Animals

September 25, 2017

576 Border Collies Gather in One Amazing Shot to Break a World Record

A post shared by Kayla Munro (@kaylamunro) on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:00am PDT Founder of the Facebook group Border-Collie Owners South-Australia, Yvonne McGrath, had a dream: to convene the greatest assembly of Border Collies the world has ever seen. That dream came true when 576 Border Collies gathered with their owners last Sunday at Willaston Oval, outside Adelaide in South Australia.

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September 14, 2017

Rare White Giraffes Captured on Film for the First Time in Kenya

Conservationists have spotted two white giraffes in northern Kenya, a rare sighting that will warm your heart. The mother and baby were caught on film by rangers for the Hirola Conservation Program (HCP), as they calmly stroll along—even pausing to look at the camera. The cute duo has leucism—which was also the case with a pale tiger recently spotted in India.

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September 4, 2017

UCLA Researcher Known as “Hummingbird Whisperer” Bonds with 200 Birds Outside Her Window

During her time at the University of California, Los Angeles, assistant researcher Melanie Barboni has made many notable contributions to the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences program. While most of these accomplishments are academic and directly relate to her field of work, there is one that stands out among the rest: her reputation as resident “hummingbird whisperer.” Every day, Barboni is greeted by a group of 200 hummingbirds. At first, the birds paid occasional visits to a network of nectar-filled bird-feeders installed by Barboni outside of her office.

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August 22, 2017

Woman Discovers Her Pet Chameleon Will Hold Anything She Hands Her

We think of dogs and cats as being the only pets that can make us laugh, but as artist Emma Ward shows us, that’s not true. In a brief series of amusing images, she photographed her pet chameleon Olive holding tiny toy objects. Tweeting that the reptile will “grab anything you give them,” Ward armed the green creature with miniature swords and battle axes.

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