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727-pound alligator
727-Pound Alligator Is Heaviest Ever Caught In Mississippi: 723-Pound And 727-Pound Gator Breaks Weight Record Twice In One Day [VIDEO]
Sep 03, 2013 08:51 AM E
727-pound alligator caught by Dustin Bockman shatters Mississippi record for heaviest gator ever caught. A 723.5-pound alligator was caught on the same day!
desert lynx
Lynx Quadruplets: Berlin Zoo Shows Off Adorable Baby Caracal Cats [VIDEO]
Sep 02, 2013 13:04 PM E
The Berlin Zoological Garden showed off their new desert lynx quadruplets recently. Widespread in Africa and Asia, caracals are rarely born in sets of four.
rainbow mountains
'Rainbow Mountains' Of China: What Caused The Amazing Colors of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park? [VIDEO]
Sep 02, 2013 12:12 PM E
The "rainbow mountains" of Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China offer stunning layers of color that appear otherworldly.
Mt. Moffett
Alaska Earthquake 2013 Shakes Aleutian Islands: Magnitude 7.0 Shock Send Residents Fleeing For Safety
Aug 30, 2013 18:10 PM E
The Alaska earthquake 2013 lasted for a minute on August 30, 2013.
giant snails
Giant Snails Invasion: Florida Enlists Dogs To Combat The Rat-Sized Creatures
Aug 30, 2013 17:52 PM E
Officials in Florida are trying to wipe out Giant African Land Snail using labrador retrievers. The giant snails destroy everything from plants to stucco walls. They have been plaguing Miami-Dade County in Florida since 2011.
cichlid
'Fish Pants Smuggler' Caught In New Zealand Airport With Creatures In His Pockets
Aug 30, 2013 17:04 PM E
A Vietnamese man attempted to smuggle fish into New Zealand by shoving them into water-filled plastic bags in his cargo pants pockets. New Zealand Customs officials discovered the man's smuggling attempt when they noticed his pants were wet.
sea lion
Sea Lion Escapes Repeatedly From Parents At German Zoo In Order To Hang Out With Swans
Aug 30, 2013 13:07 PM E
Zola the sea lion has been sneaking out of her enclosure at Karlsruhe Zoo in order to hang out in the swan lake. Zookeepers have tried luring the 2-year-old sea lion back to her parents' enclosure using extra-salty fish, but Zola is more interested in chilling with the swans.
Colonel Meow
Colonel Meow Holds Record For The World's Furriest: What Cat Breed Has the Longest Fur? [VIDEO]
Aug 30, 2013 11:34 AM E
Colonel Meow is the world's furriest cat, according to Guinness World Records.
Gus the polar bear
Gus The Polar Bear Euthanized, 27: Central Park Zoo Remembers Beloved Animal [VIDEO]
Aug 29, 2013 19:03 PM E
Gus the polar bear died. He was 27 years old. See the lovable bear play in the Central Park Zoo!
greenland
Greenland Canyon: Massive Gorge Discovered Under Ice Sheet Is Comparable To The Grand Canyon [VIDEO]
Aug 29, 2013 17:17 PM E
Researchers happened upon a canyon under the Greenland ice sheet which is twice as long as the Grand Canyon in parts. Jonathan Bamber, a University of Bristol researcher, was part of the discovery and wrote about it in a study for the journal Science.
humpback whale
Humpback Whale Just A Feet Away From Kayakers: See Heartstopping Photo Captured By Giancarlo Thomae [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Aug 29, 2013 09:43 AM E
A humpback whale encounter of a lifetime occurred off Monterey Bay, California. See Giancarlo Thomae's photo here!
walking shark
Walking Shark: New Species Discovered In Indonesia 'Walks' On Ocean Floor, Causes Nightmares
Aug 28, 2013 17:32 PM E
A walking shark discovered off the coast of Indonesia scuttles along the ocean floor. The new type of bamboo shark was discovered by biologist Gerald Allen, from Conservation International, and his team. Allen wrote about his findings in the International Journal of Ichthyology.
nasa satellite image of indonesian fires
Fires In Indonesia: NASA Satellite Image Exposes Palm Oil Companies’ ‘Illegal’ Slash-And-Burn Practice
Aug 28, 2013 16:09 PM E
Indonesia is on fire, and it’s no accident. The wildfires were intentionally set to clear land for palm oil companies, and the resulting smog is choking the Indonesian archipelago and creating a “life-threatening” situation for some of its neighbors.
grey wolf
Wolf Attacks Teen In Minnesota: How Rare Are Wolf Attacks On Humans?
Aug 28, 2013 12:42 PM E
Noah Graham was attacked by a wild wolf in Bemidji, Minnesota, on early Saturday morning. The wolf attack was the first confirmed case of a wolf attacking a human in Minnesota history.
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