Millions of years of evolution lead to zebra’s stripy visage as we know it today. But did you know that thanks to spontaneous mutations or some recessive genes, zebras can have spots instead of stripes?
Representatives of each Zodiac sign have their inclinations, needs, and requirements for house pets. For some people, their pet must be a faithful friend; others prefer shy and lazy animals, which will make them forget all about the feeling of loneliness, without requiring high maintenance. Some would choose the most unusual creatures despite all the red flags.
Butterflies are weird creatures. Pretty much everyone hates insects, but we also consider butterflies to be alright. No one really knows why, but compared to wasps or spiders, no one tries to teleport away whenever they see a butterfly. And since we’re cool with these critters, let’s take a look at the most beautiful ones.
Did you know that Disney animators used a real lion cub from the Dallas Zoo, as a model for Simba? Like it or not, these are straight facts!
This is Hachi, he’s a gorgeous rescued Shiba Inu and the best dog in the whole wide world. Thanks to his “aibo”, or partner, Masayo Ishizuki, who is always there to snap a few adorable photos in Japan’s most picturesque locations, there are no dull days for Hachi.
Albinism is a genetic condition where animals (or people) are born without pigment (color) in their bodies. Skin coloring happens because of melanin, and animals with albinism don’t produce enough (or any) melanin — making their skin and/or scales completely white. Sometimes that makes them look like ghosts, but sometimes it makes them look very cool and unusual.
Shih-Tzu puppy named Paningning developed a strange preference to sleep on her back like a human, ever since she was little. And she could do it anywhere: on the floor, under a curtain, on her toy, you name it.
Ever since the early 2000s, when the ICanHasCheezburger website was almost as popular as Google, the cat memes ruled the world. You probably remember the Long Cat, the Ceiling Cat, of course, the Cheezburger Cat, and many-many others. Years have passed, memes came and went, but the internet still had much love for funny fluffy felines. One of such stars was Tardar Sauce, or as you all know her – Grumpy Cat.
Gender isn’t always binary. Mother Nature doesn’t make gender a choice between one and another. In fact, in the animal kingdom there are many creatures that walk the line between male and female, changing gender based on their environment, availability of partners, and other biological needs. Others, still, display characteristics of both male and female creatures of their species.
Not that any sane person would ever judge you for not knowing the difference between a llama and an alpaca, but it’s a nice nerdy conversation starter. So if you’re ready to learn some mind-blowing facts about commonly confused animals, you’ve got the right address!
This isn’t the kind of squirrel you’re used to seeing in your neighborhood park, that’s why this giant-tailed squirrel has gone viral!
The ecosystem of our planet has been so finely tuned over the past few billion years that the disappearance of a single species may cause cataclysmic consequences. At least for the Homo Sapiens. So today you’ll find out on which 7 species of animals the survival of the entire human race depends the most.
Birds are rarely featured in best animal compilations, however, these creatures are truly beautiful and can surprise you with their differences in size and colour. Some birds are so fascinating that they are adopted as national birds.
Bryan Reisberg is an up-and-coming NY filmmaker himself, so it’s no surprise that the idea to Photoshop his adorable corgi into some movie posters is gosh darn beautiful.
With so many different dog breeds to choose from, which one we ultimate adopt depends on a variety of factors. Then there are those who are looking for something completely different: an exotic dog that nobody else on the block owns. If that sounds like you, you’re in luck! Here’s a look at 10 unusual breeds that will definitely make you stick out from the typical dog owner.
Canadian photographer Jess Bell decided she wanted to try out a new photography technique on some dogs belonging to friends and people she knew. The concept is pretty simple: throw some colored powder on dogs that either contrasts with their fur or matches it strongly, and let them jump. The result is incredible!
Throughout our history there have been hundreds of astounding animals worthy of getting their own bronze statues but only few were immortalized in such a way. The rest will have to get by on some photos, name plaques, and mentions in the history books.
Here are 9 cutest animals with the biggest, floppiest, and most veiny… ears!
But you know who gets even more excited about the cold weather and crystallized water particles slowly floating down from the sky? Animals, of course! To them it’s like black magic, only white… I guess. Don’t believe me? We have photographic evidence!
Not all animals are cute and cuddly. Let’s see if these 20 animals really can bite off more than they can chew!