Adorable Young Domestic Mink Who Was Rescued from a Fur Farm Swims in Water for the Very First Time

Zodiac, a young mink who was rescued from certain death at a fur farm by Camels and Friends, goes swimming for the first time in his short life, having a ball jumping in and out of the water at his pleasure.

Minks are semi-aquatic and most of them will never be able to experience the simple joy of fulfilling their natural instinct to swim…This mink was saved when viewers donated money toward rescuing a ranch ostrich (a project which was not successful this year, but will be put on hold to next). The left over money was used to pull this baby mink from the farm and save him from this horrible fate. Minks are slaughtered every November to be processed for winter coats- but he will not be one of them. He will get to experiences all the joys of life.

When Zodiac is not in the water, he can be found playing happily with his toys in another room or sleeping soundly, knowing he is safe in his new home.


image by Camel and Friends

via Boing Boing

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.