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Awww... Australian fauna.

Peacock Spiders don't hurt humans (they're tiny and 'insignificant'). Here's one on a human fingernail in Western Australia where they live. Peacock Spiders (Flickr image search results) are quite something. (Previously). The still images don't capture the mating performances properly. [more inside]
posted by panaceanot on Feb 11, 2014 - 31 comments

Clap!

Horses with hand ears.
posted by griphus on Feb 8, 2014 - 18 comments

ANIMAL FRIENDS

The Rocky Ridge Refuge is home to a lot of animals and a lot of interspecies friendship. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 6, 2014 - 21 comments

Paul is Dead. There will never be another.

Every psychic animal dreams of claiming the throne vacated by the late Paul the Octopus. Super Bowl XLVIII crushed many of those dreams. Especially disappointing was the fall of Buffett the Manatee who, from his tank at Sarasota, Florida's Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, had correctly called the last six Super Bowls.
posted by Naberius on Feb 3, 2014 - 31 comments

Red Light, Green Light, and Belly Rubs

Playing with Baby Wombats [slyt | cute | via]
posted by quin on Jan 31, 2014 - 21 comments

Year of the Wood Horse and other trojan's tales

Chinese New Year's eve and its the Year of the Wood Horse according to the annual rotation of 12 animals and 5 elements followed by Chinese geomancers. Horse babies are always welcome, especially boys. Less known however is the stigma attached to the girl child born in the year of the Fire Horse. [more inside]
posted by infini on Jan 30, 2014 - 29 comments

Looking Deep Inside Nature

X-ray photography of plants and animals by physicist Arie van’t Riet. [via]
posted by brundlefly on Jan 27, 2014 - 5 comments

raccoon riding raccoon riding raccoon riding raccoon

animals riding animals (SLTumblr)
posted by griphus on Jan 26, 2014 - 31 comments

Random Togetherness

Dennis Hlynsky is a professor of film and animation at RISD whose most recent work, titled Small Brains on Mass, looks at bird behavior, particularly how they interact when flying in groups. To better understand how flying as a flock is achieved, Hlynsky filmed the birds and then stacked the images on the same frame for a set number of frames, the results show each bird’s flight as a trail, but synchronized with the flock. The results are often pure poetry. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 25, 2014 - 12 comments

"Owl pets dog"

Louise the baby owl loves Annie the shaggy dog! [slyt | via]
posted by quin on Jan 24, 2014 - 24 comments

A Cub for the Accursed

"The Cubs occasionally had human mascots, but, aside from managers' children, their tenures were short-lived. (An exception was the Fat Boy, Paul Dominick, who was given credit for a 21-game winning streak in 1935 and then left for Hollywood.) Instead, they seemed to prefer animals—who, it should be noted, did not demand salaries. The 1908 world champions had Bud, a Boston bull terrier puppy with an adorable curved tail, and a grotesque-looking fake polar bear. The 1913 team had a homicidal gamecock, named Tampa after their spring training home. (Tampa's mascotting career seems to have ended when he murdered another rooster.) In 1915, they had another dog, a terrier named Toy. But mostly they had live cubs."
posted by Iridic on Jan 16, 2014 - 12 comments

Swim, Swim, Slash

Sailfish and the Dredge; a prey's eye view of what it's like to be chased and hunted by a sailfish. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jan 15, 2014 - 13 comments

Pure, uncut animal photos (and stories)

The Dodo is a new website by Kerry Lauerman (former Salon editor-in-chief) and Izzie Lerer (of the Lerer family) about animals, and particularly about humanity's relationship with animals: We think of them less as objects at our disposal, as science increasingly reveals them to be intelligent, emotional, social beings that are not as different from us as we used to think they were. Its lead article today is an essay by Glenn Greenwald (previously) on the dogs he and his partner David Miranda have fostered at their home in Brazil. And, as you might expect, there are also heartwarming posts such as this one about elephants being reunited after 20 years apart.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 14, 2014 - 9 comments

#Tweets

Minnesota Birdsong: An interactive poster Cute interface with birdsong content provided by the always amazing Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
posted by Miko on Jan 14, 2014 - 12 comments

I Am Your Camera

Octopus steals GoPro. Sealion steals GoPro. Crab steals GoPro. Human steals GoPro. (Previously: Eagle steals camera, Seagull steals camera)
posted by gwint on Jan 6, 2014 - 48 comments

Camel-ology

Do not pamper your animal. A camel is your partner in work, not a pet. You must look into its gigantic, sable eyes and address it firmly. You can reward it with ear scratches.
posted by stoneweaver on Jan 3, 2014 - 40 comments

"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period."

When Bill de Blasio takes the oath of office on Wednesday to become New York City's mayor, one of the first things on his agenda will be the fight to ban horse drawn carriages in Central Park. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 30, 2013 - 166 comments

Wait, what was that about the Holocaust?

Back in 08', filmcow.com, the people behind Charlie The Unicorn and other such Internet nonsense, released a darling little video about adorable singing ferrets signing about the things they love, "Make Me Smile!"
posted by The Whelk on Dec 26, 2013 - 12 comments

Pandamonium!

A scientist radio-tracking pandas in the Chinese wilderness frolics with an inquisitive cub who was left in his care by its mother: Dajun and the wild baby panda. [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Dec 23, 2013 - 8 comments

snort snort grunt wheeze

CHRISTMAS PUGS! (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Dec 21, 2013 - 18 comments

Horse Fancy Dress Ideas

Do you have a horse that you want to dress up in a costume but can't decide which costume? Then check out the Horse Fancy Dress ideas blog. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 20, 2013 - 26 comments

Do cats love us back?

