Category Archives: Wild Life

Ladybug take off

A ladybug prepares and takes off for flying away. The sequence was recorded by cameraman Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists with a pco.dimax HD at 3000 frames/s and 1296 x 720 pixel resolution. The first part is displayed at … Continue reading

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The biggest shark ever filmed

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Would you steal a lion’s lunch?

Hairy Moments

 

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Killer Cone Snails

Conus is a large genus of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs, with the common names of cone snails, cone shells or cones. Geologically speaking, fossils of the genus are known from the Eocene to the Holocene … Continue reading

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New York’s Empire State highlights endangered animals

New York’s famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across its facade. The unique display, on one of the world’s most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass … Continue reading

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Inside a Kangaroo Pouch

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This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize

It’s a sheep! It’s a cow! No, it’s Costasiella kuroshimae (or ‘Leaf Sheep’ for short). This adorable little sea slug, whose beady eyes and cute feelers make it look like a cartoon sheep, feeds on algae – just like the … Continue reading

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This Plant Feasts on More than 6,000 Insects an Hour

Dripping with nectar, the pitcher plant attracts thousands of hungry termites. But as soon as the bugs start eating, they begin to slip on the sugary liquid and tumble inside the plant.

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Unknown species caught on camera

Scientists have discovered amazing new species from the uncharted deep-sea ecosystem and sea floor of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Some endangered sawfishes are having babies, no sex required

Some female members of a critically endangered species of sawfish are reproducing in the wild without sex. The discovery, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 1, marks the first time living offspring from “virgin births” have … Continue reading

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Scientists identify a gene to switch the sex of a mosquito

Scientists have identified a gene within the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can be used to switch their sex, transforming disease-carrying females into benign males. The finding could result in new population control strategies, increasing the ratio of males, and helping … Continue reading

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The large and colourful opah has become the first known “warm-blooded” fish

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The large and colourful opah has become the first known “warm-blooded” fish, as scientists discovered it can regulate the temperature of its whole body. The opah traps warmth from its flapping fins, which are well insulated by fat. It uses … Continue reading

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Incredible Camouflage

Sorry but I have no details about the type of fish or where this video was taken. If you have any more information about it please let me know- Deskarati

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Extinction of the Dodo Bird

The dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus) was a large flightless bird from Mauritius (a small isolated island just east of Madagascar). It averaged at around 3 feet tall and 22-40 lbs. The dodo bird was last seen in 1662. Prior to … Continue reading

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Chimps in Senegal found to fashion spears for hunting

Members of a troop of chimpanzees living at a site called Fongoli in southeastern Senegal have been observed by scientists fashioning tree branches into spears and using them to hunt and kill bushbabies. The researchers, a combined team with members … Continue reading

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What Happens If All The Bees Die?

Will we go extinct if the bees all die?

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This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way

The Scrub Jays of California’s Santa Cruz Island really love a good peanut. “It’s like crack to them,” says Katie Langin, a biologist at Colorado State University who probably knows these birds better than anyone else. Working with Scott Morrison of the … Continue reading

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Amazing Cuttlefish Light Show

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A rare fox has been seen in Yosemite for the first time in almost 100 years

For the first time in almost 100 years, a critically endangered Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) has been spotted in California’s Yosemite National Park. Motion-sensing cameras at the north of the park captured two photographs of the animal, once … Continue reading

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Ancient Scorpions may have Lived in Water but Walked on Land

Paleontologists have hypothesized that scorpions evolved on the seafloor, but some recently discovered fossils have scientists reconsidering exactly how it happened. Eramoscorpius brucensis, possibly the second oldest known scorpion at 430 million to 433 million years old, appears to have … Continue reading

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