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Monday mornings : aww
What looks like a baby polar bear trying to sit up.
animals  cute  video  funny 
15 days ago by daguti
Colorado jogger fends off, kills mountain lion on rural trail : news
biography-kickass-old-people = see this comment:

"Carl Akeley, basically the father of modern taxidermy, once killed a leopard with his bare hands.

"The first – and probably awesomest – story comes one evening after a long day of hunting and observing wildlife in Somalia. Akeley was headed back to the spot where he'd bagged a hyena and a bigass warthog earlier in the day, but when he got there all he saw was a couple of big bloody streaks leading off into a thick brush. Akeley froze, realizing what was happening, and when a noise came from the brush, he raised his rifle and fired to try and scare it off. Suddenly, out of the thicket came this gigantic fucking leopard screaming towards him teeth-first like a psychotic killer cat being launched out of a horrible predator-launching cannon. Unable to get his weapon back around quickly enough, Akeley dropped his gun and threw his arm up just in time to prevent the vicious beast from ripping out his throat. The leopard latched on to Akeley's left hand, chomping down with all its might, and kicking at him with its back legs like a rabid 80-pound feral housecat intent on brutally mutilating him beyond recognition and burying his body in the back yard. When his attempts to pull his hand out of the leopards' jaws only made the creature bite down harder, Akeley, locked in a life or death fistfight with one of the most perfect predators nature ever created, did one of the most insane things ever – he punched his fist further into the leopard's mouth.

Yes, you are reading that correctly. Carl Akeley, noted philanthropist and respected wildlife conservationist, punched a fucking leopard in the esophagus from the inside. The leopard gagged, Akeley pulled his hand out, and then he took the thing, bodyslammed it to the ground, and jumped on it with both knees, crushing it to death. Akeley, bleeding profusely from horrific wounds on both hands, clawed to shit, still recovering from a recent battle with malaria, and barely able to stand, then picked up the leopard (despite a shattered hand), threw it over his shoulder, walked back to camp with it, and taxidermized it for a museum exhibit."

Edit: This here is about the best account of his life you'll find anywhere:
meetup-movnat-be-fit-to-be-useful  animals  biography-kickass-old-people 
6 weeks ago by daguti
Movement Culture
Surjit Nongmeikapam shared a video.
9 hrs
Best One .
Master of Master
video  meetup-movnat  animals  animals-acting-like-humans 
august 2018 by daguti
🔥 You won't see it until it's too late : NatureIsFuckingLit
Indian guy on the back of an elephant in a field of grass. He's just looking around, nothing going on. Suddenly out of nowhere, a tiger charges and flies at the guy, claws outstretched. That's when the video cuts off.
video  animals  nature  amazing 
may 2018 by daguti
Platypus milk might save your life some day
Because Yahoo sucks and their content always disappears, here's the text of the article:

Also, archived here: http://archive.is/YJwMj

"Modern medicine has done a great job at creating antibiotics to fight infection — in fact, it might be doing too good of a job. As antibiotic use has spiked over the past century or so, the potential for antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” has grown ever more frightening. Now, new research is helping scientists rethink their approach to antibiotics, and their inspiration comes from a rather unlikely source: platypus milk.

Platypuses are weird animals. With their duck-like bill and rodent-like bodies, the creatures have always been fascinating, and researchers now know that their milk is just as bizarre as the animals themselves. In a new paper published in Structural Biology Communications, Australian scientists reveal the strange properties that give platypus milk incredible antibiotic power, and the breakthrough could yield a new tool for fighting dangerous bacteria.

“The platypus belongs to the monotreme family, a small group of mammals that lay eggs and produce milk to feed their young,” Dr Janet Newman, lead author of the study, explains. “By taking a closer look at their milk, we’ve characterized a new protein that has unique antibacterial properties with the potential to save lives.”

Those unique properties are related to the shape of the protein structure in the milk. By recreating the protein in a laboratory the researchers were able to study it in greater detail, and that’s when they realized just how remarkable it was. The animals have developed an odd, curly fold in their milk protein which led the team to dub it the “Shirley Temple” in honor of the child star’s iconic hair.

The protein’s novel structure is thought to be responsible for its remarkable resistance to bacteria, and the researchers now hope to extend their work by applying this newfound knowledge to antibiotic creation. The next phase of the work will reveal whether the discovery could be meaningful in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

“Although we’ve identified this highly unusual protein as only existing in monotremes, this discovery increases our knowledge of protein structures in general, and will go on to inform other drug discovery work done at the Centre,” Dr Newman says."

