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“Enjoy scratching with many capybaras” while they sleep

This video out of Japan is captioned, “Enjoy scratching with many capybaras.” These guys live at the Bio Park Nagasaki Zoo & Botanical Garden. via Stellar.io.

(Really Happy) Dogs in Cars

The wind. The sun. The scenery. The happy dog faces sticking out of car windows! The co-curator’s favorite part was at the end when the dogs are all introduced. I like dog ears flapping ...

1,000 Indian Runner ducks are a smart alternative to pesticides

Not only are these 1,000 Indian Runner ducks fun to watch as they parade to work at South Africa's Vergenoegd vineyard, but their work -- eating the white dune snails that would otherwise threaten the vines -- is smar...

30 Days of animation

A character in a moment, one created each day for 30 consecutive days, animated as an exercise of skill and imagination by UK-based animator Geoff King. He writes:  It was difficult to even...

3D Printing Dinosaurs: The mad science of new paleontology

File under laser scanners, 3D printers and dinosaur bones… not so surprisingly a great combination, as introduced by Dr. Kenneth Lacovara of Drexel University: "For years and years, vertebr...

3D scanning an anglerfish’s final meal

In 1999, near the Cape Verde Islands, “an unusually large Caulophryne pelagica, a fanfin or hairy anglerfish, was captured in perfect condition, due perhaps to a lethargy induced by a pr...

40,000 years of London history created with papercraft

Peel back the pavement of a grand old city like London and you can find just about anything, from a first-century Roman fresco to a pair of medieval ice skates—even an elephant’s tooth. As one of Europe’s oldest capit...

A Baby Nine-Banded Armadillo found in a yard in Texas

A baby nine-banded armadillo, introduced by the Texan who found him in the garden and then released him farther afield! Nine-banded armadillos are generally insectivores. They forage for m...

A baby otter gets a swimming lesson from its mother

Baby river otters don’t know how to swim when they’re born! In this April 2013 video from the Oregon Zoo, meet Molalla the Baby River Otter and his mother Tilly as she gives him a ...

A Bird Ballet: A murmuration of starlings over Marseille, France

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly comes out of its chrysalis

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly coming out of its chrysalis, time lapsed. Related: an excellent (but unembeddable) documentary set of videos capturing the Monarch Butterfly from caterpillar egg to butterfly, with narra...

A Caribbean hermit crab named Godzilla

This hermit crab is named Godzilla. He has been with his owner for three years and three moultings. Based on his size, he’s probably about 20-25 years old. Hello, Coenobita clypeatus!

A crab takes a video camera into its hole

A crab finds a small video camera set up outside of its hole in Fiji. The crab decides to take the camera home…

A daddy Asian Elephant that cuddles his calf

Who doesn’t love a dad that cuddles his kid? How about a daddy Asian Elephant that cuddles his calf? From the Melbourne Zoo, watch 1 year old Ongard enjoy some father and son time with his dad Bong Su.

A deep-sea octopus that protects her eggs for four & a half years

In observations from 2007 to 2011, deep-sea diving researchers at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered that the female Graneledone boreopacifica guards her eggs for 53 months -- that's almost fo...

A Goshawk hunts in slow motion

Earth Unplugged films the northern goshawk’s magnificent speed and precision skills in slow motion as it aims for lures and water balloons.

A green heron catches fish with some bread

This clever bird keeps throwing bread into the water, retrieving it, and then putting it back out in the water again… just a bit closer every time. Guess why and then watch! Thanks, Ann...

A hippo gets his teeth brushed

At the Tennoji Zoo in Osaka, Japan, hippo hygiene is important. Thanks to training and consistent routines, hippopotamus Tetsuo understands how to get his teeth brushed (and get a quick physical check-up) from the car...

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