Insanely cute bunny has the best haircut ever thanks to his wooly ears

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 1 June 2015

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.

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Thousands of gigantic jellyfish are amassing off the coast of Britain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

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.

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Newly-discovered crayfish has a shell that looks like outer space

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 21 May 2015

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.

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Pet rat and dog are the cutest best friends you’ll see on Instagram

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 12 May 2015

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.

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Concerned kitten: a cat born with eyebrows that always look worried

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Move over, Grumpy Cat. Meet Gary, he’s an eight-week-old cat who was born with two peculiar eyebrow markings that make him look like he’s always worried, earning him the nickname Concerned Kitten. Living in Manchester with his humans Andy and Caroline Entwistle, Gary was named after ‘Take That’ star Gary Barlow, who’s known for raising his eyebrows whenever he’s singing. As for the internet-friendly nickname?

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Newly-discovered frog in Costa Rica is the real-life version of Kermit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Bonus points if that frog can talk and drink tea. In the jungles of Costa Rica, scientists have discovered a species of glass frog that looks like Kermit the Frog. The new species, called ‘Hyalinobatrachium dianae’, was able to evade the watchful eyes of science for many years due to its remote location and misleading insect-like sound, ‘a single, tonal long metallic whistle-like note’.

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Sydney family rescues abandoned magpie, now she always comes back to hang around with them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

On one windy day, a three-week-old magpie fell out of her nest and was left to die by the side of the road. Fortunately, she’d soon find a new home, albeit much different from hers – the home of her rescuers, the Bloom family from Newport, Sydney.

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Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ from China spotted for the first time in 20 years

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Apparently, you don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to see Ewoks. In the Tian Shan Mountains of China, researchers have spotted the elusive Ili Pika, an adorable creature which hasn’t been seen in two decades. Discovered back in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, he named the rare mammal after his hometown, and not after Pikachu.

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Photographer captures an incredible shot during last week’s solar eclipse

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Last week’s solar eclipse saw some amazing photos, but one very lucky photographer had the opportunity of a lifetime… and ran with it. UK photographer Amy Shore was standing in her backyard garden in the morning of the eclipse in Leicestershire when she snapped away at the incredible view.

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Guy interrupts a tortoise getting intimate, gets chased by a very slow and angry male tortoise

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

National Geographic’s Paul Rose was filming a documentary with his crew on an island in Seychelles when they heard something peculiar: tortoise moans. They then found two 250kg tortoises doing the nasty in the bushes, and proceeded to watch – because that’s what all of us would do.

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Good guy has saved 28 orphan baby kangaroos whose mums were killed by cars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

For the past 10 years, Chris Barnes aka ‘Brolga’ of the TV show Kungaroo Dundee, has taken care of 28 orphaned baby kangaroos whose mothers had been tragically killed in road accidents. In a way, he’s become their surrogate mother, sans the pouch and fur.

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Watching a clumsy baby elephant taking a bath will fill you with pure happiness

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In case you’re having a bad day, watch the video below. At the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand, a baby elephant named ‘Double Trouble’ lives up to his name by causing quite the ruckus as he takes a refreshing bath. While getting hosed down by a visitor, the adorable calf clumsily goes in and out of his little tub, splashing water – not to mention poo (1:44) – everywhere.

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20 tiny baby chameleons at a Sydney zoo show that reptiles are adorable too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 20 recently-hatched veiled chameleons have stolen the spotlight from other animals, and it’s not hard to see why (which is ironic, what with chameleons being so hard to spot).

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Determined baby elephant wins our hearts by having the hardest time climbing over log

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Persistence definitely pays off, even for animals! At the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a determined baby elephant tried his best to hurdle a log over and over again, much to our delight.

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Huge catfish caught in Italy will make you stay out of the water for good

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 3 March 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! In February, Dino Ferrari caught this monstrous wels catfish in the Po River in northern Italy. The fish weighed 20 stone (127 kilograms), was 2.67 metres in length, and is believed to be the biggest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel.

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