No tortoise cared less than this one eating while stuck upside down

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 19 August 2015

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.

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This cute kitty looks just like a vampire!

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Tuesday 18 August 2015

A vampire cat – everybody run! Just kidding, this is Loki. She might look like an evil villain, but it’s only because this kitty has some very unusual teeth.

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Touching portraits of disabled animals and the strength they possess

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 18 August 2015

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.

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WTF? Butterflies are drinking the tears of turtles

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 12 August 2015

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.

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That time a marmoset monkey befriended an iguana in a German zoo

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 6 August 2015

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.

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Exquisite photographs of the wild horses across North America

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 3 August 2015

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.

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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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