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Australia’s Deadliest Animal Revealed, And It’s Not What You Think

What comes to your mind when you think of the world’s deadliest animals? It’s not surprising to mention some popularly known dangerous animals like Sharks, fearful snakes, giant spiders, bees, or even crocodile.

However, in Australia, it’s a totally different scenario that would shock you!

Famous with monstrous-looking crocodiles and poisonous reptiles, amazingly, these aren’t the main threats to livelihood.

The continents deadliest animals have just been revealed. And it’s most likely not what you were thinking. According to the ABC News report, Horses and cows have caused more deaths than bee stings, snake bites, and shark attacks combined.

In fact, the Australian Bureau of Statistics had reported that the unsuspecting farm animals were responsible for about 77 deaths between 2008 and 2017.

Mammals were considered to be the second deadliest animals in the category, accounting for about 60 human deaths. Hornets, wasps, and bees were responsible for 27 deaths, while Sharks and other marine animals caused 26 deaths, then 23 killed by snakes and lizards, dogs were 22, lastly is the crocodile with a total of 17 deaths within the period.

Similar findings in the US earlier in the year also revealed that the deadliest animals are farm and domestic mammals.

Despite these reports, it is important to note that most deaths in the region are not usually caused by animals but other factors.  As of 2017, one-in-10 deaths were due to coronary heart disease, though there has been a decline by over 20 percent.

Also, chronic disease such as Dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease, are the second leading causes of death with an increase by 68 percent over the past decade resulting in more than 13,000 deaths in 2017. While other diseases such as cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, and cancer of the trachea, bronchus, and lung maintained fifth place as leading causes of death.

Shockingly, intentional self-harm rates which increased by over 9 percent resulted in 3000 plus deaths. This made it the 13th leading cause of death in 2017.

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What comes to your mind when you think of the world’s deadliest animals? It’s not surprising to mention some popularly known dangerous animals like Sharks, fearful snakes, giant spiders, bees, or even crocodile.
However, in Australia, it’s a totally...

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Stunning: See Animal X-Ray Pictures

One of the most important things a zoo can do is carry out regular check-ups and medical checks on their animals. Good quality health is so important in a zoo, and this is part of the reason why animals in the zoo often look so healthy. However, one of the things we often forget about is how animals are examined. They can’t exactly follow medical instructions. For that reason, it’s important that we use X-ray hardware to take a closer look inside and try to fully diagnose what the problem might be.

Want to see what that looks like? Then take a look at some of these amazing animal x-ray images. They show you just how an animal looks from the inside, and makes it easier to appreciate their rare beauty.

The zoo that was being looked into was Oregon Zoo, rated as one of the best in the United States. They take comprehensive checks of all animals in their stable, looking into things like weight and general health. Indeed, the use a massive state-of-the-art scanning tool which can be used for creatures as large as bears – even elephants, in fact!

This allows them to easily study the animals without having to sedate them or do anything else. it also allows for a much easier level of knowledge about the animal, allowing them to easily share images with other zoos and health departments to get further information, confirmation or to warn of a problem to look out for.

As the zoo explained, trying to get some creatures to take part is easier than others. For example, trying to get a tiger or a golden eagle to sit inside an x-ray system is a lot harder than getting something like a sloth to do so!

A challenge for science

Some of the things found in their studies was amazing. For example, did you know that the fruit bat – who looks so lean and fit – is actually a bit podgy? These fluffy little creatures are actually a touch more rotund than the svelte shadows suggest.

At the same time, finding out that a snake has a backbone and is actually a vertebrate is quite the shock. This awesome x-ray image of a ball python, though, makes it easy for you to see the bone in full flow. Snakes have 200-400 vertebrae, and equally as many ribs – tends of times the volumes we have as humans.

The beaver, too, is shown to have a strong tail for a reason: rather than being fluffy like hair, it’s actually scaly in complexion. This helps them to use it both on land and when in the water.

