Unreal Animals

Chimpanzee fascinated by her reflection in CD58s

Chimpanzee fascinated by her reflection in CD

This chimpanzee from the Twycross Zoo in England managed to get hold of a CD, presumably from a keeper and she loves it. The ape is holding the CD delicately in front of her face and uses it as a mirror to keep checking herself out!

Tough Kangaroo On Steroids Flexes Muscles For Camera1m00s

Tough Kangaroo On Steroids Flexes Muscles For Camera

A curious footage has emerged of a tall, bulky kangaroo staring at the camera of a filmmaker, following her every move from the other side of a tall fence, scratching his belly and flexing his muscles. He definitely looks like a boxer, and not surprisingly he is called Rocky! This is the frightening moment when a woman came face-to-face with a huge muscle-bound kangaroo. She explained that she is normally confident around animals but felt threatened when the “macho” marsupial approached her closer to the fence. Watch how jacked this kangaroo is as it flexes for the camera. Incredible! Kangaroos are largely docile and instinctively scared of humans but can act unpredictably if they feel threatened. They have been known to attack humans, although incidents are rare. When kangaroos do attack humans they do so as if they were another kangaroo by grappling with their forepaws or sitting back and kicking out with their hind legs. The kangaroo has a really big body and we have never seen one that muscular before, he is the true definition of a big macho male. Watching this curious video of the kangaroo's muscular physique it makes us wonder how he formed them muscles. Animal's impressive bodybuilder-like muscular shoulders, biceps and chest and threatening posture are giving us the chills. It feels like he came straight out of a boxing match! His claws are really big, even scarier than his muscles. We have never seen a kangaroo be so defensive and ready to attack, it definitely looks like he is puffing his chest muscles up to look scarier and tougher, like he likes to take her on in a boxing match. Creepy!

Published: February 15, 20185,018 plays$14.04 earned
Owl Butterfly Chrysalis Perfectly Mimics Snake's Head43s

Owl Butterfly Chrysalis Perfectly Mimics Snake's Head

A bizarre video of an owl butterfly chrysalis mimicking its head in a snake manner has us confused and perplexed. This chrysalis of the Daring Owl-Butterfly, filmed in the Jardin Eco-botanico Mindo, Ecuador, mimics the head of a snake which gives it an advantage in the struggle for survival by scaring off predators such as birds. It has fake eyes, a fake mouth, fake scales and even strikes like a snake if disturbed! Researchers claim that butterflies and moths mimic snakes and foxes to fool predators. The dazzling colours and patterns on their wings make butterflies and moths some of the most eye catching creatures in the animal kingdom, but these dramatic designs also help turn the insects into master illusionists capable of fooling potential predators. Many species of butterfly and moth are capable of using their wing patterns to trick predators into thinking they are much larger and even more dangerous animals. This butterfly species has patterns on its wings that when viewed from the right angle take on the appearance of a snake's head. When disturbed, it writhes its head and body to complete the illusion. Amazing! The evolution has shaped butterflies and moths' wing patterns in a way that allows them to exploit their predators' eyesight and play with their sense of perspective. Footage shows owl butterfly chrysalis being pet by the head by human’s finger. It is interesting how the moment the finger touches its head, it instinctively writhes its head up, to mimic a snake movement! Not only it mimics its appearance, it can also mimic its behavior too. Incredible!

