Unreal Animals

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!

Elephant Attackes Safari Jeep51s

Elephant Attackes Safari Jeep

Professional safari guide Johann Lombard experienced something like never before after this intense elephant attack. Despite all precautions taken, sometimes the animals do act out without any provocation. Luckily everyone was okay! According to Wikipedia, “musth is a periodic condition in male elephants, characterized by highly aggressive behavior and accompanied by a large rise in reproductive hormones. Testosterone levels in an elephant in musth can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times. However, whether this hormonal surge is the sole cause of musth, or merely a contributing factor, is unknown. Scientific investigation of musth is problematic because even the most placid elephants become highly violent toward humans and other elephants during musth.” Cases of rogue elephants randomly attacking native villages or goring and killing rhinoceroses without provocation in national parks in Africa have been documented and attributed to musth in young male elephants, especially those growing in the absence of older males. Studies show that reintroducing older males into the elephant population of the area seems to prevent the younger ones from entering musth, and therefore, stop this destructive behavior. The tourists on the safari tour saw this behavior first hand, but luckily for them, nothing happened and everyone was okay.

Published: October 21, 201310,162 views
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, 201884,388 plays$224.51 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, 201750,896 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, 2017118,054 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, 20175,474 views
Rescue cat raised by pet monkey37s

Rescue cat raised by pet monkey

This monkey named Angel Bullock raised Scruffy the kitty after his mother was hit by a car. Scruffy now believes he's part monkey, often acting just like Angel!

Published: November 26, 201755,979 plays$72.93 earned
Wild Deer Knocks On Cabin And Asks For Chips1m47s

Wild Deer Knocks On Cabin And Asks For Chips

A wild white-tailed deer comes knocking at a cabin door looking for Doritos and other goodies. A video emerged of a wild deer, shamelessly banging on the door of a wooden cabin, in search for some potato chips. This deer must have heard about the tradition of trick-or-treating, going from door to door, begging for food, and he decided to give it a try! This hilarious moment was caught on camera and is filmed in the north woods of Wisconsin. The amazing footage shows self-domesticated wild deer on a quest for Doritos. Look at her bang on the door, begging for food. The hospitable humans, invited the deer into their cabin and fed her with chips. Well, this is something you don’t see everyday! Deer eating Doritos right out of human’s hand! This video is proof that deer love potato chips, but that doesn’t mean it is good for them to feed on them. The young deer in the video can’t seem to get enough of the salty snack. We do not approve feeding deer chips because it can be bad for their stomach! Of course, it seems kind of cute and funny, but feeding wild deer with chips has negative consequences because they have complex digestive systems. Foods that deer aren’t used to eating can make them sick and die.

Are these moose praying at a cemetery grave site?16s

Are these moose praying at a cemetery grave site?

While driving down a remote road outside Delta Junction, Alaska, this person happened upon two moose who appeared to be praying at a cemetery. It was a warm spring day and the moose were actually down on their front legs in the cemetery, munching on new spring grass. Moose are herbivores, meaning they only eat plants and not other animals. It gets down to -40F below zero and colder in this part of Alaska in winter. Moose cows (or mamma moose) and their calves struggle to find food during the harsh winters. During the long, cold winter months, when everything green disappears, moose will dig in snow for frozen grasses and usually end up eating bark off trees and saplings, just to stay alive. In spring, when fresh grasses and leaves on trees appear, you can often find moose cows and calves enjoying the banquet. An adult cow moose can weigh about 800 lbs, so you can imagine it would take a lot to keep her going during the winter months. That is why they eat almost constantly during the short spring and summer months, so that they fatten up before winter again. Fresh green leaves are a delicacy! Moose calves are typically born in Spring, and stay with their mother for up to 2 years. This calf (left) is not a newborn and obviously was born the previous Spring. His mamma will probably encourage him to be on his own this fall, but may tolerate him up until the next spring, depending on whether or not she becomes pregnant again. Moose will sometimes kneel down like this in order to get closer to very short grasses. Undoubtedly, the calf has learned this from mamma. This quiet little cemetery, with it's fenced in area, provided a safe respite for cow and calf. They seemed totally unconcerned about this person's presence as they munched away on the greens. No doubt they were praying, thankful for the bounty of fresh food after a long hard winter!

