Fuzzberta the guinea pig is better at cosplaying than you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 29 July 2015

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!

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Heavy metal music is being used to attract sharks in Australia

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 18 July 2015

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.

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These photographs show the true beauty of the Galapagos islands

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 July 2015

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.

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Baby goat takes on bull in a David and Goliath showdown

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Don’t let anyone tell you size matters, especially after watching this hilarious video of a baby goat taking on a massive bull.

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Stunning x-ray art reveals what’s beneath the layers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

You might think x-rays are just for hospitals but British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey proves us all wrong.

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Zen Dogs bring a whole new meaning to the word ‘chilled’

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By Hayley Sarre in New Photography on Sunday 5 July 2015

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.

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Wild chimps are drinking palm wine in West Africa and are displaying signs of being drunk

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

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.

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Adorable alert! Raccoon takes shelter under a decorative umbrella during a downpour

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 11 June 2015

Some animals love getting wet. Then there are others (my dog included) who hates even a sprinkling of water getting on them. This raccoon looks like he’s in the water phobia camp! On a rainy day in Topeka, Kansas, one little raccoon got stuck out in the rain and decided he needed to get dry as soon as possible, so he found an umbrella.

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Stunning underwater photography captures the magic below the waves

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 8 June 2015

There are photographers who simply point and shoot, but then there are photographers who capture the wonders of the world with such vibrancy, we’re left speechless. Jorge Cervera Hauser is one such talented photographer who takes to the ocean to show us what lies beneath.

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Baby turtle gets rescued in the Maldives by kind strangers

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 5 June 2015

When Harry and his friends were on their last dive adventure in the Maldives, they came across an injured and tangles baby turtle. The turtle had been caught up in a huge gunny sack and was having trouble swimming as one of its fins had been tangled in it.

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Wildlife photographer takes pictures of animals eating from his hand

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Finnish photographer Konsta Punnka calls himself the ‘squirrel whisperer’ and it’s not hard to see why. This young creative is able to take close-up pictures of squirrels, birds and even foxes, all feeding from his hand.

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Russell the cat suffered 3rd degree burns last year but that doesn’t stop him from comforting his sick animal friends

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Russel the cat suffered tremendously when he was caught in a house fire last year, with third degree burns across his body. But this little ginger cat has a heart of gold and though he’s still recovering after a year of treatment, Russel is caring for the other animals at the Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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There’s an Airbnb-type service for pets in Australia!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 May 2015

We’ve got Airbnb for humans so why not an Airbnb-inspired service for pets? Well, now there is! It’s called Mad Paws and it’s an Australian first.

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Can you guess what this pet python swallowed by its X-ray?

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 18 May 2015

Winston the woma python seems to have mistaken barbecue utensils for food. Ouch! This poor little guy swallowed a pair of tongs as his owner fed him a dead rat. When Aaron couldn’t get the tongs back from Winston (his grip was way too strong!), he left them in Winston’s cage. Err, bad idea. Later it was discovered that the python had swallowed the BBQ tongs whole.

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Watch as this rescued tiger duo swims for the very first time

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Carli and Lily are two magnificent tigers. They were among many other animals that were confiscated by the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York Stats back in 2014. The conditions the two had been living in were deteriorating by the day, with both tigers going without food and water for several days.

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