The new Paul the Octopus: Paul the amazing clairvoyant octopus may be dead but now he has a worthy heir, a Polish-based Indian elephant named Citta.
Weymouth-born but German-based Paul went down a storm during the last European Championships and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with his remarkable ability to predict the winners of various matches, mostly involving Germany.
According to zookeeper Jerzy Pirog, Citta correctly predicted the outcome of the Champions League final last month and has now been put to the test to predict the results of Poland’s group matches. The co-hosts open their Group A campaign against Greece on Friday and according to Citta, they can expect to win.
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This unlikely friendship is grrrreat! According to gamekeeper Ashley Gombert, a border collie named Solo and an 8-month-old tiger have become inseparable at a game preserve in South Africa.
Why dogs yawn when we yawn
If your dog ‘catches’ your yawn, your furry friend may be empathizing with you.
There are many smart animals in the world. They are well known due to their sharp intellectual capacity, aesthetic sensibility, smell, taste and creativity throughout the world. Today’s top 10 smartest animals are called as primates (gorillas and chimpanzees), elephants, dolphins, rats, monkeys, crows, Cacadu Parrot, sheep, small toothed whale, and octopus.
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That bear that famously fell from a tree? He died.
Authorities say a bear made famous by a photo that captured the animal falling from a tree at the University of Colorado has been hit and killed by two cars.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say the black bear was struck on U.S. 36 around dawn Thursday by one car and then another.
Parks spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill told msnbc.com that officials identified the bear as the same one whose photograph went viral by checking an ear tag that was placed on him after last week’s tree incident.
The polar bear is currently the largest bear on Earth, standing at around 8 feet tall. That’s still a few feet short of the biggest bear, which is thought to be the South-American giant short-faced bear. Also known as Arctodus, this bear is believed to have tipped the scales at 3,500 pounds and stood 11 feet tall, which is even taller than this diagram shows.