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Culture Glowworm Beetles Have The Most Magnificent Antennas Ever

Glowworm beetles belong to the family of Phengodidae and are so called because the adult females of this family of insect can produce light, just like fireflies do. The light comes from paired photic……

Culture Ayam Cemani: A Rare Chicken Breed That is Black Inside Out

Black is not an uncommon color in the animal world; bears are black, gorillas are black, there are breeds of dogs and cats that are black. But this Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes……

Anecdote Scientists Discover Frightening Species of Wasp That Turns Spiders into Zombies

The Amazon rainforest is home to many frightening creatures, like giant Anacondas, flesh-eating piranhas, just to name a couple, and now you can add a new one to the list, a species of wasp that lays……
2019-06-10 7 Read more

Anecdote Australian Families Living a Nightmare as Thousands of Bats Drop Dead in Their Yards Due to Heatwave

Dozens of families in and around the city of Cairns, in Australia, have been forced to temporarily abandon their homes after flying foxes started dropping dead on their properties due to the unbearabl……
2019-06-10 6 Read more

Culture Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

In southwest Morocco, you might actually be forgiven for asking daft questions like do goats grow on trees?. Everywhere you look, you will find dozens of goats hanging out lazily from the tree tops, m……

Culture Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Stingray City is an area of shallow sandbars in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, in Cayman Islands, in western Caribbean Sea. Its Cayman Islands most popular tourist attraction where southern stingray……

Culture Cocoon of the Urodidae Moth

The Amazonian moth belonging to the family of Urodidae weaves one of the strangest and most beautiful cocoons in the insect world. Unlike other cocoons that completely enclose the pupa in silk, in whi……

Anecdote Rare White Lion To Be Auctioned Off to Hunters Looking for Easy Trophies

The South African Government has sparked outrage around the world after it was reported that it plans to auction off a confiscated white lion to raise funds for the countrys nation conservation depart……
2019-06-06 9 Read more

Culture The Friendly Crocodiles of Paga

Crocodiles are generally aggressive, but not in the town of Paga. This small town in northern Ghana, nestled right up against the border of Burkina Faso, is home to some of the most docile members of……

Anecdote “Terminator” Dog Escapes Its Enclosure, Kills Over 600 Chickens in One Night

A pet husky recently got his owner in trouble after escaping its enclosure, going into a neighboring farm and spending an entire night killing chickens. Chinese media reports that the owner of a chick……
2019-05-24 6 Read more

Anecdote Mexico’s “Dog Man” Travels the Country Rescuing Stray Dogs

Edgardo Perros Zuniga has been travelling all around Mexico on a tricycle, looking for abandoned and injured dogs to rescue and put up for adoption. He has rescued over 400 dogs in the last 5 years. W……
2019-05-24 6 Read more

Anecdote These Cat Anti-Scratching Boots Look More Like Feline Torture Devices

If youve been looking for a way to prevent your pet cat from scratching you whenever you try to bathe or groom it, maybe try these bizarre anti-scratching boots. Dont expect your beloved pet to thank……
2019-05-24 9 Read more

Culture Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his e……

Anecdote The Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre

That night was the most horrible that any member of the motor launch crews ever experienced. The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the j……

Culture The Spider That Camouflages Itself as Bird Droppings

Some animals have the ability to camouflage themselves with the surrounding environment to avoid detection by predators or the prey. Some assume the shape of leaves, or long stems, while others blend……

Culture Devilish Teeth of the Crabeater Seals

Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are the most abundant species of seals and are widely distributed along the pack ice that surrounds Antarctica. Despite their name, the crabeater seal does not a……

Culture Mangalitsa, The Pig That Resembles a Sheep

Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most commonl……

Culture City Crows Build Nests Out of Coat Hangers

When Aesop wrote the famous fable The Crow and the Pitcher, he wasnt making up a story. The fable was based on actual observation that was confirmed by recent scientific studies that found that crows,……

Culture The Salmon Fishing Bears of Brooks Falls

Brooks Falls is a waterfall located on the Brooks River within Katmai National Park and Preserve, in Alaska, and a favorite fishing hole for Alaskan brown bears. The bears are attracted by salmons tha……

Anecdote Wojtek: The Bear That Drank Beer And Went to War

Archibald Brown, the British official at the port of Naples, looked at the roster in his hand and called out the nameCorporal Wojtek, but nobody came forward. It was mid-February 1944, and Brown was a……

Anecdote Dolphin and Other Marine Life Abandoned in Japanese Aquarium That Closed Down Months Ago

International media outlets have been reporting the shocking case of a dolphin, dozens of penguins and other wildlife that have been abandoned in a derelict Japanese aquarium that closed down months a……
2019-05-11 8 Read more

Anecdote Meet Kesha, the Only Cat on an Island Where Cats Are Banned

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is mostly known as one of the few places on Earth where people are forbidden from dying, but few know that this place also has a ban on cats, with one exception,……
2019-05-11 12 Read more

Anecdote Woman Gets Arrested for Sheltering and Treating Pets During Hurricane

They say no good deed goes unpunished, and this kindhearted North-Carolina woman who took in dozens of abandoned pets as Hurricane Florence ravaged the US state is a prime example of that. She was arr……
2019-05-11 7 Read more

Anecdote Man Raises Ducklings as His Children, Now They Follow Him Everywhere

A South Korean man and the 21 ducklings he has been raising as his children ever since they hatched have been breaking the internet with their incredible bond. A video that recently went viral in the……
2019-05-09 8 Read more

Culture The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

The Tsavo region lies to the south of Kenya close to the borders with Tanzania in the basin of the Tsavo river close to where it meets the Athi River. The region has been inhabited for thousands of ye……