A researcher at the University of Lincoln tests whether cats form secure attachments in the same way human babies or dogs do. [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 14, 2013 - 171 comments

Owls are high maintenance

Top Ten Reasons you Don't Want an Owl for a Pet [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 11, 2013 - 70 comments

Meatball!

Corgi on a Carousel (Obligatory Yakety Sax version)
posted by griphus on Dec 8, 2013 - 36 comments

Are you alive? If so, can you define what that means?

Why Life Does Not Really Exist
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 7, 2013 - 85 comments

How To Crush Leaves

Quick Tutorial on How To Crush Leaves (slyt, 1:02)
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 5, 2013 - 36 comments

What 100 years of dog breeding looks like

Just how much have dog breeds changed in the past hundred years? A lot (and for the worst). [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Dec 3, 2013 - 178 comments

Muad'pug

Scenes from David Lynch's Dune featuring the House Atreides pug. (SLYT with wrong aspect ratio)
posted by griphus on Dec 2, 2013 - 83 comments

"There are many species in the asshole kingdom."

Animals have tempers. Bad tempers. And they want what they want. And there are animated gifs to prove it.
posted by Mezentian on Nov 28, 2013 - 16 comments

[REPLACE_WITH_BEETHOVEN_JOKE]

A whole bunch of dogs playing the piano.
posted by griphus on Nov 20, 2013 - 22 comments

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies, Puppies, PUPPIES!

Known primarily for their kitty, puppy, and owl cams, The Pet Collective has also created some entertaining music and film parodies featuring primarily cats and dogs. Among the best of their music parodies are Royals (with a very weird final scene), Wake Me Up, Thrift Shop, Roar, Wrecking Ball, and We Can’t Stop. Among the better movie parodies are Star Wars, Hunger Games, and Jaws
posted by Toekneesan on Nov 15, 2013 - 10 comments

Stuffed Animals

When taxidermy goes horribly wrong right. (SL Imgur set)
posted by ShutterBun on Nov 12, 2013 - 39 comments

SO TINY

Tiny puppies napping on tiny couches! (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Nov 8, 2013 - 40 comments

Terror from the Deep

CreatureCast - Rhizocephala - a charmingly animated look at the lifecycle of rhizocephalan barnacles, one of the more horrifying (non-charming) parasitic crustaceans (likewise). NOT a practitioner of parasitic castration but still disturbing: The bobbit worm. Happy swimming!
posted by Artw on Oct 26, 2013 - 21 comments

Bounce Versus Pinch! Which Will Win?

The epic battle for species cuteness continues! Bull Terrier versus a Crab. [slyt]
posted by quin on Oct 23, 2013 - 43 comments

Shake, shake, shake señora

SHAKE, a short film about dogs, by photographer Carli Davidson.
posted by griphus on Oct 22, 2013 - 9 comments

ONWARD TO VICTORY

3-week old Corgi puppies learning to climb! (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Oct 17, 2013 - 79 comments

Cats Stealing Dog Beds

Cats Stealing Dog Beds [slyt]
posted by tonycpsu on Oct 15, 2013 - 55 comments

"Evacuate the children, put up the blackout curtains, kill the cat."

Advice to UK animal owners just before World War Two broke out: "If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency." It concluded: "If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed." [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 12, 2013 - 24 comments

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PUPPY BUTT

I present for your enjoyment a pudgy puppy stuck in a tent. (SLYT)
posted by elizardbits on Oct 11, 2013 - 53 comments

Ten UK album cover locations

Bob Egan identifies the locations of ten UK album covers [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 9, 2013 - 31 comments

Mutual Interests: Running, Balls, Water, Rolling

Need six minutes of idyllic friendship, peace, and harmony in your life? Horse and dog are friends.
posted by Erasmouse on Oct 2, 2013 - 8 comments

"Let Sleeping Dog Li...Oh Hell No...."

Baby elephant wants to play with a sleeping dog and is very persistent about trying to wake it up. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Sep 30, 2013 - 36 comments

"What Does The Fox Say?"

Norwegian animators Twintrash have created the animated short "What Does The Fox Say," based on "The Fox" music video by Ylvis. [previously | via] [more inside]
posted by quin on Sep 25, 2013 - 22 comments

LEAF FROLIC

Nobody loves leaves more than this dog. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Sep 21, 2013 - 50 comments

Telephone

A study [PDF] by CUNY Professor Diana Reiss and Rachel Morrison (Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Subprogram in Psychology The Graduate Center of CUNY) was published last week in Zoo Biology detailing for the first time a whisper‐like behavior in a non‐human primate, the cotton top tamarin at the Central Park Zoo. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 21, 2013 - 8 comments

Two attractive kids and their Lassie-like fish

If there was ever one man responsible for how an entire generation of American kids dreamed about science, animals, and nature it might be a producer by the name of Ivan Tors. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Sep 14, 2013 - 7 comments

Earning the Title "World's Ugliest Animal"

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has named the blobfish world's ugliest animal & society mascot.
posted by rcraniac on Sep 12, 2013 - 40 comments

Like a Prickly, Grouchy, Floating Bath Toy

Baby hedgehog Boat! [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Sep 11, 2013 - 25 comments

"…and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"

"Dancing" Baby Ostriches. [slyt | cute | via]
posted by quin on Aug 29, 2013 - 9 comments

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