Farm Animals Follow Their Owner In A Single File Line37s

Farm Animals Follow Their Owner In A Single File Line

Well this certainly isn't something you see everyday! At first all the animals are minding their own business, enjoying their day, when all of a sudden, it becomes a parade of animals! Dogs, ducks, goats and chickens all come together to form a single file line. It is hilarious! We’re pretty sure it takes longer for kids to make a school lunch line! These animals are very cooperative and are very impressive. Once the dogs start to bark, the ducks are following close behind with the chicken and goats! This is so cute! They're so good at listening to the farmer! It looks like she's got some food for them! It doesn't matter how fast or slow these animals run, they are going to stick together. Animals are so intelligent, I think we sometimes forget this. Just because they view the world differently, doesn't mean they aren't smart! These little guys surprised us when they formed a line! This was so fun to watch! Check out this animal jigsaw puzzle if you have some time in your day! Puzzles are a great way to give your mind a little break! Did you find this video adorable? Let us know in the comments!!!

Wild Catfish Loves To Be Petted By Human10s

Wild Catfish Loves To Be Petted By Human

If you go to a petting ZOO, then you will probably see a whole lot of animals, both domesticated and wild, that are docile enough to be petted. Commonly, you will see animals like sheep, guinea pigs, goats, rabbits, ponies, alpacas, llamas, pigs and miniature donkeys, and a few exotic animals such as kangaroos. But it would seem that these children’s zoo, as they are called in some place, need to open a new position for catfish! Kyle Naegeli, who presents himself as “the fish whisperer" sends us this very short clip of himself petting a wild catfish in a pond somewhere in the great state of Texas. He just splashes the water with the palm of his hands and out of nowhere a big catfish comes up and just sits there, letting Kyle stroke him on the head! What? Is this how catfish got their name? You just make a little noise in the water and they come running to yah, demanding a stroke and a treat? Do they have non-existent respect for people’s personal space too? Check out what happens when this dude sticks his hand in the water. A catfish comes right up to him to be pet! Amazing!

Grouper has touching reaction to seeing his divemaster friend54s

Grouper has touching reaction to seeing his divemaster friend

Gary is a large Nassau Grouper who lives on the reef off the north side of Little Cayman Island. Far more intelligent and curious than most people would believe, Nassau Groupers can not only understand human behavior, they can also interact with people and try to communicate. Gary has learned that scuba divers often spear Lionfish, an invasive species that are a serious threat to the native fish populations and the health of the reef. Gary follows scuba divers when they conduct an organized cull of the Lionfish. Researchers and environmentalists have been trying to introduce the notion of Lionfish as prey so they have been feeding the Nassau Groupers under carefully controlled conditions. Gary is one of the fish that have learned not only that humans can be a source of food, but he has also learned how to help locate the Lionfish for the divers. Gary will lead them right to a ledge or crevice that shelters a Lionfish and he will look back and forth at the fish and at the divers until they come and spear them for him. In the process, he raises his fins with excitement while he waits for the diver to come over and find the invader. This is a surprisingly cunning form of cooperation that makes the Lionfish cull more successful. Gary most definitely understands that what he is doing is being understood by the divers. Gary is also able to recognize Craig as one of the divers who occasionally spearfishes. Craig was leading a group of recreational divers on this occasion and he had no spear, but Gary zeroed in on Craig and greeted him. When Craig sees Gary coming, he playfully turns upside down and performs an inverted spin while Gary comes right up to his face as if he is happy to see Craig. The two look right into each other's eyes before they continue to swim together happily over the reef. We seldom give animals credit for being intelligent, but this is a clear demonstration of how even a fish is capable of recognizing certain people and forming a bond with them, even if the relationship is based partly on food. Nassau Groupers are often curious about divers, but Gary has captured the hears of many here on Little Cayman Island. In some ways he is more like a dog than a fish.