medicine medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions nature animals
medicine  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions  nature  animals 
march 2018 by daguti
BBC - Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom = Not medicine related, but this is where I nested the tag when I first came up with it. I've read that Native American populations recognized and honored trans people within their cultures, this is an example of science (i.e. "modern man") finally catching up to what ancient cultures knew all along.
nature  sex  sex-and-society  sexuality  sexuality-homo  sexuality-trans  animals  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
june 2016 by daguti
Diana Young - there is so much stuff we do not think about.....
nature-provides-free-priceless-services = A new tag to keep track of examples in which nature provides services that we reap the benefits of at no cost. Another example would be the fresh air that nature provides, the changing of the seasons, the fact that bees fertilize plants at no charge to us, the turning of the earth, such that we get night and day, providing sun and rest to plants, etc.
nature-provides-free-priceless-services  animals  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions  interesting 
february 2016 by daguti
Funk You
A video interspersing clips of animals doing parkour-like movements with clips of humans doing those same parkour movements in similar environments. (backed up to \media\video\Movement)
video  meetup-movnat  animals  animals-acting-like-humans  exercise-movnat 
january 2016 by daguti
(3) I Freaking Love Animals
"A monkey saved the life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being electrocuted in India's northern city of Kanpur on Saturday !! The brave one tried 20 minutes to bring his friends life back. It is indeed with deeds like these, many animals around teach human beings great lessons from time to time !!"
animals  animals-acting-like-humans  animals-monkeys  life-affirming  video 
december 2015 by daguti
Discovery Family Daytime
An orangutan frolics and feeds some baby tigers.
video  cute  animals-acting-like-humans  animals  animals-monkeys 
may 2015 by daguti
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Groundhog got so fat, he couldn't come out of his burrow.
disease-obesity  animals  funny  video 
april 2015 by daguti
The most adorable child you will ever see… - Best Video You Will Ever See
Wow, interesting. It will not convert me, but it's interesting that he has such strong beliefs, evidently from his own thinking, because his mother is not a vegetarian.
video  children  animals  philosophy  diet-vegetarian-vegan 
april 2015 by daguti
Movement Culture
Reminds me of the idea that we should always seek to make our movement silent ..................... BBC Two: Barn owl makes no sound when it flies "Super Powered Owls"
video  animals  meetup-movnat 
march 2015 by daguti
Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating after worshippers keep throwing it chickens and goats for good luck : nottheonion
Maybe we can't chalk it up to self control. If we make food so plentiful that people *can* overeat, it seems like they will.
animals  disease-obesity 
february 2015 by daguti
MRW my GF wants sex after Dominos - Imgur
Raccoon does tumbles or rolls down the hallway as a means of locomotion. tumbling rolling
animals  funny  meetup-movnat 
december 2014 by daguti
Have you ever tried to give medicine to pandas? - Imgur
Panda bears don't want to take medicine, they crawl all over the zookeeper and he has to wrestle to try to give them their medicine.
animals  funny  animals-acting-like-humans 
november 2014 by daguti
TIL squirrels were voracious pests in colonial America. Bounties were imposed to reduce populations and some colonies even accepted squirrel scalps as payment for taxes. Colonists became such marksmen from shooting squirrels, they later devastated the ra
The marksmanship required to hunt squirrels may have turned the tide towards the American side during the Revolutionary War. ........................... "TIL squirrels were voracious pests in colonial America. Bounties were imposed to reduce populations and some colonies even accepted squirrel scalps as payment for taxes. Colonists became such marksmen from shooting squirrels, they later devastated the ranks of British soldiers during the revolution."
small-things-causing-big-problems  history  animals  countries-united-states-america 
november 2014 by daguti
Disabled officer bids farewell to remarkable labrador who saved his marriage and his life | Daily Mail Online
Endal the dog did everything for this disabled veteran. He even saved his life one time after they both got hit by a car, by dragging him out of the street and covering him with a blanket and calling for help. This dog is more helpful than some people I know!
animals  animals-dogs  amazing  interesting 
november 2014 by daguti
Fur Seal Sex With Penguin: Why Does It Happen? : Discovery News
So let's see, homosexuality in the animal kingdom: check; warfare in the animal kingdom: check; rape in the animal kingdom: check; kidnapping in the animal kingdom: check; and now cross species deviant sexual behavior: check.
sexuality  sex  animals  sex-and-society  evolvify-topics  crime-rape 
november 2014 by daguti
Jacques Lamour
Reminder: Don't kick snow into a cat's face.
survival  animals  warnings  video  animals-cats  winter 
october 2014 by daguti
Close Enough - Imgur
Human family copies an owl family's pose and motions.
funny  video  animals 
september 2014 by daguti
An Ode to Cat - Imgur
Lots more in the comments. .............. meetup-movnat = http://i.imgur.com/KFEUhVG.jpg "Sometimes you just don't jump hard enough."
animals-cats  memes-lolcatz  funny  video  meetup-movnat  animals 
september 2014 by daguti
Never say no to Panda : funny
Panda won't let go of keeper's leg when he places it in its cage.
cute  animals  funny  video 
september 2014 by daguti
Damn. That's Nature Scary. - Imgur
Octopus unscrewing a jar lid from the inside. Also a short story about an amazing octopus feat.
animals  animals-acting-like-humans 
september 2014 by daguti
Coywolf: Hybridization between wolf and coyote by scientists has resulted in larger, fiercer predator emerging throughout parts of North America.
Specifically, this genetic combination of the two animals seems especially well suited to its northern habitat—better suited than either parent species. The wolf genes allow the coyote to take down bigger prey, while the coyote genes let them adapt to cityscapes and other metropolitan areas.
evolution  animals  animals-dogs 
august 2014 by daguti
▶ Freezing North American Wood Frogs - YouTube
The North American Wood Frog freezes goes into suspended animation when it touches an ice crystal.
video  animals  amazing 
april 2014 by daguti
The most trafficked mammal you've never heard of -- CNN.com
The story of pangolins - and why they might disappear before anyone realizes they exist. They're mammals, but covered in scales. Vagely reminiscent of armadillo, aardvark and ant eaters, but with scales. ----------------- cure/prevention = Make sure you get to the part that starts "At least that was my skeptical view before I met a man named Suryatin."
animals  world-records  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  extinction  crime-organized  disease-cure  prevention--proactive-care 
april 2014 by daguti
Hunter bags 500-pound wild boar you have to see to believe - Yahoo News
Also see in the text, there's a link to the real world record: an 800-lb hog.
world-records  animals 
march 2014 by daguti
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