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3-D Printed Jawbone Helps Injured Sea Turtle Feed Again

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A sea turtle who injured his beak in a boat propeller accident has just been fitted with a metal replacement jawbone that was crafted using a 3-D printer. According to Fox News… “Staff at the Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation center at Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey, nursed the injured 99-pound sea turtle back to health, but they realized the reptile would need a new beak if it was ever going to be self-sufficient at sea, as its jaws had been

Fossil Discovered In China Belongs to Oldest Known Ancestor of Modern Birds

Researchers have discovered fossilized remains of a new species of bird that’s challenging much of what we know about the origin of modern birds. From Time… “The Archaeornithura meemannae lived roughly 130.7 million years ago in northeastern China, about 6 million years before the previously thought origin of modern birds, according to the researchers who published their findings in Nature Communications.”   The fossil has more in common with modern birds than any other found from this era. The new species belongs to the evolutionary branch Ornithuromorpha, which

This 182-Year-Old Tortoise Is Thought To Be World’s Oldest Living Land Creature (Video)

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Researchers in Britain have estimated that a tortoise named Jonathon is at least 182 years old, making him the oldest known land creature alive in the world today. According to The Telegraph… “Born in 1832 at the latest, he has plodded through two world wars and numerous revolutions, outlasting all his human companions. He was even photographed, looking rather elderly, with a prisoner during the Boer War, which ended in 1902.” The tortoise was brought to his current home, the British territory of St.

London Borough Approves DNA-Testing Dog Poop to Find Owners Who Don’t Pick Up After Their Pets

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There’s few things in this world that can ruin your day faster than a fresh pile of dog crap. Besides the grossness factor, dogs’ fecal matter also carries harmful bacteria and parasites that can make people (especially children) very sick. One London borough has had enough of people failing to clean up after their pooches. The borough of Barking and Dagenham — yes, that’s it real name — has announced plans to begin fining the irresponsible owners. To do this, the borough is partnering with a U.S.-based

Did You Know That Jaguars Can Feed Completely Underwater? (Video)

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Jaguars are typically known for hunting prey in the dense jungle. However, unlike most cats, jaguars are also rather good swimmers, and will often take to the water to hunt aquatic prey like fish, turtles and even caiman crocodiles. Last week, a video emerged online that shows a jaguar swimming and feeding underwater. According to The Telegraph… “The video, which was originally uploaded to image-sharing site Imgur, quickly racked up more than 2 million views.”   Like many others, Vince Pinto — the YouTube user

Chinese Construction Workers Just Stumbled Upon Dozens of Dinosaur Eggs

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The city of Heyuan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has quite the collection of dinosaur eggs. Dubbed the “Home of Dinosaurs,” Heyuan earned a Guinness World Record in 2004 for having the world’s largest collection of dinosaur eggs. That collection just got a bit larger, after construction workers doing road repairs stumbled upon a cache of 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs on Sunday. The eggs were discovered right in the heart of downtown Heyuan. According to Huang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Heyuan

Camera Shy Chimp Uses A Branch to Swat A Drone Out of the Air (Video)

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On Tuesday, an employee at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands was using a drone to capture some aerial footage of the zoo’s chimps. One of the chimps, a 23-year-old female named Tushi, wasn’t so keen on having the strange invader fly around her enclosure. She grabbed a long branch, climbed a tree, and when the drone flew by, she swatted it out of the air. “We can write the drone off. It cost about 2,000 euros ($2,100). Then again, it

Bobcat Vs. Shark – Florida Man Captures Incredible Encounter On His iPhone

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On Monday, Florida resident John Bailey photographed an intense moment at the Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida. According to ABC News… “A photographer in South Florida snapped a shot Monday night of a bobcat walking along the beach at Sebastian Inlet State Park with a shark in its mouth, according to a report by ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami.” Although many have questioned if the photo is fake, experts have said they have no reason to believe it is fake because

Is This Video Proof Dolphins Love Surfing Waves?

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Australian wildlife filmmakers Jennene and Dave Riggs have been filming in Australia for the last 15 years, driven by a passion to showcase the natural beauty of our planet’s amazing creatures. According to their website… ” It started with tiger sharks, dugong, turtles and sea snakes, bull sharks and crocodiles came next, followed by leopard seals, great white sharks and killer whales.”   But their most recent success was a clip focusing on Bottlenose dolphins in Esperance, off the southern coast of

The Mysterious Greenland Shark: Massive, Absurdly Slow, and Probably Blind (Video)

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For many years, scientists believed that Greenland shark dwelled exclusively in deep, cold waters near the Arctic Circle and Antarctica. Recently, however, the mysterious sharks are starting to make frequent appearances near more hospitable regions like Northern Europe, giving researchers more insight into this hidden species of shark. Though they were officially added to the list of known species in 1801, it wasn’t until recently that researchers really started to gain an understanding of the species. In fact, the first photos of the sharks in

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