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Good-Bye Productivity: 10 Weird and Fun Animal Websites

The Internet is a weird, beautiful place, full of kittens and rainbows and unicorns. And you deserve to take a break and enjoy those kittens and unicorns, don’t you? I mean, you’ve been working hard all week. Knock off a couple minutes early and enjoy. Your boss probably already left. Your kids can wait another few  30  oh my god where did the time go 60 minutes for dinner.

Because I love you* and I know how stressed you are, I’ve gathered 11 of the most delightfully weird and wonderful animal websites for your enjoyment.

I hope you didn’t have any deadlines to meet, because they’re about to be ignored.

*By “I love you” of course I actually mean “I’m so, so grateful for your page clicks.” 

 

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    10 Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Yeah...you really don't need to get that work done / laundry folded / dinner made, right? Go ahead. Click through.

  • Cursor-Chasing Orca 2 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Pretty much this is an orca that chases your cursor. Click this link for one of the most pointless, yet enjoyable, time wasters on the Internet. 

    (Screen Cap: Live Internet)

  • Cat Bounce 3 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    This website's motto, "Wut the wut?" sums it up nicely. Cat Bounce is a bunch of cats...bouncing. It has a lovely lava lamp quality to it. Be sure to click the "make it rain" button in the upper right-hand corner.

    (Screen Cap: Cat Bounce)

  • High-Fashion Velociraptor 4 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Go to any page on the British Vogue website, and enter the "Konami Code" and be rewarded with a velociraptor sporting a very stylish hat. The Konami Code is (using your keyboard's arrows): Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

    Konami Code was originally a cheat code used in many Japanese video games, but is also used by web programmers to add "Easter Eggs" like this to websites. 

    (Screen Cap: British Vogue)

  • But wait, it gets better! 5 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    After entering the Konami Code once, keep hitting A to get a whole bunch of behatted velociraptors at once.

    (Screen Cap: British Vogue)

  • Bembo’s Zoo 6 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Click on any letter at Bembo's Zoo at watch it gracefully morph into a font-based animal. If it looks like an elegant children's picture book come to life, that's because it is! Bembo's Zoo: An Animal ABC Book, by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, is available on Amazon.

    (Screen Cap: Bembo's Zoo)

  • Ferret Cam 7 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    The live streaming video of black-footed ferrets at the Phoenix Zoo is a great live cam, because with four camera locations, you're more likely to see frolicking.

    (Screen Cap: Phoenix Zoo)

  • Desk Safari 8 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Speaking of saying good-bye to productivity, here are people goofing off at work and leaving photographic evidence. Desk Safari collects photo of people posing with animal photos. Weird, yet inspiring.

    (Screencap: Desk Safari)

  • Animals Being Jerks 9 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    This GIF Tumblr of animals being Animals Being "Jerks" is misnamed...because a lot of the animals are actually being awesome, like this honey badger defending her baby from some inquisitive zebras. HONEY BADGER DON'T CARE.

    (GIF: 4GIFs.com via Animals Being D**ks)

  • Panda Cam 10 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Fun and Weird Animal Websites - Babble

    If there's nothing in view when you first click on the San Diego Zoo's Panda Cam, don't worry. One of the Zoo's four giant pandas will probably amble by soon. 

    (Screencap: San Diego Zoo)

  • Kelp Forest Cam 11 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium has several absolutely wonderful live cams: you can choose to watch playful sea otters, African black-footed penguins, the aviary, the open sea aquarium, and more. It's hard to pick a favorite, but the Kelp Forest Cam is just so...Zen. 

    (Screencap: Monterey Bay Aquarium)

     

  • Calming Manatee 12 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: 10 Weird and Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    I just can't get enough Calming Manatee! You can read all about the origin of this wonderfully supportive marine mammal in my post here: Bad Day? Calming Manatee Is Your New Favorite Website.

    (Image courtesy of Calming Manatee)

  • Bonus Timewaster: Cornify 13 of 13
    Good-Bye Productivity: 10 Weird, Fun Animal Websites - Babble

    Ooh! Here's one more bonus (mythical) animal website: Cornify. Cornify has a button that lets you view an endless parade of glittery unicorns and rainbows. The best part is that the site also provides code to add a "Cornify" button to your own website.

    (Obviously I have already added this to my blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy. For some odd reason, my editors haven't given me the access to cornify Babble. It's inexplicable, really.)

    (Screencap: Cornify)

 

Read more from Joslyn on Babble and at her blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy. You can also follow Joslyn on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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