Magnificent Video Of The Female Blanket Octopus Displaying Her Stunning Webbing When Threatened

People were amazed to discover the female blanket octopus who can grow 40,000 times the size of males and display their blanket when threatened. This particular octopus was filmed at night in the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. According to National Geographic, “Blanket octopuses get their name from sheets of webbing that stretch between some of their arms. When threatened, they stretch their arms out, creating a blanket-like silhouette meant to frighten would-be attackers away.” 

People were amazed to discover the female blanket octopus who can grow 40,000 times the size of males and display their blanket when threatened. This particular octopus was filmed at night in the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. According to National Geographic, “Blanket octopuses get their name from sheets of webbing that stretch between some of their arms. When threatened, they stretch their arms out, creating a blanket-like silhouette meant to frighten would-be attackers away.” 

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Valentine’s Day Special: Most Unusual Mating Rituals In The Animal Kingdom

On Valentine’s Day, lovers who are eager to woo their partners show their affection with traditional gifts of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates or romantic dinners at fancy restaurants. But why settle for easier and safer options when you can go really wild? BBC Earth has collected a few examples of unusual and extreme courtship rituals in the animal kingdom.

On Valentine’s Day, lovers who are eager to woo their partners show their affection with traditional gifts of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates or romantic dinners at fancy restaurants. But why settle for easier and safer options when you can go really wild? BBC Earth has collected a few examples of unusual and extreme courtship rituals in the animal kingdom.

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Watch This Adorable Sloth Taking a Bath While Holding a Stuffed Toy

At the sloth sanctuary of Costa Rica, they don’t usually bath the sloths but the adrable Jimima is facing a medical situation that requires her to suds up! And the fact that she’s holding a stuffed animal while taking a bath just takes the cuteness to a whole new level. 

At the sloth sanctuary of Costa Rica, they don’t usually bath the sloths but the adrable Jimima is facing a medical situation that requires her to suds up! And the fact that she’s holding a stuffed animal while taking a bath just takes the cuteness to a whole new level. 

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Prayers Were Answered And Animals In Australia Celebrate The Arrival Of The Blessed Rain

With over a billion animals who have lost their lives, prayers were definitely answered as the rain landed on many of the fire fronts. 

This video from the Symbio Wildlife Park shows how Kangaroos, wombat and Koalas rejoice the arrival of rain providing the much welcome relief from the harsh Australian Summer.  

With over a billion animals who have lost their lives, prayers were definitely answered as the rain landed on many of the fire fronts. 

This video from the Symbio Wildlife Park shows how Kangaroos, wombat and Koalas rejoice the arrival of rain providing the much welcome relief from the harsh Australian Summer.  

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Los Angeles Has Finished Designing a Wildlife Bridge Over a 10-lane Highway

Roadkill is a huge problem for many cities, and to solve this crisis, Los Angeles decided to implement the world’s largest wildlife bridge that will extend over US Highway 101, a 10-lane freeway. The animal overpass will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Moutain in order to protect mountain lions and other wildlife. The 10-lane highway restricted many animals from roaming as they would naturally, however, the green bridge will now allow mountain lions to socialize and mate, significantly increasing their odds of surviving as a species. The bridge has a budget of $87 million USD and recently entered the final design phase. If all goes to plan, the bridge should open by 2023. Well done, L.A! 

Roadkill is a huge problem for many cities, and to solve this crisis, Los Angeles decided to implement the world’s largest wildlife bridge that will extend over US Highway 101, a 10-lane freeway. The animal overpass will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Moutain in order to protect mountain lions and other wildlife. The 10-lane highway restricted many animals from roaming as they would naturally, however, the green bridge will now allow mountain lions to socialize and mate, significantly increasing their odds of surviving as a species. The bridge has a budget of $87 million USD and recently entered the final design phase. If all goes to plan, the bridge should open by 2023. Well done, L.A! 

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Pure Fun: TikTok Just Announced Its Top 10 Best Animal Videos Of The Year

As part of its Top 100 list of 2019, which includes the top viral videos, celebrities, memes, dance moves, and more, TikTok has added the most important category of all – most hilarious and heartwarming pet and animal videos. So are you ready for some pure joy?   

As part of its Top 100 list of 2019, which includes the top viral videos, celebrities, memes, dance moves, and more, TikTok has added the most important category of all – most hilarious and heartwarming pet and animal videos. So are you ready for some pure joy?   

