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Originally posted 12/30/2013 02:00PM
BBC discovered an underwater life of vice while filming its new TV series Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. Using a fake sea turtle equipped with a camera, the crew was able to get unprecedented access to dolphin pods and their behaviors.
The bizarre footage, which will air in 2014, shows a group of dolphins nudging and chewing on a pufferfish, causing the fish to release its defensive toxins. The mammals then pass the fish around, take in the toxins and appear to go into a trance-like state.
Originally posted 12/26/2013 06:00PM
An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.
Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet.
He blamed the attack on palometas, "a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite."
Originally posted 12/25/2013 04:05PM
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Originally posted 12/19/2013 11:20AM
Somebody just needs to crown Jack Osbourne's daughter, Pearl, the cutest kid on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the Dancing with the Stars finalist posted an adorable pic of his little girl that shows her using her dog as a chair.
It's clear that Pearl, 20 months, is following in her family's footsteps as an animal lover.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 07:30PM
Cecil Williams, whose life was saved by his guide dog after he fell on New York City subway tracks, will get to keep his pooch after animal lovers donated money to pay for the retiring pup's expenses.
Williams, 61, faced finding a new home for Orlando, the Labrador who jumped on the tracks to revive him after he fainted, because the 11-year-old pooch is getting to be too old to be a guide dog and the owner's insurance plan doesn't cover the expenses of nonworking dogs, the New York Post reports.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which trained Orlando, created a fund to help Williams keep his brave pup, and animals lovers have also donated more than $55,000 on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo so that the pair can stay together. "The spirit of giving, Christmas and all that – it exists here. It's in New York," a tearful Williams said from his hospital bed on Wednesday.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 06:45PM
Originally posted 12/17/2013 04:50PM
Another day, another honor for Grumpy Cat – though we doubt it will manage to bring a smile to her face.
The fickle feline (real name: Tardar Sauce) topped Google's list of trending Internet-famous animals in 2013. She was followed by Lil Bub, Tuna the Dog and Grumpy's Christmas music video costar, Colonel Meow.
It's certainly been a great year to be a cat, with Lil Bub winning Best Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and Grumpy Cat landing a movie deal.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 03:00PM
Amanda and Patrick Leigh have a whale of a tale to share about their wedding day.
While taking photos at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., the couple was photobombed by Juno, an 11-year-old beluga whale, who managed to swim right in between the two just before the camera clicked.
"That was just a lucky photo," Amanda told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "We paused to fix the dress and the whale happened to come over. My husband and I looked behind us and he was right there, like, 'Hello.'"
Originally posted 12/12/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 12/10/2013 03:00PM
He's a pachyderm with a purpose: to cheer people up!
This happy and healthy male elephant was born when the staff of the Melbourne Zoo really needed a pick-me-up, arriving just days after an 11-month-old elephant died at the zoo in a freak accident.
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