Unexpected Animal Friends

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A bear, a tiger and a lion. They’re dangerous predators, but they’re friends. The reason they do not attack each other or consider the other as rivals, is that they were brought up together.

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We’re The Reason World Has Lost Half of Its Wildlife

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The world’s population of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish has plummeted 53 percent since 1970, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released on Tuesday.  “Population sizes of vertebrate species have halved over the last 40 years,” the report said. “The state of the world’s biodiversity appears worse than ever.” During the same time, the world’s human population has doubled, it noted.  The study used a Living Planet Index to measure more than 10,000 populations of the world’s vertebrates.

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Video: Amazing Dog With Two Broken Legs

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When life throws you challenges, learn how to adapt.  After taking a plunge off of a six-foot deck, this versatile pup is learning how to get around without the use of his front paws.  Who wants to write an encouraging message on one of his casts?

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Lazarus, the Cleft Palate Cat is a Vine Superstar

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You don’t need to be classically beautiful to be a star.  Rescue cat Lazarus was born with a cleft palate. The physical deformity leaves him without the appearance of a nose and overexposes his lower teeth, but he still manages to charm thousands of fans on Vine.  According to Lazarus’ official Facebook page, he was found at only 10 weeks old by a student at East Tennessee State University. Although the sickly kitten suffered an infection in his mouth, caretakers soon nursed him back to health.

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New Deep Sea Species Found Off Australian Coast

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Scientists say two new animal species discovered off the Australian coast in 1986 have the potential to “reshape the tree of life.”  A study in scientific journal PLOS ONE describes the mushroom-shaped organisms for the first time since their discovery. Although the organisms, known as Dendrogramma enigmatica and Dendrogramma discoides, resemble extinct forms from more than 600 million years ago, scientists have not classified them into an existing animal group.

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21 Cats Better at Photobombing Than You

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The photobomb is more than a quick and easy prank — it’s a work of art.  They’ve also become the norm in the Insta-era. It’s hard to watch someone snapping a photo in your general vicinity without attempting to ruin it with your awkward face — even cats are getting in on gag.Cats are often considered serious creatures, but these perfectly timed photobombs reveal the funny side of their sneakiness.

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Five Incredible Ways Animals Recycle

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From running a search engine to game strategies, we all know that humans can take some notes from the animal kingdom. Here’s another lesson that wildlife can teach us: recycling. While we’re still figuring out how to recycle right, some animals have already mastered the eco-friendly practice. Click through for five of the planet’s most amazing recyclers. 

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