Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rare Pink Hippo Spotted!

Nature Fact: when many animals are born in the wild with a skin pigmentation issue of this type, they don't live long. This is mainly because their natural camouflage is gone. But hippos like this one can get away with it, because a.) hippos defend their herds, and b.) hippos are HUGE!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Boy and his... Gator?

Gives a whole new meaning to "man's best friend" when you're talking about a 1000 pound reptile predator.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Animal Action Alert: Disappearing Gibbons

The Gibbon is in rapid decline and is expected to go extinct.

So say primate experts who have made a call to action to save the crested gibbons of southeast Asia, which are the most vulnerable group of all apes.

For example, just 20 Hainan gibbons survive on one island in China, making it the world's rarest ape species.
Experts highlighted the status of the apes at the XXII Congress of the International Primatological Society.

"The crested gibbons are the most threatened group of primates and all species require urgent attention to save them from extinction", says Dr Thomas Geissmann, a world-renowned gibbon expert based at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and advisor on the apes to conservation organisation Fauna and Flora International (FFI)

Read the full BBC article here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hakuna Matata!

"It means no worries, for the rest of your days..."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mini Cow and Mini Horse!

This little guy's so small you could almost fit him in between the halves of a hamburger bun and call it a day!

And then there's this little fella:

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Not BFFs, but Brothers in Peril?

A jaguar was chasing a wild dog (a variation on the 'dog chases cat' theme), but they both ended up falling into a deep pit.

Fortunately, both were rescued.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Mystery of the Self-Emptying Rain Barrel

...was finally solved by this family, who captured pictures of the perpetrator.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Holy Carp!

Not photoshopped at all. This giant goldfish (red koi carp) was recently caught in a river in France!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Video: Ant Vortex

Apparently what happens is this: if because of environmental conditions or for various other reasons, the pheromone scent that ants use to navigate is lost, then the ants will just follow each other. And when the scent is completely lost by a group of ants, they'll simply walk around in a giant circle until they die of exhaustion.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Think You Love Elephants?

You've got nothing on this guy!

This Japanese gentleman's love of elephants is so great that with the help of a few pounds of hair gel, he created this new look that we're sure will soon be sweeping the world (if not circus tents).