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A Herd of Excited Elephants Rush Across the Park to Greet a Newly Arrived Orphaned Baby Elephant. (7) Facebook. (20+) Facebook. France passes ‘sensory heritage’ law after plight of Maurice the noisy rooster. Think ‘Birdbrain’ Is an Insult? Think Again. A BBC Earth Compilation That Shows the Magnificent Beauty of Different Owls at Various Stages of Life. This Lonely Blind Bison Finds an Unlikely Best Friend in a Young Calf. ‘Moving a giraffe is a delicate process’: rising waters threaten Kenya's wildlife. 50 Hilarious Photos That Prove Cats Are The Biggest Jerks (New Pics) Cat owners, you might want to ask your pets to leave the room for the next few minutes.

50 Hilarious Photos That Prove Cats Are The Biggest Jerks (New Pics)

Bored Panda’s about to prove to you once again that some cats can be some of the biggest jerks on Planet Earth. And no, this isn’t just some dog-financed propaganda to sway you to the side of best boys and girls! (R-really!) Upvote your fave photos of cats acting naughty as you scroll down below into the wild lands of feline jerkitude. And don’t forget to share any similar pics of your meanie meowhole felines in the comment section. Photographer Captures the Mystical Beauty of Icelandic Horses.

Photographer Drew Doggett is known for traveling the world, capturing extraordinary landscapes, people, and cultures. One of his most enchanting series to date, titled In the Realm of Legends, captures the one-of-a-kind beauty of Icelandic horses, who majestically roam the surrounding territory. Though many opt to capture the stunning landscapes that Iceland has to offer, Doggett takes it one step further by also embracing its unique equestrian population to create a union of myth and fantasy that's almost too good to be true.

Meet Magawa, The Landmine-Detecting Rat Who Just Received The PSDA Gold Medal For Exceptional Bravery. Not all animal superheroes wear capes, but they do get gold medals!

Meet Magawa, The Landmine-Detecting Rat Who Just Received The PSDA Gold Medal For Exceptional Bravery

Magawa, a landmine detection rat who has been saving lives in Cambodia, has been awarded the PDSA Gold Medal for his bravery and devotion to duty. Awarded by the UK’s leading veterinary charity, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, this medal is the animal equivalent of the George Cross. HeroRAT Magawa (yes, that is his official job title) is the first rat in the charity’s 77-year history of honoring animals to receive a PDSA Medal. He joins the ranks of courageous dogs, brave horses, valorous pigeons, and an intrepid cat. Magawa is an African giant pouched rat who has been trained to detect landmines by charity APOPO. Magawa is officially being presented the unique miniature PDSA Gold Medal via live link between Cambodia and the UK by the veterinary charity’s Director General Jan McLoughlin today, on September 25.

Dignified Farm Animal Photos of Rescued Creatures Allowed to Grow Old. Phyllis, Southdown sheep, age 13This post may contain affiliate links.

Dignified Farm Animal Photos of Rescued Creatures Allowed to Grow Old

If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Photographer Isa Leshko is terrified of growing old. Untitled. Snoring Dormouse with sound - listen. 50 Photos To Remind Everyone That Many Animals Are Way Bigger Than Most Of Us Think. We usually imagine felines as cute little furballs who, no matter how fast they grow up, still fit into our lap just fine.

50 Photos To Remind Everyone That Many Animals Are Way Bigger Than Most Of Us Think

But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. In comparison, the average size of an adult domestic cat comes in at as little as 8 to 10 inches. In order to find out more about the scale of these massive felines, Bored Panda reached out to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder based in the United Kingdom from RudyCats.co.uk. Jess told us that Maine coons are referred to “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities, but also because of their size.”

They’re the biggest domestic cats and can range from 11 to 33 pounds when fully grown. Sky Hunters, The World of the Dragonfly - The Secrets of Nature. (20+) Facebook. Grassland Restoration: A Win-Win-Win for Birds, Prairies, and Landowners. Since 1970, North America's grassland birds have lost about half of their population, with an astounding three out of four species declining.

