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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

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

Russia Plans to Build A Genetic Noah’s Ark By Collecting DNA of All Living Things

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Researchers from Moscow State University just announced plans for a bold new project: creating a databank on all of Earth’s living organisms. The plans were announced by the university’s president Dr. Viktor Sadovnichy at a press conference this past Thursday (December 25). “I call the project ‘Noah’s Ark.’ It will involve the creation of a depository – a databank for the storing of every living thing on Earth, including not only living, but disappearing and extinct organisms. This is the challenge we

Heroic Monkey Saves A Friend’s Life By Resuscitating It After Electrocution (Video)

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Commuters at a railway station in India’s northern city of Kanpur witnessed an inspiring act of animal heroism recently. A monkey was electrocuted while walking on high tension wires, falling unconscious onto a small platform in between the two sets of railway tracks. But the electrocuted monkey had one thing going in its favor that day: an intelligent and loyal friend that new a thing or two about first aid! The heroic companion tried a number of tactics to bring its friend

Utah Man Videos A MantidFly That Looks Like Something From Science-Fiction

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Utah resident Ed Kern may have just captured the best video to date of a Mantidfly. Kern, who said he found the creature in his backyard hanging out casually on the fence, used his Canon SX-20IS to create an amazing video of the beautiful insect. The video is high-definition, and may seem fake at first due to the unusual nature of the insect, but this is a real video and a real living insect. Check it out below… Mantidflies, belonging to the

9 Amazing Photos of Animal Migrations (Photo Gallery)

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Every year, countless species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles embark upon epic journeys that often span thousands of miles. For some creatures, migration is about avoiding the harsh conditions of winter. For others, it’s about finding food or returning to an ancestral mating ground. The longest known migration in the animal world is that of the arctic tern. A recent study revealed that the 4-ounce birds make a zig-zagging migration from Greenland all the way down to Antarctica that covers about 44,000 miles.

This Time-Lapse of A Tarantula Molting Is Both Creepy and Strangely Beautiful (Video)

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Tarantulas, like many other species of wildlife, have an exoskeleton that must be shed periodically as the tarantula grows – the process is known as molting. During this molting, which can last anywhere from a few hours to a full day, tarantulas break through their old exoskeleton and then slowly wriggle themselves out of the shell it leaves behind. The tarantula in the video below is a Xenesthis sp White – a species native to Columbia. It took about 10 hours to

What’s Life Like for Snakes With No Scales?? (Video)

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Scales are one of the most recognizable features of the reptile body. For many years, it was thought that snake scales played a multitude of roles: besides providing durable and flexible armor, many scientists believed scales also aided in movement and helped snakes regulate their temperature and retain water. But are scales really that important? What happens when a snake is born without them? Well, as it turns out, scaleless snakes actually seem to fare just as well as their scaled counterparts – at

A Large-Scale Ritual Animal Slaughter Taking Place In Nepal Has Animal Activists Outraged

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A small village in Nepal is preparing to host an event that will potentially make the largest animal sacrifice ever. According to The Washington Post… “More than 1 million people have descended upon a remote temple in southern Nepal in recent days, where thousands of animals are set to slaughtered starting Friday as part of a ritual sacrifice to honor the Hindu goddess Gadhimai held every five years.”   In 2009, the event reportedly attracted over 5 million attendees. An estimated 250,000 buffalo,

Vietnam’s Environmental Police Just Seized 1,000 Endangered Sea Turtles

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Over a 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles were reportedly seized this week. Though the case is still under investigation, investigators believe they were being prepared for illegal export to China. The illegal trade operation was taking place in Nha Trang, a small town on Vietnam’s south-central coast. According to The Guardian… “Marine turtles are protected under Vietnamese law. Hunting and trading, including the storing, of any of the five native species (green, leatherback, loggerhead, hawksbill and olive ridley turtles) is a criminal

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