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Watch: Tiger comes too close during safari

An Indian Forest Officer shared a video of a tiger coming uncomfortably too close to a gypsy during a jungle safari.  IFS officer Susanta Nanda while sharing the video explained that it is important to be sensitive “to the space required for this majestic animal” and avoid intruding in its area. The driver of the […]

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How ice age animals got extinct

Archaeologists have found new evidence that an extraterrestrial body crashed to Earth almost 13,000 years ago that caused the extinction of many large animals. This crash also led to human population decline. The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago, causing a period of extreme […]

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Butterfly gets new wings

A zoo volunteer used glue, tape and pins to help an injured insect fly again after attaching a wing from a dead lookalike. The volunteer was able to save the life of a fragile butterfly by performing a wing transplant and intricately attaching a piece from a dead lookalike. Katie VanBlaricum, 36, spotted a Monarch […]

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Watch: Dreaming and changing colours

We all know that octopuses often change their skin colour and texture to avoid predators or to catch unsuspecting prey. Now, for the first time, a researcher has captured a spell-binding video of a cephalopod called Heidi rapidly changing into a multitude of colors while sleeping. The footage, part of Octopus: Making Contact, a documentary […]

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Spotted: A polka-dotted zebra!

If you thought that zebras are only black and white, think again. A zebra foal with a dark coat and white polka dots has been spotted in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Photographer Frank Liu was on the search for rhinos recently when he noticed the eye-catching plains zebra, likely about a week old. “At […]

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Happy World Animal Day to you

Ask an animal lover, and they would say everyday is Animal Day!  World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4. It was first mentioned in the year 1931 and was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann, the German writer and publisher of the magazine Mensch und Hund/Man and Dog. Though it started off as a […]

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Giant gummy bear-like creature found under ice

Do you like gummy bears? Of course, you do. Now what about a giant gummy bear? Yeah, much better no? Okay, now what about a living giant gummy bear? Not so hungry, are we? A team of scientists found a strange creature under 3400 metres of ice in Antarctica. Expedition Antarctica took to the waters […]

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Watch: Beautiful octopus awes researchers

Deep-sea scientists are going gaga over a beautiful octopus seen in a new video from research vessel E/V Nautilus. The video released by the team on YouTube shows an octopus which seems like dancing. The team believes the octopus is part of the scientific family Cirroteuthidae, though they’re unsure of the exact species. Cirroteuthidae are […]

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Woman rescues 97 stray dogs as hurricane hits Bahamas

A woman in the Bahamas opened up her home to 97 stray dogs as Hurricane Dorian battered the islands. Chella Phillips, from Nassau on the island of New Providence, said she took the animals in when she knew the storm was approaching. She posted on her social media page, “97 dogs are inside my house […]