Animals Thu, 25 Jul 2024 10:53:19 +0200 | Rare Tree Frog Discovered In Remote Area In Australia Features Beautiful Blue Colour When a frog hopped into the workshop of a Western Australian wildlife sanctuary, land managers were in for a treat. The blue hue of the amphibian captivated them as it sat on a bench and looked up at them. Thus, they took a picture and forwarded it to Australian Wildlife Conservancy field ecologist Jake Barker. Barker was astounded by what he saw. Barker told ABC News, "It definitely raised my hea... Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:48:52 +0200 | The Only Pink Manta Ray In The World Nothing quite prepared us for the sight of a pink manta ray, even though we've seen everything from spotted zebras to lobsters the color of cotton candy. The world saw the rare animal, which has only been seen seven times since it was first discovered in 2015, thanks to photographer Kristian Laine's photos. The Great Barrier Reef surrounds Australia's Lady Elliot Island, which is home to the eleve... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 21:35:44 +0200 | Australian Dingo Kangaroo Dna Reveals The Origins Of Iconic Wild Dogs In The Country Although dingoes are as common in Australia as koalas or kangaroos, surprisingly little is known about their ancestry. Recently, scientists have been able to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the origins of dingoes and gain additional insight into their evolutionary connections to other canines, all thanks to ancient DNA. Even though humans brought dingoes to Australia from Southeast Asia... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 21:21:40 +0200 | Population Of Different Species Illustrated By The Amount Of Pixels Did you know that the number of Amur leopards remaining in the wild is only about sixty? In his series of grainy animal photos on Imgur, user JJSmooth44 illustrates a number of startling statistics, this being just one. The number of pixels for each endangered species visually corresponds to the number of animals that are still alive. The artist says, "The more pixelated the image, the closer it i... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 21:15:39 +0200 | The Fingers Of A Gorilla With Vitiligo Almost Looks Like Pink Human Fingers In addition to their many human-like traits, gorillas are also known to have skin conditions. This is demonstrated by a photo from the Zoo Atlanta. Anaka is a Western Lowland Gorilla whose normally dark fingers are pink in pigmentation. Anaka's hand appears to be a human hand with vitiligo at first glance, but upon closer inspection, you can see that it is actually the hand of a stunning gorilla. ... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 21:06:54 +0200 | Hilarious Illustrations Of The Different Personalities Of Various Dogs Selecting a dog friend can be difficult. Dogs of different breeds can have personalities that are completely compatible with your own, or they can drive you both insane. Fortunately, Little Tunny, illustrator Grace Gogarty, has made a hilariously useful guide to help you tell your dog from another. Gogarty has condensed over 20 dog breeds into short sketches and clever bullet point "facts."Gogarty... Sun, 14 Jul 2024 12:13:13 +0200 | Sweet Red Fox Bursts Into Adorable Laughter When Being Petted There are many reasons to adore foxes. Their adorable antics, fluffy coats, and cute faces make them very endearing. They are special, though, in another way. Just as we can laugh, so can they. A video of one of the red foxes at Save A Fox, a Minnesota-based fox rescue, giggling with joy after getting some belly rubs was shared. The high-pitched titters initially resemble human sounds. But as you ... Sat, 06 Jul 2024 09:44:04 +0200 | The Real Reason Teen Orcas Still Remain To Ram Into Boats In the Atlantic and Mediterranean, there have been frequent "attacks" on boats since 2017. At least four boats have been sunk by orcas who have been forcing themselves into boats. Just this past May, one boat was sunk off the Strait of Gibraltar. It was difficult to see the orca incidents as killer whales protesting humanity, particularly during the COVID lockdown. It turns out, however, that the ... Mon, 10 Jun 2024 19:12:42 +0200 | Smart Dog Takes The Bus Alone To Go For Walks In The Park Eclipse is a very self-reliant dog who walks out of her house by herself every morning. She has a goal to reach the dog park in the centre of Seattle's downtown. Eclipse has grown to be a favourite among Seattle commuters over time. She is now regarded as an inspiration and is referred to as an "independent woman." She waits calmly at the bus stop near her house every day, just like a very good gi... Sun, 26 May 2024 15:56:06 +0200 | Clever Orangutan Treats Its Own Wound With Medicinal Plant As humans, we tend to our wounds when we are slightly hurt. To ensure healing, our species actively seeks out individuals with medical training, which is a serious issue. The medical field in the realm of wild animals is very different. An apparent fight wound on the face of one male Sumatran orangutan could have meant infection and agony. But where he wanders through the Indonesian rainforest, th... Sun, 26 May 2024 15:50:39 +0200 | How A Carnivorous Plant Became The Toilet For A Small Animal A fascinating fact about the carnivorous pitcher plant was shared by Wild Life. Apparently, while it can be harmful to some, it can also gently open its lid, allowing the tiny tree shrew to enjoy its sweet nectar. It also keeps its lid open so the small mammal can regularly use it as a toilet. In this symbiotic relationship, the plant receives the necessary fertilisation while the tree shrew enjoy... Tue, 14 May 2024 18:53:34 +0200 | The 202-million-year-old Ichthyosaur May Be The Largest Marine Reptile With a length of roughly 88 feet from nose to tail and a weight of more than 200 pounds, the blue whale is currently the monarch of the oceans. The largest animals on Earth, whether on land or in the sea, are these giants of the waves. The well-known colossal dinosaurs record the history of how creatures can grow to such enormous sizes. As a recent discovery shows, prehistoric giants can teach us ... Sun, 12 May 2024 16:40:57 +0200 | Bioluminescence Found To Be Present In Animal Since 540 Million Years Ago "Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism," according to NOAA. It is commonly found in marine animals that have developed this special characteristic over time. The true cause of the ability is still unknown, according to Andrea Quattrini of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian. A recent paper by Quattrini and associates in Proceedings of th... Wed, 08 May 2024 18:55:10 +0200 | Fingernail Sized Fish Makes A Sound As Loud As Thus Of An Elephant According to a recent study, the transparent fish known as Danionella cerebrum, which is native to Myanmar, can produce noises up to 140 decibels, which is comparable to the sound of an airplane taking off from 330 feet away, an elephant blowing its trunk, or a firecracker. Making that much noise would be remarkable for any animal, but when you consider that the fish is only about half an inch (13... Thu, 02 May 2024 17:51:27 +0200 | Dog With Skin Condition Changes From Black To White In Just Two Years Seeing a dog mature and change is one of the cutest parts of having one. Many grow multiple times larger while transitioning from mischievous little puppies to devoted companions. The adjustments were somewhat different for a dog by the name of Buster. Buster's fur has completely changed from black to white over the past 2.5 years. The procedure was recorded by Matt Smith, Buster's human. When Bus... Wed, 24 Apr 2024 19:31:41 +0200 | Adorable Baby Penguins Make Their Way Off An Icy Cliff To Go Swimming For The First Time Penguins are born into harsh environments in Antarctica. A chick needs both of its parents to provide careful attention to survive; they must alternate in keeping the fledgling warm and fed. Penguin chicks embark on a daring adventure of their own when they are six months old—they swim for the first time. Under the direction of Bertie Gregory, a group of National Geographic videographers produce... Mon, 22 Apr 2024 20:09:26 +0200 | Mother Octopus Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice To Save Her Babies Arguably, one of the most awesome creatures on the planet is the octopus. It has the ability to regrow amputated limbs, shoot ink to stun predators and change colour to blend in with its surroundings. These animals are also very intelligent; they can jimmy locks, solve puzzles, and navigate mazes. We can now see a rarely seen aspect of octopus life thanks to a viral video that the CBC posted.The v... Mon, 01 Apr 2024 18:18:37 +0200 | Amazing Of Reindeer Forming A Hypnotic Cyclone When Threatened In the natural world, it appears that the smallest or slowest animal in a herd will eventually become prey. Nonetheless, some species have evolved special defence mechanisms that, quite literally, centre the most vulnerable. Herds of reindeer are known to circle each other when they feel threatened, making it nearly impossible to target an individual. The term "reindeer cyclone" refers to this phe... Wed, 27 Mar 2024 21:05:09 +0200 | Photographer Captures Adorable Close Up Noises From A Tiny Baby Red Squirrel An "aspiring pro wildlife photographer" from Northern Sweden named Dani Connor did a very astute thing by positioning a microphone next to a small baby red squirrel. With extreme caution, Connor recorded the cute, mouthwatering noises that the 7-week-old Sciurus vulgaris made as it gobbled up a tasty treat. I held my microphone up to a seven-week-old red squirrel pup.This baby squirrel and the oth... Mon, 18 Mar 2024 18:50:16 +0200 | Giant Crustacean Crab Fossil Discovered In New Zealand One day, Karl Raubenheimer, a resident of Taranaki, New Zealand, was strolling along a beach when he noticed something unusual. He was attracted to what appeared to be a massive claw sticking out of a rock because he was an amateur fossil hunter. He gently tapped it, and to his surprise, what he thought was a rock turned out to be an enormous male crab with an 8-inch pincer that was perfectly pres... Sat, 16 Mar 2024 16:24:50 +0200 | Artist Completes Incredible Drawing Of The World Map With 1 642 Animals After 3 Years Hard Work Which animal species are native to your area, do you know? A visually stunning and educational pictorial map has been created by artist Anton Thomas. This large-scale work, titled Wild World, took three years to complete and was hand-drawn using coloured pencil and pen. There are 1,642 different species on this map, spanning all seven continents and the oceans that separate them, from Austral... Tue, 05 Mar 2024 18:49:29 +0200 | 136 Juvenile Galápagos Tortoises Set Free In The Wild One of the most amazing natural settings on the planet is regarded as the Galápagos Islands. With its abundance of flora and fauna, conservationists are especially concerned with protecting the amazing species that can be found there. The enormous tortoises that straddle the islands are among the most well-known. There are thirteen native species of these lovely, slow-moving creatures on the isla... Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:20:58 +0200 | Japanese Artist Transform Ordinary Fruit And Veg Into Incredible Edible Art Traditional arts have a history unique to each culture. The Japanese practice of carving fruit and vegetables into intricate garnishes is known as mukimono. We've watched over the years as Takehiro Kishimoto, aka Gaku, has become an expert in this field. Amazing pictures and videos of the fish, dragons, and birds he creates out of produce can be found on his Instagram page.Gaku has a charming way ... Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:43:53 +0200 | Incredibly Smart Raven Figures Out How To Use A Stick As A Tool To Get Food Stuck In A Pipe The intelligence of crows, ravens, and other members of the corvid family is well-known to ornithologists and birdwatchers. They not only have sensory consciousness, which is the ability to develop an awareness of the immediate past and present through observed events, but they also comprehend zero. It turns out that the phrase "bird brain" is reversed by these organisms. A raven by the name of Go... Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:38:50 +0200 | Adorable Lost Puppy Appears To Be Rare Endangered Dingo Like all heroes, "Wandi" the puppy has a backstory, which started in August when he fell from the sky in Wandiligong, Australia. Wandi was eventually found hiding in a resident's backyard after some sobbing. In addition to thinking him adorable, the locals couldn't understand what kind of puppy it was—a fox or a dog? Wandi was taken to the Alpine Animal Hospital the day after she was found, and ... Sat, 17 Feb 2024 15:32:34 +0200 | Adorable Pet Rat Can Only Be Woken From His Naps With The Sound Of Delicious Snacks Bean, a very cute little pet rat who was saved, scrambled into an open tissue box and promptly dozed off, leaving her adorable little feet, defined little chine, and tiny belly exposed to the outside world. Bean's eyes remained closed even though her human Esther tried to wake her up. Bean didn't wake up "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" and ready for her treats until Esther brought over a dish of sl... Tue, 06 Feb 2024 17:22:20 +0200 | Adorable Lovebird Determined To Get Into Every Kitchen Cabinet Princetopher, an adorable yet tenacious lovebird, is so infatuated with the kitchen cabinet that, when Tamia, her human, forbids her from entering because of all the shattered glassware, the bird makes her demands known by causing havoc throughout the rest of the house."The moment we open the cabinet she flies in and refuses to get out she’s obsessed with the cabinet and particularly her coffee ... Tue, 06 Feb 2024 17:12:06 +0200 | Animal Shelter Celebrates Christmas With All Animals Adopted Cats, dogs, and other pets are jam-packed into animal shelters across the nation. This makes the exceptional achievement of Adams County SPCA even more noteworthy. The Pennsylvania shelter announced in December 2023 that all of its animals had found homes, marking the first instance of such an occurrence in almost fifty years. The announcement was shared on Facebook along with a picture of staff m... Sun, 28 Jan 2024 15:56:33 +0200 | Utah Zoo Adds Adorable New Addition Who Is Also The Most Dangerous Of Its Species Tigers, lions, and leopards are typically the first species that spring to mind when we think of ferocious wild cats. It turns out that the biggest cat isn't always the most dangerous. However, it's really adorable. The 8-month-old black-footed cat at Utah's Hogle Zoo has gained the title of "world's deadliest cat" because of its exceptional hunting success rate. The Association of Zoos and Aquari... Wed, 24 Jan 2024 09:10:04 +0200 | Beautiful Picasso Moth Looks Like A Stunning Piece Of Art A lot of people find insects disgusting, and moths in particular are often thought of as the more somber cousins of more colourful butterflies. Despite having over 160,000 documented species, moths are far from dull and uninteresting; in fact, they are far more common than butterflies. Beautiful varieties exist, such as the Diva Moth's shimmering glamour, the Fuzzy Bunny Moth's dense fur, and the ... Sat, 20 Jan 2024 13:52:46 +0200 | Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued Close To Oregon Coast The gentle giants of the ocean are green sea turtles. They are herbivores that roam the waters of Earth, getting their distinctive green colour from the plants they eat. Sadly, some green sea turtle populations are classified as endangered species. As adults, they can grow up to 4 feet long and weigh up to 350 pounds. However, when a single hypothermic member of the species washed up on a beach in... Thu, 18 Jan 2024 16:54:34 +0200 | Humpback Whales Creates Beautiful Spirals In The Ocean The diet of humpback whales reveals why these amazing creatures exist. These enormous marine animals only feed for half the year, and during that time they occasionally engage in unusual behaviour to satisfy their hunger. Known as bubble-net feeding, whales congregate in groups and produce amazing patterns on the water's surface.These amazing patterns, which occasionally resemble Fibonacci spirals... Mon, 15 Jan 2024 11:15:39 +0200 | Conservation Group Buys Hunting Rights To Save Indigenous Animals In The B.c. Rainforest A significant victory was recently celebrated by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. The Canada-based conservation group raised $1,920,000 after two years of fundraising to purchase the hunting rights to over 25% of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. By doing this, they intend to stop the commercial trophy hunting of animals, thus safeguarding the native wildlife of the region, which inc... Wed, 10 Jan 2024 09:29:09 +0200 | Clock Repairman Creatively Upcycle Clock Part Into Animals During the day, Hisashi Ito runs Megane Tokei Ito, a clock and glasses shop in Japan. But in his spare time, he upcycles leftover materials into imaginative animal sculptures using his device repair knowledge. These one-of-a-kind creations fuse leftover plastic and metal parts to create a variety of animals, including frogs, cats, and insects. To give his shop a distinct aesthetic and express his ... Mon, 01 Jan 2024 12:52:33 +0200 | Reindeer Are Talented Multitaskers When It Comes To Eating And Sleeping Although Santa's reindeer are probably exhausted from their Christmastime antics, reindeer worldwide are gearing up for an entirely different challenge. They have to make it through the long, dark, and bitterly cold Arctic winter. Their counterparts in the north take alternative strategies to survive, such as hibernating and storing fat for future periods of famine. The latter strategy is essentia... Mon, 01 Jan 2024 12:45:11 +0200 | Elephants Gives Each Other Names In Form Of Rumbling Noises Animal naming comes almost naturally to humans. It could be done out of affection or a need to categorise them and give them a sort of identity. However, it turns out that a novel discovery in the field of zoology has revealed that certain animal species are able to give names to one another. Researchers have found that African savannah elephants use low, rumbling sounds as names for one another. ... Sun, 24 Dec 2023 12:46:08 +0200 | Chinstrap Penguins Enjoy Thousands Of Four Second Naps A Day Getting enough sleep is a challenge for almost everyone. If you can't get at least seven hours of rest a night, cat naps are a great way to