Each image just shows us how many animals and creatures that we share out existence with are just quite different to what one would expect. Often, what is under the skin is far different than what we would expect – in people and in creatures.

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One of the most important things a zoo can do is carry out regular check-ups and medical checks on their animals. Good quality health is so important in a zoo, and this is part of the reason why animals in the zoo often look so healthy. However, one of the...

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Watch: Alligator Gets a Prosthetic Tail

This is the story of Mr. Stubbs, an alligator without a tail. If you know a little about these reptiles, you will agree that they cannot swim without their tails. Mr. Stubbs the alligator had been ‘grounded’ for so long until a special prosthetic was invented for him.

This smart invention was made by a group of technicians and animal lovers. Without a tail, it was going to be difficult for Mr. Stubbs to survive all by himself.

It is not certain how Mr. Stubbs lost his tail, but the story is most likely horrific. He was among some alligators rescued from animal smugglers in Arizona. Mr. Stubbs was kept in a private facility for observation and care when his disability was discovered.

It is a miracle he survived. Mr. Stubbs has been treated; there is no threat because of the injury from his missing tail. However, without the tail, releasing him into the wild could be a ‘death sentence.’ Thanks to 3D printing technology, a prosthetic was created.

It was quite a challenge to find a suitable tail for Mr. Stubbs. The issues ranged from the usage, and how well the prosthetic fit. Alligators use their tails in many ways; this meant that the prosthetic had to be firmly secured in place. The technicians at the Phoenix Herpetological Society didn’t give up easily. After a series of trials, the right prosthetic was created.

A 3D printer was used to develop a personalised tail. The focus was on creating a tail that matched Mr. Stubbs structure. It was important to get the right fitting because an alligator’s tail is as important as its legs.

After a series of trials, it was confirmed that the prosthetic was going to work and last longer. This is great news for Mr. Stubbs. Regardless of how well he is cared for at the center, he belongs in the wild. The successful creation of the prosthetic meant he has another chance to live a normal life in his natural habitat. However, there will still be more tests.

So far, these are the accomplishments. Mr. Stubbs has been able to use his new tail to swim in water. It is now easier for him to move around with the use of the prosthetic. This also means he can hunt for food successfully in the wild.

The inventors of the prosthetic have posted videos of Mr. Stubbs testing his new tail in the water. The comments on these videos are hilarious, but generally, everyone is happy that this alligator was saved and is getting the best assistance.

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This is the story of Mr. Stubbs, an alligator without a tail. If you know a little about these reptiles, you will agree that they cannot swim without their tails. Mr. Stubbs the alligator had been ‘grounded’ for so long until a special prosthetic was...

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Hilarious: Wildlife Funny Photography Award Finalists

This is the third year it will be held. Every year, the fans gather round to view the annual comedy Wildlife Photography Awards nominated pictures. As always, this year will be even better. We expect to see animals in their natural habitats caught on camera in acts that may not have been believable. But with the photographs as proof, these pictures make it to the Awards.

The humour attached to the annual event is exceptional. The animals are in no way harmed, but they have been captured in rare displays that leave the audience reeling over in laughter.

The awards started in 2015; it was organized by Paul Joynson Hicks. They promote the Born Free Foundations through the event. Paul is also a wildlife photographer who has been an active member of the foundation. The Born Free Foundation was established to create more awareness about the need to protect our wildlife. The submissions are open to everyone. After all the photographs are collected, screening commences, and only the best make it to the final selection.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 |Mary McGowan | Title: Caught In The Act | Location of shot: Brandon, FL USA

In total, every year, over one thousand pictures are collected for this award. The final selection screens out the rest leaving only forty-one pictures. Some of the criteria used for the selection include the photographs that show animals making the funniest expressions.

