All posts by Amanda Ellis

Unreal Creatures Filmed in the Deep Sea

Unreal Creatures Filmed in the Deep Sea

Unique animals captured on film make for an unbelievable scientific expedition — including deep-sea shrimp, trunked sponges, hitchhiking anemones, and ghastly lizard fish.  In early spring of 2016 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched...

It’s a Deer! It’s a Rabbit! Nope…It’s a Giant Rodent.

It’s a Deer! It’s a Rabbit! Nope…It’s a Giant Rodent.

This four-legged creature boasts both hopping and galloping capabilities — making for the distinctive appearance of a deer crossed with a rabbit. The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is perhaps one of the world’s most unusual...

Monoculture Causes Hamsters to Eat Their Own Babies

Monoculture Causes Hamsters to Eat Their Own Babies

Industrially-sourced feeding habitats overwhelmed with corn leave hamsters literally crazed — and devouring their own offspring.  The European hamster, Cricetus cricetus, is critically endangered in many countries across Western Europe, most notably northeastern France. These burrowing creatures...

Chimps Turn Cannibalistic Due to Lack of Female Partners

Chimps Turn Cannibalistic Due to Lack of Female Partners

While chimpanzees are often prone to excessive violence, it is rare to see a family member brutally murdered — and eaten afterwards.  Fongoli chimpanzees are among the most human-like chimps on the planet...

Shark-Eating Aquatic Dinosaur Dwarfed Terrestrial Tyrannosaur

Shark-Eating Aquatic Dinosaur Dwarfed Terrestrial Tyrannosaur

A recent study has revealed a monstrous swimming dinosaur who was bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex — and enjoyed snacking on sharks.  Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was a crocodilian-like creature with a massive head and neck, built to...

Shocking Creatures: Snake-Eating and Cannibalistic Frogs

Shocking Creatures: Snake-Eating and Cannibalistic Frogs

Last week in Australia, camera footage revealed a shocking reverse predator/prey relationship — a tree frog eating a python.  The Australian green tree frog primarily feeds on insects such as moths, cockroaches, and locusts, but...

First Successful Creation of Human-Animal Hybrid Embryo

First Successful Creation of Human-Animal Hybrid Embryo

The shortage of human donor organs has resulted in emphasis on the controversial scientific study of stem cells, leading to the astounding creation of the first living chimera — an embryo with cells from...

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