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Eagle gives soccer a try

Perhaps this massive eagle thought the ball was a strange egg? Regardless, that's some impressive claw control.

Raccoons have the most appalling table manners

These guys fucking love milk.

Dolphins that fish on land.

Amazing video of dolphins that have learned how to dine in style. This hunting behavior, according to Discovery, hasn't been found in any other pod on Earth.

Cecil the Lion to be immortalized as a Beanie Baby

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Beanie Baby manufacturer Ty Inc. today announced a “Cecil the Lion” Beanie Baby, created in memory of the lion in Zimbabwe who was killed by a now widely reviled American dentist and trophy hunter.

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Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

The bear was kind of a slob. Photo: Colorado Cherry Company


The bear was kind of a slob. Photo: Colorado Cherry Company

“Outside the store there is a trail of sugar. And a clump of cherries,” reports a Denver, CO TV news station, dramatically.

A hungry bear in Colorado broke into a local pie shop, and helped himself to some pie. In fact, he helped himself to all of the pie. He ate every last pie in the place, except for one flavor.

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Sea Turtle's eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef

This fantastic video from the World Wildlife Fund in Australia is a turtle’s eye view of the The Great Barrier Reef. The sensitive ecological zone is home to almost 6,000 species.

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To find out more about the level of pollution affecting turtles within the Great Barrier Reef, WWF is working on innovative project in Queensland with the support of our partners Banrock Station Wines Environmental Trust, James Cook University, The University of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, State and Commonwealth government agencies, Indigenous rangers and local community groups.

As part of that project, the opportunity arose to very carefully fit a small GoPro camera to a turtle, to better understand the post-release behaviour of tagged green turtles. The result is this amazing video.

This week, the World Heritage Committee will vote whether to keep a strong watch over Australia until the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The decision is critical to the future protection of the Reef.

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3D printed, bioengineered faux rhino horns

Biotech startup Pembient devised a system for printing bioengineered synthetic rhino horns they hope will kill the big business of poaching.

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Those cute Slow Loris viral videos? They fuel a pet trade that abuses animals.

The truth behind the slow loris pet trade isn't pretty, according to this campaign to “expose the truth behind the slow loris pet trade,” at the excellent url ticklingistorture.org. [International Animal Rescue/IAR]

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Koala baby won't let go of mom while she undergoes surgery. Both survived being hit by a car.

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A heart-melting story and series of photographs out of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. A 6-month-old koala joey named Phantom keeps clinging to his mother Lizzy while veterinary surgeons operate on her.

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Beetles would strip Zombies to the bone

David Mizejewski with the National Wildlife Federation explains why beetles would eat zombie brains faster than they could eat ours in the animals vs undead apocalypse. "Flesh eating beetles, as their name suggests, specialize in feeding on dead flesh. Once they infested a zombie, it would be just a matter of days until these tiny beetles stripped the walker to the bone."

No brains, no zombie.

Previously: Bears would just eat zombies right up

Walking Dead vs Wildlife: the intro

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National Geographic's first wildlife photos

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The July 1906 issue of National Geographic featured the magazine's first wildlife photos, night shots by George Shiras III. Two of the National Geographic Society board members were infuriated, arguing that the magazine was becoming a "picture book."

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Bright golden bat

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Named after King Midas, the Myotis midastactus golden bat that calls Bolivia's tropical savanna home was recently determined to be its own unusual species.

“Apparently it isn’t related to camouflage, because two other species of Myotis that occur in the same area are consistently darker and use similar [daytime] roosts,” Oswaldo Crus Foundation wildlife biologist Ricardo Moratelli told National Geographic.

The bat's curious coloring may be a result of its particular insect diet.

Cabinet of Curiosities at National Museum of Wildlife Art

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This stunning cabinet of curiosities is on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Curated by Bronwyn Minton, the exhibition, titled "Wonder Cabinet: A Collection of Curiosities," consists of more than 300 objects from the museum's permanent collection, borrowed from other wunderkammern, and new work created by artists Minton invited to participate. In true cabinet of curiosities form, real specimens and artifacts from natural history are mixed with gaffes, oddities, and mysteries. The show runs until August 31, 2014. Below is another view of the gallery and a detail photo of BB pal Isabel Rucker's contribution, "Aven-Mus Dentatis."

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Snorkeler Drags "Sea Serpent" Carcass to Shore

Photo: Catalina Island Marine Institute

Jasmine Santana, a science instructor with the Catalina Island Marine Institute, was snorkling off the California coast when she made a very strange discovery: the carcass of an 18-foot long oarfish.

These are very odd fish.

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Don't Feed The Bears: we'll end up having to kill them

We accidentally train wild bears to snatch our pic-i-nic baskets, and then try to use the same tactics to turn them back toward lives of bark and berries. Recent encounters with humans, writes Maggie Koerth-Baker, show that the forces of psychology are working against us. Read the rest

Brazilian Birds: ambient internet radio station of bird calls in the Amazon

My new ambient-sound-while-working internet radio jam: Brazilian Birds.

(Photo: Toucan eye, a Creative Commons image from doug88888's photostream)