The Irwin family of Australia remains one of the most beloved families of the world despite the loss of Steve Irwin in 2006. Now the family is helping to save animals who've been harmed in the Australian wildfires, treating the animals at the Queensland Zoo where his daughter, Bindi, says that they are safe.
I just watched this video about a pet owner who not only has a pet opossum, but also prepares it miniature versions of her own food each day to eat to be creative. It's adorable, no doubt. I've seen people do the same for hamsters or guinea pigs in YouTube videos. I still have to ask... why?
"Extreme animals" always sounds so funny to me since who are we to judge who is extreme? We eat some of the weirdest stuff and make the dumbest decisions as humans so who knows who is the most extreme! That said, extreme animal parents really blow my mind, and I love to check out what the latest science says about them.
If you've ever been around deer before, you know that they're like prettier goats. They look so gentle and serene with those big eyes, but they will eat everything you've got--including your wedding bouquet, as this bride found out during her wedding shoot in Holland!
As a cat owner, I've always wondered whether my cats have full control of their tails, or if they have "minds of their own." Some of them are constantly flopping around, others only do when the animals seem irritated and it's confusing, darn it! Scientists say that the arms of an octopus have minds of their own, which frankly doesn't surprise me at this point. Does it surprise you?
Where I live, iguanas are considered to be pets. I know a few people who have iguanas and of course they have names, habitats and daily attention from their human companions. But in different places of the world, iguanas are seen as a food source or even a pest problem that has to be dealt with, such as in Florida, where residents have been asked to kill the animals.
The fact that over 80% of our own ocean remains unexplored is unbelievable to me, and scientists tell us that most of the acoustics picked up in the ocean aren't even identified! We literally have an alien planet right amidst our own, and there could be anything lurking in the waters. How many creatures have we yet to discover? The giant squid alone is able to remain elusive from humans, so imagine what other life could be sharing the planet with us!
What's cuter than a dolphin? A pink dolphin, of course! This adorable baby dolphin was born recently to a rare pink dolphin who lives in the Louisiana area. They've been seen in the Calcasiey River and they pretty much give us hope that there's still beauty and wonder in the world.