A group of tigers is called an "ambush" for a reason. When these massive cats get together and decide to catch some prey, they're simply vicious. A quadcopter learned this the hard way at a Siberian tiger enclosure in China's Heilongjiang Province. Not only did the beasts swipe the drone out of the sky — they took a few bites of the poor gadget.
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Video: It was the underwater match of the year. A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand look at the coliseum spectacle nature had arranged for them. A tense battle played out as the two foes circled each other and kicked up a disorienting dust-cloud in their wake. But this sparring match would not end the way either of the opponents had intended.
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It was only a drill. Staff at the Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo recently chased an unlucky coworker dressed in a droopy chimpanzee suit during an escaped animal drill. Eventually, the zookeepers shot at the costumed human with a tranquilliser gun, loaded the poor guy into a truck and, hopefully, paid for all the beers at happy hour.
Just in time for today's big game, Israeli researchers observed boxer crabs and their adorable habit: Grasping onto sea anemones like puny pom-poms, ready to cheer your favourite team. And the crabs really like those pom-poms — so much so that they will fight you if you try to steal one, or tear one in half to make sure they're always holding onto two.
We already knew the deep ocean is full of nightmare creatures — twisted amalgams of tooth, jaw and fin sprung to life from some tortured corner of the multiverse. But good news — it gets even weirder! Scientists have just learned that one deep sea predator has a flexible attachment between its head and its skull that allows it to snap its jaws open like a Pez dispenser.
Video: Don't interrupt an octopus while it's eating, and don't you dare point your camera at it, because the octopus ain't having it. In fact, the super villain creature of the ocean will try to intimidate you when you do that because it will charge at you, stare you down and then inflate itself like a giant parachute so it looks like it's flexing all its muscles at once. It's actually pretty impressive (and a little bit scary).