We don’t know about you, but for us there are few things more depressing than a zoo. People walking around in droves peering through bars at sad animals that have neither enough room nor enough company, hardly our idea of a great day out.
This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all. Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth! These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size, which, […]
After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.
This photo series isn’t one for the squeamish. Or the vegetarians. Photographer Catherine Chalmers has created a collection of images of animals, well, eating other animals in Food Chain. Taking a predator and placing it by its prey, Chalmers was able to watch nature take its course as praying mantises ate caterpillars, toads ate mice and caterpillars, and snakes ate mice.
For their creation of a denim ‘worn-out’ style collection, a Japanese fashion label has partnered with the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City for a rather unusual mode of production. Workers at the wildlife park wrapped long sheets of denim material around car tires which are then placed inside the habitats where tigers, lions and bears roam, leaving these residents to bite, tear and scratch at their new fabric toys.
Calligraphy is usually reserved for formal invitations or place settings. Not in Andrew Fox’s world. This England-based artist has taken his designer skills and applied them to this fun and quirky series of animals, with just a stroke of a calligraphy pen. These animals might seem simple at first, but take a closer look and […]
Careful now, you might either explode from an overload of cuteness, or shed buckets of tears over this baby goat’s success story. Frostie the snow goat was born with joint-navel ill, a disease common among kid goats and young calves resulting from an infection in the mother’s umbilical cord. The disease spread to Frostie’s hind […]
Mexican artist Ricardo Solis was attracted to art and nature as a young boy, which may explain his series of animal drawings and paintings that try to understand evolution. From a rhino being created out of terracotta to a zebra’s stripes being attached by tiny workmen, Solis’ art allows us to open our minds and question […]
What an astonishingly simple idea, and what a brilliant one too. We’re not sure who’s behind the Animals With Stuffed Animals photoblog dedicated to ‘only photos of cute animals and their favorite stuffed pets’, but he or she has us taking our hats, beanies and truck caps off to him or her.
In his book Animal Architecture, photographer Ingo Arndt documented some of the most amazing sights of homes built by animals like beavers, bowerbirds and termites. The red weaver ants are the speediest of the lot: they can apparently put together a proper nest within a day.
Hao Hao and Xing Hui are no ordinary visitors to Belgium. These furry animals are China’s favourite pandas and have just arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan from China. They traveled in a pagoda-style cage onboard a cargo plane from China and were taxied into their arriving terminal through an arc of water from […]
Isn’t technology great? These animals have been given a second chance at a normal life, thanks to extraordinary prosthetic technology. From an elephant that was maimed by a landmine to Hoppa, a four-year-old dog born without front legs, these prosthetics are working wonders all over the world.
It’s time to ditch those red, frat boy party cups and move on to something more mature: party cups with photo-realistic noses printed on the side. ‘Pick Your Nose Party Cups’, are a set of 24 paper drinking cups with a sense of humour. They have noses printed on the side, such that when someone takes a drink, they’ll look like they have a different nose and mouth. It’s hilarious when the ladies pick the ones with the moustache design, giving prowling guys the chance to use the pick-up line: ‘Excuse me, but I moustache you something’.
Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.
Squids and octopi are not exactly what you’d call cute and adorable. They aren’t also the animals that you’d love to cuddle in bed with. Unless, you have a thing for that. But Tokyo-born, Vancouver-based illustrator and needle-felter Hine Mizushima has created a collection of eight hand-felted invertebrates that are so plush, you might just […]