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Handsome Gorilla Develops Fervent Female Following in Japan

Originally posted 06/26/2015 04:50PM

Shabani is a western lowland gorilla raised in Australia. He currently lives at Japan's Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, where he has a throng of followers based entirely on his handsome face and propensity for voguing for visitors.

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Watch These Elephants Play Soccer with Their Trainers (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/23/2015 09:20AM

Every four years, the world loses its mind with soccer fever as the World Cup takes over televisions, bars and also a large city.

Every four days – sometimes fewer – we find a video of some animals playing soccer and we lose our minds.

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Majestic Golden Eagle Really Likes Tummy Rubs (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/22/2015 03:25PM

If you've watched a nature documentary, like, ever, you've probably seen a clip of a golden eagle running down deer or goats. These birds of prey have a 7-foot-plus wingspan and enormous (read: enormous) talons.

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Electronic Shark Deterrent Prevents 90% of Encounters in Trials

Originally posted 06/18/2015 03:00PM

Good news for the shark-averse among us: A commercially available personal shark deterrent has been tested by the University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and was found to repel 90 percent of shark attacks on a baited test rig.

The device, known as the Shark Shield, emits an electric field designed to wreak havoc with the shark's network of electroreceptive sensors. It was constructed for divers and surfers in Western Australia.

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Watch This Bear Steal Hot Sauce for Her Cubs From a Fridge

Originally posted 06/16/2015 02:50PM

Just call her chef mama bear! While searching for food for her cubs, a mother bear found just what she was looking for in an outdoor patio refrigerator: Frank's RedHot Sauce.

The bear was caught on a cell phone video rummaging for a treat while her two cubs patiently looked on at a family's backyard in Kinnelon, New Jersey. When the mama bear was content with her find, she carried the hot sauce in her mouth and left for the nearby woods with the two youngsters – perhaps looking to add a little spice to her latest kill!

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Strange '3 Little Pigs' Houses Built at Site of Pig Truck Crash

Originally posted 06/16/2015 01:45PM

Last week, a semi truck carrying 2,200 piglets crashed on US-35 West outside of Dayton, Ohio. Sadly, up to 1,100 of the piglets were killed, and though over 1,000 were recovered and taken to local fairgrounds, a few remain out in the wild, much to the consternation of Greene County Sheriff's Office Major Rick Bowman.

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Here's An Octopus So Cute They're Thinking of Naming It 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/16/2015 12:10PM

The annals of science are filled with oddly named animals. For instance, did you know there's a kind of chewing louse named after Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson, and a species of fly named after Beyoncé?

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PSA Warns Against Mistreatment of the YouTube-Friendly Slow Loris: 'Tickling Is Torture'

Originally posted 06/16/2015 02:45AM

[YOUTUBE "otTNxR8C4uE"] If you're the kind of person who enjoys a cute animal video, you may have encountered ones of the slow loris, a small, nocturnal primate with big eyes and an expressive face.

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Exclusive: Kangaroos Fight in This Crazy Life Story Clip

Originally posted 06/12/2015 09:45AM

Discovery Channel's Life Story is a documentary that focuses on, well, the life stories of various animals, grouped around a particular theme each week.

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The Ethics of Jurassic World: Scientists Debate the Real-Life Possibility of Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth

The Ethics of Jurassic World: Scientists Debate the Real-Life Possibility of Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth

Originally posted 06/11/2015 03:55PM

With Jurassic World hitting theaters, you'd think more people would have second thoughts about reintroducing historical creatures to modern worlds.

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