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True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe

True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe

“Although the face of the giraffe can resemble a horse that’s been vacuum-sealed, it is not a horse.” ZeFrank spends a little time educating us on these goofy-looking mammals. With their stubby head bumps, prehensile tongues, and ridiculously long necks, and gangly legs, they’re a true evolutionary oddity.

Metal Animals by Andrew Chase

Metal Animals by Andrew Chase

Utah artist Andrew Chase creates truly impressive metal sculptures of animals, each of which includes, as he puts it “heavy, greasy, and lethally sharp edges.” Many of his creations even have articulated joints, so they can be put into different poses.

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True Facts About Nudibranchs

True Facts About Nudibranchs

Despite their name sounding like an adult movie house, the nudibranch is actually a creature that lives in the ocean. These strange and squishy gastropod molluscs start out in a shell, then bop around the sea floor without one in adulthood. The always informative Zefrank introduces us to a few of these odd little critters.

Bird on a Skateboard

Bird on a Skateboard

2020 is off to a hell of a vicious start, and it’s The Awesomer’s job to offer up some distractions from the madness around us. This video of a bird riding a skateboard should help distract you for the next 40 seconds or so. Meanwhile, we’ll get back to work filling your web browser with more innocuous stuff.

The City Animal Tier List

The City Animal Tier List

To date, TierZoo has focused its RPG-style analysis mostly on how animals survive in the wild. This time out, they’ve decided to look at their relative strengths and abilities should they make their way into urban areas, along with identifying which creatures are most effective in cities.

10-Hour Oceanscape

10-Hour Oceanscape

If your TV can stream YouTube, you’ll want to load up this vid from BBC Earth and OceanX Media which features 10 straight hours of incredible footage of undersea creatures. It’s so much easier to care for than an actual aquarium, and the fish are cooler too.

Tennis Ball Dog House

Tennis Ball Dog House

Dogs love tennis balls. To celebrate this cherished relationship, architecture firm CallisonRTKL created a very special doghouse, covered with 1,019 tennis balls – each of which can be removed to play with. The 3D-printed doghouse was auctioned off to benefit the SPCA of Texas, but we’d love to see this sold in kit form.

Cat and Dog Road Trip

Cat and Dog Road Trip

Prince Michael the cat makes a new friend, and heads off on an epic road trip in this silly short film from AaronsAnimals. It’s basically Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with a cat playing the Steve Martin role, and a dog playing John Candy’s part.

Flocking Patterns

Flocking Patterns

The term “sheep” is often used to refer to those who blindly follow others. As this aerial footage of sheep and cows moving in unison in New Zealand shows, flock mentality is truly the order of business in the farm animal kingdom.

Are Iguanas OP?

Are Iguanas OP?

While they look pretty badass, iguanas are pretty innocuous creatures, feasting on crickets, and lazing around under a heat lamp. But TierZoo asks us to reconsider our opinions, as they evaluate the mid-tier lizard’s skills to see if the they’re more impressive than you might think.

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank captured this eye-popping footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage, leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he recorded.

Moonlight Sonata for Old Elephant

Moonlight Sonata for Old Elephant

Mongkol the elephant has had a rough life. His 61 years included a brutal captivity hauling trees in Thailand. But he’s since been rescued by Elephants World, and gets to live out his days enjoying visitors like musician Paul Barton, who performed this heartfelt concert for an audience of one.

The Michael Jordan of Dogs

The Michael Jordan of Dogs

Meet Spitfire. He’s a 7-year-old whippet with an impressive track record as the world’s best dock diver, which as we just learned, is a competitive dog sport. ESPN takes us inside the world of this talented canine, whose records seem as untouchable as the best athletes of all time. (Thanks Zico!)

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Jenga Dog

Jenga Dog

We can barely get our dog to sit or lie down, but my_aussie_gal’s Australian shepherd is smart and patient enough to play Jenga. Watch in awe as her talented pup Secret manages to remove the wood blocks without toppling the tower.

The Cat Who Caught the Laser

The Cat Who Caught the Laser

Prince Michael shares a dream with many kitties – to one day catch that dot at the end of the laser beam. Aaron’s Animals offers up a look at just what might happen should that day ever come to pass.

Are Elephants OP?

Are Elephants OP?

Elephants are enormous, strong, and smart, which should give them some serious upsides in the food chain. TierZoo applies their RPG analysis to these pachyderms to see if their advantages outweigh their lack of mobility or stealth in the wildlife metaverse.

Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars

Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars

Help keep your dog visible on night walks or running around your yard with one of these bright LED collars from Illuminated Apparel. They have reflective stitching for added visibility, are water-resistant, and can run for up to a day on a charge. Available in blue, pink, or green, and S/M or M/L sizes.

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Have you ever noticed that while wolves have pointy, upright ears, most pet dogs have soft, floppy ears? Skunk Bear explores the fascinating and puzzling evolutionary biology of wild versus domesticated animals that created these distinctions among others.

Attenborough as Animals

Attenborough as Animals

To pay tribute to Sir David Attenborough’s 40 years in broadcasting, artist Quentin Devine decided to create a portrait of the famed nature show narrator. What makes the image extraordinary is that his face comprises 40 different animals he’s featured in his programs over the years.

KittyKorner Pet Portal

KittyKorner Pet Portal

This easy to install kit lets you convert any interior wood door into a cat door. Simply follow the template to cut off the corner of your door, install the patented locking hinge, and kitty can come and go when you allow access. Available for right- or left-opening doors.

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Dogs in Therapy

Dogs in Therapy

After taking us inside the minds of cats in therapy, the always funny Ze Frank wants us to know that dogs have just as many reasons to seek counseling, from compulsive kitty litter snacking, to owners dressing them up in humiliating costumes, and asking them to perform stupid tricks.

Dog Catches Water in Slow-Mo

Dog Catches Water in Slow-Mo

Sometimes, it’s the simplest ideas which are the most entertaining. Take for example, this short clip from slow motion channel Warped Perception, in which he spits a stream of water at his german shepherd April’s mouth, and she tries to catch it.

Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books

Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books

You haven’t truly experienced pet ownership until your furry friend turns around and winks at you with their third eye. These irreverent cat butt and dog butt coloring books are filled with charming tail-end images for you to embellish. Corgi butts win the cute contest.

Maestro

Maestro

Bloom Pictures and director Illogic’s (Garden Party) amazing and energetic animated short film will fill your ears with music, your brain with wonder, and your heart with glee, as we learn what forest animals do when nobody is around to hear them. Watch the making of video here.

Biopixel Slow-mo Nature Reel

Biopixel Slow-mo Nature Reel

Turn away now if you don’t want to see animals eating other animals. Otherwise, grab some popcorn and watch a sample of the incredible slow-motion footage captured by nature photographers Biopixel in front of the lens of their Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera.

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