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Young Golrillas Dismantle Poachers Traps

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.


Top 10 Weird Stories from 2011

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?


Video: Groomed by Wild Mountain Gorillas!

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!


40ft Sperm Whale found dead on Norfolk Beach

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.


Tasmanian Tigers couldn’t kill Sheep!

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.


Leatherback turtle spotted off Scotland

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.


Video: Basking Shark Spotted In Florida

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.


Mystery surrounds Lions death at Turkish Zoo

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.


UK Adders, Toads and Lizards are disappearing!

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.


Video: Man Eating Elephant!

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.


Genetically Modified Corn Approved for Ethanol Production!

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.


Rare ocelot sighted in Southern Arizona

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.)


Gorilla Twins Born in Wild

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.


Conker Trees threatened by Moth!

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

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Dead whale found on Bournemouth beach

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