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Right Before Thanksgiving: USPS Worker Has a Turkey Stalker

“Our poor mail carrier has been dealing with this for a month!” Sherry Michaels wrote Monday on Facebook, sharing a video of the bird running after Bryne’s USPS truck on Tacoma Drive in Waukesha, per ABC News. The bird follows the truck from house to house, stopping next to mailboxes as Byrne delivers letters. The worker is trying his best to be respectful of his stalker because, after all, “it’s Thanksgiving.”

“Our poor mail carrier has been dealing with this for a month!” Sherry Michaels wrote Monday on Facebook, sharing a video of the bird running after Bryne’s USPS truck on Tacoma Drive in Waukesha, per ABC News. The bird follows the truck from house to house, stopping next to mailboxes as Byrne delivers letters. The worker is trying his best to be respectful of his stalker because, after all, “it’s Thanksgiving.”

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Ducks in a Rural French Village Won Court Case And Can Keep On Quacking

‘The ducks have won’!

The French court ruled few days ago that a flock of around 60 ducks and geese on a small farm can keep on quacking, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life a misery.

The court ruled that the noise from the flock kept by retired farmer, Dominique Douthe, in southwestern France, was within acceptable limits, broadcaster France 3 said.

“The ducks have won,” Douthe told Reuters after the court decision. “I’m very happy because I didn’t want to slaughter my ducks.”

The complaint was brought by Ms. Douthe’s neighbor, who moved from the city around a year ago into a property about 50 meters away from the enclosure. The neighbor’s lawyer claimed the noise exceeded permissible levels and prevented the neighbor from enjoying their garden or sleeping with their house windows open.

The dispute is the latest in a series of court cases that have seen rural French traditions, especially farmyard noises, challenged by new residents.

‘The ducks have won’!

The French court ruled few days ago that a flock of around 60 ducks and geese on a small farm can keep on quacking, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life a misery.

The court ruled that the noise from the flock kept by retired farmer, Dominique Douthe, in southwestern France, was within acceptable limits, broadcaster France 3 said.

“The ducks have won,” Douthe told Reuters after the court decision. “I’m very happy because I didn’t want to slaughter my ducks.”

The complaint was brought by Ms. Douthe’s neighbor, who moved from the city around a year ago into a property about 50 meters away from the enclosure. The neighbor’s lawyer claimed the noise exceeded permissible levels and prevented the neighbor from enjoying their garden or sleeping with their house windows open.

The dispute is the latest in a series of court cases that have seen rural French traditions, especially farmyard noises, challenged by new residents.

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Meet Leny, The Cutest Golden Retriever With One Goal In Life: Sliding Down Hills

Leny is one of those golden retrievers that will put an instant smile on your face! Leny went viral for his most favorite pastime activity. It’s not chasing birds that he loves the most nor cuddling with his favorite toy — Leny just absolutely can’t get enough of sliding down a hill! But even with his newfound fame, his priorities remain the same: sliding down the hills and into your hearts. For more of this adorable good boy, check out hisInstagram page.

Leny is one of those golden retrievers that will put an instant smile on your face! Leny went viral for his most favorite pastime activity. It’s not chasing birds that he loves the most nor cuddling with his favorite toy — Leny just absolutely can’t get enough of sliding down a hill! But even with his newfound fame, his priorities remain the same: sliding down the hills and into your hearts. For more of this adorable good boy, check out hisInstagram page.

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Ways To Express Your Love In Cat Language

Sometimes you just want your awesome cat to know how much you love them. Luckily, there are tons of ways you can express your affection in their language. For example, you can blink slowly and other weird stuff you can do that actually work. Watch and learn. 

Sometimes you just want your awesome cat to know how much you love them. Luckily, there are tons of ways you can express your affection in their language. For example, you can blink slowly and other weird stuff you can do that actually work. Watch and learn. 

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Did You Know Axolotls Have The Cutest Yawns Ever

“Look at his smiley little face,” “how can he even be real?” and “where can I get me one of those?” These are just a few of the many positive responses you will probably make after ‘oohing’ and ‘awwing’ at the sight of The Axoloti Salamander. And if that’s not enough, turns out they have the cutest yawns ever! 

“Look at his smiley little face,” “how can he even be real?” and “where can I get me one of those?” These are just a few of the many positive responses you will probably make after ‘oohing’ and ‘awwing’ at the sight of The Axoloti Salamander. And if that’s not enough, turns out they have the cutest yawns ever! 