Elephant Puts Happy Feet Into Action, Dancing To The Magic Flute1m41s

Elephant Puts Happy Feet Into Action, Dancing To The Magic Flute

This is the heartwarming moment when a bulky elephant starts to move his happy feet to the music, dancing as a man plays the magic flute. In a crowd of camels and elephants, one particular elephant seems to have a good ear for music as he starts to dance along to the rhythm. Incredible! It is a fact that animals react to certain sounds, but showing emotions like human beings is rare. Michael Telapary is a Dutch Musician who plays the Native American Flutes and performs all over the world. This time Michael decided to play his flute in front of camels and elephants and see their reaction to his music. Moments after hearing the flute sounds, one of the elephants starts to move his happy feet, dancing to the music, swaying his trunk to the rhythm. We were amazed at how the elephant reacted to the flute playing and started swinging its trunk back and forth, as the man continued to play his instrument. This is the best interaction we have witnessed regarding an elephant responding to music. It is amazing how Michael’s performance made this musical animals sway its trunk and happy feet to the rhythm in time with the music and even moved its whole body around in a sort of dance. Did you know that elephants were musical fans? Yes, it’s true! They are apparently especially fond of a certain type of flute commonly used by Native Americans. In the video we can see Michael Telapary playing his Native Flute for camels and elephants, and witnessing their reactions to it, as part of a series he calls “Michael Telapary’s Flute Tales”. One of the elephants seems to enjoy the music and is much fonder than the other elephant and the camels. Cuteness overload!

Published: January 31, 201810,794 views
Strange bird makes truly unique 'cork-popping' call29s

Strange bird makes truly unique 'cork-popping' call

Meet the bird with probably the most unusual and unique call in the whole of Africa. The Black-Bellied Bustard, a large ground-dwelling bird found in woodland and open grassland areas of sub-Saharan Africa. These birds are uncommon local residents in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The most attractive and fascinating part about this whole bird is by far its unique and rather funny call. At first the male bird is busy shaking and preening his feathers. It's very important for this male to look at his best and in great condition. During the call, he displays with his tail held in an upright fanned position. He lifts his head high and then the call starts with a "quaaaark"... There is silence for 2 -3 seconds during which he pulls his neck back down. He then finishes the call with a funny "kwww ick" sound or otherwise referred to as a "cork popping" sound. The male bird uses this unique sound to promote and advertise his presence in his territory so other males can stay away. At the same time, it also let's all the females in the area know that he is the man, and ready for action. This is a call that people will seldom only hear over the grassy plains of the Kruger Park, never mind seeing the bird in action while performing this unique call. What a great experience to have this bird right in front of us, showing off in style.

 Black Bear Joins Golfers On Course For A Game Of 'Eat The Ball'1m32s

Black Bear Joins Golfers On Course For A Game Of 'Eat The Ball'

Golfers at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler were in for quite the surprise that day when they saw a black bear on the green. Apparently, that guy decided it was going to play a little golf with these people! How cool is that? Evan Byrne, his brother Matt and their dad were hoping for a nice, quiet game of golf, but that bear had another plan. He just walked up to the ball in the middle of the field and laid down next to it. “Oh. My. God. He’s hugging Matt’s golf ball!” Evan laughs behind camera, while his buddy is trying to coin a plan to get his gear back from the uninvited guest. The bear just lies there, looking around and probably wondering what is everyone staring at. Matt’s dad tries to scare the bear away by clapping his hands and talking calmly, but the animal just stares back at him. The old man tries to get the bear to get up and release its hostage, but both sons persuade him otherwise. “Give me the ball” the dad keeps repeating to the bear, as if it were one of his sons at their most stubborn, but the animal won’t budge. But dad’s insisting must have been tiresome to the poor guy, so he just gets up and slowly leaves the scene and the three men with their boring sport.

Published: January 31, 20182,992 plays$4.42 earned
Foot long venomous fireworm found at the beach49s

Foot long venomous fireworm found at the beach

The Bearded Fireworm is a creature that grows to over a foot long and lives among coral, rock and sand at tropical beaches and on coral reefs. It can be found in the shallows or as deep as 120 feet. It has clusters of stinging bristles along its entire length that are capable of delivering a powerful neurotoxin to anyone who touches one. The sting will produce intense irritation, painful burning, nausea and dizziness. This can last for several hours. The hairs on the fireworm flare out when the worm is disturbed. The hairs are hollow and filled with venom. They penetrate the skin and break off upon contact. These creatures can be found on most beaches throughout the Caribbean and even southern United States. They eat coral, shrimp, anemone, and small crustaceans. They comb through debris to locate uneaten particles of food and will occasionally eat feces from other creatures. Surprisingly, fireworms are edible for fish and crabs. Fireworms are more commonly found out of their burrows during the night, preferring to stay hidden during the day. The fireworm is capable of reproducing sexually, but also by breaking into two segments. The segments will each grow a head or a tail, growing into new individuals. Fireworms are bioluminescent during sexual activity. Scuba divers and underwater photographers are delighted to see the beautiful and unusual creatures but they avoid physical contact with them at all costs. Fireworms are avoided by aquarium enthusiasts due to their hostility and voracious appetite for coral and other creatures. Scientists do not actually know how long the fireworm can live as little research has been done on the creatures. Aptly named, it is called a fireworm due to the intense burning they inflict.