get some rest. Although cats are most commonly known as avid daytime sleepers, there is one particular bird that has taken napping to a new level. The adorable chinstrap penguin, named for the distinct black mark under its bill, has an incredible micro sleep s... Fri, 15 Dec 2023 13:58:34 +0200 | Beautiful Flame Bowerbird Performs Dramatic Mating Dance A lovestruck amorous flame bowerbird, which lives in Papua and New Guinea, performed a dramatic and expressive dance with a female of its species. He opens his eyes wide and waves her feathers, clearly showing that he is interested in mating with her. After building a delicate "nest" of sticks, a gate-like entrance for potential mates, the male Flame Bowerbird prepares a complex dance compara... Mon, 20 Nov 2023 10:13:03 +0200 | Sea Otter Helps Friendly Cleaners Clear The Cones Mei, a clever little sea otter who lives at  Toba Aquarium in Toba, Mie Prefecture, skilfully collects colourful sea otters from the water and places them at the edge of the tank while keepers clean them. This is part of a strengthening exercise that May and the other sea otters regularly participate in. They seem to be having a lot of fun too. Sea otters are considered endangered, so repopul... Sun, 22 Oct 2023 13:06:33 +0200 | Elder Cat Takes The Record For The Loudest Purr In The World A 14-year-old Cambridgeshire cat  has broken the Guinness World Record for  loudest purr. Bella, from Huntingdon, reached a magnificent and mind-blowing level of 54.6 decibels, the equivalent  of a kettle boiling. Nicole Spink, Bella's proud owner, said: "We couldn't be happier that Bella has broken a world record. She has been a part of our family for many years and we love her mor... Fri, 20 Oct 2023 07:53:06 +0200 | Man Loves Every Moment Of Reading Books To His Tortoise Sam View this post on Instagram A post shared by Life with Pigs (@lifewithpigsfarmsanctuary) ... Sat, 14 Oct 2023 11:57:19 +0200 | Happy Golden Retriever Overjoyed With His Job As A Durian Fruit Harvester Adorable golden retriever named Jubjib, lives out his days in Thailand with his family where they spend most of their days harvesting durian fruits. Jubjib's family farm produces fresh durian as well as its own brand products (e.g. fried durian). Sweet Jubjib first joined the family business in 2014 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. Every harvest,  farmers share photos of ... Thu, 12 Oct 2023 08:43:36 +0200 | Magical Sight Of Beautiful Blue Butterflies Clustered On A Tree Photographer Kelvin Hudson really stumbled upon a magical sight straight out of a fairy tale. While in the forest, he took a photo of a tree partially covered by a flock of blue Morpho butterflies. Most of the glowing winged creatures clustered around the tree trunk, while others spread out in small groups on the surrounding branches.The resulting image is impressive. Hudson was definitely in the ... Wed, 04 Oct 2023 17:55:02 +0200 | Maine Puffin Population Makes Unexpected Comeback Puffins are easily identified by their white bellies and jet-black "fur" highlighted by their bright red beaks. Scientifically known as Fratercula Arctica, these adorable birds frequent coastal areas from Maine to eastern Canada and from Iceland to Scotland. Unfortunately, like many other species, their numbers declined rapidly in the 19th century as humans collected eggs and hunted adults. On the... Tue, 03 Oct 2023 14:33:02 +0200 | Tense Moment Silverback Gorilla Charged Wildlife Photographer In the world of wildlife photography, getting the perfect photo requires a lot of effort and sacrifice. Sometimes you have to spend hours waiting for animals to appear or killing time until the weather improves. For one photographer, her patience was rewarded with her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see up close a silverback gorilla thumping her chest in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, a momen... Tue, 03 Oct 2023 13:09:03 +0200 | Lion Seal Visits His Bff Dog Friend Everyday On The Beach One day, an old wild sea lion comes from the Pacific Ocean  and befriends a beautiful chocolate dog named Slim who lives on Malibu Beach. For the next two years, the sea lion left the sea and came to the beach to visit her friend's dog. Slim's human, Lindsey, explained that although Slim didn't like other dogs, he really enjoyed being around his pinniped friend. "I took him to the dog park an... Tue, 26 Sep 2023 13:32:05 +0200 | Llama Dressed As Groomsmen Steals The Show At The Wedding When planning a wedding, guest selection is one of the most important points for couples. However, even with the most careful planning, it is sometimes impossible to predict whether one of the attendees will be the centre of attention at the party. Especially if your guest happens to be a fluffy llama. A llama named J attended a wedding in upstate New York recently, and his uniquely designed tuxed... Thu, 21 Sep 2023 19:47:04 +0200 | Largest Bat Species In The World Are The Size Of A Human In 2020, Twitter user @AlexJoestar622 posted a photo of what appeared to be a human-sized bat in the Philippines, setting the internet on fire. Many people immediately believed the photo was fake, but it has since been confirmed to be real, showing a giant gold-headed fruit bat (Acerodon Jubatus). Also known as the golden-headed flying fox, this endangered species is one of the largest bats in the... Thu, 21 Sep 2023 19:15:24 +0200 | Male Emu Surprisingly Incubates Six Different Eggs From Different Bird Species One of the most exciting things about caring for animals is the constant attention they receive. Wildlife keeper Foxfeather Zenkova noticed this when one of her emus hatched some old eggs and a swarm of small chicks was born. The difference is  that this male emu hatched not only emu eggs, but also goose, chicken, and duck eggs. Zenkova,  a conservation educator and artist, lives in... Tue, 19 Sep 2023 16:01:37 +0200 | Hilarious Cat Freezes In Place To Avoid Baby Brother Not all cats are social animals, and some enjoy the peace of relaxing alone. As we all know, babies are very curious about their surroundings and sometimes our furry friends are the object of interest to these little minds. Some animals have gotten a bit smarter when it comes to handling the little ones. For example, a very wary cat named Churchill lives in Kyiv with his family and baby brother.