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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

Scary fanged cannibal fish washes ashore alive

Visitors to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, were shocked last week when an evil-looking fanged fish washed up alive on the shore. The monstrous fish has been identified as a long-snouted lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox), a nocturnal predator that's rarely seen near shore. The fish are known not only by their large fangs and tall dorsal fin, but also by their habit of eating thei

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

‘I tried to give him the best thing I could’: 5-year-old boy laid to rest with superhero funeral

Courtesy of Michael Crose Brayden Denton's casket is carried by six family members and friends dressed as his favorite superhero characters. It was a funeral fit for a superhero. After 5-year-old Brayden Denton lost his fight to brain cancer on May 8, his casket was carried by a group of pallbearers dressed as his favorite superheroes. A photo of the touching scene is now going viral afte

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

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