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Are Pigs Smart? Research Shows Pigs Are Smarter Than Toddlers. Credits Evan Malmgren is a writer based in New York.

Are Pigs Smart? Research Shows Pigs Are Smarter Than Toddlers

Photography by Megan Magray for Noema Magazine. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”— George Orwell, “Animal Farm” Turkey Stops Traffic. Elizabeth Ann Is the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret. Scientists have successfully cloned a wild black-footed ferret that died more than 30 years ago, according to a statement from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Elizabeth Ann Is the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret

The young clone, born December 10, 2020 and named Elizabeth Ann, is the first ever native endangered species to be cloned in the United States, reports Douglas Main for National Geographic. Once thought to be globally extinct, black-footed ferrets are one of North America’s rarest land animals, clinging to the hem of existence through painstaking captive breeding and reintroduction programs. With her unique DNA, Elizabeth Ann has the potential to be a source of much-needed genetic diversity to the inbred reintroduced population, which currently hovers between 400 and 500 individuals and remains severely threatened by disease. The long, slender bodied Black-footed ferret once hunted prairie dogs across the grasslands of the American West. Cutting-edge science and a blast from the past!

· Tigress licking her cub. Stunning Underwater Photos of Microscopic Plankton by Ryo Minemizu. Larval fish of ‘Dendrochirus.' Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has dedicated his 20-year career to capturing some of the smallest organisms in the sea—plankton.

Stunning Underwater Photos of Microscopic Plankton by Ryo Minemizu

Shooting primarily in the shadow of Mount Fuji in the Osezaki sea and off the Okinawa coast, Minemizu goes deep underwater to discover the beauty and diversity of these microscopic creatures. His dedication sees him spending two to eight hours underwater every day, where he sets about photographing these tiny organisms. As they typically measure between 2 mm and 40 mm, Minemizu has had to develop special techniques to achieve his incredible photographs.

Watch this rare, striking footage of a snow leopard calling out in the wild. If you've never heard the call of a snow leopard, take a moment to imagine what that might sound like.

Watch this rare, striking footage of a snow leopard calling out in the wild

A majestic, rumbling lion roar? The throaty snarl of a tiger? As it turns out, a young male snow leopard sounds a lot like the infamous "Wilhelm Scream" from Hollywood movies. UK wildlife charity The White Lion Foundation released a rare video of a chatty snow leopard as captured by a remote camera in the mountains of northern Pakistan. Photographer Captured The Unusual Friendship Between A Gray Wolf And A Brown Bear. Lassi Rautiainen, 56, is a nature photographer who comes from Finland.

Photographer Captured The Unusual Friendship Between A Gray Wolf And A Brown Bear

In 2013, the photographer had a chance to document the amazing sight of a female grey wolf and a male brown bear. The amazing pictures taken over the course of ten days, depict their unusual and wonderful friendship. The duo were spotted every night for ten days straight in the wilderness of northern Finland, spending several hours together, walking everywhere together, hunting as a team, and even sharing food with each other.

Recycled giant logs make great elephant toys. The Problem With Nature Documentaries. This article is part of a new series called “Who Owns America’s Wilderness?”

The Problem With Nature Documentaries

It’s late afternoon, late pandemic, and I’m watching a new nature documentary in bed, after taking the daintiest of hits from a weed pen. The show is called A Perfect Planet, and it is narrated by Sir David Attenborough. I am looking at the red eye of a flamingo, a molten lake surrounding a tiny black pupil. Now I am looking at drone footage of a massive colony of flamingos, the classic sweeping overhead shot, what my brother calls “POV God.” In Poacher’s Snare For 4 Days, Rare Baby Albino Elephant Was Rescued And Made An Incredibly Recovery. Baby elephants are one of the most adorable and innocent wild animals.

In Poacher’s Snare For 4 Days, Rare Baby Albino Elephant Was Rescued And Made An Incredibly Recovery

These giants have a puppy soul and are very friendly to humans. Who can resist their big bright eyes? But some poor people mean to trap and hunt these lovely creatures. Some could wait until some kind people come to help them but some couldn't. 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. From crowing roosters to the whiff of barnyard animals, the “sensory heritage” of France’s countryside will now be protected by law from attempts to stifle the everyday aspects of rural life from newcomers looking for peace and quiet.

France passes ‘sensory heritage’ law after plight of Maurice the noisy rooster

French senators on Thursday gave final approval to a law proposed in the wake of several high-profile conflicts by village residents and vacationers, or recent arrivals derided as “neo-rurals”. A rowdy rooster named Maurice, in particular, made headlines in 2019 after a court in western France rejected a bid to have him silenced by neighbours who had purchased a holiday home nearby. “Living in the countryside implies accepting some nuisances,” Joël Giraud, the government’s minister in charge of rural life, told lawmakers. 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. Meet Helen: the blind rescue bison that lives at Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Oregon.

This Lonely Blind Bison Finds an Unlikely Best Friend in a Young Calf

She first arrived to the sanctuary around 5 years ago, but her nervous nature meant that it was difficult for her to socialize with the other animals. “When Helen first got here she was very shy and seemed a little lonely, so we tried to pair her with ‘pasture pals’ so she could have a friend but no one really synced up with her,” Gwen from Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary tells My Modern Met. ‘Moving a giraffe is a delicate process’: rising waters threaten Kenya's wildlife. Marooned giraffes, fleeing flamingoes and stranded impalas: in recent years the rising water levels in east Africa’s Rift Valley lakes have become the norm, displacing people, threatening wildlife and submerging schools and hotels.

‘Moving a giraffe is a delicate process’: rising waters threaten Kenya's wildlife

The gradual rise was first noticed 10 years ago but was accelerated by heavy rains in 2019, according to Kenya’s principal secretary in the ministry of environment and forestry, Chris Kiptoo. This year Lake Turkana, the northernmost lake in Kenya, was six metres deeper than usual by November. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has described the threat to the lake as “critical”. Its 2020 conservation outlook, published this month warns: “Lake Turkana’s unique qualities as a large lake in a desert environment are under threat as the demands for water for development escalate and the financial capital to build major dams becomes available.” 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.

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! 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. Dignified Farm Animal Photos of Rescued Creatures Allowed to Grow Old.

Phyllis, Southdown sheep, age 13This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. 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. But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. 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. 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. These Portraits Of Big Cats Reveal They All Have Different Characters (28 Pics) Recently, famous British fashion photographer Mr. 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. 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. Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood. 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. 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. 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. 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 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...