Many pictures also depict the animals in their natural habitat interacting in peculiar ways that can be termed as hilarious. However, not everyone may find the pictures very funny. The ability to project our lifestyle as humans in these pictures is a starting point to connect with the photographs in a comedic way.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018| Shane Keena | Title: Peek-a-boo! | Location of shot: Salton Sea, CA

This year the final forty-one pictures have been released. It is now time to start voting for the winners. The public is encouraged to view the final selections and pick their favourite. This year’s event is sponsored by the Affinity Photo, the software company. All participants during the voting exercise also stand a chance to win an iPad. It has also been announced that the winners will be revealed at the ceremony scheduled for November 15, 2018.


The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Jamie Bussey | Title: Crouching Tiger, Peeking Moose | Location of shot: Southern Alberta, Canada

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Geert Weggen | Title: split | Location of shot: BispgÃ¥rden

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Amy Kennedy | Title: Bullies! | Location of shot: South Georgia

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Sergey Savvi | Title: Hot Kiss | Location of shot: Krabi, Thailand

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 | Robert Adamson | Title: majestic stag?! | Location of shot: Laggan, Scottish highlands

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This is the third year it will be held. Every year, the fans gather round to view the annual comedy Wildlife Photography Awards nominated pictures. As always, this year will be even better. We expect to see animals in their natural habitats caught on camera...

Animals

‘Zombie Turtle’ Washes Ashore in UK

As one of the most majestic animals in the UK, the turtle is a unique species. They are very impressive, known for their comfortable lifestyles and incredible feats of aging. However, while we mostly associate the turtle with wisdom, knowledge and grandeur, they sometimes can be the subject of horror. Indeed, this recent find in the United Kingdom is one that would shock most people: a boat-size zombie turtle!

While it’s not alive and feasting on the brains of other turtles, the horrifying scale of waste on its skeleton is horrifying to look at. It was found when Richard Pears and James Mustoe were out and about with James’ kids, Barnaby and Reuben. They were heading around the beach of Polkerris, Cornwall, when they came across their gargantuan discovery.

Speaking to IFLScience, Mustoe said: “We saw this thing floating in the water from a way off and didn’t have a clue what it could be,

“I was stunned – it was shocking,”

“When we realized what it was, it was very sad but also seeing something that rare and that size just bobbing in the sea like that must be a once in a lifetime encounter. I told my children it would be something they could tell their grandchildren about in years to come.”

What they had found bobbing up and down like a buoy was the decomposing body of the leatherback turtle. Indications that the turtle was a century old – perhaps older – were clear, too. At least it was able to lead a happy, fulfilling life, right?

A once-in-a-lifetime spot

The fact that a leatherback turtle was so near the beaches of Cornwall might seem odd. However, these creatures are fairly nomadic, and do a good job of getting around the world – they often appear in locations all across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. However, Mustoe was right: to spot one near the UK is a very rare opportunity indeed.

They are supposedly quite laid-back, and don’t mind winding up in new locations. However, if you see one and it is alive, you should contact some form of coast guard: they are presently listed as a “vulnerable” species. The general population is going down, and we need to do something to try and change that: if you see one of these majestic animals struggling, try and do something.

From climate change to pollution through to accidental catching, these amazing animals should be protected at all costs. While it might be amazing to see one so up-close, we’d much rather it was alive and kicking!

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As one of the most majestic animals in the UK, the turtle is a unique species. They are very impressive, known for their comfortable lifestyles and incredible feats of aging. However, while we mostly associate the turtle with wisdom, knowledge and grandeur...

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Horny Dolphins Close A French Beach

We usually hear about beaches that are shut down because sharks where spotted. This case is different. The hostile nature of one horny dolphin named Zafar has forced the authorities in this small French town to shut down the beach.

In the seaside town Landévenec, Brittany, surfers, and swimmers who use kayaks have been harassed by a seemingly aggressive male dolphin. The overly intrusive dolphin has almost overturned some kayaks while surfers have been constantly harassed in the water. This ‘energetic’ male dolphin has not spared small boats and swimmers. The experts say its behavior is not absurd and maybe humans should give him some time to get over this phase.

