After an oil spill in Nefteyugansk, Russia, in June, two tiny kittens were plucked to safety after almost drowning in oil. A local resident named Anatoly Tuptey said he was working on fighting the spread of oil in floodwater from Ob River, when he heard the kittens’ cries.
This is the heartbreaking moment a gorilla orphan is comforted by a park ranger after its mother is killed by poachers
This is the tender – and heartbreaking – moment a gorilla is comforted by a park ranger after its mother was killed by poachers.
For those of us who LOVE food, it really doesn’t matter where you are, you can happily eat anywhere. Spag bog during a board meeting, donuts during the dentist – if you love food, really love food, you won’t find any excuse to stop eating. And you won’t have any shame. Like this shameless little Hermann’s tortoise.
Aussie photographer Alex Cearns can see the beauty in every animal, including those that might not look like your average pet. In her photo series ‘Perfect Imperfection’, Cearns photographs all kinds of beautiful animals that have struggled to overcome cancer, blindness, mange, and abuse at the hand of humans.
So TIL that there is such a thing as tear drinking and it’s not so weird after all. Well, when butterflies do it, anyway.
We’ve seen unlikely friendships form before (horses and penguins, dogs and rats), and here’s another eye-browing friendships to add to the list. It’s between a marmoset monkey and an iguana at a German zoo.
Troy Moth has a profound respect and understanding of horses few can match. This 29-year-old drives all over North America searching out wild (and sometimes domesticated) horses for that perfect photograph.
Instagram is going crazy – and rightly so – for a little guinea pig name Fuzzberta. It’s not just her name that’s cute, either. This little charmer is melting our hearts with her too-cute and too-funny cosplay outfits. Yes, a guinea pig has a whole wardrobe full of costumes, get used to it!
Who knew Great Whites had a soft spot for Morbid Angel? A Discovery channel film crew have been searching for a giant shark in Australia known as ‘Joan of Shark’ (good one!) and to get her attention, they blasted death metal into the water.
The wildlife and fauna of the Galápagos Islands were studied by Charles Darwin back in 1835 – and it’s easy to see why the famed naturalist and geologist chose this place to dock during his voyage. It’s simply stunning. Fast forward more than 175 years and photojournalist Amy Toensing also found herself on the islands, taking some of the most stunning images of wildlife and landscapes we’ve seen.
Don’t let anyone tell you size matters, especially after watching this hilarious video of a baby goat taking on a massive bull.
Australia’s leading animal photographer Alex Cearns has just released a never before seen photo series titled ‘Zen Dogs’. The photo series is a joyful and uplifting series of pooch portraits showing each dog in a Zen-like pose, relaxed and happy, with their eyes blissfully closed.
Chimps have finally discovered the joys of alcohol, in the form of palm wine. We’re feeling very proud! A study published in the Royal Society journal Open Science has detailed how wild chimps of Bossou in Guinea are ‘partial to a little tipple of palm wine’ and with some drinking so much that scientists report behavioural signs of inebriation.