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Sydney family rescues abandoned magpie, now she always comes back to hang around with them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

On one windy day, a three-week-old magpie fell out of her nest and was left to die by the side of the road. Fortunately, she’d soon find a new home, albeit much different from hers – the home of her rescuers, the Bloom family from Newport, Sydney.

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Rambo the octopus has been trained to take photos of visitors at the aquarium

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 3 April 2015

We’ve shown you how smart octopuses are in the past. But this is just insane! Sony recently partnered with the Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand to teach an octopus named Rambo how to take photos of visitors from inside her tank.

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What happens to your brain during an orgasm? This!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Friday 3 April 2015

If you’ve always wondered what happens to your brain during an orgasm, science has come to the rescue to inform you. In this video from ASAPScience, we’re treated to a very simplified version of what’s going on in your brain while you’re enjoying yourself in the bedroom.

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A badly injured squirrel gets adopted by a human family in Finland and lives with them for six years

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 2 April 2015

Redditor Priami has quite a tale to tell strangers online. Back in 2007 his grandmother found a squirrel. She thought it was dead at first but when it showed signs of life, she handed it over to Priami to take care of.

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Artist patiently arranges ferns to create mini illustrations of animals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Eco on Thursday 2 April 2015

East Sussex, England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri uses a medium that’s very organic: ferns. Using ferns of all shapes and sizes, she carefully and patiently arranges them to form illustrations of dragonflies, seahorses, pheasants, and other animals.

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Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ from China spotted for the first time in 20 years

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Apparently, you don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to see Ewoks. In the Tian Shan Mountains of China, researchers have spotted the elusive Ili Pika, an adorable creature which hasn’t been seen in two decades. Discovered back in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, he named the rare mammal after his hometown, and not after Pikachu.

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Using only the sun’s energy, this plane might just fly on and on forever

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

A significant milestone in the field of aviation has arrived. Taking off on March 9, two Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are ready to break a record for being the first to fly around the world, propelled only by the power of light.

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Guy interrupts a tortoise getting intimate, gets chased by a very slow and angry male tortoise

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

National Geographic’s Paul Rose was filming a documentary with his crew on an island in Seychelles when they heard something peculiar: tortoise moans. They then found two 250kg tortoises doing the nasty in the bushes, and proceeded to watch – because that’s what all of us would do.

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You will be touched by these two eco-lovers: one blind and the other with no arms

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 20 March 2015

Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi, both 53, have planted 10,000 trees together in Hebei, China. Haixia is blind in both eyes and Wenqi is a double amputee with no arms. Their friendship was formed 10 years ago when they could not find jobs due to their disabilities.

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Tissue alert! Watch as lab chimps are finally given freedom after 30 years of being caged up

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Friday 20 March 2015

After 30 years (yes, three-zero) of being locked up in stifling metal lab cages and behind bullet-proof glass, a group of chimpanzees were finally given the freedom they deserved. Get the tissues ready because this is one hell of an emotional roller coaster.

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Overly excited otters greet their favourite zoo keeper with so much cuteness

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

When your dog greets you, he wags his tail. Maybe he jumps up and licks you a few times. And when otters see their favourite zoo keeper? Well, the excitement is just as adorable.

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Good guy has saved 28 orphan baby kangaroos whose mums were killed by cars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

For the past 10 years, Chris Barnes aka ‘Brolga’ of the TV show Kungaroo Dundee, has taken care of 28 orphaned baby kangaroos whose mothers had been tragically killed in road accidents. In a way, he’s become their surrogate mother, sans the pouch and fur.

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Watching a clumsy baby elephant taking a bath will fill you with pure happiness

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In case you’re having a bad day, watch the video below. At the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand, a baby elephant named ‘Double Trouble’ lives up to his name by causing quite the ruckus as he takes a refreshing bath. While getting hosed down by a visitor, the adorable calf clumsily goes in and out of his little tub, splashing water – not to mention poo (1:44) – everywhere.

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Millie is a two-year-old cat who loves rock climbing with her owner

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

So your cat can climb a kitty tower in your living room? So what! Millie the two-year-old rescue cat can totally rock climb.

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20 tiny baby chameleons at a Sydney zoo show that reptiles are adorable too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 20 recently-hatched veiled chameleons have stolen the spotlight from other animals, and it’s not hard to see why (which is ironic, what with chameleons being so hard to spot).

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