Tail-Wagging Raccoon Visits His Canine Friend18s

Tail-Wagging Raccoon Visits His Canine Friend

These interspecies friendships is what we love most about our job here. Watching endless hours of videos with all sorts of different animals cuddling and playing in harmony warms our hearts and makes us wish we had such pets around. Seeing how even sworn natural enemies can learn to love and respect each other really makes you put a finger to your forehead and think some things through. Now, this might not be your run of the mill friendship, but we would like to think that this rare breed of dog that looks very much like a wolf will eventually grow on to this uninvited guest. Sparta the Northern Inuit has always wanted to befriend the neighborhood raccoon, but the trash panda has always stayed on the roof... Until today. The chubby masked bandit decided to come a bit closer today, so he perched himself on the balcony railing, right across the door, where good old Sparta was waiting. We can see the coon wagging his tail outside and our immediate response would be that the wild animal is happy to see Sparta, but raccoons are more like cats that dogs when it comes to wagging their tail. Sorry Sparta, this guy doesn’t want to be your friend, he just wants your kibble! Not all coons are scared of dogs though! In this adorable video, the raccoon really loves to play wrestle with the dog. Every coin has two sides and these two are the opposite of Sparta and her un-buddy.

Published: November 9, 201782,463 views
Huge Swan Confronts Unsuspecting Dog At The Park59s

Huge Swan Confronts Unsuspecting Dog At The Park

A conflict arises between a dog and a swan in Strasbourg, France that is captured on camera. The dog's owner makes the right decision in not fleeing from the swan. Showing an act of dominance may have prevented the swan from physically attacking them. Luckily the situation didn't escalate and the swan retreated, but the pooch remained curious. It's not uncommon for dogs to be curious about other animals, especially when it's the first time they see them. The owner strokes the dog to keep it calm and keeps him on a leash, which is very considerate of her. If the dog was able to run free, than this video would have been one of a dog-swan quarrel. Swan attacks are rare but not uncommon, and there have been instances in the news where swans attack even humans that entered their territory. This swan had other things in mind, including showing off his grandeur and huge wings, so you can say it was more of a boasting situation that one of a threatening kind. The swan then leaves the scene to mind its business and all is good again. Although we're accustomed to seeing white swans, there are also black swans that are much rarer and even more beautiful. These creatures do exist, it's not just a famous movie title.

Published: October 11, 20171,354,948 views
Monkey demands to be gently brushed by caretaker5m30s

Monkey demands to be gently brushed by caretaker

This Java Macaque named Angel Bullock is 20 years old and knows what she likes, with the abilities to make her human understand what she wants! She gets her hair brush and brings it to the counter top, puts the brush to her head, and then slings it towards her owner. Java Macaques are extremely smart, old world monkeys with great reasoning and communication skills.

Published: October 10, 20176,484 plays$19.72 earned
Intelligent orangutan flosses with rubber band42s

Intelligent orangutan flosses with rubber band

Sprout has clearly heard about the importance of dental hygiene as she tries her hand at flossing with a rubber band. She seems to be having a lot of fun playing with the band, by pulling at it with her teeth and twisting it around her little finger. Whilst there are playful similarities to a human child, getting kids to floss is not so easy. Dudley Zoological Gardens is a 40-acre zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle in the town of Dudley, in the Black Country region of the West Midlands, England. In the past couple of years more and more has been done to improve the zoo with some great new enclosures.

Rare albino lobster forages for food45s

Rare albino lobster forages for food

It is estimated that only one in one hundred million lobsters are albino. This is an American lobster, also known as an Atlantic lobster or Canadian lobster. They can reach a length of 25 inches and a weight of 44lbs. Lobsters vary in color due to pigmentation and they can be bluish green to brown. It is a lack of pigmentation that causes albinism, a rare genetic condition that leaves an animal lacking color completely. This albino lobster explores the rocks on the bottom, looking for food. They eat live prey such as fish, mollusks, other crustaceans, worms and some plants. Lobsters are scavengers, using their claws to tear food apart and feed it into its mouth. They have no teeth in their head, but they do have three teeth in their stomach and this is where they actually chew their food. It is believed that lobsters can live as long as 100 years!

Published: September 24, 201717,625 plays$29.23 earned