would know) but had been in poor health as of late. He was 45 years old and getting tired.

An orange tabby was reunited with his cat-dad 14 long years after being separated. Thomas Jr. was adopted in 2002 by Perry Martin.

Euphrates is a floppy, playful 9-month-old puppy. And she weighs over 180lbs. After witnessing a home-burglary where a Cane Corso, weighing over 130lbs, was thrown tragically to its death, Jared Howser decided to do something (is this where John Wick came from?).

Wes Anderson is coming out with a new film that has subject matter dear to our hearts. Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion animated film written and directed by the famous writer of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson.

Ayam Cemani chickens are as black as your soul, through and through. They’re a breed of Indonesian chicken found in Indonesia. They have all-black everything, right down to their beaks and bones.

Today for your daily dose of strange, we’re discussing platypus milk: the hot new thing in the medical world. Apparently, ten-odd years ago scientists found that platypus milk had incredible antibacterial properties. Enough so that it could be used in defense against superbugs aka antibiotic-resistant bacteria.