All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Animals’

Bison Selfie Turns Ugly for Woman at Yellowstone

When deciding whether or not to take a selfie with a wild animal, you gotta do some risk-reward calculations. Is taking a selfie with a bison worth the risk? I don’t know, it’s not that cool. But hey, if you want to risk it … Don’t be like this 43-year-old mom, who was unable to surreptitiously snap the photo before …

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‘Zombie Cat’ Now the Subject of Legal Battle

Bart, the “zombie cat” who stole headlines when he rose from grave after being presumed dead is back in the news. This time, he’s the subject of a custody battle. A couple of weeks ago, Bart’s story went viral. His owner, 52-year-old Ellis Hutson, said he found Bart in the middle of the road, covered in blood, and completely lifeless. …

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Puppy-Sized Spider Killed By Scientist Sparks Outrage Online

Piotr Naskrecki, a Harvard researcher, was recently crucified online for killing the puppy-sized spider he found while walking through a rainforest in Guyana at night. Naskrecki reportedly killed the spider, which was a South American Goliath birdeater, and brought it back to a museum for study. His blog post about the incident sparked a firestorm of criticism on the Internet. …

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Linda Blair Uses Her Fame To Help Animals

A lot of celebrities use their fame to raise money and awareness for certain causes and charities. Linda Blair, who is known for her 1973 role in The Exorcist, recently talked about her favorite cause, helping animals. Blair was interviewed by WISH TV at the Indianapolis Humane Society and shared her excitement and the joy she experiences from helping animals. …

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Brutus The Crocodile Takes On Shark

Crocodiles and sharks actually have a quite a lot in common. Both animals are readily associated with the water. Both are known as formidable predators. Lastly, they are both terrifying and have razor sharp teeth. The average person isn’t exactly a fan of the idea of crossing paths with either creature. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t curious about what …

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Panda Animal Clinic Offers Groundbreaking Holistic Care for Pets

Holistic medicine, also known as holistic health or holism, is an all-inclusive type of health care that attempts to focus on all areas of a person’s well-being – not just any particular malady. Holistic health practitioners take into account a person’s physical, mental, and even spiritual status before they dispense care. A type of alternative medicine, holistic medicine is often …

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Biggest Flying Bird Revealed, Wingspan 24 Feet

On Monday, paleontologists revealed the biggest flying bird to ever live. They called the bird Pelagornis sandersi, which belonged to a family of toothed birds that flew over the oceans around 25 million years ago. The fossil of the bird was found at the Charleston airport in 1983 while construction workers were doing their jobs. A backhoe had to be …

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Two-Faced-Cats: Yes, They Are Real [VIDEO]

Venus, a two-faced cat, has taken the internet by storm with her unique, two-faced look. Venus is a chimera, which makes her one of the rarest cats in the world. Her face is divided into two colors – on one side, she has black fur and a green eye, and on the other side, she has tan fur and a …

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Jenga Cat: This Game Playing Kitty Has Skills [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever gotten annoyed when playing Jenga because your big, clumsy hands are constantly causing that tower to fall over, then you’re really going to be frustrated when you see that a cat can play Jenga better than you. A video of a cat named Moe, who has been dubbed “Jenga Cat,” is making rounds on the Internet, and …

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Depressed Goat Reunites With Burro Friend [VIDEO]

In a heartwarming story that will show you just how strong the emotional bond between animals can be, a depressed goat ended his hunger strike after being reunited with his burro friend. That probably sounds more like the twisted plot of the next Disney or DreamWorks animated film than a real story, but workers at the Animal Place sanctuary witnessed …

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Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack, Becomes Obvious Internet Hero

While I’m hesitant to hand the “man’s best friend” title over to our feline companions, I will say that in this particular circumstance, man was lucky to have a cat around the house. With nearly six million views on YouTube, a video entitled “My Cat Saved My Son” has struck viral gold. In the video, which appears to comes from …

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Squirrels Hate Your Selfies, Bro

Now that ‘Selfie’ is the reigning word of the year and everyone from Kim Kardashian to President Obama are spending at least part of their week taking them, it appears, as a culture, we’ve pretty much accepted their inevitability. I mean humans have accepted selfies. I said nothing about the animal kingdom. If you lean in to take a selfie …

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Bears Drag Woman From Garage in Florida

In a terrifying story out of Lake Murray, Florida, a woman was attacked by black bears in her garage. The bears dragged the woman from her garage and mauled her. Amazingly enough, she survived. Terri Frana went out to her garage on Saturday night where she got the surprise of her life when she found up to five bears going …

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Cat Traps Family After Trying to Attack a Baby in Oregon

All of the cat haters in the world will feel vindicated after reading about an incident in Oregon where a cat traps a family in a bedroom. This happened after the cat tried to attack a baby and the family dog. The bizarre incident led to the dad placing a call to 911 to get help with the situation. The …

