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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

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This Dalmatian Gave Birth To 19 Puppies And Broke The World Record

Remember the 101 Dalmatians film? After watching that as a child, I would fantasize about rolling around in a pile of puppies as they frolicked around me. Sounds like a fantasy, right? Well a woman in Australia is living this dream after her pet dalmatian gave birth to 19 puppies, breaking the world record for the number of puppies born in one litter. And the pictures are ridiculously cute.

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Miniature Horses Are Still Allowed to Be Your Emotional Support Animal

You've probably heard that the rules concerning emotional support animals on airplanes are changing, after a few incidents including a hamster flushed down the toilet, a VIP turkey and a few dog bites. Now, all animals except for dogs, cats and miniature horses are banned from flying. Yep, you heard me right: miniature horses. If you're more interested in taking your doggo on board, check out this travel guide for your fur babies. But if you have equine inclinations, read on. 

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Excitement At Idaho Zoo As First Newborn Red Panda Is Born

Red pandas are adorable (even more so when they stand on their hind legs in the cutest defense mechanism ever). And no, they are not red-colored pandas (I know you're imagining that right now). A little floof has just been born at Idaho Zoo - the first ever red panda to be born there. As you can imagine, everyone is pretty excited about it. 

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Viral Footage Of A Goat Beauty Contest Has Us All Wanting A Goat

What do you do when you live in a town with a name meaning 'goat town' and have a lot of goats? You have a goat beauty contest, of course! That's what these people in Ukraine did, and it sure is a sight to see. There are a few things you have to see in life before you die, and this is one of them. 

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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Get Ready to Meet The Next Nope - The Zombie Snail

Ok get ready for it internet. The zombie snail is back. After bursting onto the viral internet scene back in 2012, when National Geographic posted a video about the species. 2 years later, Wired did an article 2 years later on the natural phenomenon, dubbing these gastropods "Disco Zombies". They have taken the internet by storm, with Twitter blowing up with #nope hashtags after seeing the creepy crawly creature. 

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Photographer Places Giant Cats In Photos With Himself And It's Something Out Of A Ghibli Movie

You can say that the artist, Petechka Odnobokov (Peter, for short), is larger than life! Peter places these images of giant cats (who you may have seen circulating the interwebs) in urban, and not so urban landscapes. A man with glasses and a beard is also present in each and every photo, this is Peter himself! 

Peter is always looking at ease and relaxed in the pics as the giant felines roam about (or nap about). Peter writes under one of the photos, a photo with cats is a peculiar way of communicating with the world around him. This allows you to draw a bridge between his total isolation from childhood and the outside world with other people.

The world he has created is certainly better than our reality!


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Walter Chandoha: The Godfather Of Cat Photos (15 Photos)

You've probably never heard of him, but you've almost definitely seen his photographs. I'm talking about Walter Chandoha, the American photographer, cat dad and husband, who photographed cats for most of his life and was the virtually the pioneer of cat photography. Here is his story. 



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Kangaroos Hopping Around In Snow Prove The World's Gone Crazy: 10 GIFS and Images

It's official now: the world has started to get a bit whacky. We have been seeing hints of this for a while, as feral hogs took over the minds of innocent Twitter denizens; I don't think Trump has been doing much to help the situation; and surely this 50 meter long penis near Geelong, Australia isn't normal (what's going on Australia?). My point is, weird things are happening. And they got even weirder when a video emerged of a mob of kangaroos hopping around on the snow. Wait - what? Snow? Australia? Kangaroos? Something is wrong. 


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Ringtail Cats Dubbed As The "Cutest Animal In North America"

According to LiveScience, the Ringtail Cat is in the running for the title of "Cutest Animal of North America." Check out some pictures and some facts about this adorable and elusive animal:

Story via LiveScience

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17 "Feeling Cute" Animal Selfie Memes That Have Been Bestowed Upon The Public

These animals were feeling cute in their pic, but most of them mentioned they might possibly delete the picture later! Don't worry, we managed to save a few before that happened. 

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13 Of The Longest Living Creatures That Roam The Earth

Here's a list of some of the world's longest living creatures! Pretty insane how the lifespan of different species is so vastly different. 

Found via Brightside

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