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 […]
As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]
First spiders, then crocodiles, now Anaconda-sized earthworms? Australia is really making it hard for me to pay them a visit. The Giant Gippsland, which can be found in Gippsland in the south-eastern part of Australia, is 31 inches long and one inch thick. That makes it the world’s largest species of earthworms. But worry not, […]
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 […]
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.