Tag: animals

May 23, 2014

Officer Stops Traffic So Ducklings Can Safely Cross

Officer Stops Traffic So Ducklings Can Safely Cross

Talk about protecting and serving! An Eau Claire, Wisconsin police officer stops oncoming traffic to allow safe passage for this family of ducks on 20 May 2014. Kudos to the drivers on the other side that all stopped for the family as well!

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May 22, 2014

Rodents Riding Turntables

Rodents Riding Turntables

If a hamster eating tiny burritos and a bunny eating raspberries can get nearly 20 million views in less than a month, surely rodents on turntables can stir up a fraction of that interest? Granted they aren’t as cuddly and cute, but those videos didn’t have turntables!

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May 7, 2014

How Foxes Hunt What They Can’t See

How Foxes Hunt What They Can’t See

How do you hunt for food when your prey is scurrying beneath a foot of snow? Well if you’re a sly red fox, you use your sensitive hearing and the magnetic North Pole to plot your trajectory. This clip is from the Discovery Channel television series North America

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May 1, 2014

This is What Rock Climbing Bears Looks Like

This is What Rock Climbing Bears Looks Like

Just add this to the long list of reasons bears are awesome. These guys can rock climb better than me and I have opposable thumbs! Spotted at Big Bend National Park in Texas, a black bear and its cub were spotted climbing the Santa Elena Canyon wall on 21 March 2014 by a pair…

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Apr 30, 2014

A Tiny Hamster Eating Even Tinier Burritos

A Tiny Hamster Eating Even Tinier Burritos

In case you were wondering, this is what a tiny hamster eating tiny burritos looks like.

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Apr 28, 2014

This Bird Catches Fish Using Bread as Bait

This Bird Catches Fish Using Bread as Bait

Watch this crafty Green Heron use a piece of bread to lure nearby fish. What a clever bird! According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, earthworms, twigs, feathers, and other objects, dropping them on…

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Apr 24, 2014

Kanzi, a Male Bonobo, Learns How to Build a Fire and Toast Marshmallows

Kanzi, a Male Bonobo, Learns How to Build a Fire and Toast Marshmallows

Kanzi (born October 28, 1980) is a male bonobo currently living in the United States at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center. On a recent episode of BBC’s Monkey Planet, we see Kanzi build a fire, light it using matches and proceed to toast marshmallows on it. The bonobo (Pan paniscus) is a great…

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