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HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot routinely taken four times a year could possibly protect people from the HIV virus. One San Francisco doctor from Gladstone …

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Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gay people (eventually she did veto it), but he is also contributing to a $25,000 reward for information that would …

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Everglades Whales Stranded and Beached

The Everglades has been described to this writer as “the Australia of America,” in that most of the things inhabiting it, including many of the plants, would like nothing more than to kill you. A rugged, muggy wilderness, mentions of the Everglades do not tend to also bring to mind whales, often thought of as docile giants of the sea. …

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‘Theo and Beau’ Are the Cutest Napping Pals [VIDEO]

Dogs haven’t received the reputation of being “man’s best friend” for nothing. The recent story of Beau (a toddler living in Manhattan) and his best friend Theo (a mixture of boxer, shepherd, and lab breeds) proves that if a dog is a man’s best friend, then a puppy must be a little man’s best friend. Jessica Shyba, Beau’ mother, has …

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Head-Butting Elk Gets Euthanized

I guess playful head butting can be considered dangerous to some. Remember the YouTube viral video featuring an elk headbutting a photographer who was taking pictures of him? Well after this incident and after authorities at the Great Smokey National Park found the same elk had been approaching people on the same road, decided to euthanize him to protect the …

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Woman Named Cowit Hit a Bunch of Cows While Texting and Driving

In you-couldn’t-possibly-make-up-if-you-tried news, a woman named Daisy Cowit has been charged with a handful of crimes after plowing into a bunch of cattle in Orange County, New York. According to witnesses and police, Cowit was texting and driving when the incident occurred. She claims that she was simply checking her phones for an incoming call – but did admits that …

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Betty White To Join Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Betty White, the popular television actress, has been chosen to join Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The museum is located in Washington D.C. and will soon be the home to a wax sculpture of the television icon. The museum is well-known and has featured many other notable celebrities over the years, in addition to the many U.S. presidents. It is always …

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Carrie Underwood’s Husband Gets Bitten By A Chipmunk

The famous country singer, Carrie Underwood, is also apparently an animal lover. She wanted at all costs for her husband to rescue a chipmunk that had gotten into their house. Underwood, is known for her time on American Idol of course, and has also made a successful career for herself after her run on the show. Her husband, Mike Fisher, …

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Walking Shark Discovered Off Indonesian Island Halmahera

Dr. Mark Erdmann, senior advisor to the Indonesian Marine Program for Conservation International was involved in the discovery of a new species of shark on the reefs of eastern Indonesian island Halmahera. One that walks. Just take a look: Erdmann writes: The shark, which has the endearing quality of using its fins to “walk” across the ocean floor, calls attention …

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Everyone Should Be Okay With This Google ‘Panda’ Update

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added more zoos to Street View. We’ve seen Google tout its zoo imagery on more than one occasion in the past, but this time, they’re claiming “must-see spots at zoos around the world.” Google is inviting people to use Street View to check out endangered species like pandas and red pandas at the …

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Decapitated Snake Bites Itself in Your Daily WTF Video

Warning, this may creep you out – depending on your tolerance for nature being freaky as hell. I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret about my phobias. I really, really hate spiders. I also really, really hate centipedes. Basically, my rule is that if it has 8 legs or more – screw that. Anything that has …

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222 Golden Retrievers: New Record at Guisachan Gathering

Pictured at Guisachan House in Tomich, Invernessshire, was a record breaking number for the Highland gathering of the gentle canines. The festival was to celebrate the breed and its history but there was fun to be had. The festival included talent contests, tug of war and hurling competitions. The Guisachan Gathering started in 2006 when a very large group of …

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Guy Kicks Cat on Vine, Infuriates the Internet

“Look at this goddamn cat on my porch. Get the f*ck off my porch,” said Walter Easley moments before kicking a kitten off his porch and into his yard. He then posted a video of the incident on Vine. After the video drew the attention of 4chan and reddit, Easley found himself at the center of an internet justice mob. …

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Bear Steals Dumpster From Restaurant, Caught On Tape

Bears can be pretty clever when there’s something they want, and since they have the brute strength to back up most plans, it’s not hard for them to get whatever they desire. But they aren’t usually caught on camera, considering their environment, so it’s shocking when you can see them in action. A Colorado restaurant recently did just that when …

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Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View

It’s always fun to see what kinds of cool things Google captures with its Street View cameras. Sometimes it is simply deliberate photographing of landmarks or interesting areas. Sometimes people intervene, and put on a show (mildly NSFW). Sometimes, nature just happens to be doing it’s thing. On reddit, user Thunderjohn points us to the Midway Islands or Midway Atoll …

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Zookeepers Check Out Some Animals With Google Glass

The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia has put out a video in which its staff members strap on Google Glass and give us an up close and personal look at some of the animals. “We had the opportunity to try out Google Glass this week, and our keepers were curious to see if it would help them in caring for …

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