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Princess PreCure: Sugar Kingdom and the Six Princesses announced for the Nintendo 3DS

Bandai Namco Entertainment is bringing another PreCure game to the Nintendo 3DS. The title, named Princess PreCure: Sugar Kingdom and the Six Princesses, will be a puzzle game adventure based on the anime Go! Princess PreCure. The game sees gummys plastered all over the screen, which the player will have the line up in rows of three. Show More Summary

10 Pungent Facts About Skunks

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

These guys get a bad rap, but there's amazing chemistry and crazy behavior behind the animal kingdom's smelly outcast.

Why Wildlife Documentaries Insist on Making Animals Seem Human

In Disney’s new documentary Monkey Kingdom, the animals are characters: The trailer focuses on a macaque dubbed “Maya,” and describes her “dreams” for her son. This approach isn’t surprising—wildlife docs have used the “animals are just like us” shtick for over fifty years. Show More Summary

15 Fun Facts About Disney's Animal Kingdom

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It’s no coincidence that Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day in 1998—it’s the only Disney park dedicated to animal conservation. The 500 acres it takes up also makes it Disney’s largest theme park, and, as you might expect, there’s a lot that happens behind the scenes in order to keep the operation running smoothly. Show More Summary

Earth Day: A Need for a Stronger Relationship With Mother Earth

Sacred trees offer a path to develop a stronger relationship with Mother Earth in a multitude of ways, including the Native American Sacred Tree, the Tree of Life at the Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom, and the Avatar movies. In the...Show More Summary

Earth Day: A Need for a Stronger Relationship with Mother Earth

Sacred trees offer a path to develop a stronger relationship with Mother Earth in a multitude of ways, including the Native American Sacred Tree, the Tree of Life at the Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom, and the Avatar movies. In the...Show More Summary

Nocturne: a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Nocturne: Creatures of the Night is not a book about sleep-deprived college students, club-hopping hipsters or even long haul truck drivers. Read the rest

Tina Fey–Narrated Monkey Kingdom Makes the Wild Familiar

It’s rarely mentioned today, but Walt Disney, alongside innovating the animated feature film, was also among the pioneers of the feature-length nature documentary. 1953’s Oscar-winning The Living Desert is still one of the pinnacles of the genre — with its beautiful photography and sly editing, not to mention its gently... More »

Video: British Animals You Won’t Find in America – Anglophenia

Another great video from Anglophenia. From pine martens to slow worms, here are adorable creatures that make their homes in the United Kingdom. You can find them in other places around the world, but—sorry, Americans—they aren’t native to the U.S. Show More Summary

Specifically British Animals That Never Made It Across the Atlantic

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In her final episode of the web series Anglophenia, host Siobhan Thompson lists out the specifically British animals that heartily exist in the United Kingdom that weren’t able to make their way across the Atlantic Ocean and into the United States. There are some adorable British creatures that are never seen in the States outside […]

It’s A Good Day In The Animal Kingdom, Because Your Pets Can Get High Now, Too

Fido and Shadow and Rufus (those are accurate dog names, right?) are getting a big treat, as “pet-pot” snacks are now being used to treat joint pain and mood disorders...in dogs. More » It’s A Good Day In The Animal Kingdom, BecauseShow More Summary

7 Clever Hunting Tricks Used in the Animal Kingdom

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The animal world is full of predators with some impressive tricks up their sleeves.

Black Souls and Broken Horses Suggest You Can’t Pick Your Crime Family

Crime and families (and crime families) have been a part of international cinema for years with movies as diverse as The Godfather, Animal Kingdom and The Raid all touching on the subject to varying degrees. Two new far lower profile...Show More Summary

Giraffe Killed By An Antelope In Norway Zoo, Spectators Horrified

Spectators watched in horror a giraffe killed by an eland antelope in the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway Monday. Norway will mourn Melvin the giraffe, who was born back in 2010 and was well known. The animal kingdom can be brutal sometimes, but it was totally unexpected when the incident happened in the zoo. Show More Summary

Special Effects Video of ‘Action Movie Kid’ and His Amazing Adventures at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Dreamworks animator and father Daniel Hashimoto has created a new special effects video for his ongoing Action Movie Kid series that shows his three-year-old son James embarking in all sorts of amazing adventures at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. James is given a magical balloon, jets off into the sky while riding […]

The Longest Brooder in the Animal Kingdom

A female octopus will defend her eggs to the death—literally. In species that live in shallow water, the mother guards a den where her eggs are clustered. An open-sea octopus carries her eggs in her arms, protecting them as she drifts through the water. Show More Summary

Rats, reasoning, and rehabilitation: Wrangling how we reason

Rats have imaginations and they can link cause and effect to expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't happening. Reasoning separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom but in older adults aging sometimes degrades the ability to maintain information about unobserved events. read more

Festo unveils robotic ants, butterflies and chameleon tongue gripper

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Designing a robot that can convincingly move like a member of the animal kingdom is a much more difficult prospect than merely building something that has the outward appearance of one. Some of the best examples of both have come from the engineers at Festo, including a herring gull named SmartBird and a bit of a bounder known as the BionicKangaroo. Show More Summary

10 Wildlife Photographers You Should Follow on 500px Right Now

Whether you're an aspiring wildlife photographer, an animal lover, or a conservationist who has dedicated much of your life to helping preserve the animal kingdom, these ten 500px photographers offer an endless source of inspiration and beauty through their images. Fair warning: I wouldn't be surprised if you lose an entire day... Show More Summary

C.G.P. Grey Explains Which Countries Are Generally Considered Part of Scandinavia

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

C.G.P. Grey (previously) presents a short animated explanation of which countries traditionally fall within the banner of Scandinavia. While the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden are generally accepted as comprising the group, the answer is actually much more complicated for various historical and geopolitical reasons.

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