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Melbourne Zoo Has Installed The World's First Gym For Snakes In An Effort To Keep Them in Shape

If there is one thing people don't come to zoos to see, it is flabby snakes and couch potato lizards. Melbourne Zoo has found a way to keep its reptiles buff with the creation of a water gym they think is the first in the world. The real value lies not in getting whatever snakes have instead of abs rippling, but in keeping the precious captives healthy and hopefully happy. Via: IFLScience

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Only In Australia: a Special Hospital That Takes Care Of Orphaned Bats

Situated in rainforest in tropical Far North Queensland, Tolga Bat Hospital cares for up to 500 orphaned baby flying foxes each year and it will definitely restore your faith in humanity. According to their website, they "started in a very small way in 1990, responding to a story in the local paper. Hundreds of young Spectacled flying foxes had been orphaned by tick paralysis. We took two and the adventure began…". Visit Tolga Bat Hospital's website here(they run tours) and like them on Facebook.



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Roger ,The Iconic Ripped Australian Kangaroo, Has Died At The Age Of 12

Tributes are flowing in for the red kangaroo after he died of natural causes at the age of 12. Roger became an online sensation after photos showing his muscular physique went viral. In an emotional farewell, Roger's keeper said, "We have lost our beautiful boy."

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People Have So Many Feelings And Jokes About This Giant 6-Foot-Tall Australian Cow

Meet Knickers, Australia's biggest cow. He is apparently so big he cannot be slaughtered so is now living out his days as a "leader" for younger cattle in Australia's Southwest. Check out some of the funniest jokes about this giant creature. 

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Here's Something You Never Thought You Needed To Know: Why Wombat's Poop is Cube-Shaped

Wombats are the only animal on Earth with mysteriously shaped cubed poos. Researchers have now discovered more details about why and how the Australian marsupial does it. 



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Australian Police Rescued a Drowning Kangaroo At The Beach

Officers on the Mornington Peninsula sprung into action when a kangaroo jumped into choppy waters and got caught in a swell.

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US embassy in Australia Issues Apology For Sending A Cat Photo Instead Of a Meeting Invite

The United States' embassy in Canberra issued an apology after the US state department distributed a fake meeting invitation with a photo of a cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit. We really think that no apology is necessary in this case.   

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Australia-based comedian Ethan Marrell, aka "Ozzy Man Reviews," adds amusing commentary to a clip of a man rescuing an adorable baby alpaca who got himself stuck in a hole in the ground.

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Only In Australia:Lost Baby Koala Cuddles With Golden Retriever To Stay Warm

Only in Australia could this feel-good story happen. A golden retriever named Asha is being hailed as a hero after comforting a lost baby koala through the night. Via: CBS News 

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A Giant Whale Leaps Out Of Water In Front Of Surprised Tourists

Look there in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a 20-tonne humpback whale surprising tourists just a few metres from their boat in Sydney's Bondi Beach! Via: Sharebly

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Austria Is Confused After Spotting An Animal Normally Seen Only In Australia

Austrians often lament having their European country mistaken for Australia - which is 14,000km (8,700 miles) away - and a kangaroo sighting there may complicate matters. Either way, the animal has been spotted in northern Austria, with no zoos or breeders in the area saying they've lost one.





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