Hoppa is a dog who was born without its two front legs but has been learning to get around through the use of a specially designed wheelchair. The veterinarians thought the only way to prevent him from suffering would be to put him to sleep. However, Avi Kozi, chairman of the Society for the Protection of Animals in Israel, adopted Hoppa and gave him a set of wheels that has helped him survive.
The duck in these photos seem to have a strong desire to be something they are not: Flamingos. Neil S. saw the duck at a Phoenix Zoo where they apparently they got mixed in with some flamingos. It wasn’t long before they began imitating them in a most interesting way.
The pictures were sent to us by Raymond Bell to whom we say a big thank you :) If you ever wondered why dogs bite people out of the blue, we may have an answer to this question ;) Actually, the answer is very easy and you’ll understand it all after viewing these pictures. To be honest, I can’t blame these dogs
I always though of Australia as a great destination to catch some waves and have the rest of your life… The only thing is with all these dangerous animals that inhabits the “promised vacation land”, you should be very careful where you put your foot whenever you are near the coral reefs of coastal Australia, so that this wouldn’t become a “rest in peace vacation” ;)
If you thought that wild deer were skittish and afraid of human contact, you need to take a look at these photos. Clearly this deer, at least, is not afraid of human, or dog, contact. Unlike other wild animals, there is something graceful and noble about a deer. It really is a magical animal.
Do you remember this giant Dane George as big as a pony we were talking about earlier? Well, two days ago, this giant from Arizona that weighs 245lbs, which is about 100 pounds more than an average Great Dane, was officially recognised as the world's tallest living dog, and the tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records! Greeting to you George!
Yes, the animal world can be harsh and cruel as well as ours is and it is much about the survival of the fittest and the most insolent. So here’s a story where a woodpecker and a grosbeak came across... Only one could stay with delicious food and the other one should kiss this food goodbye… Or maybe it was just a kiss
We have here some beautiful pictures of Odin, a white Bengal tiger eating meat underwater. These photos are a bit old now but we have the complete collection.. Photograph Fernando Pinto took these shots in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom an amusement and animal park located in Vallejo, California. It’s truly impressive, a real show in itself. I’d love to see that for real.
These original photographs by Artur Celes represent some of the most amazing pictures of insects and small animals I have ever seen. The detail is truly remarkable and leaves little to the imagination. The photographer who took these photos truly has a gift.
These photos are of a very cute little marsupial called a Sugar Glider and are from Australia. Marsupials are famous for carrying their young in pouches. Take a look how tiny the Joeys are. They are now legal to own in the United States and are the perfect size for your shirt pocket.
This little creature has features similar to that of Toruk, a fierce airborne predator almost impossible to tame. You'll see photos of its mini version in nature. Who knows, maybe Cameron was inspired by this little beast ;)
The animal in these photos is a ferox which is a carnivorous mammal that are found throughout forested areas of Madagascar. It is the largest of the predatory mammals of the island. The fossa hunts small to medium sized animals, from fish to birds. It is particularly adept at hunting lemurs, and is the predominant predator of many species, with only Madagascar's large snakes and Nile crocodiles being larger. Its prehistoric ancestors reached the size of a lion.
These photos were taken by wildlife photographer David Maitland. They are exquisite in their detail and show how beautiful and complex Mother Nature truly is. The diversity of these photos is amazing. Have a look for yourself.
The goats in these photos are either very brave or very stupid or both. I know that mountain goats are supposed to be good climbers but this is ridiculous. How they ever got in some of the places they got to in these photos is beyond me. In addition to being brave or stupid, maybe they can fly as well?
The guy in these photos is sure going to have a whale of a story to tell his grandkids. Imagine getting the opportunity to swim with whales. They are truly majestic mammals. Apparently, judging from these photos, they are also very friendly. The beauty of the ocean must have only added to his enjoyment.
Oh, kittys. They are so endearing. Little red kittys are especially cute. At birth they are ever so cute with their little red noses. Then they get a little older and are ever so playful. Finally, they become fully grown and are somewhat less playful and more like a large fluff of redness. What would the world do without red cats?
Gophers are the cutest creatures as evidenced by these photos taken by Stefano Unterthiner. They seem not to have a care in the world and all their time is spent playing in their natural habitat. They appear so carefree and playful it should remind us all to take the time to stop and smell the roses.
A female bear escaped from a wildlife park and was spotted near one Polish village. Veterinarians that were called shot her with a tranquilizer dart. Then they were going to load the animal into the car and drive it to the zoo. But during the loading, the bear suddenly woke up and rushed on her captors. You’d better run fast
Monkeys are truly amazing animals. There high wire antics as shown in these photos prove that. They have extraordinary balancing ability and seem to defy gravity. It would appear that only their amazing skill and the grace of the monkey that keep them aloft.
They can even become friends for a short period of time. Since they don’t hunt during the day and the photo was taken at dusk the Cheetahs in this photo must have just eaten. The baby Antelope is safe this time. They are simply playing with the Antelope, much the same as a domestic cat plays with a toy. However, it is probably better not to think about what happens when the cats get hungry. The next time the prey and the predator meet there will likely be a different outcome.
Sea dragons inhabit the waters around Australia and are relatives of seahorses. There are many around the world who keep these marvellous creatures in aquariums. There are two types of these strange looking creatures; Weedy sea dragons and Leafy sea dragons. The photos in this post depict examples of the Weedy sea dragon.
Some Russian sailors who were serving on submarines have noticed that Polar Bears prefer to eat bread. In fact, as depicted in these photos, they like it enough that they are willing to risk their lives jumping from one piece of ice to another in an effort to get close to the submarine so they can beg for more bread. Who’da thunk it?
Meet Hercules, a 900lbs liger. He is truly a magnificent beast born to a lion father and a tigress mother. He is 12ft. long and measures up to 4.5ft at the shoulder and almost 6ft at the tips of his ears, so you can imagine how huge he is. The pictures were shot for a commercial on the London streets where you can see that Hercules is quite capable of reaching out to the top of the British Double Decker bus and he looms easily over the traditional black cabs. If you thought of having such an animal at your place, think twice, because you’ll need to feed him with 25lbs of meat and a gallon of water a day ;) Apparently, ligers are not very healthy due to the mixture of genes of different species, but Hercules seems just fine to me.