Candiru also known as toothpick fish, is a parasitic freshwater catfish native to the Amazon River. Although some candiru species have been known to grow to a size of 16 inches (~41 cm) in length, others are considerably smaller. These smaller species are known for an alleged tendency to invade and parasitize the human urethra.
This is some delicious looking sushi, if you like raw fish. Apparently, someone has a hamster who thinks so too. They are also very adept at eating it with proper table manners. They must have been good little hamster to deserve such a treat.
A Luxury Lunch for One Person (5 Photos)
Ha Wenjin is a real animal lover. This Chinese woman has quit her job, sold her house, vehicle and jewelry to take care of over 1,500 stray dogs and 200 cats.
At first she had just a few animals that she took care of in her free time. But as the number of her pets was growing, she gave up her career and devoted her entire day tending to dogs and cats. Soon she had created a real animal shelter, and had to find 10 people to look after the dogs and 2 people to take care of her cats. Many volunteers donate food to these dogs and cats that were forced to move to a new home, because government officials of China decided to reclaim the land where the shelter was built on.
Today Ha Wenjin and her pets live in Houyu village. Even though it is expensive and difficult to keep a shelter open, this woman has no intention of giving up in her desire to save as many stray dogs and cats as possible.
For a crocodile, it’s easy to attack an elephant when they have such long trunks.
Apparently, the mother was protecting her baby from a crocodile.
It feels like it is a common practice for crocodiles to attack baby elephants.
These are photos of spiders, insects and other creepy crawlies that were taken under an electron microscope. They were taken by Tom Jackson over a three month period. These micro monsters live in our homes, clothes, and even our bodies.
A human head louse with an egg
These rats sniff out landmines that are filled with TNT. They are trained by a Dutch nongovernmental organization in Tanzania. Whenever they make positive detection they are rewarded with some food.
For more information about these little sniffers you can check out our recent article we published just several days ago in our daily stare column 'Rats to Nuts.’ Now we have more photos.
This 10-day-old dolphin was injured by a fishing net and discovered near the Montevideo beach (Uruguay). There was no sign of the dolphin’s mother, so the mammal was lowered into a swimming pool at the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina centre. Local “resident”, the Magellan penguin, quickly became friends with a baby dolphin.