A collection of photos/videos of truly amazing animals
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A pair of tiny abandoned ducklings found battling against waves after being washed out to sea are being nursed back to health - in a teacup.
The fluffy birds were saved from a watery grave when they were found by passing canoeist Chris Murray.
He plucked the pair out of the sea and brought them back to land in his canoe. He then took them to Pennywell Farm, in Buckfastleigh, Devon, where they are recovering from their terrifying ordeal.
Now the tiny creatures are happily paddling around in a small white cup. The ducklings, which are only a few centimetres tall only take up half of the cup's space.
The birds were washed into the sea via the Erme estuary.
Source: The Daily Mail
Friday, August 17, 2007
Swans swim on the Lake Balaton as bad weather keeps tourists off the beach at the cost of Alsooers, 120 km (75miles) south-west of Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. Last year many swans died around the lake as deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was detected amoung them. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
Source: Bird Flu on Yahoo! News
Personally, I think this photo is beautiful. There is a larger version on the animal slides at MSNBC.com. Here's the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20227819/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/9/
Three of Budapest Zoo's rare Persian leopard cubs (Panthera pardus saxicolor) stay beside their mother during the first public appearance of the triplet cubs, Bella, Bara and Bahar in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. The triplets were born on June 19. (AP Photo/MTI, Noemi Bruzak)
Source: At the Zoo on Yahoo
An Amur tiger cub plays with its mother Kira's, tail at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Thursday. Three Amur tiger cubs, born May 24, 2007, made their public debut Thursday at the Zoo.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)