Before the closure, encounters with the dolphin became quite regular. However, there have been no injuries thankfully. The visitors to the beach claim it seems friendly sometimes, but they have experienced some dominant behavior that could be threatening.

Currently, the male dolphin named Zafar has been put on the ‘watch list.’ The visitors and surfers are not allowed to swim or go surfing whenever Zafar is spotted in the sea. Everyone has also been advised to stay away from the dolphin maintaining a distance of at least fifty meters at all times.

There have been mixed reactions to this order from the mayor who runs the town. While some residents and tourists have applauded the decision, others condemn the action saying it could cause the public to regard dolphins as dangerous animals. This perspective could put dolphins in danger in many ways. It cannot, however, be ruled out that there could be an injury resulting from an unfortunate encounter with an ‘over-eager’ Zafar in the future.

The aquatic and wildlife experts have shared some information to help the public understand what is happening. Dolphins are peculiar animals. The male dolphins do not only mate with females for reproduction. Male dolphins have been found to exhibit homosexual tendencies as a way of showing dominance over other dolphins. There have also been situations where dolphins become ‘too close’ to their handlers.

Elizabeth Hawkins, the lead researcher at the Dolphin Research Institute in Australia, claims that Zafar is going through a phase in his life. While stating that it is not abnormal behavior, she points out that Zafar who is mostly spotted alone in the water has probably been excluded from other groups of dolphins. He is, therefore, trying to force a social interaction with human beings to meet his need for interaction.

Hawkins commends the French authorities for implementing the ban. Zafar could be in danger if he becomes used to interacting with human beings. This exposure can make Zafar vulnerable to injury and abuse by humans. It is best for the dolphin to find a way to become established among a dolphin community rather than with humans.

Dolphins are known to be friendly and sociable with humans. However, they are still wild animals except the dolphins have been brought up in private aquariums. The seas remain their natural habitat, and we should be happy to allow them to flourish in the seas when necessary.

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We usually hear about beaches that are shut down because sharks where spotted. This case is different. The hostile nature of one horny dolphin named Zafar has forced the authorities in this small French town to shut down the beach.
In the seaside town...

Animals

LOL: Fireman Saves Rude Parrot Stuck on a Roof

The firemen were called so it must have looked like the parrot’s life was in danger. However, nothing prepared the fireman for the shock he got when he eventually reached the spot where the parrot was supposedly stuck. He was told, and we quote, to “F**K off!” How rude, but we shouldn’t only regard the parrot’s comment what if the fireman was intruding what was a solemn moment of peace and reflection on the roof?

This brings us to wonder, do animals need some time off on their own as well? I know we humans do, the peace you feel when alone cannot be compared to many experiences. Maybe the parrot just wanted to relax on the roof.

According to the witnesses, it did seem like the parrot was stuck on the roof. It refused to acknowledge the treats and calls from the owner who were getting agitated because of the situation.

Jessie, the parrot, had spent three days on the roof before the firemen were called to come to her rescue. But she was not ready to come down. We wonder what must have caused Jessie’s tantrum. Little wonder, from her vocabulary, maybe those were the last words she heard which will explain her decision to stay up on the roof for three days.

That was not all; Jessie could say nice things too. When the firemen were called, they were advised to say the words “I love you” to Jessie, and she would reply “I love you back.” So she has a good side. It was also revealed that the parrot was multi-lingual; she could speak other languages such as Turkish, and Greek fluently. Her vocabulary was quite vast too regarding the foreign languages; it was, therefore, surprising to everyone even the owners that she chose to speak in English while telling the fireman to f..k off. It was the last comment she made before spreading her wings and flying to another roof of a neighbor nearby.

