The Oarfish: The Longest Fish On The Planet

August 5, 2010

Oarfish Longest Fish Photograph

Say hello to the Oarfish, the world’s longest bony fish, measuring up to 17 meters (56 feet). Plus it sports a pretty cool hairdo, if I don’t mind saying myself.

Meet Doroles, The Bald South American Bear

June 28, 2010

Dolores The Bald South American Bear

Dolores is a South American brown bear who has inherited a rare hair condition that has rendered her almost hairless. The veterinarians in the Leipzig Zoo where Dolores resides have been baffled this condition, but estimate that it is a genetic defect that was passed on. A few more pictures of Dolores, the bald South American bear:

Hairless Bear Profile Photograph

Bald Bear Zoo Pictures

What Happens When An Engineer Owns A Dog

June 8, 2010

An adorable video of an awesome contraption created to entertain a dog for hours on end — this is what happens when an engineer owns a dog!

What Happens When You Flip Over A Starfish

June 3, 2010

A fascinating video on what happens when you flip over a starfish:

Another Fascinating Video Of A Starfish Being Flipped Over

“Go On, Mr. Bear, You’re Free!”

May 24, 2010

Be Careful Letting Out Bears

Ants, Nature’s Most Incredible Engineers

May 18, 2010

Red imported fire ants are extremely resilient and have adapted to contend with both flooding and drought conditions. If the ants sense increased water levels in their nests, they will come together and form a huge ball that is able to float on the water like a raft, with the workers on the outside and the queen inside. Once the ball hits a tree or other stationary object, the ants swarm onto it and wait for the water levels to recede. To contend with drought conditions, their nest structure includes a network of underground foraging tunnels that extends down to the water table.