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A New Cat Species Was Discovered In Corsica: Please Welcome The "Cat-Fox"

According to researchers from the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS), this cat found a few weeks ago in Corsica and known as the "ghjattu-volpe" in Corsican or "cat-fox" in English, could actually be a new species of feline.  Isn't that exciting? 

Story via: New York Post/ Rfi

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30-50 Feral Hogs: Why This Isn't a Joke

If you've been online in the past two days, you might have noticed that the internet is erupting with memes, jokes, information, and even an interactive game, about 30-50 feral hogs. What the heck is going on, you might ask? Well, what started out as a serious question by a Twitter user amidst America's seemingly never-ending gun reform debate is nonetheless a genuine question that we must address. The famous question goes as follows: "Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?". While the specificity of this question has driven many to hilarity, feral pigs in America are no laughing matter. They can wreak irreversible damage on ecosystems, endanger native plant and animal species, and can even harm or kill humans. Here's what the deal is with feral pigs in America. 

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Tumblr Artist, PaleoArt, Creates Beautiful Animal Evolution Series (22 Species)

Nature is wild! Crazy to think how times a species has evolved, and it's even more insane to think how we're STILL evolving! The artist, @paleoart, behind these intricate and amazing illustrations of animal evolution can be found on Tumblr

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The Dragon From “Games Of Throne” And The Hat Of Harry Potter: Scientists Reveal Top 10 Most Bizarre New Species Of 2017

The list was published by New York University and includes a pink insect that looks like a leaf and a deep sea worm that looks like a churro. Meet them all.

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He is over 100 years old, weighs about 175 pounds, is nearly 35 inches long, five feet tall, and the ladies love him. His name is Diego. Diego the Chelonoidis hoodensis Galapagos giant tortoise.



According to Washington Tapia, a tortoise preservation specialist at Galapagos National Park, Diego "has fathered an estimated 800 offspring, almost single-handedly rebuilding the species' population--and saving it from extinction--on their native island, Espanola, the southernmost in the Galapagos Archipelago."

"Around 50 years ago, there were only two males and 12 females of Diego's species alive on Espanola, and they were too spread out to reproduce."

Six years ago, they did a genetic study and discovered that Diego was the father of nearly 40 percent of the offspring released into the wild on Espanola, thereby doing more parenting than any other turtle to repopulate the species.





"He's a very sexually active male reproducer. He's contributed enormously to repopulating the island," said Tapia.




"Rawr, damn straight," replied Diego.



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GOGGIE SHARK: A docile species of land shark known for chewing footwear, stealilng hot dogs, and chasing catfish. Can be easily subdued with a belly rub.