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