Shabani is a western lowland gorilla raised in Australia. He currently lives at Japan's Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, where he has a throng of followers based entirely on his handsome face and propensity for voguing for visitors.
Every four years, the world loses its mind with soccer fever as the World Cup takes over televisions, bars and also a large city.
Every four days – sometimes fewer – we find a video of some animals playing soccer and we lose our minds.
If you've watched a nature documentary, like, ever, you've probably seen a clip of a golden eagle running down deer or goats. These birds of prey have a 7-foot-plus wingspan and enormous (read: enormous) talons.
Good news for the shark-averse among us: A commercially available personal shark deterrent has been tested by the University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and was found to repel 90 percent of shark attacks on a baited test rig.
The device, known as the Shark Shield, emits an electric field designed to wreak havoc with the shark's network of electroreceptive sensors. It was constructed for divers and surfers in Western Australia.
Just call her chef mama bear! While searching for food for her cubs, a mother bear found just what she was looking for in an outdoor patio refrigerator: Frank's RedHot Sauce.
The bear was caught on a cell phone video rummaging for a treat while her two cubs patiently looked on at a family's backyard in Kinnelon, New Jersey. When the mama bear was content with her find, she carried the hot sauce in her mouth and left for the nearby woods with the two youngsters – perhaps looking to add a little spice to her latest kill!
Last week, a semi truck carrying 2,200 piglets crashed on US-35 West outside of Dayton, Ohio. Sadly, up to 1,100 of the piglets were killed, and though over 1,000 were recovered and taken to local fairgrounds, a few remain out in the wild, much to the consternation of Greene County Sheriff's Office Major Rick Bowman.
The annals of science are filled with oddly named animals. For instance, did you know there's a kind of chewing louse named after Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson, and a species of fly named after Beyoncé?
If you're the kind of person who enjoys a cute animal video, you may have encountered ones of the slow loris, a small, nocturnal primate with big eyes and an expressive face.
Discovery Channel's Life Story is a documentary that focuses on, well, the life stories of various animals, grouped around a particular theme each week.