Polar bears feed almost exclusively on seals and need sea ice to capture their prey. Climate change has reduced ice in the Arctic to record lows in the past year, forcing animals to range further in search of food.
A dangerous parasite spread by domestic cats to humans has been found in beluga whales in the Arctic. The discovery of Toxoplasma gondii in the marine mammals has led researchers to issue a public health warning to Inuit populations who eat beluga whalemeat in dried strips and stews. Though cooking the meat destroys the parasite, the infection could be spread when people prepare meals and fail to wash their hands afterwards.
“Dave filmed this amazing aerial vision with his quadcopter off Esperance, along south Western Australia’s beautiful coastline. Huge pods of bottle nose dolphins cruise the shoreline, surfing, playing and teaching their young how to forage amongst the crystal clear turquoise waters. Such intelligent and playful animals – we have a lot to learn from their lifestyle!” – Jennene And Dave Riggs
From the guy that brought us dogs reacting to magic, Jose Ahonen decided to find out how dogs react to human barking. He invited voice actor Rudi Rok to help him out. Check out the dog’s hilarious reactions!
Louisiana swamp guide Lance LaCrosse can be seen in the murky water with two large gators swimming calmly around him, accepting chicken and even marshmallows from his hand. LaCrosse, 29, said he is just as nervous as his audience. “Every time I jump in the water I’m scared,” he told ABC News. “I’m scared there is an alligator at the bottom I can’t see.”
First its head pops up, then it manages to prize its body to the surface. Finally, it leaps overboard at high-speed and rolls to the ground. Despite plummeting a good distance, the brave hog picks itself back up and stumbles over to the grassy verge. I love pork, but he obviously deserves amnesty for his bravery. Run little fella. Be free. You deserve it.