Dec 312011
 

The  has gone viral after posting a clip from their new nature special-Earthflight. The video features a school of very special stingrays. They are also known as Devilrays, possibly because they have horns, but more likely because they can actually fly. The flight might be short lived, but the rays can burst from the water, and they even flap their ‘wings’ as they take to the air for a few seconds.  

 


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Dec 312011
 

Jamu the lion lives in South Africa’s Lion Park where he is truly treated as the king he is. Alex Larenty is the brave human whose job is it to keep Jamu happy, healthy, and looking beautiful. Basically, he’s the king’s beautician. Alex brushes Jamu, sprays him with special lion spray, and daringly even tends to Jamu’s broken nails. The video is from September, but just unexpectedly had a viral surge, thanks in part to being featured on SuperPunch and TheDailyWhat.  

 


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Dec 312011
 

The Milwaukee County Zoo conducted an experiment where they introduced iPads to some of the great apes they have with them. The orangutans really reacted positively, enjoying the finger painting and music apps. Unsurprisingly, the great apes enjoy the iPad in very similar ways people do. The video is from August, but only now became a viral hit and is featured on DailyMail, GlobalPost, and VentureBeat.

 


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Dec 312011
 

This video of Japanese television was posted online in 2009, but only now became a viral sensation with over 100,00 views in just a matter of days. A Japanese magician performs some classic magic tricks for a chimpanzee, and totally wreaks all the monkey’s preconceived notions about reality. The chimp is truly blown away by the simple tricks, while the audience just laughs at his confusion. 

 


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Dec 292011
 

This video covering the Mimic Octopus from 2010 has been gaining in popularity since October. Mark Norman explains the strange octopus actually mimics other animals to trick and scare away predators. In just seconds, it can change it’s form to look like a dangerous fish, snake, or something even scientists aren’t sure of. 

 


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