Warning: prepare to have your hearts broken. Meet Jeremy, he’s a koala living across the states of South Australia and Victoria. Recently, a series of brushfires has led him to flee his home, leaving him with second-degree burns on all his paws. He’s had to wear mittens to protect his paws from further damage. It’s adorable yet heartbreaking.
Picture your primary school. If you lived in a big city, you might’ve gone to a school that had only a small patch of grass for playtime. Maybe it was all concrete. In the suburbs of Paris, a primary school has been designed to encourage biodiversity, with an ‘elevated landscape’ for students to be introduced to nature in an urban setting.
LEGO, appropriate for kids and tortoises of all ages. In Germany, a tortoise named Blade was given a make-shift wheelchair using LEGO blocks to help him move around. It was discovered that he had difficulty walking due to a growth disorder.
Meet Esther the Wonder Pig. When she was adopted by parents Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, she only weighed 3-lb and was supposedly a pygmy piglet. Lo and behold two years later, she now weighs 670-lb. Turns out, she’s a full-size commercial pig! This, however, didn’t change the love Esther’s two dads had for her.
We could definitely learn a lot from guinea pigs during their rush hour commute. At the Nagasaki Bio Park in Sakai, Japan, zookeepers built a miniature bridge for the adorable little rodents to ease their transfer between enclosures.
You wouldn’t know it just by looking at it, but this one-piece suit has electrical threads woven into the fabric to enable it to provide GPS, Wi-Fi, and air-cleaning technologies. First, how on earth does it clean the air? One of the designers explained that ‘cold plasma technology is a really high voltage that splits up the particles in the air.
Why do some rivers have twisting, winding, zig-zagging paths and others don’t? Because real rivers have curves, ok maybe not, there’s actually a more scientific reason for this. In the 2-minute video below, YouTube channel ‘Minute Earth’ gives us the easy and very fascinating explanation.
In Atherton, Australia, nurses and doctors lovingly take care of abandoned babies until they are big enough to fend for themselves. Though we’re not talking about human babies here, we’re talking about baby bats!
You read that right. On a remote island somewhere in the Indian Ocean, researchers have witnessed seals chasing down, capturing, and mounting penguins (either male or female) in four different incidents since 2006. In one occurrence, the seal even ate the penguin after the sexual act. And yes, there was penetration, so this isn’t just […]
Harvard University entomologist and photographer Piotr Naskrecki was taking a leisurely nighttime stroll in the jungles of Guyana when he stumbled upon what seem to be a puppy-sized mammal. Curious, he investigated, only to realize that the furry creature was actually the stuff of nightmares: the South American Goliath Birdeater tarantula, reputedly the world’s largest species of arachnid.
If you go to the roof of the Federation Square car park, you won’t find any vehicles up there, rather, you’ll find veggie plots housed in apple crates! Pop Up Patch is a project that encourages Melburnians to grow their own food in patches they lease each month. A collaboration by the Little Veggie Co. and Federation Square, the pop-up patch contains 140 do-it-yourself plots that can be planted with anything your tummy desires, from herbs to zucchinis to lettuces. Heck, you can even plant flowers!
This little horse is Acer, he’s believed to be the smallest steed in all of Britain at 22 inches tall. He’s so small he gets to wander around his owners’ house like a dog and is even best friends with one! Acer’s owner, Maureen O’Sullivan says she takes him on daily walks on a leash […]
In the rainforests of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, a rarely-seen breed of leech was filmed for the first time, revealing its disgusting and repulsive dining habit. Although still unidentified which genus it belongs to, the locals call it the ‘Giant Red Leech’. We like to call it the ‘Leech From Our Worst Nightmares’.
Ah nature, you never cease to amaze! Reddit user ‘SearonTrejorek’ recently posted this photo of a leaf-shaped ice sheet, which he peeled off from a Magnolia tree in the Hardin Gardens of Winthrop University.
You might have already seen this adorable video of a beluga whale in the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut ‘playing’ peek-a-boo with two kids. It’s understandable if you had a good laugh and some ‘awwww’ moments. We did too. But according to experts, the animal was definitely not playing, but rather, being aggressive. ‘The open mouth and posturing are typical of the way cetaceans express aggression and I’ve seen a lot in captivity in the very same circumstances. This poor animal is telling the kids: ‘Get away’. It’s a threat’, Dr. Marino, a beluga behavior specialist at the Kimmela Center, told The Dodo.