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Meet Kelvin Peña – He Only Has Animals As Friends And It’s Adorable AF

Sometimes animals make better friends than human beings and internet famous Kelvin Peña is taking his friendship with animals to the next level. From baby goats, to furry monkeys and huge snakes, Peña has built a loyal squad of animal friends throughout time and there’s no stopping him.

Here are just a few pictures that show him as the modern-day animal whisperer that he is.

Here’s Peña with his pet goat Bentley. ????

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Yes, Peña named his pet goat after the car brand Bentley. And yes, Bentley is wearing gold chains around his neck. Can’t compete with that.

Wherever Peña goes, Bentley goes too.

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It’s Bentley riding in a Bentley!

Even if Peña has a flight to catch, Bentley is right there with him.

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These two are inseparable. #BFFgoals

In addition to catching flights with goats, Peña also does yoga with goats.

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So, where can I sign up for this yoga class?

Between all of their adventures, Peña and Bentley even take naps together.

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This is the cutest thing I’ve seen all year. Now I want a pet goat.

When it comes to taking pictures for the gram, Bentley is always camera ready. ✨

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Someone please put Bentley in a magazine as a model.

As the great father that he is, Peña is always spoiling his baby boy Bentley with gifts.

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Bentley is wearing two pairs of Yeezys and I can’t even afford a Yeezy shoelace.

And as you can tell by this picture, Bentley likes to show off how spoiled he is.

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Bentley the baller. ????

Since Bentley is an only child, he enjoys having the company of other animal friends.

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This is sooooo cute. ????

However, Bentley isn’t the only animal in Peña’s circle of friends. Peña also shows lots of love towards pigeons.

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I’ve never seen such photogenic pigeons.

When he’s not hanging out with the pigeons, Peña is out kicking it with his monkey friends.

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LOL. The look on their faces is identical.

Time and time again, Peña even treats some of his animal friends to NBA tickets.

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In addition to furry baby pigs, Peña also likes to spend time with tall, slender giraffes.

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Okay now I’m jealous. Wish I had as many animal friends as he does.

One of the reasons why these animals are so attracted to Peña is because he always has delicious treats to offer.

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P.S. Peña has an entire squad of deer friends. This is just one from the pack.

What’s great about all of Peña’s furry friends is that they’re never shy to pose for a picture.

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Meanwhile, it takes me about 25 tries to get a decent picture with my pet dog.

Once in a blue moon, you’ll catch Peña hanging out with an actual human being. But of course, his animal friends have to be there too.

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If this ain’t squad goals, I don’t know what is.

In addition to taking naps with Bentley, Peña also enjoys taking naps with his snake pals.

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In need of a body pillow to cuddle up with? Just get yourself a snake like Peña!

Overall, Peña gets along quite well with all types of reptiles.

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He’s carrying that reptile the way you carry a baby. So cute.

What most don’t know, is that Peña’s love for animals began at a young age.

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Awwww. Little baby Peña. ????

And till this day, he still has that same level of love for all of earth’s creatures.

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Keep these adorable pictures coming, Peña!


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Someone Mutilated A Manatee With The Name ‘Trump’— Now There’s A Federal Investigation

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Someone Mutilated A Manatee With The Name ‘Trump’— Now There’s A Federal Investigation

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Just when we thought Trump supporters couldn’t disgust us more, one disfigured a manatee by etching “Trump” into its back.

Sadly, over the weekend, a manatee was found in Florida’s Homosassa River with the name “Trump” scratched into its back. The discovery has prompted federal officials to open an investigation into the disfigurement of the threatened species.

A mutilated manatee was found over the weekend with the name Trump scratched into its back.

According to a report published by the Citrus County Chronicle, it is unclear when and how the manatee was mutilated. It is also unknown whether the current investigation has made any leads in regards to the perpetrators. Still, footage of the abused animal has sparked outrage online.