It was such a relief when everyone could see that Jessie was not hurt because she could fly effortlessly. The bird just wanted to have some time alone probably. After trying to convince her to come down from the roof, she flew away and perched on a tree. The firemen were satisfied that Jessie was okay and there was no need to chase her or bring her into the house if it was something she didn’t want. The solution was most probably to carry out research to find out more information about the behavior of adult female parrots of Jessie’s breed.

It is certain that a discovery will be made to explain why she could suddenly choose to stay away for a couple of days on her own. There is no food out there, and she has been domesticated. The weather is however not so bad, so she is safe, but the owners hope Jessie will have a change of mind and return home soon.

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The firemen were called so it must have looked like the parrot’s life was in danger. However, nothing prepared the fireman for the shock he got when he eventually reached the spot where the parrot was supposedly stuck. He was told, and we quote, to...

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Best Job Ever? A Greek Island is Hiring A Babysitter for 55 Cats

The fight between Dog People and Cat-people will probably never be over as the ones that prefer the cat are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend. If you are feeling down because of it and in need some feline love we have some good news for you as now you can actually get paid to stroke, snuggle, and just generally hang out with a bunch of cats. Not only that, but you get to do it on a Greek island.

It’s just like the Mamma Mia movie, but instead of Meryl Streep going through her history with a song, there are a lot of loving cats.

You really have to enjoy the company of cats cause this job will require to watch over 55 of them. The job takes place on a ‘small paradise’ island called Syros, and involves running a cat sanctuary while the owner is away.

The job was shared on Facebook by God’s Little People Cat Rescue, and asks for ‘a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company’.

The post goes on saying “I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence. You will have 55 cats in your care and need to be able to overview them all + feed and medicate (big added bonus if you’re trained vet. nurse!). [sic] You will be expected to take the cat to the vet in case of illness and therefore will need to be able to drive a manual car. Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention.”

The best part is that Not only do you get to spend your days surrounded by fluffy cuteness, but you also have your living expenses paid for. The job offers “a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semidetached modern tiny house with it’s own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea) plus a salary.”

The downside is that according to the post they don’t get many visitors and the person who will take the job will have to be fine to be alone for that time. “We are located in a secluded nature preserved area which is very tranquil and quiet in winter time but busy during the summer. You’ll no doubt thrive best if you are the type of person who appreciates nature and likes tranquility – and rest comfortably in your own company. That said, you’ll never feel lonely in the company of the cats and you’ll be expected to live with a small handful of cats in your house.” She is right about it, that is for sure.

The employment starts in October and lasts a minimum of six months, with an introductory unpaid two-to-four weeks at the start of the role. If you are interested you can check all the details you need here. Don’t forget to bring a rope and a red laser.

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The fight between Dog People and Cat-people will probably never be over as the ones that prefer the cat are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend. If you are feeling down because of it and in need some feline love we have some good news for...

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Watch: Killer Whales Put On a Hunt Show For Tourists

“Dinner time!” Mama Orca rumbles sub sonically through the bay.

“Mmmm! I wonder what’s for dinner today?” asks little Bobby Orca with baited anticipation.

“I hope it’s squid!” exclaims little Suzy Orca.

“I think it’s going to be harbor seal.” Bobby nods authoritatively, blasting a spray of vapor out his blowhole.

“Mom! Bobby says we’re going to have seal…AGAIN!” tattles little Suzy.

“Come and get it! It’s a seal!” hollers Mama.

Little Suzy stops complaining and lines up with little Bobby and Papa, as well as Aunt Ora, Uncle Othello, and cousins Augustus and Orville.

They don’t dive into a prepared meal. They haven’t even killed their meal yet. But mama has already “picked” her dinner from the great supermarket of the ocean, a lone unfortunate seal that strayed too far from his neighborhood into the lonely part of the bay. He shouldn’t have done that. If he was being stalked by one killer whale, the odds of survival might be higher. Against an entire pod of killer whales, the seal doesn’t stand a chance. That’s because killer whales, orcas, are organized and strategic. Their brute strength is combined with the planning power of an enormous brain.