&n... Tue, 19 Sep 2023 15:54:55 +0200 | Two Thousand Rhinos To Be Rewilded In The Next 10 Years The white rhino is one of many endangered species that are on the brink of extinction. That's why South Africa's John Hume founded his Platinum Rhino Project in 2009 and invested more than $150 million in rhino conservation and breeding. Thanks to his efforts, this project has grown to his 2,000 rhinos, which is his 15% of the world's total population. However, by 2023 Hume's funds had dried up an... Mon, 18 Sep 2023 17:11:58 +0200 | Oldest Cat Door In The World Has Seen Dozens Of Cats Pass Through Since The 14th Century In the Middle Ages, cathedrals would have been overrun with rats and mice if cats hadn't roamed the grounds. Cats have been used for centuries to keep insects away at Exeter's magnificent Exeter Cathedral, formerly known as St Peter's Cathedral. In fact, they added a cat flap to one of the building's doors and carved a cat-sized opening into the wood. This adorable sign from a beloved cat owner ca... Mon, 18 Sep 2023 17:02:11 +0200 | Priest Welcomes All Strays In Church To Hopefully Find A Forever Home The Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá in Gravatá, Brazil is an unlikely place for animal adoptions to take place. But every Sunday, the church welcomes not only  parishioners but also stray dogs. Father João Paulo Araujo Gómez is at the forefront of this heartwarming act. He invites puppies from out of town to a weekend fair in hopes that visitors will want to take the puppies hom... Wed, 13 Sep 2023 14:44:18 +0200 | Aquarium Sea Urchins Given Adorable Cowboy Hats To Wear Instead Of Their Normal Shells With 950 species of sea urchins living on the ocean floor, they are the most widespread and common echinoderms in our oceans. They are often called the "porcupines of the sea" because of their long spines that deter hungry predators. But sea creatures also tend to cover themselves with rocks, shells, stones, and even small hats. Biologist Morgan Kester recently shared the discovery on social media... Tue, 12 Sep 2023 09:12:49 +0200 | Hawk Surprises Guitar Player And Dog When Popping In For A Quick Visit Animals are not always sure which parts or apartments are off-limits when it comes to visiting. Many videos have done their rounds on the internet, which vary from bears exploring cars parked outside to birds' unexpected visits while relaxing in your living room. Artist Nicky Kundammal was practising her guitar when her little white dog started barking and a wayward hawk flew in through the w... Thu, 07 Sep 2023 18:14:08 +0200 | Aquarium Added Little Holes To Hold The Little Hands Of The Adorable Otters Petting zoos have been around for ages, offering children  of all ages the opportunity to interact with goats, pigs and ponies. But did you know that there are places where you can interact with otters? Not only will you get to know them, but you will also have the unique opportunity to hold their little hands. The TikTok video shows footage of Tokyo's Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park ... Wed, 06 Sep 2023 11:37:11 +0200 | Leopard Species Thought To Be Extinct Spotted Again In Taiwan Hopeful news for animal lovers has arrived from Taiwan. Rangers say they have spotted a leopard thought to be extinct. The Formosan clouded leopard was declared extinct in 2013, but the last official sighting was in 1983. Locally known as Lilja, this elusive creature is not easy to capture, but a group of rangers from Daren Township managed to capture it in Taitung County. Sommer has been on patro... Mon, 04 Sep 2023 12:56:26 +0200 | Ornithologist Attempts Trust Experiment Wearing Huge Bird Head In The Wild Being a scientist not only includes sitting in front of a computer or working in a lad, and sometimes includes hands on experiments. An unnamed ornithologist who specialises in bird behaviour found a unique way of studying subjects. For a year he wore a giant bird mask while visiting bird habitats...and he did it for science.  Toshitaka Suzuki, an associate professor at the University of... Fri, 01 Sep 2023 17:52:38 +0200 | Tokyo Man Takes His Giant Pet Tortoise Out For Walks In Tokyo Streets Dog owners know how important it is to walk their puppies regularly. It's not  uncommon for people to take their cats for walks these days. But it's not every day that you come across a turtle walking down the street. Hisao Mitani, a Japanese man, has become a household name in Tokyo's Tsukishima,  where he can often be seen strolling around town with his African tortoises. Affectionatel... Mon, 28 Aug 2023 08:59:32 +0200 | Adorable Corgi Loves Giving Hugs To Everyone On His Walks Anyone  lucky enough to have a dog in their life knows  their love is unconditional. It has been scientifically proven that hugging your dog has many psychological benefits and even helps you live longer. One of the puppies whose mission is to spread  love is Wallace, a year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The soft ball of fur belongs to Dena, David and their son Noah. He loves nothing mo... Fri, 25 Aug 2023 16:49:49 +0200 | Trail Camera Captures Sloth Fighting Off An Ocelot In The Amazon Sloths are considered very slow and even lazy people. But like any other animal, they must do whatever it takes to survive. A camera set up in the Amazon rainforest captured the "fight-or-flight" response of a sloth attacked by an ocelot. As seen in the footage, the seemingly peaceful sloth was ready to strike and fight for its life. The video was captured by a camera trap installed by the Fundaci... Wed, 23 Aug 2023 12:39:15 +0200 | Adorable Bear Napping Away In An Abandoned Bald Eagle Nest Bears are notorious for taking a lot of naps. During the winter, they hibernate which is a deep sleep, napping away in their cozy spot all day and night. Like cats, they  sometimes find unusual resting places. Recently, U.S. researchers from the  Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) discovered an unusual location for a black bear  curled up inside a giant bald eagle's nest in Alaska. The... Mon, 21 Aug 2023 14:35:51 +0200 | Adorable Rare Sight Of A Leopard Seal Singing On An Iceberg During a trip to Antarctica, Levi Tillemann captured a wonderful and rare footage of a  leopard seal lounging on an iceberg and singing loudly. At first Tillemann thought it was a boat making the noise. He then started to believe that the sound is being made by a bird nearby. But to his surprise, that soft gurgling sound turned out to be from a  happy seal. The seal seemed to enjoy his t... Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:52:14 +0200 | Diver Friendly Gets Hugged By Giant Octopus A variety of marine life lives off the coast of Campbell River, a small town  halfway up Vancouver Island. Diving there is incredible, the water is cool and clear, and the giant seaweed forests soar into the sky. One of the creatures that make their home in this area  is the giant common octopus. You rarely see this. So when an instructor and  diver named Andrea Humphreys started lo... Fri, 11 Aug 2023 10:32:17 +0200 | Two Men Tries To Save The Animals By Creating Leather From Cactus One of the world's most traded products, leather is part of a fast-growing $80 billion industry. However, the use of animal products and harsh chemicals has made leather a problem for environmentalists as well as animal rights activists. Luckily, his two entrepreneurs from Mexico set out to find a leather alternative that is not only environmentally friendly but looks and feels like real leather. ... Thu, 10 Aug 2023 14:24:09 +0200 | Café In Tokyo Lets Customers Cuddle Adorable Little Piglets During Their Visit Cat cafes around the world offer their customers the chance to spend time with their furry friends. Now a small place in Tokyo offers a more unique type of business. At Mipig Café, you can have coffee with micro pigs. The concept of relaxing in a café with herds of pigs buzzing around was very popular. After opening its first store in Meguro in 2019, Mipig Cafe has opened a second store in the t... Sat, 05 Aug 2023 16:39:36 +0200 | Zookeeper Helps Pregnant Orangutan Cure Morning Sickness With Tea Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows that pregnancy is not an easy time. This is not just true for humans. An orangutan named Eileen at the Denver Zoo suffered from her first pregnancy and also suffered from morning sickness. Luckily, her quick-witted zookeeper had a tool to help make her feel better. Animal control specialist Cindy C. During her own pregnancy, she remembered that one tea helpe... Thu, 03 Aug 2023 14:19:14 +0200 | Dog Carries 30 Pound Weight Around Everywhere He Goes Animals can sometimes get very creative when it comes to picking a toy. From stuffed animals to weird looking rocks, animals certainly know how to choose them. One very unique pup took his creativity to the next level when he chose his favourite toy. An amazingly confident Rottweiler named Bonzo carries 30 pounds of weight with him wherever he goes.  According to Yesenia, Bonzo's human n... Fri, 28 Jul 2023 16:00:15 +0200 | Orphaned Baby Zebra Cared For By Animal Conservationists Wearing Special Jackets In late February 2020, a herd of goats and their owners saved the life of a baby zebra, and the love and care of animal rights activists gave the young a chance to one day return to the wild. The zebra, named Diria after the ranch where it was rescued, arrived at Kenya's Sheldrick Wildlife Trust shortly after being rescued from a near-death experience with a lion. Diria's mother was killed by prid... Tue, 25 Jul 2023 13:18:43 +0200 | Hundreds Of Golden Retrievers Come Together To Celebrate 155 Years Of The Breed This month was a special anniversary for one of the world's most popular dog breeds. It's been 155 years since the first Golden Retriever was born in the Scottish Highlands. To mark the day, hundreds of Goldens flocked to Glen Afric's Gisachan House  to bring joy to this beautiful and popular breed. A video shared on Instagram shows  466 golden retrievers gathering in one place at once, ... Mon, 24 Jul 2023 10:10:46 +0200 | Scientists Discovers That Dolphins Use Baby Talk With Their Little Ones Humans are accustomed to "baby talk". Parents  often speak in high pitched voices or slow and easy to immerse their children  in human language. This is because babies respond to our pitches and visual cues even before they can understand words. Apparently, they're not the only ones like that. A new study found that dolphins also change their vocalisations to create their own "baby talk"... Thu, 13 Jul 2023 11:27:23 +0200 | White Throated Sparrow Species Has Four Sexes Sex or gender is inherently not easy. “Sex” is often used reductively and factually in political jargon, but the science of chromosomes is far from a simple dichotomy. In nature, some species change their sex with age. Like the White-throated Sparrow, some birds have  four sexes, or genotypes. As described in "Current Biology," this species exhibited surprising chromosomal abnormalities d... Tue, 11 Jul 2023 09:27:53 +0200 | Brave Turtle Chases Lions Away From His Waterhole While strolling along the Sand River in the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Kruger National Park, tour guide and photographer Reggie Barreto captured the remarkable sight of a rather brisk turtle fearlessly telling invading lions who had stopped to drink to immediately plug their swimming hole leave . The little turtle approached the male first and swam under his whiskers to irrit... Mon, 03 Jul 2023 12:38:30 +0200 | Sweet Squirrel Visits Dog Every Day Through The Window A wild squirrel named Helen lovingly visits a white Labrador Retriever named Oliver through the living room window every day. According to her husband Trisha Roberts, Oliver didn't seem bothered about Helen's visits at first, but gradually he began to look forward to her. "I think it's a bit one-sided because sometimes Oliver  just turns around and has his back to her while Helen is stil... Sun, 02 Jul 2023 18:35:55 +0200 | 50-year-old Cockatoo Barks Like A Dog Goffin's 50-year-old cockatoo, nicknamed Grumpy, believes he is the real owner of the house and barks like a dog. Grumpy's faithful husband Linda adopted Grumpy from her brother in 1988 after the breeder decided to get rid of his birds. Linda's