Grassland Restoration: A Win-Win-Win for Birds, Prairies, and Landowners

These losses are concerning for many reasons, perhaps most of all because bird declines serve as an “alarm” warning of challenges to the health of our land. What's behind these dramatic downturns? The short answer is habitat loss. In the central regions of Texas and Oklahoma, where ABC's local partner the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) operates, large-scale habitat loss is depriving native birds of the food and space they need to survive and thrive.

Habitat loss in the region has been driven, in large part, by land-use changes and misguided management practices, of which wildfire suppression has been the most detrimental. The chicken first crossed the road in Southeast Asia, ‘landmark’ gene study finds. It is the world’s most common farm animal as well as humanity’s largest single source of animal protein.

The chicken first crossed the road in Southeast Asia, ‘landmark’ gene study finds

Some 24 billion strong, it outnumbers all other birds by an order of magnitude. Yet for 2 centuries, biologists have struggled to explain how the chicken became the chicken. Now, the first extensive study of the bird’s full genome concludes that people in northern Southeast Asia or southern China domesticated a colorful pheasant sometime after about 7500 B.C.E. Migrants and traders then carried the bird across Asia and on to every continent except Antarctica. “Our results contradict previous claims that chickens were domesticated in northern China and the Indus Valley,” researchers led by Ming-Shan Wang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’s Kunming Institute of Zoology write in a paper published today in Cell Research.

“This is obviously a landmark study,” says Dorian Fuller, an archaeologist at University College London who was not involved in the effort. These Portraits Of Big Cats Reveal They All Have Different Characters (28 Pics) Recently, famous British fashion photographer Mr.

These Portraits Of Big Cats Reveal They All Have Different Characters (28 Pics)

Perou, who has worked with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Eminem, and others, has done a project with Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. The artist set up his studio in an enclosure and decided to shoot the big cats as if they’re celebrities, revealing their true character. The purpose of the project was to raise awareness of the big cat’s vulnerability in wildlife. Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean. Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:20 a.m.

Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean

E.D.T. on Friday, May 17 Turning light particles into visual information is hard work, and your body relies on oxygen to get the job done. This is true whether you walk the land on two limbs or swim through the sea with eight. In fact, according to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Biology, the amount of oxygen available to marine invertebrates like squids, crabs and octopuses may be far more important to their vision than previously thought. In the study, published online April 24, researchers saw a significant drop in retinal activity in four species of marine larvae (two crabs, an octopus and a squid) when the animals were exposed to reduced-oxygen environments for as little as 30 minutes. [8 Crazy Facts About Octopuses] For some species, even a minuscule drop in oxygen levels resulted in almost immediate vision loss, eventually causing near-total blindness before the oxygen was cranked back up again.

Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood. They move like ghosts along the shorelines of Canada's Vancouver Island, so elusive that people rarely see them lurking in the mossy forests.

Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood

British filmmaker Bertie Gregory was one of the lucky ones: He saw coastal wolves—also known as sea wolves—in 2011. "There is something about being in the presence of a coastal wolf—they just have this magic and aura around them," he says. That experience inspired him to return and document the animals for National Geographic’s first YouTube series, wild_life with bertie gregory, which launches August 3. “Coastal wolves are such a unique predator, and they are hunting in this absolutely epic landscape,” says Gregory. Roughly the size of Maryland, the island and its remote western fringes are still a wild frontier in the Pacific Northwest.

Chris Darimont, science director at the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, has studied the carnivores' unusual lifestyle for nearly two decades. Around the World in 105 Cows. Signs we're experiencing a 6th mass extinction. The Italian Farmer Returning Chickens to the Wild.

The Children’s Book That Caused Japan’s Raccoon Problem. Today, raccoons are a nuisance animal in Japan, rummaging through trash, stealing goods from vendors, feasting on crops and even damaging ancient Japanese temples with their sharp claws and abundant poop.

