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If Youve Never Seen How Fast Bears Can Climb Trees You Need to See This

In this incredible footage we see a black bear sow (the species comes in a variety of colours) fiercely protecting her cub as she chases a jet black boar up a tall pine tree. The action begins when the sow gets a scent of the nearby boar and immediately sprints down a steep hill to chase the threat away. The speed at which both bears scale the tree is astonishing. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/bear-chases-bear-up-tree-full-speed/

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A 12 Million Year Old Praying Mantis Encased in Amber

Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com Sold by Heritage Auctions in 2016, this small lozenge size piece of amber is water clear and pale yellow which makes it very easy to see the amazing praying mantis preserved forever inside. The creature with its triangular head, bulging eyes, and flexible neck is clearly visible in the exceptional specimen of the fossilized tree resin. The insect with the unique characteristics is poetically singular in the otherwise pristine fossil remnant. A close-up photo of the bug gives further insight into this entombed mantis. This…

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Drone Captures Blue Whale Mom and Calf Playing with Bottlenose Dolphins from Above

In the late afternoon of June 4th, 2018 a blue whale mom and her calf were spotted interacting with some Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of La Jolla, California. Photographer Domenic Biagini was able to fly his drone above the whales and capture the amazing scene. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-blue-whales-playing-with-dolphins/

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Guy Turns Squirrel Into Ninja Warrior by Slowly Adding Sections to Obstacle Course

Over a period of two weeks, a guy in England was able to train a squirrel in his backyard to complete a pretty impressive obstacle course in order to reach the delicious food at the end. The whole sequence is fun to watch and the soundtrack could not have been more appropriate 😀 Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/american-ninja-warrior-squirrel-backyard-obstacle-course/

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A Video Collage of All the Critters That Have Visited The Log

Wildlife enthusiast Robert Bush Sr set up a trail camera to document the activity around ‘the log’, a fallen tree somewhere in the mountains of Pennsylvania where a wide range of animals tended to congregate. The outdoorsman recently released this compilation of all the critters who have visited ‘the log’ in the last year. Just some of the animals to have visited ‘the log’ include: bears, bobcats, porcupines, birds, beavers, minks, and coyotes. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/all-the-critters-that-have-visited-the-log/

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Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists

A new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists. It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body. And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider. According to Science Magazine, the video was captured at a depth of 800 meters (2,625 ft) by deep-sea explorers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen in a submersible. Only a handful of videos exist…

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Tigers Cant Purr, So When Theyre Happy They Chuff Instead

So apparently tigers can’t purr, so when they’re happy they ‘chuff’ or chuffle instead. Also known as ‘prusten’, according to Wikipedia, it’s a type of vocalization made only by two members of the Panthera family, the tiger and snow leopard. In order to ‘chuff’ the animal closes its mouth and blows through its nostrils, producing a hearty snort sound. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/tigers-cant-purr-so-they-chuff-instead/

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The Worlds Smallest Cat is Ridiculously Adorable and there are Photos to Prove It

Meet the rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), the world’s smallest feline and a strong contender for the cutest wild creature you could ever encounter in the forest. Although the solitary feline is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and only weighs 2-3.5 pounds; it is armed with agility, athleticism, a curious spirit and eyes six times more powerful than humans. Check out the embedded video below to see this little beauty in action as he explores his forest home in Sri Lanka. The clip is from…

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Murmurations: The Mesmerizing Beauty of Birds in Flight

“The art of flying” is a short film by Jan van IJken about ‘murmurations’, the mysterious and mesmerizing flights of the Common Starling. In this 2 minute preview we see the constantly evolving patterns the dense swarm of thousands and thousands of birds make while in flight. The sound of so many birds is also overwhelming to the senses. For those interested, you can pay a small fee to see the full-length, 7 minute film at janvanijken.com Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/the-art-of-flying-by-jan-van-ijken/

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