Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Book - Babette de Jonge - Wild Cats: Leopard Fascination

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ants reach the top!

The insects were caught on camera forming a tower to reach the top of a bird cage they were being kept in.

They locked limbs and then others climbed over their comrades in their bid for freedom.

Indonesian photographer Fahmi Bhs, 37, who captured the image, said: "It was so funny to see them working together as a team. I'm not sure why they were trying to escape."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Three lion cubs in zoo Colombia

Three lion cubs enjoy their first day in the sun after their recent birth at an ecological preserve in Cali, Colombia.


The healthy young cubs, born just two weeks ago, were let out into their outdoor enclosure to start exploring under the ever watchful eye of their mother, named Lemon.

 "These animals are surrounded by the right conditions to reproduce and we have seen this not only with the lions but with other species. In this particular case, we have a pride of two females and one male. Lemon became pregnant three months ago and she made us immensely happy by having triplets," said Cali Zoo Communications Manager, Susan Posada.

The cubs are following a strict diet that is supervised by veterinarians and largely consists of milk for the first two months.Afterwards they will move onto solid foods such as meat so they become strict carnivores.

Source: ITN News

Polar bear 'Mum'

Despite her three-month-old triplets clambering all over her, the bear stayed patient and even placidly posed for a photo.

Biologist Matthais Breiter snapped the charming little family scene at Wapusk National Park near Manitoba in Canada. Matthias, 48, said: “The mother knew I was there but paid little attention as I didn’t approach them – she never let her cubs be more than a few feet away her.
 “She was caring and protective. She never interfered, though, in the little play fights among the cubs.”


Cat Sam with 'his eyebrows'

Unusual markings on Sam have won him internet fame!

Sam strongly believes that all animals …....read more: http://www.samhaseyebrows.com

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dog with a 'Human face'?

Tonik, the Poodle/Shih Tzu mix. Read more....

Young bonobos offer comforting hugs!

Young bonobos console their fellow apes with hugs and sex, say scientists.

Although bonobos are known as the "empathic" apes, researchers previously thought that comforting behaviour was too complex for juveniles to grasp.

But studies at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in DR Congo, revealed that the youngsters often consoled the losers of social squabbles.

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Rare tiger cubs make their public debut!

Five-month-old hand reared Amur tigers Kazimir, left, and his sister Arina, two, make their public debut in their enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, Kent.

It is estimated that there are only 400 Amur or Siberian tigers remaining in the wild in north east China, eastern Russia and parts of North Korea.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Puppies predict Super Bowl 2013 winners

The late night talkshow host Jimmy Fallon used a panel of puppies to choose which team would win this year's Super Bowl.

Russian 'yeti' is American black bear

A 'yeti' that has terrorised Russians for over three years is actually an American bear.

DNA tests have shown that the bigfoot-like creature is a bear that may have escaped from a circus, reports The Sun.

Sightings of a large beast in the Mount Shoria region of southern Russia have been reported over the past three years and black, coarse hair found in caves has led people to assume it was a yeti.

However, tests have now shown that the hair is in fact that of a rare type of black bear from North America which can reach up to 7 foot in height.

Professor Sykes of Oxford's Wolfson Institute said: "The hairs did not come from a yeti, the American black bear result was highly unusual.

"An explanation could be an animal escaped from a circus, zoo or private collection, but it is extraordinary."