Steppe marmot, or marmot (Marmota bobak) caught in a stable population of the Belgorod region for resettlement in the central black-earth reserve. Pouring water from a marmot burrows – the most humane and safe method of catching these animals live in the wild.
Extraordinary Octopus Takes To Land – The Hunt – BBC Earth Octopuses are Marine animals, that live and breath underwater, so at low tide one would expect them to be imprisoned in rocky pools. This extraordinary species found in Northern Australia is like no other Octopus, and land is no obstacle when hunting for Crabs.
Extreme animal attacks on humans [ WATER EDITION ] Want to see what happens when you get too close and mess with wild animals? DISCLAIMER: There are some graphic scenes, especially towards the end. Dont watch the whole thing if you are easily disturbed.
Petting my Phidippus Adumbratus Jumping Spider Personality among Phidippus jumpers can vary a lot from one individual to the next, but the Adumbratus (outlines?) I found in Oxnard seem to all have a very calm disposition. I've noticed that one of the differences between wild and domesticated animals is whether the animal has an instinctual bite response to handling. There are certainly Phidippus that I've owned that could have been incited to bite under various conditions, but for this spider, I am not sure it would be possible to elicit a bite response outside of when she'll be guarding eggs. As this video illustrates, she does not seem to be bothered by much - even touching the dorsal side of the abdomen, which seems to be universally disliked by jumpers, just makes her lazily take a few steps in the other direction. This jumper is descended from a female that was already gravid when I found her. Based on owning a couple of these spiders so far, the female adumbratus abdomens seem to have considerable variation from spider to spider in patterning, hue, and color intensity/saturation, whereas the males have all been more or less homogenous. This spider is also gravid now, and it will be interesting to see what traits her offspring inherit.
Why no aquarium has a great white shark There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. But not one has a great white shark on display. Aquariums have made dozens of attempts since the 1970s to display a captive great white shark. Most of those attempts ended with dead sharks. By the 2000s, the only group still trying was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which spent a decade planning its white shark program. In 2004, it acquired a shark that became the first great white to survive in captivity for more than 16 days. In fact, it was on display for more than six months before it was released back into the ocean. In the following years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium hosted five more juvenile white sharks for temporary stays before ending the program in 2011. It was an expensive effort and had come under criticism due to injuries that some of the sharks developed in the tank. Responding to those critics, Jon Hoech, the aquarium's director of husbandry operations, said: "We believe strongly that putting people face to face with live animals like this is very significant in inspiring ocean conservation and connecting people to the ocean environment. We feel like white sharks face a significant threats out in the wild and our ability to bring awareness to that is significant in terms of encouraging people to become ocean stewards." Check out the video above to learn why white sharks are so difficult to keep in captivity and how the Monterey Bay Aquarium designed a program that could keep them alive.
Vets Use 3D Printing To Save Animal Lives A group of vets, known as the Animal Avengers, are saving injured animals using 3D printed prosthetics to replace damaged or missing limbs. The ingenious team of six specialists - four vets, a dental surgeon and a 3D designer - use pioneering 3D technology to prolong the lives of seriously wounded pets and exotic wild animals. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the team have reconstructed artificial beaks for three toucans, a parrot, and a goose; designed the first ever titanium prosthetic pecker for a Macaw and built a brand new plastic-based replacement hull for a traumatised turtle.
Paralytic Cerdita happy to wipe her bed Patricia gets very excited whenever she cleaned his bed. Pigs are the cleanest animals in the sanctuary, never defecate where they sleep and where they eat, so imagine the suffering they have on the farms where they live surrounded by their own excrement.
Baby deer rescue and release A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother.
I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets, but this was special situation. The baby deer was healed and released back to her real mother.
Selfie Gone Wrong This guy was dared to take a selfie with a seal. I was walking by when I shot this video. Don't take pictures with wild animals!!... FUNNY!!
How to greet a chimp The Matsuzawa Tetsuro, Professor of Kyoto University (Japan), can communicate with chimpanzees and shows us here that tells them "Hi". Excerpt from the BBC documentary "Extraordinary Animals - Earth".
Tyke the Elephant’s Last Day on Earth In 1994, an elephant named Tyke gave her last circus performance. By the time the dust settled, a trainer was dead, 13 people were injured, and Tyke herself had been shot almost 100 times and killed. Today, circuses are still abusing animals and driving them to the brink. In dozens of dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have escaped from circuses, run through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers. It's no surprise that these animals lash out. Circuses use violence, intimidation, and extreme confinement to force elephants to perform inane tricks. These cruel training techniques are used to break elephants' spirits when they're only babies, and they mark the beginning of a life in which everything that is natural and important to these sensitive, intelligent animals is taken away from them.
A turtle stuck in the overflow pipe of a pond Alerted by a strange noise coming from his pond in Baltimore, Ohio, a man came to the aid of a snapping turtle that was stranded, its head sucked in by the overflow of the body of water. Fortunately, he managed, not without difficulty, to pull the animal to loosen it and quickly throw it on the edge of the pond, as the snapping turtle is able to inflict serious injuries with its jaw.
Furry snake A week ago, in the swamps of the province of Sakon Nakhon (Thailand), a 60 cm green snake covered with fur was discovered. Sam Chatfield, who is snake species coordinator at Wildlife ARC, an organisation that rescues and cares for injured animals, said that the creature could be a puff-faced water snake with algae growing on its scales.
A giraffe and a zebra looking for food The Owen Maynard and his family went for a walk on the Wild Animal Safari Park in Georgia US, where guests can spend their car near the animals. A giraffe and a zebra frightened passengers, when they passed their heads through the windows of the car looking for food.