THE BEST Animals

GoPro on a Turtle

GoPro on a Turtle

We’ve been on horseback, but we never thought we’d get to go on a turtleback ride. Thanks to YouTuber The Fish Whisperer, we can now see what it’s like to be a turtle, as this little fella heads off into the muddy water, and pops his head up for the occasional fishy snack.

Canine Kleptomaniacs

Canine Kleptomaniacs

This family-friendly card game puts you in the paws of a pooch who likes to wander off with various household objects. Players must collect sets of items like stinky underwear, socks, shoes, and hide them away while you attempt to keep other dogs from stealing your improvised toy collection. Gameplay video here.

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Catastrophe

Catastrophe

A cat is tempted by a little bird in a cage, but its owner is having none of that. Despite the cat’s best intentions to honor its master’s wishes, all hell breaks loose as soon as she leaves the house. A hilarious and dark slapstick animation by director Jamille van Wijngaarden and keplerfilm.

How Cats Became Domesticated

How Cats Became Domesticated

While cats might disagree with humans as to whether or not we’re really their masters, felines are certainly more docile than long ago. TedED’s Eva-Marie Geigl provides a brief lesson in how cats went from wild, solitary beasts to not quite as wild, solitary beasts.

Facts About Sharks

Facts About Sharks

Did you know that some sharks have been reported to live as long as 400 years? Us neither. Tune into this episode of Mental Floss‘ list show, as host Erin McCarthy shares 31 things you may not have known about these impressive Elasmobranchii.

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.

Maxine the Fluffy Corgi

Maxine the Fluffy Corgi

(PG-13: Language) Maxine is an adorable little corgi. She doesn’t ask for much in life either – a walk, some pets, and the occasional bowl of her favorite snack food. But she’s not all cuddles and hugs, as we learn from the punchline of Uncorked Productions‘ silly short film.

The Worst Animal Designs

The Worst Animal Designs

TierZoo takes a look at five animal abilities that are great on their own, but can become counterproductive or useless. For example, being extremely mobile means you get tired and hungry incredibly quickly. Being smart often leads to vulnerable young.

Planet Zoo (Trailer)

Planet Zoo (Trailer)

From the creators of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes Planet Zoo. This simulation game puts an emphasis on animal conservation and welfare. It features animals that each have their own personality, a globe-trotting campaign, and an expansive sandbox mode.

Chip Chops: Pub Dog

Chip Chops: Pub Dog

This 1968 newsreel from British Pathé films is almost like YouTube existed 50 years ago. It features a clever dog who helps move beer kegs, and a bar patron getting sprayed in the face with a bottle of seltzer water.

3D-printed Hermit Crab Shells

3D-printed Hermit Crab Shells

Hermit crabs wander the beach looking for abandoned shells to call home. But artist Aki Inomata creates custom shells based on buildings and other forms using CAT scans of shells, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. And if this seems wacky, check out Inomata’s other project.

Animal Myths Debunked

Animal Myths Debunked

Did you know that there’s no such thing as an alpha wolf? How about the fact that the Tyrannosaurus Rex actually had great eyesight? Or that female dogs also hump? Learn all that and more in Mental Floss’ animal list show.

The Origin of Consciousness

The Origin of Consciousness

Good, bad, or ugly, most living creatures are aware of everything they experience throughout life (we think). But at what point did life forms become self-aware? Kurzgesagt digs into the puzzling nature of consciousness, and what makes sentience even a thing.

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A Mass of Moon Jellies

A Mass of Moon Jellies

Nat Geo series Alaska’s Deadliest captured this awe-inspiring footage of thousands of moon jellyfish descending on a waterway in search of food. These highly toxic, gelatinous creatures make quick work of their prey thanks to the deadly toxins they release on contact.

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America is the perfect reference book for identifying our flying friends (and enemies). It features 50 snarky descriptions of annoying, dumb, and stupid looking avians you might find in your backyard.

How Your Dog’s Nose Knows

How Your Dog’s Nose Knows

Dogs are known for their impressive olfactory systems, and their ability to suss out all kinds of minute scents. In this clip from Deep Look, we learn how researchers are working with rescue dogs to better understand how their scent tracking abilities really work.

Psychedelic Medusa

Psychedelic Medusa

A team of scientists aboard the Okeanos Explorer used their deep sea camera beneath the Caribbean to catch a glimpse of this beautiful and mysterious undersea creature known as a crossota millsae. The jellyfish-like hydrozoa really does look like a living firework.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Celebrate your love for animals by NOT cutting their heads off, and instead covering your walls with these lighthearted wooden art pieces by artist Tzachi Nevo of Urbanmasquerade. Each animal mask is made from layers of premium woods and is ready to hang.

Top 5 Animal Team Combos

Top 5 Animal Team Combos

Think you and your dog make a good team? TierZoo is here to make you reconsider. He presents five of the best mutually beneficial partnerships in the animal world, whether it’s for survival, hunting, or both.

The Turret Spider

The Turret Spider

Native to California, the turret spider is a sneaky predator. Instead of building a web, it builds a small tower out of silk and soil, and covers it with plants and moss. It lives inside the tower for all its life, only springing into action when it senses vibrations nearby.

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Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Designer Porky Hefer makes large chairs with whimsical animal designs. His latest collection features endangered species such as the polar bear, a blue whale and a great white shark, and are made of eco-friendly or recycled materials.

The Best Human Support Class

The Best Human Support Class

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the best and worst animals you can have in terms of providing mobility, attack, or morale to a human. With the exception of cats and dogs, you have only a handful of practical options. And that is why we’re all for pet robots.

Seals vs. Sea Lions

Seals vs. Sea Lions

TierZoo looks at the differences between these flippered marine mammals, and determines that one of them comes out on top. Seals can stay underwater longer and swim deeper, but sea lions are agile in water and better able to get around on land.

Petble Pet Activity Tracker

Petble Pet Activity Tracker

Petble’s Smart Tag Activity Tracker monitors your pet’s steps and sleeping habits with the help of its companion app. The tag is waterproof and dustproof and lasts up to a week per charge. You can also get the Petble SmartBowl to track your pet’s eating habits.

Are Sloths Low Tier?

Are Sloths Low Tier?

(Gore) Yes, very much so. TierZoo justifies why he ranks sloths as one of the worst builds in any meta. They are slow, only mildly stealthy, predictable, and weak. Yet it’s the fact that they are scrubs that has allowed them to survive.

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