husband didn't want  pets, but Linda won the litter and Grumble returned home with them. It took Grumpy quite a while  to get used to the humans.... Sun, 02 Jul 2023 18:31:32 +0200 | Elephants Joyfully Squashes Giant Pumpkins Without Any Effort Elephants at Oregon Zoo had a blast stepping on innocent pumpkins during the fall's 23rd Annual Squishing of the Squash, just to get at the soft, sweet flesh inside. One of the group's largest pachyderms  got  so close to the pumpkin that its body temporarily turned  orange. Some of the world's largest land animals wiped out some of the region's largest pumpkins during  Or... Sun, 02 Jul 2023 18:21:14 +0200 | Psychologist Proves That Dogs Can Dream About Their Beloved Humans Have you ever wondered if dogs really dream of chasing kittens and cats? According to Harvard psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett, dogs most likely dream about their human protectors. Barrett has studied human sleep patterns for many years. While she says she's not 100% sure what animals dream about,  what she knows about humans allows Barrett to make inferences, because after all, we're animals... Tue, 27 Jun 2023 12:23:46 +0200 | Photographer Blends In With Crowd Of Puffins By Wearing Decoy There's an old saying, if you can't beat them, join them. Photographer Martin Yelland applied this idea to wildlife photography, and it was as entertaining as it was successful. While  snorkeling off Skomer Island off the coast of West Wales, he placed a puffin decoy  on his head while getting close to real birds swimming nearby and it worked! Yelland piqued the curiosity of the puffins,... Wed, 21 Jun 2023 14:37:51 +0200 | Guy Saves Fish From Dying And Sees His Friend Again Years Later The most common human-animal bond is between humans and their  pets, but there are also some eccentric couples that are incredibly touching. Indeed, the unique bond  between 79-year-old  diver Hiroyuki Arakawa and a strange fish named Yoriko has captured the hearts of people everywhere. Arakawa started diving at the age of 18 and  has loved being underwater ever since. When the... Mon, 19 Jun 2023 16:27:53 +0200 | Baby Elephant Tries To Befriend Sweet Dog We all need friends to spend our time with, even our sweet animals. A baby elephant named Pyi Mai tried to befriend one of the  dogs at the Elephant National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The small, thick-skinned bitch appeared to take her advances very seriously, even bending over to the size of a dog, but the reserved dog showed little interest after attempting to give chase. Pyi Mai j... Mon, 19 Jun 2023 16:22:51 +0200 | Cockatoo Throws Verbal Tantrum Over Apple The very incredibly vocal Moluccan Cockatoo named Max told his human that he wanted an apple. When she asked why, Max raised his voice and threw a violent verbal tantrum like a toddler asking for an apple. Once the very verbal Max calmed down from the tantrum, his human gave in and decided to give him a piece of apple.  However, after having to sit through the tantrum, it seems like her effor... Thu, 01 Jun 2023 16:50:06 +0200 | Tiny Crocheted Couches For Furry Felines Becoming A Thing Cats often think that the whole house is their territory, where they can relax wherever they like. But maybe thanks to a few whimsical crafts, these cats won't be sitting on the couch anymore, because now they have their own cat-sized version. A current craft trend is to crochet miniature sofas just for their kitties. Some of the furniture even includes an adorable granny square throw that can be ... Sat, 27 May 2023 08:35:38 +0200 | Kind Man Jumps Into Canal To Save Baby Fox Compassionate man named Russ Bellingham, has proven that he doesn't second guess an act in saving another. Bellingham recently jumped into the Grand Union Canal in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England fully clothed to save a troubled baby fox  from certain death. Bellingham Sach's fashionable niece, who walked with him that day, snapped footage of the amazing rescue with the slogan, "No... Wed, 10 May 2023 15:10:42 +0200 | Man Teaches Tiny Rescued Hummingbird How To Fly A very kind man named Sam Malloy came across a tiny helpless and flightless hummingbird on the sidewalk. Malloy decided to help the baby in need and took her home where he nursed her until a full recovery. After some necessary treatment and training, the little hummingbird will be released back into the wild. The sweet tiny bird, who was named Flit, was malnourished and completely impotent ma... Wed, 10 May 2023 14:22:19 +0200 | Watch How Honey Bees Whoop When They Bump Into Each Other Honey bees are very talented little creatures. Not only is bees intelligent when it comes to building and protecting their hives, they also dance, produce honey, recognise disease, and let out a polite cry when they meet and bump into each other.Researcher Martin Bencik and his team from Nottingham Trent University were recording honey bee wing movements when they spotted the surprise call.Bencik ... Tue, 09 May 2023 09:47:28 +0200 | Unused Cistern Below Home Transformed Into Underground Eel Pit You never know what might be hidden in someone's house. For one particular home owner, Nick Tobler, his house secretly is the  location of an eel pit. It might seem a little far fetched, however,  Tobler assures you  the pit is real. He shared captivating videos online showing the eels and other aquatic creatures living in the pit. The vignettes show how much he cares for the eels, ... Fri, 05 May 2023 17:44:20 +0200 | Adorable Blind Rescue Owl Has Eyes Like A Galaxy Meet the adorable blind western screech owl named Zeus. Even though Zeus can't see like his other owl friend, he does have  beautiful and unique eyes a person has never seen before. His eyes are like windows  to another galaxy full of stars. Zeus was found lying on the porch one morning after crashing into a house wall because she couldn't see where she was flying. ... Tue, 02 May 2023 11:01:35 +0200 | Parrots Who Learned To Video Call Shows Increased Happiness Researchers have discovered that some of our feathery friend enjoys making video calls just like some of us. Although, this shouldn't come as a surprise seeing that birds live in flocks in