Landforms created and transformed by animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Humans and Sims aren’t the only ones who can change the environment around them. Animals can, too. In Kenya, elephants have helped shape the walls of a cave called Kitum Cave. The pitch black cave is covered in salt, making it a delectable snack for hungry elephants. For thousands of years, these giant beasts have […]

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You can now buy your cat battle armour

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Protect your beloved cat from all that threaten its furry nine lives! Etsy shop Schnabuble, purveyor of fine human wear, created a $500 suit of armour for your feline friend. Schnabuble passionately describes the battle armour on his Etsy page, ‘100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty.

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Best of 2013: Pig Beach, the Bahamas island where pigs and humans swim together

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 23 December 2013

Pig Beach, also known as Pig Island (yes, pigs have an island named after them and you don’t), was one of our favourite discoveries in 2013. It’s an uninhabited island located in the Bahamas. The video below shows pigs enjoying the island life and swimming with passing tourists. The pigs, despite being raised in the wild, appear friendly (dog-like even).

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Origami artist to fold a life-size replica of an elephant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 14 December 2013

There’s a bunch of artistic projects on Indiegogo that are cool, but this one might just be at the top of the heap. White Elephant is a project founded by professional origami artist Sipho Mabona, where he’s aiming to fold an uncut square piece of paper into, yes, a life-size elephant.

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Tippi Degré: the little girl who grew up in the African wild

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 13 December 2013

Tippi Degré had quite the amazing childhood. Imagine growing up with wildlife photographers as parents, roaming the African landscape, and making friends with wild animals wherever you go.

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Goats That Are Stuck: photos of goats that may be, er, stuck

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 29 November 2013

Cats might own the Internet, but goats are a close second. Hell, we’ve just stumbled into the evil lair of Goats that be Stuck, a Facebook page dedicated to our bleating friends and succinctly described as containing ‘pictures of goats that may possibly be stuck’. It’s an understatement, because the captions that accompany the pictures have goat to be some of the daftest AND wittiest lines we’ve seen around. It’s an achievement in its own right.

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Bad, taxidermy! Bad!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Don’t know about you, but we can’t find much reason to be hooked on a site that showcases ‘the absolute worst of the taxidermic art’. It’s just one of these things you can’t tear yourself away from because it’s so unbelievably bad. However, when you finally do look away, it’s amazing how anything you set […]

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The smallest Armadillo species in the world: the Pink Fairy Armadillo

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 18 November 2013

It looks more like a mythical creature but this is in fact the smallest armadillo in the world. It weighs in around 100 grams (3.5 oz) and fits into your hand (if you’d want to touch it, that is). It’s covered in silky, white hair and its hard outer covering is rich in blood vessels […]

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Meet Ippo the Italian Zonkey

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 15 November 2013

What do you get when love knows no boundaries? A Zonkey! Ok I can explain this. At an animal reserve in Florence, Italy, a zebra by the name of Martin apparently had some mating feels for Giada, the donkey. One day, Martin jumped the fence separating the two animals and something magical happened. 12 months […]

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The Fennec Fox is the most adorable animal in the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 8 November 2013

A wild Pokémon appeared! Oh wait, false alarm. It’s just a Fennec Fox, quite possibly the new Cutest Animal in the World title holder (I’m sorry pandas and sloths, you had your 15 minutes of fame). Photographer Cherl Kim has been taking photos of these adorable creatures at South Korea’s largest theme park, Everland Resort. According to Kim, the Fennec Fox has been the most popular – and most photogenic – animal in his Flickr photo stream.

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In an alternate universe, manatee superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 2 November 2013

Here’s a suggestion to Marvel and DC: In order to save on payroll, remove Robert Downey Jr., Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, and all the other high-budget stars, and replace them with manatees. Who better to portray fantastical characters than the mermaids of the sea themselves! For us to have a picture of what this possibility would look like, US-based Joel Micah Harris has come up with an illustrated series of various superheroes being portrayed by manatees.

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Crittercam recruits animals to spy on other animals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 28 October 2013

We have to take our hats off to National Geographic. They’ve been using the Crittercam, a camera designed specifically to be worn by all sorts of wild animals from lions to whales, to get a peek into their private lives first-hand. Some of the captured footage — such as the one of a sea lion […]

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Baby kangaroo and baby wombat as BFFs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

They say that in Australia, everything is, like, a million times more dangerous. Well, maybe what they failed to tell us was, everything’s also a million times cuter. A pair of orphan animals in a rescue centre in Victoria, Australia have become BFFs. No, this doesn’t involve a cat or a dog. This is Australia, […]

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Zoo bans animal prints to stop confusing animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 30 September 2013

Yes, it’s true. UK’s Chessington World of Adventures Resort has hired Animal Print Bouncers to shoo visitors away from entering its premises with animal prints on — or cover up the offensive attire with a grey boiler suit. Apparently, ever since Chessington introduced a safari-style tour that lets visitors get close to the animals, its […]

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10-foot long Bobbit Worm: the most terrifying creature we’ve seen

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 19 September 2013

This creature is probably the most terrifying thing we’ve ever seen. It’s called a Bobbit Worm, and it hides in the ocean floor waiting to catch its prey. It’s ‘a mix between the Mongolian death worm,the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow’. It can grow up to 10-ft. long, and it’s one of the most mysterious […]

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