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Science Writer Brings The True (And Tragic) Story Behind The Viral Beluga Whale Seen Playing “Fetch”

A clip first shared on November 7 that shows South African rugby fans playing “fetch” with a beluga whale was quick to capture the hearts of many, but it also raised questions and speculation about the mammal and its nature. Science writer @ferrisjabr shared some additional context and background, arguing that the whale is “likely Hvaldimir, a once captive whale who may have escaped a Russian military program.”

A clip first shared on November 7 that shows South African rugby fans playing “fetch” with a beluga whale was quick to capture the hearts of many, but it also raised questions and speculation about the mammal and its nature. Science writer @ferrisjabr shared some additional context and background, arguing that the whale is “likely Hvaldimir, a once captive whale who may have escaped a Russian military program.”

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Animals Are Great: Video Of a Horse Appearing To Race Back Its Family From The Easy Fire

A video of animals being evacuated from the Easy fire in Simi Valley, California, shows one horse appearing to race back to its family through the blaze. Video by @RexChapman

Dramatic footage shows residents rushing to evacuate animals as they flee a fast-moving brush fire in Simi Valley, CA. Fueled by extreme Santa Ana winds, the Easy Fire spread to nearly 1,000 acres in just 3 hours. Scientists say the climate crisis is fueling wildfires nationwide pic.twitter.com/DsGKx0hqN5

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Join Us For An Exclusive Tour Of Tokyo’s Rabbit Cafe

Rabbit Cafe “Mimi” is a cafe filled with rabbits. The rabbits freely roam the playroom where you can pet them, play with them or just watch them go about their business as you have a drink (coffee or tea). Digger, blacky, Dusty, Snow family, Oimo and Gobo are all waiting for you.

Rabbit Cafe “Mimi” is a cafe filled with rabbits. The rabbits freely roam the playroom where you can pet them, play with them or just watch them go about their business as you have a drink (coffee or tea). Digger, blacky, Dusty, Snow family, Oimo and Gobo are all waiting for you.

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The Daily Life Of Kotaro And Hana, Two Adorable Otters Living in Japan

Kotaro and Hana are two cute otters (male and female) living in Japan with their loving owner who documents their life together on a dedicated Instagram page and also on a very popular youtube channel. We have totally fallen in love with these two cuties and we’re sure you will too once you’ll get a chance to review their videos.     

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Japanese Couple Posts Adorable Video Of Their Pet Hamster Practices Pull-Ups On a Phone Cable

Japanese Twitter user and hamster lover @mamekomu_20’s Twitter accountseems to capture the daily cute adventures of their two hamsters, Omame-chan and Komugi-chan. As is often the case, however, it’s the unexpected adventures that end up being the most memorable. @mamekomu_20 writes in this popular Tweet that when they were simply goofing around on their phone while charging it, they suddenly sensed that something was amiss, only to look down and realize that Komugi-chan was apparently attempting to practice pull-ups on the cable with an action movie star grip. But there’s more. Many more cute videos you should definitely watch. 

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Meet Gli, The Cat That Guards The Ancient Hagia Sophia Monument In Instanbul, Turkey

Gli is a cross-eyed adorable cat that has been living in Hagia Sophia for the past 15 years. Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century CE under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments. The Hagia Sophia is more than 2,000 years old and is one of the most extraordinary structures ever built. It has been a temple, church, mosque, and museum throughout its long history. 

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Baby Crocodiles Make Cute Noises That Sound Like Laser Guns

The dragon wood conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of threatened endangered and critically endangered reptiles. Keeper Brad Valle interacts with those reptiles on a regular basis, as you can see on his official Instagram page. What surprised us most is the videos Brad is posting in which an adorable clutch of affectionate baby Cuban crocodiles enjoying a lovely swim in the bathtub emitted a series of wonderful happy noises that sound just like the laser guns from old school video games. Soooo cute! 

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A Dog With a Huge Heart Notices Bird Trapped On The Porch And Steps In For Help

The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of dogs is definitely friendliness and loyalty. Not only they are compassionate towards their owners and those of their kind, but dogs very often empathize with other animals too. Take for example this dog, Gus, who is one of those canines that has a huge heart and loves doing good. Recently, one of his acts of kindness was caught on a video and shared on YouTube. Needless to say, he became a real sensation. Namely, Gus was outside having some fun when he noticed a little bird trapped on the porch. The gentle giant felt sorry for the powerless bird so he decided to step in. He approached closer and took it to safety. 

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