the wild. Loneliness can be a real problem for pet birds, so scientists at Northeastern University set out to see if video chatting with other birds could improve their quality of life. The results are amazing.A... Tue, 02 May 2023 10:29:37 +0200 | Sweet Bald Eagle Who First Tried To Hatch A Rock Was Given A Chick Of Her Own 31-year-old bald eagle named Murphy, has experienced some significant changes that led to the need to build a nest and tend to a rock as if it were a real egg. People online were amused by his ritual, but the World Bird Sanctuary, where he resides, promised it was a natural instinct of his springtime hormones. However, the story took a happy turn when Murphy was introduced to an eagle chick and tr... Tue, 25 Apr 2023 15:02:55 +0200 | Puppies At South Korean Puppy Day Care Takes Adorable Scheduled Naps Puppies are small children (who have fur) and need a lot of care. But what do people do when they have to go to work? Nursery of course! Puppy Spring in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea is one of those places where small dogs can  get the care and attention they need. The centre accepts puppies from 12 weeks of age. They take in over 30 dogs daily while staff work with them to improve their obed... Thu, 20 Apr 2023 10:27:20 +0200 | Intelligent Elephant Teaches Itself To Peel A Delicious Banana An incredibly smart Asian elephant named Pang Pha, lives at the Berlin Zoo and has developed an amazing ability to peel an overripe banana with her trunk after watching her keepers peel the fruit for her. This behaviour has not previously been observed in elephants. "Pha was raised by human keepers at the Berlin Zoo, who fed her peeled bananas but never taught her how to peel them: we assume ... Mon, 17 Apr 2023 12:56:51 +0200 | Closest Living Relative To Dodo Bird Flaunts Gorgeous Vibrant Colours The dodo bird is long extinct, but it still has relatives  in the world today. Known as the Nicobar Pigeon, this rare creature is the closest living link to the famous flightless bird, though they don't look alike. A striking difference is the Nicobar pigeon's vibrant plumage, which gleams in iridescent hues of blue, copper, and green in addition to its reddish legs and small white tail. This... Sat, 15 Apr 2023 14:31:02 +0200 | A Rare Zebra Born With Spots Instead Of Stripes There's an old saying that "a zebra doesn't change its stripes," but what happens when it doesn't have any stripes at all? Although instantly recognisable by their distinctive black and white striped pattern, zebras can actually take on a different appearance. This became even clearer after a lovely spotted foal was recently spotted in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.  It's impossibl... Thu, 13 Apr 2023 12:14:18 +0200 | More Than 100 Golden Retrievers Will Honour Official Boston Marathon Dog Spencer With less than a week  to go before the 127th Boston Marathon, there's plenty to explore. On Sunday, April 16th, the eve of the world's most famous marathon, more than 100 golden retrievers will cross the finish line to honour Spencer's official racing dog. The beloved canine, known for waving the Boston Strong flag in his mouth as runners passed by, succumbed to cancer in February 2023, hear... Thu, 13 Apr 2023 10:32:16 +0200 | The Creative Invention Of The Shared Table Between Owner And Their Busy Cat Wait a minute. Is that a cat in the table? Designed by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wooden table  designed for both humans and cats! As we've seen many times, there's  a growing trend to remodel living spaces for  your cat's comfort. While German design company Goldtatze took it to the extreme with an indoor playground, an... Wed, 05 Apr 2023 11:03:10 +0200 | Impressive Army Ants Build Bridge With Their Bodies To Swarm A Wasp Nest The term 'army ant' is a general term which refers to any of about 18 genera of ant that exhibit extremely aggressive nomadic behaviours. Army ants are known to indiscriminately kill by overwhelming prey with their massive numbers. Army ants do differ from the typical ant and contain a much more developed mandible which are used in battle to easily dismember their prey and carry back to the c... Mon, 03 Apr 2023 17:11:30 +0200 | Adorable Bear Cubs Photographed Dancing And Having Fun In Finnish Forest The dancing bears look straight out of a fairy tale, but teacher and photography enthusiast Valtteri Mulkahainen discovered that the magical scene takes place in real life. While exploring the Finnish forest near the town of Martinselkonen, he saw a she-bear walking to a clearing with three of her cubs. "I hid and watched  what they would do," he tells My Modern Met.While the mother bear was ... Thu, 23 Mar 2023 14:36:07 +0200 | Adorable Calf Born With Smile Like Mark On His Body Baby animals are known for putting a smile on our faces, but a calf in particular has its own permanent smile. A dairy farm in Australia recently shared a photo of one of their newest Holstein calves, and while he's as cute as any newborn, this one has  four markings on the side of his torso that look  like a smiley face. And if that's not a lucky sign, we don't know what  is. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2023 17:02:53 +0200 | Incredible Powerful Ospreys Captured Diving In Pursuit Of Prey Photographer Mark Smith is well versed in wildlife photography and particularly bird photography. Birds of prey are his specialty and the osprey features prominently in many of his photographs and videos. Smith enjoys watching these majestic birds as they dive into the water hoping to bring delicious fish.  As a photographer, Smith draws inspiration from the unbridled determination of th... Sat, 18 Mar 2023 21:26:19 +0200 | Overjoyed Pup Cannot Contain Her Excitement While Shopping At Target For some of us,  shopping  in big stores is an exciting day. With so much to explore, it's easy to get overwhelmed and walk away with far more than you're willing to buy. One lucky dog ​​to share  the shopping frenzy is Zira, a very cute 4-month-old Corgi puppy who took a road trip to Target earlier this month.  Zira's owner, Jessie, is surprised to see her delight as ... Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:27:10 +0200