Lucky for the mongoose, the hornbill he's playing dead for doesn't seem to care much one way or the other.
A family in southern India left their farm to attend a wedding and were surprised to discover that a leopard had snuck into their home through a small gap along the roof. Forest officials eventually removed the animal using a trap set on the front door, safely transporting it back to the wild.
Is this a scene from "Leave It To Beaver?"
Oh, the small wagging tails!
A worker was given one hell of a surprise while cutting down a tree for a local beekeeper?who wanted to retrieve a beehive inside.
Popularity is a curse.
For years, animal rights advocates have waged war against the US Navy for its use of dolphins in warfare and research. Is a resolution possible?
There were many consequences to the government — but perhaps one of the more unexpected outcomes was that a battalion of?Elephant seals overtook a California beach. Now, they are using their new property for sex.
Despite having serious cataracts, this husky spotted seal is as healthy as any other marine animal.
While this is terrifying to watch, a local forest official insists that this is "only a mock charge. The elephant never intended to harm the visitors, which it could have done easily if it wanted... safaris are safe."
If you're going to get this close to elephants in the wild, keep your engine running so you can drive away before an angry elephant runs you down. In other words, don't do what these tourists in Botswana did.
Photojournalist Kiliii Yuyan documents the I?upiaq and their successful conservation practices using indigenous knowledge.
*David Attenborough?voice* The human wiggles a small banana in front of a small primate in hopes that he can retrieve his stolen sunblock, but are the odds in his favor?
A highway in Austin, Texas, was swarmed by a group of birds who ascended into flight, causing an almost cinematic scene, against the backdrop of sunset, reminiscent of doomsday
For us, owls may be all cuteness and associations with magic and Hogwarts. For the mouse that has just been swallowed whole, not so much.
This squirrel thinks its a prairie dog.
"I feel like my entire head can fit inside its mouth, but that's not a place you'd like to find yourself."
Billions of animals die each year for our plates. What if they didn't have to?
Tired from the back and forth of the sailing vessel it was perched on, this bird decided to just?give up and go with the flow.
Leave no ferret behind.
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