Rare conjoined grey whale calves linked at the waist, with two full heads and tail fins
Kesho and his brother Alf were reunited this week in their new home in Longleat Safari Park and welcomed each other with open arms.
This is remarkable, young gorillas have been seen dismantling poachers traps, days after a gorilla was trapped and killed by a snare.
It’s thought that this is the first time gorillas have been seen to destroy such traps.
It’s that time of year again!
Below is a round up of the 10 most viewed posts on Cryptoworld over the last year. UFOs and Thylacines are still hot topics — what will be hot for 2012?
This is a pretty amazing video of a man being touched and groomed by Wild Mountain Gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The video shows wild mountain gorillas visiting an ecotourism tented camp, the guy ‘John’ is speechless as the baby gorillas touch him and it also looks like one of them kisses him on the cheek!
A 40ft sperm whale was washed up dead on a beach near Old Hunstanton, Norfolk UK. It is believed the whale was alreadt dead before being washed ashore by the high tide.
Large crowds gathered to see the whale, which is near the high tide mark.
A massive crocodile weighing one tonne has been caught by villagers in a remote area of the Philippines. At 21ft (6.4m), it is thought to be one of the biggest ever caught alive.
So the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) has finally been cleared of killing sheep – but the news comes 75 years too late! New studies suggests the Tasmanian Tiger’s jaw was not strong enough to kill sheep and the bounty on their heads was unjust!
This month also marks the sad death of the last captive Tasmanian Tiger, know as Benjamin.
A rare alligator has been found alive inside a dustbin in China.
The Yangtze Alligator or Chinese Alligator is thought to have been dumped by smugglers, or possibly escaped from a wildlife park.
The crew and researchers onboard a routine cetacean research survey in Scotland were treated to an encounter with a Leatherback Turtle.
While crossing the Minch on Sunday 5th June, between Skye and Harris, a massive Leatherback turtle, measuring about 1.5 metres, was spotted to the delight of all onboard.
Amazing bit of footage of a basking shark swimming just off the Panama City Beach in Florida — what’s amazing is a kayaker is seen paddling straight over it and later said he was unaware the shark was even there.
The person who identified himself as the kayaker in this video says the kayak is 14-feet long, so that gives you a perspective on the shark’s size.
A Bengal Tiger has killed a lion, after finding its way through the fencing which separated the animals. Turkish zoo officials say the Bengal Tiger killed the lion with one swipe of its paw, severing its jugular vein.
The lion was left dying in a pool of blood. Officials deny reports that the fencing was deficient or that the zoo is dangerous, claiming it was a one-off incident which has now been solved. Ankara Zoo has six tigers and two lions.
New study suggests Adders, toads and lizards are disappearing from UK. Other amphibians and reptiles are also under threat.
Slow worms, common lizards and grass snakes are also becoming less widespread, as are the common toad, common frog and the great crested newt.
After a rogue elephant killed 17 people in India, locals knew it had to be stopped. Once the animal was killed, DNA tests on the contents of its stomach revealed something even more terrifying: the elephant had consumed human flesh.
According to zoologist Dave Salmoni, humans are to blame for the herbivore’s shocking behaviour.
A type of corn that is genetically engineered to make it easier to convert into ethanol was approved for commercial growing by the Department of Agriculture.
The decision, announced Friday, came in the face of objections from corn millers and others in the food industry, who warned that if the industrial corn cross-pollinated with or were mixed with corn used for food.
An ocelot, one of the rarest big cats on this side of the world, wandered near a home in Southern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains Tuesday and sought temporary refuge in a tree to avoid a barking dog.
The cat was unhurt, said the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported, and finally climbed down from the tree after a state wildlife officer had it photographed and recorded the sighting. (The photo above is the actual ocelot, taken by photographer Tony Battiste.)
The Gorilla Organization who work internationally to save the world’s last remaining wild gorillas have announced the arrival of twins in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Gorillas general give birth to just one baby every 4 years, so the birth of twins is very rare. Lets hope both survive and are well looked after by their mother.
A common insect called the leaf miner moth (Cameraria ohridella) does more long-term damage to conker trees (horse chestnut) than thought.
Previously the moth was thought to cause only cosmetic damage, but a study published in the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening shows the moth larvae attack the tree’s leaves, reducing their ability to capture sunlight and turn it into food
Sad news, a northern bottlenose whale (nicknamed Gilbert) that had been spotted along the south coast of England near Bournemouth, has been found washed up on the beach near Alum Chine. The female whale had been delighting watchers every morning with tail flapping and water
It is estimated around 10 million Ladybirds may have landed on a farm in Coombe Saint Nicholas, drawn by the huge supply of food – yummy Aphids! If you’re wondering – the aphids seem to thrive on plants that are grown in the region, which