Naked mole rats live an average of 32 years, spent entirely underground
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A white-handed gibbon, yet to be named, clings to his mother 24-year-old Phoenice, at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia. The new arrival was born Nov. 2, 2013 and the species is considered endangered.
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One month old fox cubs play with each other at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Kamchatka - a remote peninsula in the Russian Far East.
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Karis, an eleven week old lion cub, plays in fallen leaves brushed up by keepers in her enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, central Scotland.
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Swans that were gathered from the Inner Alster Lake are loaded into boats driven by Olaf Niess (unseen), knicknamed the ‘Swan Father’, in Hamburg,Germany. Every year in autumn the Alster Lake swans are moved to their winter quarters at the city’s Eppendorfer Muelenteich lake, which is not in danger of freezing during a harsh winter.
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The grey headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is the largest bat in Australia.
This grey-headed flying fox catches the last drops of water, at Parramatta Park, Sydney - poking out its little tongue, this bat captures every last drip of water on a scorching hot day. Flying in 40 degree heat, he ensures he catches as much liquid as possible as he tries his best to keep cool.
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Eddy, a southern three banded armadillo, seen with his father Tattoo, appears in front of the visitors for the first time since his birth on September 26, 2013 at the Bergzoo in Halle, Germany
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This man found his dog in the rubble after a deadly tornado in Illinois.
ouch, my heart
The Reddit thread says donations to the veterinary hospital covered the medical care needed for the pup (dislocated hip) and then some. The extra will be used to cover other pets in need.
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A bizarre new bug resembling the major 90s toy craze Troll Dolls has baffled scientists. Teams from the University of Harvard and museums around the world trekked for three weeks to explore the untouched rainforest of southeast Suriname. They managed to catalogue 60 new animal species - but one little critter has proved too tricky to record. The 7mm wide, six-legged bug has been whittled down to possibly fitting into four nymph families: Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Lophopidae, and Tropiduchidae.
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Rio the guinea pig, from Whitehouse Farm in Morpeth, Northumberland, doesn’t have to worry about the cold anymore as he has a new snuggly sleep suit. Concerned for Rio’s health, staff at the farm joined forces with the All-in-One-Company, who specialise in one-piece snugglewear, to get Rio his very own Onesie.
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