Most wombats weigh around 57 pounds (28 kilograms) and live up to 15 years. Patrick here, however, isn’t your ordinary marsupial. He weighs in at a whopping 84 pounds (38 kilograms) and has just turned 29 years old, making him the world’s largest and oldest known living wombat.
That’s a face that clearly says, ‘I didn’t do it!’ When Reddit user ‘hewlandrower’ shortly went outside to accompany his Corgi, he heard a loud shatter from his bedroom. He quickly rushed to the scene, ready to apprehend the would-be burglar. Only it wasn’t a burglar, and it wasn’t even human. It was a hawk!
Know what’s better than close-up footage of lava spilling into the ocean? Absolutely nothing. So you’ve got to watch this video. It’s actually quite mesmerizing. Kawika Singson used his GoPro to capture this pretty cool phenomenon off the coast of Hawaii, and you can’t help but wonder just how hot that water is getting with that neverending spillage of lava (which is around 1,100 degrees).
We’ve all been warned that Hippos are very dangerous. They kill more people each year than lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos COMBINED. So if that’s not enough of a warning to you, here’s a video of what an angry hippo looks like.
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!