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One would think that researchers at the University would know their stuff, but there are times when even they can be stopped. This became evident when a common octopus was acquired by the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium. They thought that they were getting a male octopus and even named it Octavius. It seemed as if he was curious about the world around him, including what was on the other side of the glass.
One day, Octavius disappeared from sight and hid out for the majority of the day. That is when Devin Dumont, the aquarium curator discovered that there were thousands of very tiny particles floating in the aquarium.
He said: “I noticed this cloud of moving dots and I realized, ‘Oh my God, she had babies. There are babies. There are babies everywhere,” according to Savannah Now. He then said that there was somewhat … Read the rest
A video of a unique pale bear has been drawing attention on social media. Originally posted to Reddit by u/unnaturalorder with the title “A beautiful Spirit bear walking along a river in the Pacific Northwest,” some have suggested this could be an albino black bear, or perhaps even a hybrid “Grolar Bear” or “Prizzly.”
Hogwash, according to Redditor u/fariomurtado.
“They are not Albino. They are a Black Bear born with a recessive gene that causes this polymorphism in their coat,” commented fariomurtado. “They only exist in a very small section of Northwest British Columbia, Canada.
“Of all the Kermode population, only a small percentage are born fully white, known as the Spirit Bear. They are said to have a strong connection with the First Nations people.”… Read the rest
Like much of the west coast, Oregon state is being ravaged by wildfires, which have destroyed lives, towns, homes, land, and caused thousands of people and pets to flee. Fortunately, one calico cat, ‘Smokey,’ was rescued by police after becoming separated from its owners in the flames.
“This lucky little kitty was rescued from the Blue River area by an Oregon State Police Trooper who came across the cat in the aftermath of the Holiday Farm fire,” a wildfire information update on Facebook read. “The cat quickly became known as ‘Smokey’ and got a VIP ride in a Trooper car to the vet’s office. Thank you Oregon State Police for rescuing this cutie!”
But although Smokey escaped from the wildfire, the furry survivor didn’t evade this scary ordeal entirely unscathed. Photos show Smokey’s whiskers were singed by the flames, which – to a cat — are … Read the rest
Rescuers were heartbroken when Boomer, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, was stolen with 3 other dogs from a Virginia shelter. Naturally, there’s never a good time for a dog to be stolen, but Boomer had just been diagnosed with a deadly condition that required urgent medical care. The timing of this particular dog-napping just couldn’t be worse.
Vets had recently discovered Boomer had a very serious case of heartworms. “Our hearts sank when his test came back quickly with a strong positive,” shelter staff wrote on Facebook after his diagnoses. “This one to two-year-old is infected with deadly heartworms growing in his heart and lungs. We are devastated for him.”
But before the dog could begin treatment, Boomer became the first of 4 dogs bizarrely stolen by thieves who broke into the Virginia shelter. Three of the stolen dogs would later turn up … Read the rest
Unless you are a doctor on the obstetrics floor or a tireless field veterinarian, it’s likely not every day you get to see the miracle of birth take place. Thanks to the clever camerawork of the Animal Adventures team, you don’t have to be.
Using a special camera that takes advantage of the unique gestational arrangement of the world’s bounciest marsupials, this team was able to record a joey growing inside its mother’s pouch.
Ababy kangaroo is born completely hairless, shiny and pink after just 33 days in the womb. From then on, the mother kangaroo’s pouch acts as a second womb to keep the joey safe as it grows.
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