While many of us enjoy sharing cat, dog and other animal photos to help us get through the day (studies show that couples who look at cute animals together are happier!), there are plenty of other adorable critters to enjoy sharing pictures of, too. Personally sloths are my favorite to look at, but these alpacas are also adorable. Llamas seem to be the animal of the moment; I've even seen lots of stuffed llamas, llama stickers and other themed items at the store recently.
The attack proved to be unsuccessful, but when a pride of lions attempted to take down a giraffe it had witnesses amazed. With a lion on its back, grawing away and two lions clinging to its back legs, things didn't look very hopeful for this poor giraffe. National Geographic has footage of the whole thing, which looked pretty painful for the potential prey.
Of course you would. I would, too. Deny yourself the chance to see a wooly mammoth or a dodo bird? No way. But is it ethical? That's where we cross some very shaky ground. Extinct animal cloning looks like it's rapidly approaching and what it means for mankind and the earth itself could be quite amazing--and quite disasterous.
Not all of these facts are animal related but they are so cool and mind-blowing that they have to be shared. After you read them, read them again and memorize a few to stump your friends at parties or have a cool fact the next time you want to make a friend!
We often hear about how social elephants are, but that extends to their personalities and preferences as well. Just because they like other elephants doesn't mean that they will like each other, as is the case for Ruth and Emily, who live in a zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Not only are the two living in an area too small for elephants that is too cold for them during the cold months, but they are incompatible.
...because they were never missing in the first place! A Florida wildlife sanctuary crafted an elaborate hoax, claiming they lost animals to a Craigslist ad that claimed they were giving their animals away. Josue Santiago is now being charged for filing a false police report over the hoax.
Will you be eaten by a bear? A hungry wolf? Maybe a simple brown recluse bite will do you in. This amazing infographic will show you which animal is the most likely to kill (or eat) you according to which state you live in. Some of them are quite surprising, and in LOTS of states, it's a horse or other large animal. Being bitten by or crushed by large reptiles seems unlikely in Missouri, for example, but that's the truth of the matter according to the data.
An amazing video of an animal rescuer providing a thirsty king cobra snake with a drink of water is going around the Internet right now and you absolutely have to see it to believe it! The rescurer pours a little water on the dehydrated snake to demonstrate how he's willing to help and what he's offering, then the snake acturally drinks from the water bottle!
When you think about whale music, it's supposed to be relaxing. They even make CDs of this harmonious sound to help people relax. Some pregnant women even use the sounds while delivering babies. So it comes as a surprise to me to know that the sounds can also burst your eardrums. This is true in the case of sperm whales.
Have you seen the viral video going around of the tiger that snuggled up to a woman at the zoo? Well, the tiger snuggled as closely as he could get considering that there was glass between the two of them, but people are squealing over it because they believe the tiger "sensed" she was pregnant and was rubbing its face all over the glass, much like a cat would do.