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Get Up Close With The Black Sea Hare, The World's Largest Slug

The Black Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria) is the world's largest species of a sea slug and according to Wikipedia, is weighing up to 30 lbs and measuring over 3 feet long which is actually the size of a small dog. The monster-sized slug can be found in abundance along the Pacific Coast of the United States, where they come to shore to lay their eggs. The cool slug is named Sea Hare due to their rabbit ear looking appendages and considered a truly a primordial wonder of the ocean. 

In this episode of "Beyond the Tide" by the brave wilderness channel, Coyote Peterson sets off with expert Aron Sanchez to the coast of the Pacific Ocean in San Pedro, California, in search of this awesome huge slug.

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Wildlife Animals Are Roaming The Streets During Coronavirus Quarantine

In a time when many countries in the world are under quarantine or lockdown, nature continues its thing and wildlife animals are adjusting to the new and unexpected human absence. 

In countries like Japan, Italy, and Thailand, people observed animals roaming the streets freely and shared some of the photos and videos on social media. People usually responded either in shock or awe.

Wildlife Animals Are Roaming The Streets During Coronavirus Quarantine | group of deer walking down the pavement in an empty deserted street in Japan
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Wildlife Photographer Captures Nature's Magical Moments

Robert Frank once said: "There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment." 

Photographer Buddhilini De Soyza sure knows how to do just that. De Soyza defines herself also as wildlife lover, conservationist and travelholic and her Instagram page is filled with incredible moments she caught on camera through skill, patience, and precision. 

Amazing wildlife photos | close up zoom in on the neck of a giraffe and a row of birds sitting along it | funny photo of a lioness climbing a thin tree
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Robert Bush, a Pennsylvania man, has captured a variety of different animals crossing the log bridge, or swimming underneath in their natural habitats. 

This footage has been taken all year and trimmed down to share he highlighted parts. 

Nature is amazing. 

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Wildlife Is Beautiful: Fifteen Great Moments Captured On Camera

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better", Albert Einstein. 

That's the motto of this twitter page, Life On Earth, which uploads daily videos showing the beauty of nature. We have gathered some great wildlife moments from all around the world.       

Great wildlife videos | black bear cub baby picked up yawning opening its mouth wrapped up in a white fluffy fuzzy blanket pink nose cute animals interesting fascinating nature
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Not that we can blame them! Did you see how cute that cub is!? If not, you need to re-watch it again. And again. And again. 

This little lady of wildcat wandered into a factory one day and pretty much stole the heart of the entire factory staff! Just look at the way they look at her! 

OK, we might be major piles of mushiness, as well! Just can't be helped. 

This is a two-part episode that leaves on a cliff-hanger but don't worry too much! Here is part 2

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Finland Photographer Captures Bear Cubs Dancing

OK, maybe they aren't exactly dancing but where is your imagination? 

Finnish photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen, stumbled upon an unusual and quite magical sight, bear cubs who look as if they are dancing in a circle. 


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Epic Photo Of Two Mice Fighting On a London Tube Wins Wildlife Photography Award

After five nights of patiently waiting, photographer Sam Rowley has managed to capture a mesmerizing photo of two mice fighting on a London Tube platform and won the London Natural History Museum's annual photography competition, beating out over 40,000 others for the People's Choice award. 

Perfectly Timed Photo Of Two Mice Fighting On a London Tube Wins Wildlife Photography Award photo by Sam Rowley people's choice award station squabble metro subway dramatic animals fight mouse rats rodents battle two mice scrapping over food on a London Underground station platform
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Roadkill is a huge problem for many cities, and to solve this crisis, Los Angeles decided to implement the world's largest wildlife bridge that will extend over US Highway 101, a 10-lane freeway. The animal overpass will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Moutain in order to protect mountain lions and other wildlife. The 10-lane highway restricted many animals from roaming as they would naturally, however, the green bridge will now allow mountain lions to socialize and mate, significantly increasing their odds of surviving as a species. The bridge has a budget of $87 million USD and recently entered the final design phase. If all goes to plan, the bridge should open by 2023. Well done, L.A! 

Via BBC Earth
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What's the first thing you thing of when you think of Winter? Snow! 

Snow is pretty darn magical, and might be the best thing to come out of Winter (we're not talking about full-on blizzards here).

What could make snow even more magical? Animals. Wildlife enjoying Mother Nature's beautiful snow-filled wonderland. 

And while we watch this, with our blankets wrapped around us and heater besides our feet, we can comfortable say that this BBC Earth special, 'Best of Animals in the Snow' is particularly a winter-inspired treat!  

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Open Your Heart: Here's How You Can Help Australian Fire Wildlife Victims

The horrific brushfires in Southern Australia are still raging on — displacing thousands of people, wiping out millions of acres, destroying hundreds of homes and killing almost half a billion total mammals, birds and reptiles, since it sparked in September.
With strong winds and high temperatures expected to come in, officials are warning residents that they could create incredibly dangerous conditions — even worse than past weeks. 

With all these horrifying outcomes, you may be wondering how you can help. 

So here are some wildlife charities and organizations you can show your love and donate to during this devastating time.   


How to help the wildlife in Australia bushfire | closeup photo of a koala and the logo of the wires operation
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Devastating News: Half A Billion Animals Have Perished In Australian Bushfires

It's hard to share such devastating news. 

It has been reported that nearly 500 million animals have perished since the start of the raging fires. 

500 million. That's half a billion. 

According to the University of Sydney, ecologists now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have tragically been lost since September. 

Entire species of plants and animals are endangered of being completely wiped out. 

If you're unsure just how insanely large this fire really is, The Guardian has published an interactive map stating the scale of the fire is 1.5 times the size of Belgium, just to give some perspective. 

We pray this horror ends soon without any more damage to the wildlife. 

Story via NZHerald

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Actually Surprising And Interesting Animal Facts (17 Gifs)

Are we ever going to address the wombat cube poop? The fact claims it's cube shaped so it doesn't roll away... why is rolling away a concern evolutionarily? 

So many questions, so little answers. About the cubed poop, that is. 

Here's a mini-challenge for you: Can anyone name all the bears in thumbnail pic? You can find the answers at the bottom, if you give up! 

animal facts | Happy dogs wag their tail to the right while sad dogs wag their tail to the left | every bear cub in a litter can come from a different father
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Facts About The Gorgeous Murder Floofs Known As Tigers

Let's list some of the reasons as to why we're so obessed with tigers, shall we?

1. Aladdin. You cannot tell us that growing up with Aladdin, you didn't want a Rajah of your own, as a pet. You can try to tell us but we won't believe you. 

2. They're gorgeous 

3. Intelligent 

4. Extremely badass. Like, extremely. 

5. Did we mention gorgeous? Well, let's mention that one again. 

Tigers have been through a lot, in history, and it's important to know that these animals are sadly endangered. If you love tigers as much as us, and want to help out in anyways you can, WWF has an 'adopt a tiger' program, in which you can make an symbolic adoption. 

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Gangs Of Wild Turkeys Are Causing Chaos in New Jersey

According to News 12, several areas in the Garden State, New Jersey, are having issues with bold, menacing and mannerless gangs of wild turkeys. The birds, which can grow to be 25 lbs. and can reach running speeds of 20 mph, are reportedly breaking windows, blocking roads, "pecking at cars and behaving aggressively," with one resident telling News 12 that, "Sometimes I can't get out of my car. They go to attack you."

While residents are doing their best to avoid interactions with the birds,  they are also sharing their pest problems with the world on Twitter. One of them is MLB all-star Todd Frazier who tweeted about it, saying the birds "have come close to harming my family and friends". 

Story via People.com

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