Awesome Animals

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.

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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.

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
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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
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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.

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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.

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.

Earth’s Next Balance Patch

Earth’s Next Balance Patch

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the upcoming balance patch, more commonly known as climate change. He expects that some animals will suffer, but some will take advantage of the patch and flourish, if only temporarily.

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Optimizing Stealth Builds

Optimizing Stealth Builds

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the different levels and ways that animals use to mask their presence. Stealth in nature mainly manifests in visual ways, from colors to the ability to change shape and texture. But other animals have ways of rendering stealth useless.

See-through Eel

See-through Eel

At first glance, this might look like a sheet of discarded plastic floating around the ocean, but what you’re looking at is a Leptocephalus, a young eel that is transparent when in its larval stage. The footage was captured by HRF Underwater Productions off the coast of Bali.

Dynasties (Trailer)

Dynasties (Trailer)

(Gore) In Dynasties, Sir David Attenborough and the BBC spent four years following five animals – a hyena, a tiger, a lions, an emperor penguin and a chimpanzee – each a leader of their family, as they try to lead their packs amidst changes in nature.

Mr. Bubz

Mr. Bubz

Meet Mr. Bubz. He is the new leader of the global canine rebellion. Mr. Bubz speaks for all animals who have been belittled with baby talk, cuddled and kissed to death, or humiliated with stupid costumes by their masters.

Robot Dog Obstacle Course

Robot Dog Obstacle Course

We know it’s not a living, breathing creature, but we found the wobbly antics of Delta Hack’s low-tech robotic “dog” stumbling across various obstacles to be adorable. We couldn’t stop rooting for the little guy as it flopped and fumbled its way through the course.

What If Humans Were Nerfed?

What If Humans Were Nerfed?

(Gore) TierZoo’s latest episode speculates what would happen if humans were nerfed. Specifically, if we were dumber. Would cats and dogs still survive? Would lions be the king of the entire planet? Or would the humble ant colonize the globe?

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