animals

Outstanding Underwater Film Makes Killer Whales Look Like Magical Creatures

Wow. For a few seconds here, the killer whales look like they have been animated with CGI. They move so effortlessly that they don’t seem real. But Smithsonian shows how this footage was caught, with a camera invented by photographer David Riggs just to see killer whales and what they’re hunting underwater.


Watch A Puppy Grow Into A Full-Grown Dog In 23 Seconds

Video: Meet Sophia. She’s an adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback who is featured in this time lapse that shows her grow from a two-month-old puppy to a full grown tjree-year-old dog. The whole time lapse only lasts 23 seconds. Sophia’s humans totally should have joined in on the picture-taking fun.


Puppy In A Teddy Bear Costume Walking On A Treadmill Is A Real Life Ewok

Video: Meet Munchkin the Shih Tzu Or as I like to call her when she’s wearing her teddy bear costume, a real life Ewok from Star Wars. Or maybe she’s just a real life teddy bear. Whatever she is, she’s super cute and when I watch her walk, I can’t help but smile.


Underwater Monster Captured On Video For The First Time Ever

This sea creature may look like some scary 3D animation of an underwater monster, but it’s not. It’s completely real. What you’re looking at is a deep sea anglerfish known as the Black Seadevil. This sea monster’s existence shows that sometimes reality is crazier and more twisted than our scariest nightmares.


The Process Of Turning Raw Cow Hide Into Leather Is Really Gross

Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it’s absolutely gross to make. Here’s the process of turning raw hide into high-quality leather. You’ll see grey goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess.


Bats Can Use Sonar Jamming To Steal Food From Each Other

Using sound to hunt for food is a pretty ingenious adaptation for bats flying at night. But it doesn’t work if another bat is messing with you. Scientists have discovered that a species of bats can purposely jam the sonars of others to keep rivals away from their insect prey.


How Many Hidden Animals Can You Spot In This Picture?

There’s a lot more animals than I thought there were — I think more than 25 — and they come out of nowhere. The hidden animals are called tahrs, which are related to wild goats, and to be honest, I wouldn’t even call this camouflage — it’s just really impressive hide and seek skills.


Catching Lobsters With Your Bare Hands Looks Hilariously Impossible

Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they’re on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn’t know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know.


US Shelters Ban Black Cat Adoption On Halloween To Prevent Animal Torture

A black cat crossing your path is supposed to be bad luck, but around Halloween, many animal shelters try to hide black cats from peoples’ paths to keep the animals safe from people, not the other way around.


These Pygmy Seahorses Are So Good At Changing Colours For Camouflage

Video: Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colourful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What’s cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if that’s the only coral nearby.