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Venezuelan Poodle Moth — Facts, Hoax, Pictures

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth — the almost unreal looking subject of the popular meme — is believe it or not, a real animal, not a hoax. The species was only recently identified, in 2009, but there are actually quite a few rather closely related moth species that look just as interesting/strange. The Venezuelan Poodle Moth — Artace sp, possibly A. cribaria — was first described in 2009 by

The bulls fight back! Three matadors are gored as ‘World Series’ bull fight is cancelled for first time in 35 years

Bullfighting is not a sport. It was never supposed to be. It is a tragedy ... The tragedy is the death of the bull.' So wrote Ernest Hemingway after he witnessed his first bullfight as a reporter in Spain. But three bulls yesterday turned the tables on their killers. They challenged their own ritual slaughter - and won. Olé! David Mora is floored by an El Ventorrillo fighting bull during a

Bleats of joy! Watch Frostie, a tiny baby goat, learn to walk with wheelchair

Get ready to give those heartstrings a good tug. A video of a rescued baby goat learning to walk is prompting "awws" across the Internet. Frostie the Snow Goat from Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary on Vimeo. Only a few days old, Frostie, a snow goat, was brought to Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary , an Australian animal rescue farm, with a lice infestation, severe dehydration and a cas

I wanna be like you! Meet Baloo the brown bear who is best friends with Leon the lion and Shere Khan the tiger after the unlikely three bonded as cubs

Known collectively as the BLT, Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond and are the only bear lion and tiger in the world who live in the same enclosure. Considering that they would be mortal enemies if they ever were to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see their unique and genuine friendship in these intimate pictures. Rescued 13-years years

WATCH: Terrifying moment diver is almost SWALLOWED by 40-tonne whale

THIS is the moment a lucky diver miraculously escaped death after nearly being swallowed by a 40-tonne whale. Rainer Schimpf, 47, was filming the annual sardine run when a 15m Bryde's whale attacked a ball of fish below him. Luckily the giant mammal swerved at the last moment to avoid sucking him into its gaping mouth - but it still gave him a shock as it breached just yards away. He sa

WATCH: Mother bear pulls cub off busy B.C. highway

A video showing a mother bear pulling her cub off a busy British Columbia highway has warmed the hearts of people around the world–even the professional tornado chaser who filmed it. “That is the coolest thing I have ever seen,” Ricky Forbes shouted as he captured the scene in Kootenay National Park on May 17. Since posting it on YouTube, Forbes’ video has appeared on the New York

Meet The Lion Whisperer, the animal behaviourist reinventing zoology

The Lion Whisperer: Kevin Richardson with one of his male lions in South Africa. The zoologist has reared 27 lions by hand and is treated as one of the pack A SOUTH AFRICAN zoologist has pulled off the ultimate home relocation, moving 27 adult lions from one game reserve to another in a Mercedes Sprinter van. Remarkably, a few months after their arrival at the park north of Pretoria, all lio

Elephants help calf cross river

Auntie trying to catch baby elephant washed away by swift current © Dan Slaven A deep river is never easy for elephant adults, let alone a six month old calf, to cross and being washed away in the current is a very real possibility. This incredible footage by Kicheche Laikipia guest, Sandy Gelderman, filmed while being led by guide, Onesmus Lesiata, in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, shows a mo

It’s the lion of long leap: Amazing moment predator catches an antelope in mid-air

It's the lion of long leap: Amazing moment predator catches an antelope in mid-air A soaring lion leaps from a ridge to catch a fleeing antelope in mid air. The extraordinary take-down happened after a pair of lionesses surprised two blesboks running in their direction. To escape, a frightened blesbok jumped several metres from the ridge - only to be intercepted mid-flight by the hungry f

A world’s first: Kevin Richardson playing football with wild lions (FULL VIDEO)

This man likes to play football with wild lions. While wearing a suit. What a hero. In this video for Van Gils, who are the official tailor to the Royal Dutch Football Association, Kevin Richardson can be seen tussling with the lions and having a friendly game of football. The lions are affectionate and playful with him but they’re still LIONS. Full grown lions with teeth and claws and a lu

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