Posted 2 months ago

Amazing Fetal Pictures

Posted 3 months ago

Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Has red eyes, tiny horns and a evil smile, living in Madagascar forest this creature knows how to blend well.

Posted 4 months ago
Meet the rainbow grasshopper. Although not discovered recently but yet intriguing and rare. Found mostly in Arizona with a lifespan on average of a year. Also called the locust or grasshopper clown paint.

Meet the rainbow grasshopper. Although not discovered recently but yet intriguing and rare. Found mostly in Arizona with a lifespan on average of a year. Also called the locust or grasshopper clown paint.

Posted 4 months ago

The marine biologist shown in the video was reportedly cutting the whale open to avoid further hazards but accidentally hit a gas bubble behind the sperm whale’s blubber.

At Faroe Islands.

Posted 4 months ago

Epic video of 55 ducks crossing a road together

Posted 4 months ago

Mysterious creature caught on camera or is it something of a sort of a whale placenta? Or it something else?

Posted 4 months ago

AHA Covers Up Harm in Filming

Animals may have been harmed during the filming of this production 

Animals may have been harmed during the production of the movie, ‘Life of Pi’. The tiger nearly drowned during the filming after being dragged out to sea by a rope and another 27 creatures died during the filming of the ‘Hobbit.’ Shocking truth which is behind the words ‘no animals were harmed’ in these movies.

The American Humane Association (AHA) is in charge of protecting animals during movies which is now being revealed that they are putting more effort into covering up the animal harm than preventing it. 

Some of the biggest-name productions in Hollywood has seen animals die on-set or suffer from near-death experiences but the AHA has stamped their approval.

The tiger from ‘Life of Pi’ named King, the star of the movie, almost drowned during filming. The trainer had to lasso the tiger and pull him to safety. Some more movies that were involved with harming of animals was Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hobbit, and a film from HBO called ‘Luck’.
In the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean film there were dozens of marine animals washing ashore. In the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey there were 27 animals who died during the filming. Then, there is the HBO’s movie ‘Luck’ which 4 horses died during the movie.
An email obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, AHA monitor Gina Johnson allegedly wrote to a colleague: “I think this goes without saying but DON’T MENTION IT TO ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THE OFFICE! I have downplayed the fuck out of it.”
 
In the movie, of the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, several dozen marine animals which included fish and squid washed ashore, they died after uncontrolled explosions which were set off in the water for special effects, a rep from the AHA which was present at the filming told The Hollywood Reporter.
The AHA declined to comment regarding the allegation.

In the Hobbit there were more than 2 dozen animals who died in the filming including sheep and goats who died of dehydration, exhaustion or drown from the filming. Even though the AHA knew about these animals being harmed, they still gave their certification of ‘No Animals were harmed during this film.’

 During the filming of ‘Failure to Launch’ there was a squirrel that was somehow crushed to death by the film crew. 

There are many films that say that there were no animals harmed of the filming of this movie that is approved by the AHA even though some animals might have been harmed and others who died. 

Posted 5 months ago

Amazing Moments Documentary

Posted 5 months ago

Pictures of Albino animals, including a bull, cardinal, crayfish, dolphin, otter, raccoon, toad and a wallaby.

Posted 5 months ago

Rare Breed of Killer Whale May Be New Species

A group of killer whales once thought to be a genetic abnormality might be a new species, according to a recent study in the journal, ‘Polar Biology’.

The rarely seen ‘type D’ orca’s, who live in the Southern Ocean, are one of the 4 variates of the killer whale. Researchers recently sequenced their genome using material collected from a museum skeleton from 1955. In 1955 is the when scientists first spotted this type D killer whale, when a pod of them washed ashore on a New Zealand beach.

While typical killer whales, type A,B, and C, have streamlined bodies and large white eye patches, the type D have tiny eye markings and large bulbous heads.

The type D were though to be that these whales were a result of genetic mutations because they were no other known sightings, says Robert Pitman, one of the marine biologist from the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Services, and the co-author of this new study.

"We started seeing photos of this type of animal from various places, all around the Antarctic waters," Pitman said. "The weather is bad down there all the time," he said. "That’s why the whale escaped notice from scientists for so many years."

A new subspecies of killer whale.

Posted 5 months ago

Spectacular attack of a leapord.

Posted 5 months ago

Link to Bottle-Nose Dolphin Epidemic?

Hundreds of bottle-nosed dolphins dying on the U.S. East Coast, are the most likely a result of a disease called cetacean morbillivirus, says the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

As of August 26, 2013 there has bee 333 dolphins that washed up on shore either already dead or dying on beaches stretching from New York to North Carolina. Teri Rowles, a coordinator with NOAA Fisheries marine mammal health and stranding response program, said at a press conference that Virginia seemed to be the ‘hot zone’, with reports of 174 dolphins stranded.

Cetacean morbillivrus is in the same family as the virus that causes measles in people. But this group of viruses tend not to jump from species to species, says Jerry Saliki, a virologist at the University of Georgia, who has been conducted lab tests on the samples of stranded dolphins.

NOAA has warned the public not to approach stranded dolphins to as they could have a secondary bacterial or fungal infection who would pose a risk to people, especially if they have open wounds.

"Along the Atlantic seaboard, this [outbreak] is extraordinary," Rowles said. The last morbillivirus outbreak in the region occurred from June 1987 to May 1988, and resulted in the deaths of at least 900 bottlenose dolphins.

Epidemic: In July, nearly four dozen dead dolphins were found in Virginia, up from the typical six or seven usually picked up in July by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team (pictured)High toll: Danielle Monaghan, Field Stranding Technician, examines a dolphin that washed ashore in Margate Thursday morning, at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey

Posted 5 months ago

Eagle attacks Deer?

A camera trap intended for Siberian tiger research in southeastern Russia, instead captured a golden eagle swooping upon a yearling silka deer, only estimated to be at least 7 months old, on December 1, 2011.

The camera only caught 2 seconds of the attack.

In a Journal of Raptor Research report by Linda Kerley of the Zoological Society of London and Jonathan C. Slaght of the Wildlife Conservation Society Russia Program, say that the camera trapped the first documented golden eagle attacking on a deer.

"I’ve been assessing deer causes of death in Russia for 18 years — this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this," Kerley says

The attack took place in a forest near a power line clearing at the Lazovsky State Nature Reserve in the Russian Far East. “Only the hide and skeleton of the deer remained,” concludes the report on the golden eagle attack.

Picture of a golden eagle attacking a deer in Russia

Picture of a golden eagle taking down a young sika deer in southeastern Russia

Picture of a golden eagle preying on a young sika deer in Russia

Posted 5 months ago

NIH Reduces Chimpanzee Research Subjects

The number of chimpanzees in the U.S. government-funded research will be reduced due to their new set of principles and criteria, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Francis Collins, the director of NIH, says that new scientific methods and technologies that can replace chimpanzee subjects in biomedical experiments are one reason for this change along with ethical considerations.

Chimpanzees’ “likeness to humans has made them uniquely valuable for certain types of research, but also demands greater justification for thier use.” Collins says.

According to the Human Society of the United States (HSUS), there are about 850 chimps in U.S. Laboratories, but only 350 of them are owned or supported by NIH.

The new guidelines of NIH will mean that about 300 of their research chimps will be retiring to a Federal Sanctuary System. And NIH will only hold up to 50 chimps for future biomedical research, and will not breed. And efforts will be made to house research chimps in facilities that mimic their natural environment.

Posted 5 months ago

Scientific Breakthrough for Rare Przewalski Horse