Bei Bei, panda baby
los angeles» Animals can melt the human heart, tickle the funny bone or bring us to tears. And thanks to Instagram, YouTube and other online options, you can enjoy their antics simply by following, liking or pinning them.
Six animals in 2015, from dogs and cats to a panda and a rat, developed popularity that is likely to continue into the new year. Here’s a look.
Nobody’s busier than Grumpy Cat. She had 8.3 million Facebook followers as of Christmas Eve. Her YouTube videos have drawn viewers by the tens of millions.
The 3-year-old, 4-pounder with feline dwarfism is making her second movie as well as a cartoon series, and is featured in a series of Random House Little Golden Books, makng owner Tabitha “Tabby” Bundesen proud.
Online: https://www.youtube.com/user/SevereAvoidance and https://www.facebook.com/ TheOfficialGrumpyCat/ There is no end to the number of online animals — from YouTube to explore.org and all the social media sites in between. Nobody was busier than Grumpy Cat in 2015. Associated Press file
Online: http://instagram.com/ marutaro
Toast is a King Charles spaniel and puppy-mill rescue with a floppy pink tongue that hangs out of her mouth. She’s also a celebrity, appearing in fashion shows and shoots. Check her Instagram feed, toastmeetsworld.
Online: https://www. instagram.com/toastmeetsworld/ ?hl=en
Bei Bei (BAY BAY) weighed just 4 ounces when he was born Aug. 22 at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. He was pink, hairless, blind and dependent on his mother Mei Xiang (may SHONG). Four months later, he weighs around 18 pounds and is a lively bundle of fur, muscles, claws and teeth. Bei Bei’s public debut is scheduled for mid-
Shinjiro Ono hugs his Shiba Inu Maru at Ueno Park in Tokyo. The 7-year-old Shiba Inu has been top dog on Instagram for several years.