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We already knew elephants love certain things:

Playing soccer, sitting on laps, drinking water, attacking Kim Kardashian when she tries to snap a selfie with them in Thailand.

But who knew elephants also adore classical music?!?

So violinist Eleanor Bartsch recently learned when she warmed up for her show at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

The musician explains on YouTube that she decided to take a walk prior the event and ended up stopping in front of two animals named Kelly and Viola, 44 and 45-year-old elephants that happen to "really love Bach," according to Bartsch.

Seriously! There's little doubt they're swaying along the instrument's melody in this video:

Pretty awesome, right?

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A backup dancer working on the MTV Video Music Awards performance of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" was bitten by one of the actual snakes during rehearsal Friday.

A six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky, who was being used as a prop, bit the dancer; Minaj was on stage and personally rushed to her dancer's side.

Nicki Minaj with Whipped Cream
This Nicki Minaj GIF may cause many anacondas to grow in length. If you know what we mean!

According to MTV, the incident occurred when the dancer was carrying the huge snake draped around her shoulders. The music was immediately stopped.

Minaj rushed over asking, "Did she just get bit by the snake?"

The snake, which constricts is prey, is not venomous. The unidentified female was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and then hospitalized.

This was done to prevent bacterial infection "out of an abidance of caution," said Chris Velvin, director of production safety for MTV's parent company Viacom.

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This photo of a koala reacting to the sight of its destroyed home is one of the saddest things you'll see on the Internet.

But the following video of a daring koala rescue should at least put a smile on the faces of animal lovers everywhere.

The koala was struck by a car on Wednesday and then climbed to the top of a tree in Langwarrin, a suburb of Melbourne, on Thursday.

Wildlife Victoria spokeswoman Amy Amato told The Age that this is typical "instinct" for wounded animals, as they "mask their injuries well and flee from predators."

So rescue workers used a ladder to bring down the koala, who actually fell from the tree during this attempt. But he was caught by people holding a blanket and then mouth-to-mouth resuscitation that saved his life.

Incredibly, the entire event was captured on camera:

We'd love to buy those rescue workers a round.

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What is cuter than a Pit Bull giving a baby a tongue bath?

How about a Pit Bull giving a bunny a tongue bath?!?

According to YouTube user TexasGirly1979, the following dog is named Sharky and he discovered this baby cottontail on Easter Sunday a few years ago.

The two have been closer ever since, with Sharky even taking time to make sure his pal is nice and clean, a wet grooming the bunny seems to reluctantly tolerate, as you can see here:

Totally AWWW-inspiring, right? We love it.

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As documented earlier this week, pandas on a slide represent some of those animals simply guaranteed to make you smile.

But we delved a bit deeper into this type of animal and realized... wait a minute! Pandas eating bamboo are also guaranteed to make you smile.

So are pandas taking naps, pandas climbing trees and pandas simply hanging out together, just being pandas.

An underratedly cute animal, the panda takes center stage in the following photo gallery. Flip around now to see what all the AWWWW-inspiring fuss is about:

Dinner for 2
These hungry pandas live together in a French zoo.

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The following video is 19 seconds in duration, but it will put a smile on your face for the next 19 hours.

It features a three-month old boy hearing a (fake) lion roar for the first time, courtesy of his mother and a children's book, and initially reacting with fear and confusion.

But once the sounds ends and he realizes he's safe? We're treated to the magical sound of pure baby laughter. Is there anything better in the whole wide world?

And now as a GIF:

Baby Hears Lion Roar

It's been a wonderful week overall for children reacting in adorable ways, from this toddler dancing to Katy Perry to this bathing baby cracking up over a puppy.

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We know, we know: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Right, Kim Kardashian? Correct, dude on the train tracks? Isn't that what you thought, guy in front of a swan?

But even the best laid plans sometimes go waste - and such was the fate for the following selfie subjects.

Some got attacked by animals. Others got arrested as a result of taking an idiotic self-portrait. And one couple, the parents of two young children, actually died.

It's sad stuff, it's scary stuff and, often, it's hilarious stuff. Relive 11 examples below of when selfies go horribly/hilariously wrong:

Kim Kardashian Attempts Selfie, Gets Attacked by Elephant in Thailand
Kim Kardashian tried to take a selfie with an elephant in Thailand. And the animal proceeded to speak for the entire world when it kicked her.

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It's been a very right week.

Robin Williams died. Riots have broken out in Ferguson, Missouri. And it's only Thursday.

So we can't blame anyone for feeling far down in the dumps at the moment, but we can at least try to offer a temporary solution... in the form of pandas on a playground, pigs in an actual blanket and a bunny wearing a pancake as a hat.

We don't mean to make light of the aforementioned tragedies or anything else causing readers to be sad these days.

But a bunny wearing a pancake as a hat?!? If this puts a smile on your face for even the briefest period of time, we've done our jobs:

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On the heels paws of World Cat Day, the Internet now tells us that August 12, 2014 represents World Elephant Day.

And you know what that means, don't you? Fun with elephant!!!

We're talking elephants playing soccer... elephants attacking Kim Kardashians... and elephants who thinks they are puppies and therefore sit right down on the laps of human beings.

Pretty cute stuff all around.

So help us celebrate this milestone day by sitting back, clicking Play on the videos below and realizing just how cute these large animals can actually be:

Elephant Sits on Man's Lap
Well, this is downright adorable. Look what happens when this baby elephant comes across a nice man... with a strong lap.

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Move over, Hero Cat.

And make room for Hero Rottweiler!

In an amazing piece of footage that was filmed in 2010, yet only just went viral over the weekend, a Rottweiler named Happy comes flying to the rescue of a Chihuahua named Trixxie.

The latter canine was reportedly tied up outside around 7 a.m. when a coyote came sprinting out of the woods and snatched the small pup up in its mouth. Just as he turned around to make off with Trixxie, however, in swooped Happy.

Watch the amazing rescue now:

Pretty incredible, huh?

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