Many people in Texas relied on the kindness of others to evacuate and stay safe during the Category 4 hurricane. The same can be said for Harvey the Hurricane Hawk.
Tuesday, Aug 29th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: heinzeketchum
When she was just a 23-year-old grad student, Linda Koebner opened the cages of two chimps, named Doll and Swing. Freed from a laboratory, Linda was present when the two apes saw daylight for the first time in their lives. Linda helped to get them back to a normal life in the outdoors, which wasn’t immediately easy for two poor creatures who had spent the first six years of their lives completely stuck in cramped metal prisons.
She worked with Doll and Swing for four years. When they were ready, Linda had to move on. The apes were released into a natural habitat and Linda wouldn’t return for 18 years. She was sure that the two would have forgotten all about her by then.
But, when she paid them a visit, Doll and Swing immediately recognized their surrogate mom and the response is simply beyond words. From the moment Swing takes her hand, to the very end of the video, it’s one of the most heartwarming moments we’ve ever seen. It really goes to show – apes or humans, we’re all much closer to each other than we realize.
Watch this touching clip.
Monday, Aug 14th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Nan
A bear broke into an SUV and took it for a joyride in Colorado - before crashing it, trashing the interior and pooping inside, according to new reports. "It would have taken a human being hours to do what this bear did in a couple minutes," said Ron Cornelius, who found the car after the animal mowed down his mailbox.
Friday, Aug 11th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: rabbs
As 2016 gave way to 2017, a turkey moved into the left turn lane of a major intersection in my hometown. Some say he arrived in January of this year; others are sure he was around in late 2016. But regardless, once he was there, he was there to stay. The turkey’s constant presence in this busy spot made him a local celebrity, and the unlikely, or perhaps inevitable, epicenter of a community in which humanity’s best and worst instincts played out.
First, we have the strange situation of a fish that enjoys being petted by his owner.
And now, we get to see the antics of an elephant and a goose annoying the Hell out of each other. Personally, I don't blame the elephant. I especially hate Canada geese.
Monday, Aug 7th 2017 (12:00am)
It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs. Ferg Horne, a farmer from Mosgiel, New Zealand, captured an image of the sight after going to rescue a neighbour's sheep from the floodwaters.
Thursday, Aug 3rd 2017 (12:02am)
The Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon shared this amusing video of their young asian elephant, Samudra, having the best time ever in her own personal mud pit.
'You can't spell Samudra without mud."
Previously: Samudra Shows Off Her Swimming Skills
Saturday, Jul 22nd 2017 (2:12am)
Hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 times per second, so all we ever see is a blur around them as they zip around the yard. The folks from National Geographic mounted a high-speed camera on a hummingbird feeder to get some incredible footage of the tiny birds. Not only do we get to see them flap their wings, but also slip their tongues into the nectar up close!
Wednesday, Jul 19th 2017 (5:57pm) | Thanks: Squid
Entitled, arrogant, lazy, spoiled, narcissistic. That's all we hear about young cats today. In the good old days, our cats were happy to hunt for mice and live in the barn. Now they expect to be fed organic freeze-dried turkey treats while they spend all day snapchatting, watching themselves on youtube, and doing things we generally consider to be a "waste of time".
Monday, Jul 10th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: medium
As part of his very funny Twitter feed, Reverend Scott has hilariously imagined what dogs would say if they could call 911, what constitutes an emergency to a dog and what the 911 operators would say back to the dog in each situation.
Saturday, Jul 1st 2017 (12:01am)
When you lose your pet snake, all you have to do is put a heating pad out in the middle of an empty room - chances are Mr. Slithers be parked on top of it the next time you look. Apparently you can do the same for lost dogs, by frying up some sausages the last place you saw them.
Thursday, Jun 29th 2017 (12:00am)
She's been posting videos to YouTube for the last six years featuring her opossum and sometimes a squirrel. Her two most viewed videos are below. You can also check out her website.
ME Pearl Presents PROPER OPOSSUM MASSAGE -and- Proper Opossum Alien Alert
Thursday, Jun 15th 2017 (3:27am)
Ed Annunziata, the creator of Sega’s Ecco the Dolphin series, once tweeted that while he himself has never taken LSD, he did draw inspiration from the work of neuroscientist John C. Lilly when conceptualizing his cosmic cetaceans. Back in the 1960s, Lilly ran a NASA-funded research unit where humans attempted to communicate with dolphins. Somewhere along the line, LSD got thrown into the mix, a researcher became sexually involved with a dolphin, and things generally got a bit weird.
Tuesday, Jun 13th 2017 (12:00am)
Long-tailed macaques living near an Indonesian temple have figured out how to run a ransom racket on visiting tourists. The monkeys grab valuables, such as glasses, hats, cameras or, in one case, a wad of cash from the ticket booth, then wait for temple staff to offer them food before dropping their ill-gotten gains and dashing off with the tasty prize.
John Daniel was no ordinary gorilla. For starters, he was called John Daniel. And he had his own bedroom, drank tea and cider, and could purportedly do his own washing up. Villagers in Uley adopted the lowland gorilla after he was captured in Gabon by French.
In 1917, he was spotted for sale in a London department store by Uley resident Maj Rupert Penny. Penny's sister, Alyce Cunningham, raised John as a human boy in the village and used to send John on regular walks with the children of Uley junior school, according to Groom.
Wednesday, May 10th 2017 (7:46am)
The sparsely vegetated plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert is no paradise. The land is barren, the climate dry and hot, and vegetation is few and sparse. Yet, over the decades, a group of a wild horses have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions and made the desert their home.
Numbering between 90 and 150, these wild horses are one of the most isolated horse populations in the world, and the only feral herd residing in Africa.
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 (12:00am)
Unlike humans, animals rarely faint from surprise, panic attacks or any other strong emotional stress. But there is a breed of goat that appears to do so.
When startled, the so-called "fainting goat" collapses on its side. They fall over, often with legs comically raised towards the sky. After laying motionless on the ground for a few seconds, they recover and bounce back on their feet as quickly as they fell. This curious reaction to fright has made fainting goats the popular subject for many viral, and often humorous, internet videos.
Monday, Apr 24th 2017 (12:27am)
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