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The 6 Best Animal Videos Of 2013

NUMBER ONE: Family Dog Saves Child From Abusive Babysitter

Suspicious that their dog was overly protective of their son and had been extremely aggressive towards their babysitter, Benjamin and Hope Jordan placed a cellphone under their couch.

The recording revealed that their babysitter of five months, 22-year-old Alexis Khan, had been abusing their child.

WCSC 5 of Charleston, S.C., reported that the parents were horrified at what they heard:

“It started with cussing,” Jordan said. “Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry. I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab him up.”

“To know that five months I had handed my child to a monster, not knowing what was going on in my house for that day,” said Jordan.

Khan pleaded guilty to assault and battery Monday afternoon in Charleston County Circuit Court and was sentenced to one to three years in prison. As part of her plea, Kahn will have to serve at least one year of that sentence before being eligible for parole and also will be placed on a child abuse registry, meaning she can no longer work with children.

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NUMBER 2 Activists Free Thousands of Minks from Cages

“They’re just terrorists, plain and simple,” says Idaho undersheriff George Warrell of the activist group Animal Liberation Front.

The group has taken credit for recent criminal acts that involved breaking into a local mink farm and releasing thousands of the animals from their cages.

KTVR’s Justin Corr reports.

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NUMBER 3 Watch This Dog Befriend A Boy With Down Syndrome

Meet Hernan, a 3-year-old boy in Buenos Aires who was born with Down syndrome, and his uncle’s beautiful Labrador, Himalaya.

“According to his mother, he is a very guarded little boy. He doesn’t connect very much with other people. But that didn’t stop the beautiful Labrador Himalaya from striking up a friendship. Himalaya patiently nudges Hernan until the little boy warms up to him. A four-minute YouTube video, shared by Hernan’s mother, captures the scene as the new friendship was formed.” SOURCE

As you can see in the video, below, it took over 3 minutes of gentle coaxing by Himalaya before Hernan finally moved in for a hug.

Watch this heartwarming video, below:


NUMBER 4 8 Signs Your Cat is Actually a Dog

Kodi the cat demonstrates rather un-feline like behavior.

Shorty & Kodi’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ShortyandKodi

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Watch below:


NUMBER 5 Two-Year-Old’s Tiger Costume Fools Real Tiger Cub

Two-year old Marshall Shaffer’s tiger costume fooled a real expert when a tiger cub at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium’s thought Marshall was a new feline playmate.

Enjoy the original video followed by an MSNBC clip.

Tiger Cubs! Marshall and Kali at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA:

Baby Tiger Costume Fools Real Tiger Cub:

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NUMBER 6 The Hillbilly Slide And One Mad Coon

A hillbilly and a raccoon “cut a rug” in this hilarious YouTube video.

A self-described hillbilly cuts loose with a familiar raccoon that seems mesmerized by the “Hillbilly Slide”.

We have the original video, below, followed by a clip from CNN.

The Hillbilly Slide And One Mad Coon Starring Your Favorite Coon and Coonrippy!

Redneck and plump raccoon cut a rug

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