The Children’s Book That Caused Japan’s Raccoon Problem

But their invasion started back in 1977, when the kids of Japan were going crazy for a cartoon raccoon named Rascal. He was cute and mischievous and the star of an anime series adaptation of a favorite children’s book, written by American author Sterling North. A lion, A tiger and A jaguar playing together : gifs. Wild Elephants salutes the men who rescued their baby elephant from a ditch.

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I don't know how this sub likes mice, but here is my oldest and most favorite mouse, Merry. Baby animals. Humpback whales stop their song when human vessels make noise. Scientists have found yet another way we’re disrupting wildlife: when cargo ships start producing a lot of noise, humpback whales reduce or even stop their singing. Image credits: Christopher Michel. All Cats Go to Heaven. Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter. Imgur. One of Australia's not so scary animals, the Pygmy Possum : aww. M O O B O Y E : aww. A Conversation With Koko The Gorilla: Full Documentary. Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? 1080p. He did it. A camel goes for a run (reddit) Find, Make & Share Gfycat GIFs. I said no veggies! GIF. Trampoline birb is happiest birb. The tragic story of America's only native parrot, now extinct for 100 years. Happy world rat day! Tenderness. World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms – report.

The world’s greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report on the impacts of global warming on biodiversity hotspots. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to disappear on a catastrophic scale in the Amazon and other naturally rich ecosysterms in Africa, Asia, North America and Australia if temperatures rise by more than 1.5C, concludes the study by WWF, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University. The research in the journal Climate Change examined the impact of three different levels of warming – 2C (the upper target in the 2015 Paris agreement), 3.2C (the likely rise given existing national commitments) and 4.5C (the forecast outcome if emissions trends remain unchanged) on nearly 80,000 plant and animal species in 35 of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

Diverse Beauty of Chickens. How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden. Puppy's day at the beach. ???? King of the Mountain ???? Bear and doggo 2 clicks. Pangolin is the only known mammal covered in scales. This speckled faced beauty. War on the wildest places: US bill may open pristine lands to development. The Big Snowy Mountains wilderness study area in Montana represents 91,000 acres of the wildest land left in America.

Bobcat Sitting on Top of 40 Foot Tall Cactus in the Arizona Desert. They both love their human. He was only a cat. Stephen W. Oachs Wildlife Photography. Baby fox plays with a husky. Just A Russian Tiger. Skunk family meets a cyclist. The Year in Animal Accomplishments. The Twitter account We Rate Dogs does indeed rate dogs. The Day to Day Life of a Doggo and Ninja Cat.

Octopus Genetics Just Got A Whole Lot Weirder. Northern Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos... - The world of birds. Complete wipeout: Just two penguin chicks survive from a colony of 40,000. No sudden movements! gif click 2x. 15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth. See How Syrian Zoo Animals Escaped a War-Ravaged City. Jane Goodall: A History. Lizard waving back. Make way for my little friend click 2x gif. I love how all kitties are kitties. Animal Photography. Octopuses 101. Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly. Octopuses Are Surprisingly Social. 40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water! A Video by Craig Capehart. Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. This is a dick move.. click 2x. A couple of beauties..... Watch: Curious Puffin Befriends a Tourist. When someone scratches my head... Do you even accessorize bro? "Teddy Bear," the porcupine, doesn't like to share...

1 year old on July 14 gif 2x. Dominic's Screm Song. Bats have long held important places in folklore, often focusing on their dual nature as creatures of twilight straddling the line between birds and mammals. The happiest parrot you ever did see. Googly-eyed Stubby Squid. Pete gets some broccoli. 100th Anniversary Of U.S. Entering WWI: Equestrian Heroes Of World War I And The Plot To Poison Them. A Frilled-neck lizard running on two legs. 11 Awesome Axolotl Facts.