Russia is Training Navy Seals for Their Special Forces. No, Like, Actual Seals.

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Seals, the dogs of the sea, trained by Russian officials to be ruthlessly adorable soldiers of fortune. That said, it's pretty hard to look like ruthless military operative when you're this adorable:



There's also a precedence for trained animals in the Russian special forces. At least, according to the historically sound documentary video game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2.



World Record of the Day: Watch Darshan the Eagle Fly Off of the Burj Khalifa

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Talk about a bird’s eye view.

Darshan the white-tailed eagle made history on Saturday breaking the world record for the highest bird flight off a man-made structure.

A group called the Freedom Conservation strapped a Sony ActionCam Mini him and captured his 2,722-foot descent off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to help raise awareness about the endangered species.

The charity works in partnership with both SOS (Save our Species) and UNESCO, and the stunt was also broadcast live on BBC News.

"I'm really proud of the bird,” his trainer, Jacques-Olivier Travers told Khaleej Times. "Today was really perfect. I really think that anyone who saw these shots will never think of eagles again in the same way."

This wasn’t the first time Darshan has soared off a tall building. He’s also flown from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Animal of the Day: Kangaroo Goes for Swim in Family’s Pool

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A family in Adelaide, Australia recently woke up to this guy taking a dip in their pool with the dogs.

After its leisurely swim, they helped the kangaroo out using a broom.

It then chilled out on their patio for a bit before hopping off, because – hey – it's like 80 degrees there right now.

Big Cat Spotted Lurking Near Disneyland Paris

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Ahem… Is this the cat you're looking for?

A large, wild cat - initially thought to be a tiger - has been seen roaming around France near Disneyland Paris, and local city officials are telling people to stay indoors.

It was first spotted in the town of Montevrain near some tennis courts - a very bouncy surface (just saying) - and footprints have been spotted which resemble those of an adolescent tiger, according to a French news site.


Dozens of troops and police officers are on the hunt, and authorities are also using helicopters with thermal imaging to track down the beast.

EuroDisney says it has no big cats in its park, and a nearby wild cat animal park says all animals are accounted for.