Ensign Wasp waves its abdomen like a flag1m31s

Ensign Wasp waves its abdomen like a flag

This Ensign Wasps, in the family Evaniidae, was filmed in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The black abdomen (metasoma) moves up and down as if signalling with a flag, which gave rise to the common name ensign wasp. They are completely harmless to humans and actually are beneficial since they lay an egg in the egg cases of cockroaches and the hatched wasp larva feeds on the roach eggs.

Frightened Deer Scales 6 Foot Fence To Escape Backyard46s

Frightened Deer Scales 6 Foot Fence To Escape Backyard

Sometimes we don’t really have an explanation about the things we do. We may be lacking a bit in the muscle department, but we still manage to lift some heavy weight when we are in danger and even run faster than a gazelle when we are being chased. It all boils down to survival instinct. Our body senses that we are in some sort of danger and our brain sends a message to our muscles to work harder so we can survive. You may be wondering how all of this is possible and the simple answer would be - hormones. Humans might consider themselves superior to other species, but at the end of the day, we are all animals. This means that if hormones help us survive, the same thing happens with other animals and this video shows us exactly how it’s done. In this footage we have a young deer that jumped the fence into these people's backyard. It was trapped inside and couldn’t find an escape route. They opened the gate, waiting hours for it to leave, but it was to no avail. Once the deer started coming dangerously close to the pool they decided to try to draw its attention to the gate, fearing he might fall inside. The deer, however, had other ideas, leaping over the 6ft fence as if it was nothing. After it made its escape, the homeowners looked over the fence and it was already halfway down the street. No deer were harmed in the making of this video!

Published: February 9, 2017144,435 plays$500.34 earned
Caterpillar disguises as feather to escape hungry birds2m14s

Caterpillar disguises as feather to escape hungry birds

This Caterpillar filmed near Mindo in Ecuador looks like a feather which presumably gives it an advantage in the struggle for survival since predators such as birds will not perceive it as food. There are more than 3500 species of butterflies and some 10000 of moths in Ecuador and their larvae have evolved different strategies to escape predators. Some hide in the vegetation due to camouflage coloration, others resemble a stick or moss or mimic bird droppings. Bagworms build cases out of silk and materials such as leafs, wood and soil as camouflage, such as this Pagoda bagworm: https://rumble.com/v48got. Other caterpillars on the contrary are highly colorful (aposematic coloration) to warn potential predators that they are unpalatable or even toxic or have venomous spines. Some caterpillars expose fake eyes to deter predators, such as this snake mimic caterpillar from Ecuador: https://rumble.com/v311ab. But this is an exceptional case of a caterpillar disguised as a feather. It even makes steps back as it moves as if it was agitated by the wind!

