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Animals In The News

2 Apr
Animals In The News
An animal keeper wraps a six-month-old Golden Brushtail Possum in a blanket at Wildlife Sydney animal park. Although rare, the Golden Brushtail Possum is still found in the wild in areas of Tasmania, an island state south of the Australian mainland.

Animals In The News

This baby squirrel suffered injuries to her leg and was separated from her mother when she fell from a tree – and she is not even three weeks old. The grey squirrel, called Violet, endured the ordeal when the branch her nest (known as a drey) was laying on was cut down. Fortunately, the couple cutting down the tree spotted Violet and immediately phoned the Wildlife Aid Foundation for advice on what to do. The foundation, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, took her in, bandaged her leg, and have been feeding her a special milk formula, similar to that her mother would have provided.

Animals In The News

British biologist Brett Lewis has taken pictures of brown bear cubs at play to show how they hone their survival instincts. What seems like play for these six-month-old cubs in the forests of Finland is crucial practice for them to hone their survival skills for the time when they will eventually leave the protection of their mother.

Animals In The News

A German zoo is celebrating after the birth of two rare white jaguar cubs. The twins were born at Aschersleben Zoo on 19th January and have recently ventured out into the world for the first time. The youngsters are currently white with pale grey markings, but it is not known how their colour will change as they continue to grow…

Animals In The News

..The white jaguar cubs parents are 17-year-old golden-brown spotted father named Mescal and 13-year-old black mother named Molly.

Animals In The News

The Erie Zoo’s lowland gorilla Samantha shares her space with Panda, a Dutch rabbit, at the zoo in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Animals In The News

This plucky little bird was given a good licking when it dared to venture near a massive bison. The brown-headed cowbird was feeding on insects when the towering beast gently touched it with her tongue. The bird let out a chirp before flying off.

Animals In The News

A wildebeest performs a death-defying leap to freedom over the open mouth of a hungry 1,100lb crocodile. This wildebeest was one of the lucky ones out of a mind-boggling 1.5million-strong herd crossing the Mara River, to reach the mating grounds in Kenya. Photographer and conservationist Eli Weiss captured the image on camera after waiting hours for the action to start.

Animals In The News

Tens of thousands of lesser and greater flamingos gather at Lake Oloiden, near Naivasha, Kenya

Animals In The News

A family of hippos are covered by weeds as they surface from a pond in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya>

Animals In The News

Two cheetahs sit on a hillock to look for a prey in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Animals In The News

Three meerkats relax and warm up under a heating lamp at the Erfurt zoo, central Germany

Animals In The News

Three tiger cubs Mila, Finja and Jegor play in their compound at the zoo in Cologne, Germany

Animals In The News

Seven-week-old Javan leopard cubs Arjuna and Sri Kandi are presented at the zoo in Berlin

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Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

1 Apr
Happy Smiling Animals PicturesFeline good: This mirthful moggy looks as if he’s about to burst with laughter

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Some-fin funny?: Even the littlest fish finds something to laugh about

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Monkeying around: These orangutans look like they might fall out of the tree if they laugh any harder

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

A real hoot: They’re not known for their sense of humour, but something must have tickled this owl

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Twit-twoohoo: Another owl swaps twittering for tittering

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Horsing around: Someone must have told him the one about the horse who walks into a pub and the barman asks ‘Why the long face?’

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Snorting with laughter: The joke was so funny this elephant had to sit down

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

Quacking good joke: This little duckling shows you’re never too young to lark about

Happy Smiling Animals Pictures

National Geographic Pics

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Travel and conservation for WWF

30 Mar

Hiking up a mountain, swimming with jellyfish, or photographing polar bears can be a way to help the planet if you travel responsibly. With WWF’s travel, a portion of your tour costs goes to support global conservation efforts around the world. Visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/travel/ to learn more.

WWF refuses to let the tiger slip away. Look for the endangered big cat on this extraordinary journey. 


Whale Sharks: Swim off the Yucatan Peninsula with friendly whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish. 


Micronesia Snorkeling Adventure: Snorkel a southern Pacific paradise, including a lake filled with millions of harmless jellyfish. 


Wild Madagascar: A deep exploration of a global biodiversity hotspot filled with many lemurs and other unusual wildlife. 


Costa Rica Adventure: Experience the wonders and wildlife of the rain forest with a range of family friendly adventures. 


Into the Heart of Borneo: A region ringing with end-of-the-Earth appeal. 


Churchill, Manitoba: See the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears, just outside Churchill, Manitoba. 


Namibia: A fly-in safari to the desert jewel of Africa. 


Galapagos Adventure: Voyage to see the Ecuadorian islands’ prolific wildlife. 


Wild & Ancient China Photo Tour: Our tour of China includes visits to panda breeding centers, plus other natural history and cultural highlights. 


The London Butterfly Museum

29 Mar
The London Butterfly Museum
The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

The London Butterfly Museum

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

22 Mar
Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Flying Fish

24 Feb

EXOCOETIDAE,aptly known as FLYING FISH, are a marine fish family comprising about64 species grouped in seven to nine genera. Flying fish are found inall of the major oceans, particularly in the warm tropical andsubtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.

Theirmost striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusuallylarge, and enable the fish to hide and escape from predators by leapingout of the water, taking short glided flights through air just abovethe water’s surface. Their glides are typically around 50 m (160 ft),but they can use updrafts at the leading edge of waves to coverdistances of at least 400 m (1,300 ft). In order to glide upward out ofthe water, a flying fish moves its tail to up to 70 times per second.