Post Tagged with: "animals"

Prisoners at work on the farm. Source: Facebook

50 retired racehorses due to be put down find new home helping to rehabilitate prisoners

In the world of horse racing, once a horse reaches the end of its professional career, it very seldom has the opportunity for a quiet and peaceful retirement. Once they grow too old or become too injured to continue competing, most owners opt to put their horses down rather than […]

December 28, 2016 Australia
One of the rare frogs posing in nature. Source: Facebook

Frog resembling ‘Kermit the Frog’ discovered in Costa Rican cave

Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have made an amazing discovery – a frog that bears an uncanny resemblance to the most famous of all frogs, Kermit. Costa Rica was already well known for being home to a diverse range of frogs, but the recent discovery of Hyalinobatrachium dianae has caused […]

December 28, 2016 Costa Rica
The greedy snake was dissected after being discovered. Source: Facebook

South African snake dies after failed attempt to eat 10kg porcupine

It was a case of biting off more than he could chew for a South African python last Friday, after his late supper of a large porcupine proved fatal. The African rock python, a resident of Lake Eland Game Reserve, had a case of the munchies and made the unwise decision […]

December 28, 2016 South Africa
A tarantula poses in this file photo. Source: Facebook

Swarm of tarantulas invade remote Australian country town

If you’re not a fan of spiders you may wish to look away now. The news out of Maningrida, near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, will likely leave you positively disgusted. An estimated 25,000 tarantulas have literally taken over the small town, and nobody has any idea why. Local scientists are […]

December 28, 2016 Australia