A collection of photos/videos of truly amazing animals

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Abandoned Ducklings live in Teacup

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

Surfing Dog

Saint, a 3-year old Golden Retriever catches a wave in Morro Bay, Calif. His owner, Kat Young, said he has been surfing most of his life.

Source: MSNBC Animal Tracks: July 28 - Aug 4

Swan Lake

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/

Egg-Catching Bear

A bear widens its jaws to eat an egg thrown by visitors as people spend a leisurely day at the zoo in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Source: Yahoo! News

Clinging to a Buoy

A monkey is carried to safety as South Asia wrestles with monsoon flooding on a huge scale. Some 28m people have been affected. (PAVEL, RAHMAN/AP)

Source: BBC News

Rare Persian Leopard Triplets

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

Amur Tiger Cub

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)

Source: Dailyadvance.com

Bull-Riding Monkeys

A monkey rides on a bull during the Santo Domingo de Guzman festival in Managua, Nicaragua.

Source: MSNBC
Slide here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20227819/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/2/

Monday, August 13, 2007

A Chicken Born with Duck's Feet

BUGA, Colombia — A chicken in Colombia was born with the webbed feet of a duck.

Source: NBC News