Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here’s why that’s so difficult — via Youtube
Tentacle ring. Sterling silver. Made using the lost wax method — via Etsy
This little octopus is handmade using polymer clay, resin, acrylic paints and a bowl from the garden shop. Size: bowl is 9 cm in diameter, octopus is about 5 cm tall octopus in not removable from the bowl — via Etsy
Alawa (the lazy howler) is a captive-born Canadian/Rocky Mountain grey wolf at the Wolf Conservation Centre (WCC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, in South Salem, NY. She is one of the four
ambassador wolves at the WCC that help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment — via Youtube
Squid ring. The larger the ring size the longer the two shooter tentacles will be. Genuine ruby eyes. Sterling silver — via Etsy
It was a rainy morning in San Diego, but at the San Diego Zoo, the forecast called for snow. One-year-old jaguar cub Valerio and his mum, Nindiri, woke up to an unexpected surprise: piles of fresh, glistening snow blanketing their habitat. The duo appeared cautious when they entered the exhibit, stepping gingerly on the snow, unsure how to react to the novel substance. However, after a few minutes, the pair started exploring, climbing, searching for buried meatballs and showcasing their natural behaviours while enjoying their chilly enrichment surprise. Animal care staff said the cats’ personalities really shone through, and it was fascinating seeing them venture to parts of their habitat they normally wouldn’t explore this early in the day — via Youtube
Canuck the crow, Vancouver’s most notorious bird, is being accused of flying away with a knife from a crime scene.
The crow has quite a reputation in Vancouver and its antics are regularly chronicled on social media, including a dedicated Facebook page that has a profile photo of the bird holding a knife in its beak.
Earlier on Tuesday, police had shot a man near Hastings and Cassiar streets. They were called to the scene of a car engulfed in flames. When they arrived, police said, they were confronted by a man with a knife.
Shots were fired and the man was arrested.
Vancouver Courier reporter Mike Howell said he saw the bird — which had a red tag on its leg as does Canuck — swoop in and pick up an object from inside an area cordoned off by police tape.
A cop chased it for about 15 to 20 feet, and then the crow dropped it and took off, Howell told CBC.
It was really strange. In my 20-plus years reporting from crime scenes, I’ve never seen anything like that crow trying to take a knife — via redwolf.newsvine.com
These are some illustrations Laura Palumbo made for BarkPost, about some dog breeds and their ironic traits — via Behance
A surprising 60-year boom in global octopus, squid and cuttlefish numbers points to long-term changes taking place in the world’s oceans, scientists say.
Research published in Current Biology today shows a steady increase in the world cephalopod population — the class of molluscs comprising octopus, squid and cuttlefish — since the 1950s, at a time of increased fishing, growing pollution and ocean warming.
The data analysis, led by Dr Zoe Doubleday from Australia’s Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide, has confounded previous expectations that cephalopod populations go through cyclical booms and busts.
Anecdotal evidence had suggested the population may experience cyclical booms and busts over time, but there is instead a very consistent increase, she said — via redwolf.newsvine.com
Two seven-week-old endangered Red Panda cubs had their first visit to the veterinarian at Australia’s Perth Zoo. Though the zoo staff has kept a watchful eye on the cubs since their 8 December birth, this is the first time the red pandas received a hands-on health check. During the exam, the cubs got a quick health assessment, then had their body condition, eyes, teeth, ears and weight checked by the veterinary staff — via ZooBorns
The four-month-old Ringtail possums, nicknamed
Bert, arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital with their mother last week. Taronga staffer Di Scott is providing round-the-clock care to the twin brothers, carrying a makeshift pouch and waking at 3.00am to feed the joeys — via Youtube
It’s only March, but Imgur member rentdownstairs has already locked up the Father of the Year competition. He
wanted to get a custom crib to pass down as an heirloom to our children. So he commissioned Atlanta-based woodworker Garrick Andus to carve a crib inspired by the horror imagery of HP Lovecraft. Its spreading, writhing, all-consuming tentacles express the hopes that all of us fathers have for their children — via Neatorama
Did you ever want to see Giant Squids up close? Now is your chance. Get these beauties for your walls. Comes seven to a pack as pictures in your choice of colour — via Etsy
White husky performs yoga and Scooby Doo impressions in the kitchen — via Youtube
From the uncharted depths this beast commands a watery domain. Measuring approximately 30 cm long and 19 cm wide, he truly is a sight to behold. Now you too can release the Kraken! — via Etsy
Two 1.5m (5′) lengths of EL wire attached to a Tom Bihn Brain Bag.
You can plug and play EL wire units from many suppliers, but you’ll need to add a Y connector if you want to run a pair.
The 1.5m length gives a slight overlap. The controller sits in the top pocket. The EL wire is attached to the pocket trim using 19mm foldback clips. The clip arms can be easily removed (as shown) or reattached, making it easy to swap out the EL wire as needed — via Youtube