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Tiny Gosling Chicks Jump 120m Off A Cliff To Survive

If you think Red Bull gives you wings, or that buying a GoPro makes your life awesome, I think these tiny little gosling chicks have something to tell you: Mother Nature doesn’t need that for thrills. Look at them ‘base jump’ off a 120m cliff ‘without a parachute’ and hit the side of the mountain and still survive.


The Different Ways Animals Breath In One Cool Animated Graphic

Science illustrator and animator Eleanor Lutz — the same who brought us this cool graphic of how animals fly — has created this cool animated illustration showing the differences between animal breathing: Human vs birds vs insects. Even if you paid attention at biology class, it’s interesting to watch.


Can You Detect The Stealth Animals Hiding In All These Pictures?

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the wonders of natural selection, these and other animals can avoid most predators and perpetuate their species. See if you can spot them all:


I Can't Wait To Watch Disney's New Short About A Cute Dog That Loves Food

Disney just released a teaser trailer for the new animation short Feast that will premiere right before Big Hero 6, and it’s just adorable. I mean, does life get better than seeing a loveable dog happily gulp down delicious food? Yeah, I didn’t think so.


Elephants Can Sense Rainstorms From 240km Away

Elephants are amazing creatures for a lot of reasons. The latest one to be confirmed by science? They can sense rainstorms from 240km away. What’s more amazing is that researchers think they do it by simply listening to the sound of the air.


The Creepiest Talking Raven Ever Will Be In Your Nightmares Tonight

Video: Ravens are known for making pretty uncanny voice impersonations. This one has to be one of the creepiest I’ve ever heard. I-will-be-in-your-nightmares-tonight creepy.


What Animal Tracks Mean For You

Big ones, small ones, cute ones and dangerous ones. The outdoors is full of animals, but often the only way you’ll know they’re there is if you see the tracks they leave. Here’s how to identify them and use them to your advantage, even if you’re just a casual day hiker.


How To Pull Off The Most Complex Taxidermy Of All Time

Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History took the wraps off its newest main attraction: Lonesome George. Lonesome George, the world-famous giant tortoise native to the Galapagos. He passed on in 2012 of natural causes. This set in motion the process to preserve George through the most complex and intricate taxidermy ever attempted — from a species of one.


The Eyes Of Animals Look A Lot Like Alien Worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan’s Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist’s rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.


X-Rays Of The Weird Things That Vets Find Inside Pets

I just knew about They Ate WHAT? A competition where vets send X-rays of animals with weird things stuck within their bodies. These are some of the winners — some images look kind of harsh but don’t worry, all the animals were treated appropriately and they are fine and hungry again.


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