Animals

A brown bear newborn cub
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A brown bear newborn cub


The cubs are born during hibernation, while the mother sleeps. If the mother does not gain enough weight to survive through the winter, the embryo does not implant and is reabsorbed into the body

 



Only 2,000 to 3,000 adult tigers are left in the wild
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Only 2,000 to 3,000 adult tigers are left in the wild


The 6 extant subspecies of Panthera tigris are currently endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Threats include poaching and habitat fragmentation

 



This is what the x-ray of a stingray looks like
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This is what the x-ray of a stingray looks like


 



The Emu War opposing Australia to emus occured in 1932
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The Emu War opposing Australia to emus occured in 1932


It was a military operation employing armed soldiers to reduce the number of emus that were destroying crops in Western Australia.

 



Have you ever seen a horse... swimming from below?
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Have you ever seen a horse… swimming from below?


Incredible shot by Kurt Arrigo!

 



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Woodpeckers often reach 10 000 m/s² when pecking on a tree


To cope with forces as great as 1,000 g, these birds have developed several adaptations such as a three-layered beak whose anatomy helps absorb mechanical stress

 



African wild dog yawning
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African wild dog yawning


African wild dogs have a higher kill rate than lions and can take down antelope that weigh as much as 225 kilos (500 pounds).

 



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When migrating, the Common eel swims a distance of 6,000 km


Watch the video to learn more!

 



Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!
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Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!


With mackerel sharks, tunas are the only species able to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water... even when it's 43 °F!

 



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The dealfish is a beautiful abyssal ribbonfish


Watch the video to learn more!

 



Beautiful granular poison frog
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Beautiful granular poison frog


Fun fact: after the female lays eggs, the male guards them and keeps them moist with his urine

 



A Rhinoceros Hornbill having breakfast
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A Rhinoceros Hornbill having breakfast


The courtship and bonding of these birds are critical, as the female must trust the male to provide her with everything when she is incubating and raising chicks

 



Look Granny, we've finally found your dentures!
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Look Granny, we’ve finally found your dentures!


Has science gone too far? The Pacú (Piaractus mesopotamicus) does look like a bad photomontage but everything is genuine in this picture. This tropical fish originates from the Amazonian basin, like his cousin Pirhana. It feeds on crustaceans, algae, insects, roots and seeds: nothing is too good for its chompers!

 



Hi! I'm the barred leaf frog!
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Hi! I’m the barred leaf frog!


I live in South America and like to climb on trees

 



This frog is called Pristimantis *jamescameroni*!
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This frog is called Pristimantis *jamescameroni*!


This tribute is a way to thank the movie director for his films, which helped raise environmental awareness