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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.

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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!)

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.

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.

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.

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Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books

Cattbutt and Dogbutt Coloring Books
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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.

Why Animals Swarm

Why Animals Swarm

Have you ever wondered why insects, birds, fish, and bats gather together into huge and coordinated groups? TED-Ed’s Maria R. D’Orsogna explores the fascinating science behind this behavior, which drives many species as a method of survival and group productivity.

Are Hippos OP?

Are Hippos OP?

TierZoo takes a look at some of the most impressive and aggressive animals on the planet. The hippopotamus is surprisingly fast on land and water, sturdy, powerful, and capable. It quickly becomes evident that you don’t ever want to mess with one of these guys unless maybe you’re an elephant.

The Australian Wilderness

The Australian Wilderness

DINOSAUR introduces us to a few of the unique and wonderful creatures that can be found lurking in the bush of Australia. Though it seems these animals seem are more interested in getting a good wi-fi connection than you might expect.

True Stories About Chimps

True Stories About Chimps

(PG-13: Language) The Sam O’Nella Academy brings us another round of strange and unusual factoids, this time about our distant primate cousins. From smoking cigarettes to painting abstract modern art, chimps have developed some surprising skills and behaviors over the years.

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The Dinosaur Tier List

The Dinosaur Tier List

Given the tremendous diversity of their shapes, sizes, and abilities, it’s no wonder that TierZoo’s in-depth evaluation of dinosaurs clocks in at over 15 minutes. While you’d think that T. Rex was the absolute king of the heap, you’d be wrong.

United Snakes of America Print

United Snakes of America Print
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Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? Ophidiophobics look away, but everyone else check out this sweet poster provides a scientifically-accurate catalog of every known snake species in the US and Canada. Available as an 18″ x 24″ OR 36″ X 48″ print.

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.

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.

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