Giant Pacific Octopus Sucks Up To Scuba Diver3m16s

Giant Pacific Octopus Sucks Up To Scuba Diver

This incredible footage was recorded by Dennis Chow at Dillon Rock near the amazing Browning Pass, just north of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. While exploring a wall during this particular dive, Dennis, Shaz and Wes noticed a Giant Pacific Octopus hiding among the rocks and plant life of the wall. These creatures can grow to a 16 foot span and weight upwards of 110 pounds. As you will see in this amazing footage, the creature had transformed to replicate his surroundings. The amazing part about this is that they are colorblind but are still able to duplicate the color and texture of their surroundings when feeling threatened by a predator. These scuba divers are extremely experienced instructors and dive shop owners. At no time was this animal at harm, nor was it not at the top of their list of priorities of maintaining its safety and well being. Once Shaz began coaxing this creature out for a better look at his impressive size, you notice he too starts to "check out" Shaz by extending out a few legs to test what was near. Once he started to fully engage with Shaz, Wes was definitely near to ensure her safety at all times. Octopus will engulf its prey as this one did with Shaz, and then if its regular food, inject crustaceans like crabs with a paralyzing saliva then dismember them with their beaks. This guy definitely had Shaz in his grip, until Wes decided it was time to help release him and go back to his normal habitat. Incredible!

Crab attacks GoPro, drags it into lair and films himself1m20s

Crab attacks GoPro, drags it into lair and films himself

The Batwing Coral Crab is a large, edible crab that is widespread throughout tropical waters. Its bright red shell and large claws make it hard to miss, although it spends most of the daytime tucked under coral or hidden in small caves in the reef. These crabs can grow to 6 inches in width across the shell. They are more likely to be seen at night when they venture out in the open to hunt for food. This adventurous fellow was seen on the prowl in broad daylight in Akumal, Mexico. He was followed to a small cave, where he disappeared from view. When the GoPro camera was placed in front of the entrance, the crab made an excited dash at the camera, grabbed it and dragged it inside and under the coral. The snorkelers left the camera for several minutes before coming back to see what had happened. The camera was found tucked up inside the cave. Looking at the footage later revealed an interesting view. It showed the crab closely inspecting the camera and moving it around. The crab's claws can be seen exploring the lens and around behind the camera. He seems to stare at it curiously and this provides an incredible close up look at his mouth and eyes, as well as his belly. Amazingly, every part of the crab tucks into nooks on his shell to provide a perfect armor. Even the parts of his mouth can be folded in for protection. One of the cutest features of this little crab is the light spot on his shell behind each eye that give the impression of perpetually raised eyebrows. It's difficult to say whether the crab's initial reaction was curiosity or whether he saw the shiny camera as potential food, but the footage that followed is priceless!

Published: January 7, 201883,410 plays$220.41 earned
Bizarre orchid bee collects perfume from Ecuadorian flower2m17s

Bizarre orchid bee collects perfume from Ecuadorian flower

An orchid bee collects perfume from a flower called Stanhopea Florida, which are orchids that do not produce nectar to attract pollinators, but fragrances which are collected by male orchid bees (Euglossini) in order to seduce females. This video shows a bee collecting perfume with brushes on its forelegs and transferring it in flight via the middle legs to cavities on the enlarged hind legs. From Jardín Botánico "Las Orquídeas" in Puyo, Ecuador.

Bizarre Spider In Ecuador Closely Resembles A Bunny Rabbit2m02s

Bizarre Spider In Ecuador Closely Resembles A Bunny Rabbit

This Harvestman from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador looks like a bunny with long ears. Its scientific name is Metagryne bicolumnata, from the family of Cosmetidae, in the order of Opiliones, colloquially known as Harvestmen or daddy longlegs. Though superficially similar to spiders they are not closely related to spiders order Araneae, but belong to the same class of Arachnida. Contrary to a common belief Harvestman do not have venom glands and are absolutely harmless. Harvestmen have been around for at least 400 million years and lived even before the dinosaurs. Ecuador is one of 17 megadiverse countries, it actually has the highest biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation, with over 1660 species of birds, some 4000 species of butterflies and thousands of colorful moths, more than 500 amphibians, as well as a unique flora with e.g. over 4300 species of orchids. Watching this bizarre looking “Bunny Harvestman” one cannot help but wonder if a mad scientist has grafted a rabbit's head onto an octet of spindly spider legs. Hilarious! This strange-looking bunny-spider was filmed on July 11 2017 by Andreas Kay. Surprisingly, the members of the Arachnid class are not classified as spiders even though they have eight legs. Footage shows that this curious creature has a dark body with a pair of eye spots situated on its back midway between its true eyes and the awkward “bunny ears” rise above from the edge of its abdomen. Crazy! Maybe the eye spots and ear-like protuberances are meant to fool predators into thinking the creature is larger than it really is. Kay snapped this bizarre creature while exploring the Amazon rainforest of eastern Ecuador. It was first described in 1959 by German arachnid specialist Carl Friedrich Roewer and left scientists amazed!