Led by the matriarch, the pod proceeds in unison. Each member carries its own task responsibly so that the strength of the family is greater than the sum of its parts. The tradition is passed on from parent to child, and millions of years of hunting culture have accrued to a science. A seal must sense terrible finality when it comprehends it is the subject of the hunt.

The whale watchers of this group are very fortunate, but it’s understandable that some may feel sympathy for the poor seal, another intelligent mammal with a social group and behaviors we can identify with. The seal has soft brown eyes, big eyelashes, and sometimes we see them perform tricks at shows just for our pleasure. The seal on dry land will bob its head up and down, appealing for a tossed fish from a friendly human. Here, there is nothing anyone can do but watch. Might as well turn on the camera and capture the savage spectacle!

The whales are probably used to whale watch boats by now and have no fear of the strange ritual of the two-leggers on board. They aren’t part of millions of years of the regular hunting pattern. To survive the frigid sub-arctic water, whales need blubber in their diet. Squid and fish are nice for the occasional snack, but their continued survival is dialed in to other mammals with thick layers of fat. The killer whale can weigh between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds.

That’s pretty huge. In fact, there isn’t another creature on earth, certainly not on land, but also in the sea, that is a threat to the killer whale. They are the apex of all apex predators. Humans can be dangerous to the killer whale, of course, but even humans aren’t prone to specifically targeting killer whales. The one thing in the world the killer whale has to fear is not finding food.

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“Dinner time!” Mama Orca rumbles sub sonically through the bay.
“Mmmm! I wonder what’s for dinner today?” asks little Bobby Orca with baited anticipation.
“I hope it’s squid!” exclaims little Suzy Orca.
“I think it’s going to be harbor...

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Darwinism 2018: Panama Monkeys Are In Their Stone Age

The discovery was made on the Jicarón Island. The group of white-faced capuchin monkeys was observed to have started using stones to get food such as breaking nuts and shellfish. This is the Stone Age path human beings took before we advanced. From the reports, these groups of monkeys are the fourth primates that have been noticed to exhibit this behavior after humans.

The Jicarón Island is a small piece of land off the Panama coast. It is part of the Coiba National Park which is a popular tourist attraction in the country. The capuchin white-faced monkeys inhabit different parts of the National Park. But only a small group on the Island have been noticed to exhibit this smart behavior.

The scientists behind this discovery are in shock at the behavior. They were observed to regard the stones as tools which were used to get their food. There have been so many documented videos captured on cameras placed discretely in the areas where the monkeys inhabit.

From the videos, the monkeys were reported to be seen breaking snails, coconuts, and crabs for food. While there have been movements between the groups of monkeys spread across the park, it has also been noticed that this behavior has not been adopted by other monkeys.

From all indications, the movement into the Stone Age will be beneficial to this set of primates. By learning how to gain access to food, they stand a better chance of survival even when food becomes scarce. The necessity can encourage the discovery of more tools by the monkeys.

A team of scientists has devoted their time to study these monkeys and hopefully observe the advancement of their species as the may express more intelligent behavior.

Other primates that have been found to exhibit this behavior are the macaques which are found in Thailand and the chimpanzees found in many parts of West Africa. These animals have been the subject of study for many years, and the scientists are happy to add one more class of primates to their list of study samples.

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The discovery was made on the Jicarón Island. The group of white-faced capuchin monkeys was observed to have started using stones to get food such as breaking nuts and shellfish. This is the Stone Age path human beings took before we advanced. From the...

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Watch: Hairless Chimpanzees Cause Tense Scene At The Zoo

We have seen male chimpanzees in action many times and we know their dominant behavior. If you haven’t stumbled upon harsh mammal dominance, make sure you stick around for a moment to witness the action as self-confident males craving for attention try to claim dominance over the pride. It’s all for recognition!

