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  • This Elusive Squid Outsizes Giant Squid, Has Hooks on Its Tentacles

    This fantastic beast is one of the most elusive creatures in the sea. You’ve probably heard of giant squid (Architeuthis dux) — they have inspired many seafarer’s tales of sea monsters. The gigantic cephalopods can grow up to 43 feet and weigh over 1000 pounds, dwarfing most sea creatures, and are among the largest of all invertebrates. […] More

  • These Bloodthirsty Birds Are Underrated Predators

    When you think about predators, you might imagine sharks, tigers, and crocodiles. But some predators don’t have nearly as much street cred as others, even if they’re just as (if not more) vicious as the “famous” predators. Enter the giant petrel. Giant petrels are among the world’s most underrated predators. Why? Because, chance are, you […] More

  • Vicious Snail Devours Worm

    When you think about vicious predators, snails are probably very low on your list. In fact, you probably wouldn’t even include them on your list of vicious predators. Snails are just cute little mollusks with a knack for plant matter and fungi, right? Wrong. Carnivorous, predatory snails exist, and they are just as scary as […] More

  • WATCH: Territorial Rhino Smashes Into Vehicle Filled with Terrified Tourists

    Rhinoceroses are archetypal African animals, and they are renowned for their size and aggression. Generally, they are indifferent to other creatures around them, but when you invade their personal space, you’d better watch out! Few animals are deadlier than an angry rhino. In fact, rhinos have been known to flip smaller animals, such as warthogs, […] More

  • Strange Creature Looks Like Part Praying Mantis and Part Wasp

    Take a look at this insect. Does it look like a wasp to you? If you said yes, we can’t blame you, since it does, indeed, look like one. It has all of the features of a wasp, including the wasp-like head, the recognizable black and yellow stripes, and the bulbous thorax. Even the wings […] More

  • Hungry Polar Bear Surprises Seal

    Polar bears are rather unique among bears. Not only do they inhabit the hostile, frigid ice floes in the North Pole, but they are also adept swimmers. In the cold, arctic seas, they can swim 6 mph (10 km/hr), and in one case, a female polar bear swam continuously for 9 days in the Bering Sea, […] More

  • Japanese Honey Bees Cook Giant Hornets Alive

    Meet the Japanese giant hornet: massive, extremely aggressive, and a honey bee’s worst nightmare. A single giant hornet can kill 40 European honey bees in one minute, and a group of 30 could wipe out an entire hive of 30,000 European honey bees in little more than three hours. Growing up to 2 inches in length, with […] More

  • This Shrimp Can Heat Water To 8,000 Degrees With Its Claw

    These tiny crustaceans are one of the most unusual (and loudest) species in the sea. Known as pistol shrimps, these animals are a family of shrimps that share a unique quality: They have a massive specialized claw which they can snap to create cavitation bubbles. These bubbles implode and create a shock wave of sorts. These […] More

  • Classic Battle: Cobra vs Mongoose

    Throughout history, fewer epic brawls in the animal kingdom have gained more renown than the classic battle between the cobra and the mongoose. In ancient Egyptian and Indian civilizations, cobras were feared for their venom and worshiped as deities, and mongooses were revered for their ability to dispatch venomous snakes. Now, of course, cobras are […] More

  • Largest Crab on Land: Meet the Coconut Crab

    You just got home from a long day at work. You’re miserable, tired, and cranky. “Tuesdays suck,” you mutter to yourself. “A nice shower should set me straight.” If only. You saunter into your bathroom, flip on the light, and are greeted by a truly horrifying sight: a giant, spider-like creature clinging to the rim […] More

  • Wolf Pack Takes Out Coyote

    Coyotes and wolves are both pretty much the same, right? Wrong. While coyotes and wolves are both canines, they split paths on the evolutionary tree thousands of years ago, and they have diverged ever since. Coyotes are smaller, weaker, and more ancient and, as a result, are no match for the bigger, stronger, and more […] More

  • WATCH: Cobras Drinking Water

    Like most animals, snakes need water to survive. Even deadly, venomous ones. But do snakes actually need to drink water like other animal? For many species, yes, they do, but it can be a bit complicated. Check out this cobra drinking a glass of water. It looks more like a weird, scaly cat than a […] More

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