Scuba Diver Lends A Playing Hand To Curious Tiny Octopus1m56s

Scuba Diver Lends A Playing Hand To Curious Tiny Octopus

A scuba diver had the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique experience with a curious octopus. A footage has emerged from the depths of the ocean featuring a little red octopus captured on camera trying to pull this diver by the hand! That's a pretty rare sight indeed! Footage shows the hand of a friendly scuba diver approaching a tiny red octopus demanding to play. Amazingly, the tiny cephalopod accepted the invitation to play and bravely shook hands with scuba diver’s hand, befriending the human. Adorable! At the very bottom of the ocean, a true friendship has emerged between a tiny octopus and a gentle scuba diver. Watch as curious octopus moves towards diver’s direction reaching to grab his hand with its tentacle. What a precious moment! Noticing the octopus is moving towards him, the diver retreats slightly to allow it some space. The octopus reacts by moving forwards the diver and befriending the curious hand of his. This playful tiny octopus is ready to play and wants to thoroughly explore diver’s hand. Watch how relaxed this octopus is, hanging from diver’s hand, as the man rises its hand in the water. He causes the octopus to jump slightly, and attach its tentacles on diver’s hand, as the curious invertebrate continues to follow human’s movements. What a special bond! The East Pacific red octopus, also known as the ruby octopus, a preferred common name due to the abundance of octopus species colloquially known as red octopus is the most commonly occurring shallow-water octopus on much of the North American West Coast, and a ubiquitous benthic predator in these habitats. Its range extends from the southern Gulf of California at least to the Gulf of Alaska, but may also occur in the western Pacific Ocean.

Published: December 19, 201736,343 views
Trained Cockatiels Fly Free And Return To Owner On Command1m23s

Trained Cockatiels Fly Free And Return To Owner On Command

Fred and Ebe spread their wings and fly around the neighborhood. They are trained for free flight and are free to fly outside for a few hours everyday. However, every time their owner calls for them, the return to him on command. How cool is that? Doves and pigeons have been domesticated pets for thousands of years. The difference between doves and pigeons is mostly in the size. Doves are typically smaller and sleeker with pointed tails, and pigeons are larger and stouter with rounded tails. Not all species of parrots are equally good flight candidates. Some have physical features that make them better (large, loud and colorful) and some have mental features that make them better (highly social with strong roosting site fidelity). No doubt other species that don’t have these qualities can also be flown, but I would consider them only for trainers with some experience. Without any doubt a large, loud and colorful bird is easier to find in a tree or see or hear at a distance. That makes large macaws and large cockatoos good flyers from a recovery standpoint. Knowing that training a cockatiel takes time and lots of patience, this owner has well-trained his Cockatiels to fly free and return to him on command. The learning process for a cockatiel is not based in hours or days, but more in months. We often hear from people who ask why their cockatiel has not learn anything, as it already has been two weeks since it got home. It takes weeks for a cockatiel just to be safe and comfortable in a new environment. Again time and patience are the key here. Cockatiels are considered as wonderful household pet and companion parrot. Watch how well-trained these two are and how well they understand their owner’s command. Amazing! https://www.youtube.com/user/Mellforce

Published: December 9, 201783,411 views
Cute baby octopus lets divers pet it4m30s

Cute baby octopus lets divers pet it

During a dive in Maldives on the lookout for Manta rays, these people came across a tiny little octopus that showed interest in them and their camera. They stayed with it for about 20 minutes and after some time it became very curious about the divers, letting them pet it like a doggy. It could have gone away easily but it didn't! So cool!

Published: November 30, 20175,336 views