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

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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

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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

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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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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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A newborn calf is found in the cold and then takes a dip in the hot tub with its human rescuer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 12 March 2015

When your partner refuses to invest that hard-earned cash in a backyard hot tub, remind them that if they do, it could save a cute and cuddly baby cow’s life. This is exactly what happened to Indiana farmer Dean Gangwer. He had no idea that one of his cows gave birth, and found a newly born calf – named Leroy – lying on a snowbank.

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Determined baby elephant wins our hearts by having the hardest time climbing over log

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Persistence definitely pays off, even for animals! At the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a determined baby elephant tried his best to hurdle a log over and over again, much to our delight.

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Huge catfish caught in Italy will make you stay out of the water for good

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 3 March 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! In February, Dino Ferrari caught this monstrous wels catfish in the Po River in northern Italy. The fish weighed 20 stone (127 kilograms), was 2.67 metres in length, and is believed to be the biggest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel.

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These delightful looking pods are actually bizarre coffin replacements

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 27 February 2015

There’s nothing quite as morbid as a graveyard, with its cemented paths and headstones. But what if there was something to be buried in that wasn’t quite as morbid? Like these, dare I say it, quirky burial pods.

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A designer and 60,000 bees partnered up to make this honeycomb teapot

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 27 February 2015

Apparently, bees are not just into honey, they’re into tea as well. Designer Tomas Gabzdil of Studio Libertiny worked together with a bee colony to create a beeswax sculpture that looks like a giant teapot. The project serves as a statement about power of bees and the beauty they bring to the world.

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This here is Patrick, the world’s oldest and largest living wombat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 26 February 2015

Most wombats weigh around 57 pounds (28 kilograms) and live up to 15 years. Patrick here, however, isn’t your ordinary marsupial. He weighs in at a whopping 84 pounds (38 kilograms) and has just turned 29 years old, making him the world’s largest and oldest known living wombat.

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This butterfly has the most perfect camouflage eyes on its wings

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By Emily Rayner in New Eco on Friday 20 February 2015

Nature’s patterns have always left humans in awe; from the intricate patterns of leopard rosettes and zebra stripes to Earth’s smaller creatures, such as the humble butterfly and its amazing camouflage.

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NASA shows us the dark side of the moon and it’s just as awe-inspiring as the near side

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 13 February 2015

Since Pink Floyd sang about the dark side of the moon, we’ve all been wondering about that other side. Now NASA have finally given us a peek at what we all imagined would be some strange new world.

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This rude hawk breaks into house, poops on everything, has goofiest ‘mugshot’ ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 11 February 2015

That’s a face that clearly says, ‘I didn’t do it!’ When Reddit user ‘hewlandrower’ shortly went outside to accompany his Corgi, he heard a loud shatter from his bedroom. He quickly rushed to the scene, ready to apprehend the would-be burglar. Only it wasn’t a burglar, and it wasn’t even human. It was a hawk!

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Drop everything and watch this close-up footage of lava pouring into the ocean off Hawaii

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Eco on Thursday 22 January 2015

Know what’s better than close-up footage of lava spilling into the ocean? Absolutely nothing. So you’ve got to watch this video. It’s actually quite mesmerizing. Kawika Singson used his GoPro to capture this pretty cool phenomenon off the coast of Hawaii, and you can’t help but wonder just how hot that water is getting with that neverending spillage of lava (which is around 1,100 degrees).

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We’d never want to be chased by a hippo as fast and scary as this

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 22 January 2015

We’ve all been warned that Hippos are very dangerous. They kill more people each year than lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos COMBINED. So if that’s not enough of a warning to you, here’s a video of what an angry hippo looks like.

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