#GorillaBod. At the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan, attendance has spiked thanks to hordes of women flocking to see a dashingly good-looking resident: a male gorilla named Shabani.
By Ry Padarath in New Eco on Tuesday 23 June 2015
In their relatively short life spans, it’s fair to say that drones have attracted a pretty negative reputation. At the milder end of the spectrum, they are annoying disturbances to our privacy that could singlehandedly lead to the death of topless sunbaking and nude beaches. At the other end of the scale, the Reaper and Predator drones used by the US military rain death from sky and often result in terrible consequences for innocent civilians in the same area as their targets.
While we’re all still dreaming of one day getting our own raptor squad, zookeepers around the world already have their own, albeit less extinct.
If you love hitting your alarm’s snooze button, then this here’s your spirit animal. At the Canvas Chameleon pet shop in Reading, Pennsylvania, a baby panther chameleon (Furcifer pradalis) seems to think he’s still inside his egg even after hatching.
Food wastage is getting out of hand these days, but the French national assembly has just voted unanimously to pass legislation that forces supermarkets to give away unsold food to charities (or for animal feed) to make sure nothing goes to waste.
Children’s book company Pequeno Editor and FCB Buenos Aires have recently launched the Tree Book Tree program, which turns children’s books into trees.
If you’re incredibly petite and even more incredibly adorable, then meet your spirit animal: the Pudu, the world’s smallest – and arguably the cutest – species of deer.
Anyone else feeling really itchy right now? Tasha Sturm, a microbiology lab technician at Cabrillo College in California has come up with a home-made science experiment that shows us why it’s important to always wash our hands.
I guess you could say they literally go out with a bang. Recently, scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have discovered two new species of marsupials, both of which kill themselves through 14-hour long orgies.
Just when you thought Pugs couldn’t get any cuter, here comes along Pip, possibly the smallest of her kind. At just four inches tall, four-month-old Pip is no larger than a can of Coke and could very well fit inside a gravy boat. She only weighs a pound and four ounces, about as heavy as a bag of sugar. When she needs to go on walks, she doesn’t.
Previously, comedian Jeff Wysaski trolled a local bookstore by replacing genre labels with his own hilarious signs. Now he’s back, and this time he’s hitting up the pet shop.
Just when you thought they couldn’t get any cuter. Meet Wally, he’s an English Angora who’s quickly becoming popular on Instagram, thanks to his ears that make it appear he has a really angelic haircut.
Off the coast of Britain, giant jellyfish measuring up to five feet are appearing in the tens of thousands, making sure we never set foot in the water ever again. The barrel jellyfish, a species common in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean, is the largest species found in the UK.
As it turns out, we don’t need high-powered telescopes to see far into outer space. All we actually need are diving gear! In Indonesia, a recently-discovered species of crayfish is turning heads for having a shell that looks like a cosmic nebula – or one of those EDM album covers.
Normally, we’d be screaming ‘eeek’ upon seeing a rat, but in this case, we’re saying ‘awww’ instead. On Instagram, a 3-year-old therapy dog and a 3-month-old rat are showing the world that friendship comes in different shapes and sizes.