These are the muscular hairless chimpanzees from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. Jambo and Mongo are a father and son duo that are both suffering from hereditary alopecia, which is the general medical term for hair loss. When chimps look like they are fighting, it’s actually called displaying. It’s about intimidating the opponent with lots of uproar and bluster. Intense!

Glass or not, watching chimpanzees charge at you only to pound on their chests, is definitely a scary experience! In this video, we are fazed by what these huge mammals are trying to achieve as they engage in a fierce game of chase in their enclosure at the zoo. This is typical behavior, it is just what chimpanzees do. They just exude that dominance and they want to show that any way they can, while making a lot of noise and fuss about it. The pounding of chests and the angry charging, makes chimpanzees seem pretty scary to be around! Now, imagine dealing with a dozen raging mammals all at once. Scary, right!?

In this footage we see over a dozen chimpanzees engaging into a fierce game of chase as if they were playing tag together. Showing the others who’s in charge, a hairless male chimpanzee can be seen painting the town red, claiming dominance over this game of chase. Watch as he charges straight to the other mates with such incredible force that we think he’s going to lose it. We bet he is the one causing this whole chaos at the zoo encounter. Next time, we hope he learns how to hold his horses, and exercise his dominance elsewhere, and not disturb his mates at the zoo.

Apparently, this is not the first time that chimpanzees from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England, cause a tense scene. In another video we see a dominant chimpanzee showing everybody that he’s the boss. He charges through his enclosure, walking like a human and then hurling food at the visitors. You can hear the loud bang against the window!

The question on your mind is, why is Jambo hairless? People also call him the ‘naked chimp’. Some people think they shaved him or that he is ill. The truth is, the ape has Alopecia, a medical term for hair loss and he had it since adolescence. He is now 35 years old and with his hair gone you can simply see how powerfully muscular he is. Being a hairless chimpanzee hasn’t stopped him from anything, rather the opposite as he’s the alpha male and rules his habitat!

 

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Elephant Raids An Entire Bus For A Bunch Of Bananas

In faraway Sri Lanka, there are animals that are very fond of bananas. And do you know that a banana is a type of grass? Moreover, it is the tallest grass in the world! And the fruits of this “herb” are eaten with much pleasure all over the world and surely not only by humans! Bananas are delicious and extremely useful. One Indian elephant would eat bananas every day in the wilderness. His or Her Majesty would just take the fruit off the “tallest grass in the world” with his or her royal trunk and put it in the mouth. But, one day, they just might not feel like food gathering and do something absolutely unexpected. What could an elephant do? Well, watch the video at the top of the page and find out for yourself!

Elephants have the reputation of the sages of the animal world. They were seen using tools such as sticks to get ticks, palm leaves to drive away flies. As the Institute of Nature Institute notes, “many young elephants in the wilderness develop mischievous habits to clog a wooden bell that they wear around their necks, dirt or clay so that they do not make noise during banana rides on the farm at night.” Elephants steal bananas, while the owner of the farm quietly sleeps and does not hear the robber.

Take this at heart when viewing the video. The anti-hero in our video not only that was set to steal bananas that day but he literally ambushed and raided a moving vehicle to get to the tasty snack! He probably thought that it makes no sense to walk every day to the same place, which, frankly, is far from his dwelling to eat his favorite food. He stopped a bus, many times its size, snug its trunk inside the driver’s window and literally held the driver hostage until the frantic passengers did not muster a bunch of bananas and offer it as a bribe to let the poor man go!

In the video, you can clearly see how a driver got clobbered by an elephant’s trunk as it stole bananas from a bus along a road in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. In the video, a bus approaches an elephant that is standing in the middle of the road. When the bus is next to the elephant, it immediately sticks its trunk into the window to grab a bunch of bananas in the bus, walloping the driver in the process. The driver speeds away after the elephant pilfers the bananas.

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