Douglas Nowacek, a professor of Conservation Technology at Duke University told Vice that the incident is “one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen done to a wild animal.” In a separate email, Ruth Carmichael, a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama described the act a “horrific” to VICE saying “I have no words to express how deeply troubling, thoughtless, and potentially cruel this is.” 

Marine biologists say that it is unclear just how much harm the mammal endured.

“It’s a little hard to see the extent of damage from the video,” Carmichael explained. “It is harassment regardless. If the scrape penetrates the skin, then it likely caused some pain and stress. The animals have nerves and sensory hairs in the skin. Additionally, open wounds could become infected.” 

According to Graham Worthy, Department Chair and Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida who spoke to VICE the letters could mostly be shallow, and may mostly be algae scraped off the animal’s back making“ injury would be virtually non-existent.”

Still, physically hurt or not, the manatee in question was clearly harassed by a person. As such the perpetrator could face severe penalties if found. 

“Violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act may result in fines of up to $100,000 and one year’s imprisonment for individuals and up to $200,000 for organizations,” Worthy told Vice. “It is illegal to approach and make contact with these animals let alone deface or injure them. It is illegal to feed or harass wild marine mammals including dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, sea lions, and manatees. You are not allowed to feed, swim with, or harass these marine animals… They should be observed from a distance of at least 50 yards.”

The mutilated manatee is a West Indian manatee and is a herbivorous mammal found in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Up until 2017, the species was considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Today, conservation status is listed as “threatened.”  

As many users of social media have noted, perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of the images that humans already cause so much pain and suffering to innocent animals. When does it stop?

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

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Uplifting News: Mexican Man Used His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From Hurricane Delta

Photo: Tierra de Animales/Facebook

In some uplifting news, a Mexican man has gone viral for housing stray dogs in need of shelter before Hurricane Delta hit the Yucatan peninsula in early October. Ricardo Pimentel of Cancun, Mexico, wrote on Facebook that he had boarded up his home’s windows and was currently housing 300 rescue dogs before the storm hit.

As background, Hurricane Delta touched down in Cozumel and Cancun and was reported to have winds up to 110 mph. The storm caused power outages, fallen trees, and the destruction of buildings and businesses. Luckily, Pimentel decided to get creative when it came to protecting his helpless four-legged friends from the ravages of the outdoors.

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Pimentel already owns an animal sanctuary called Tierra de Animales, but he decided to open up his home to the homeless dogs. Naturally, he need all the help he could get to take care of the canine creatures. He took to his Facebook page to ask for donations.

“If I lived alone or nothing else with about 10 or 20 dogs, I would not worry much,” wrote Pimentel on his Facebook page. “But here are hundreds of animals and we can not afford to not have enough food stored.” According to Pimentel, he was worried about there being food shortages at the grocery stores in the aftermath of the unpredictable storm.

The post was accompanied by a a jaw-dropping photo of Pimentel surrounded by a sea of dogs packed into his home. The call-to-action quickly took off and Pimentel was soon receiving thousands of dollars in donations.

At first, Pimentel was distracted by the storm and wasn’t initially aware of how deeply he touched people. When he finally saw how people had rallied to support him and his sanctuary, he was humbled.

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“Your support at this time has been invaluable, we deeply appreciate all your messages, calls, and shows of affection,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you on behalf of all the animals in the sanctuary!”

According to Pimentel, many of the dogs he’s rescued on his sanctuary have been saved from dog-fighting rings and abusive homes where they’ve been badly beaten. He founded Tierra de Animales around 20 years ago as a place where dogs and other animals (including cats, bunnies, and sheep) can be safe and live a good life.

He says that his animals have been adopted by homes in Mexico, Canada and the United States. He hopes that the attention that the rescue dogs got from his viral post will encourage people to adopt them.

“We would like to think that thanks to all this attention, somebody would like to be part of the story and say: ‘I adopted a dog saved from that famous Hurricane Delta,” he told The Associated Press.

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