This rare footage of a gulper eel stretching its jaws is seriously freaky

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/21095954/d750cbaa-dab7-49b5-b07f-2438110d3030.jpgRare footage has been caught of a gulper eel stretching its vast jaws in the oceans depths. Also known as a pelican eel due to its stretchable mouth, the fish was filmed 1,425 metres (4,675ft) below the surface by a remotely operated vehicle from the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). As seen in the mesmerising footage,…

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Watch: Peta is saving the pets that were left behind after Hurricane Florence

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/20134755/3ebb0165-4fee-4f95-8017-ba91b5a75092.jpgAs people dashed to get out of danger when Hurricane Florence hit eastern parts of the United States, some animals were sadly left behind. That’s where Peta, the animal rights organisation, came in. Members of Peta’s Animal Rescue Team have been doing their best to rescue the animals left behind in the storm, which made…

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Watch the shocking moment a trucker drove off with a dog tied to the bumper

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/20120043/bd792715-bb97-4965-aa4a-3ff34858ac2a.jpgA lorry driver was spotted pulling out of a car park and on to a busy road – forgetting that his dog was still tied to the bumper. The little black and white dog was seen racing to keep up as the lorry accelerated to join a highway in Arizona. Luckily, the scene was spotted…

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Want to see what an ultrasound scan of a pregnant whale looks like?

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/20102026/318a3843-e870-439d-8a3e-73ce59d6829b.jpgYou’ve probably seen dozens of images from ultrasound scans from proud parents-to-be over the years – but have you ever seen one of a pregnant whale? Mauyak, a 37-year-old beluga whale at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, recently became pregnant, and staff released a fascinating sonogram to go along with the news. In the clip, the…

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This snake’s jaw was fixed with a pink paper clip after feeding mishap

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/19122904/fc5f1c0f-07de-4c77-925a-cea371c56750.jpgA snake that got into trouble when feeding has been nursed back to health – with a paper clip crucial to her recovery. Toothless, a green tree python from Australia, needed emergency help after her lower jawbone folded and got stuck in her throat during feeding. (Dr Joshua Llinas/HerpVet) Her owner took her to the…

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Watch: Mountain lion spotted snooping around motel

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/19113440/71ada06c-ea5c-4e9f-971a-bb836daa026b.jpgA mountain lion was caught on camera walking around outside a motel and investigating an open doorway. The moment was caught on camera at the Foot Of The Mountain Hotel in Boulder, Colorado, on September 9, but has only just been shared by the state’s Parks And Wildlife division. In the video, the lion can be…

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Eight-week-old puppy found dumped in handbag with legs tied together

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/19105531/a52a5680-e2ff-4c46-be16-0cf4edec5164.jpgAn eight-week-old puppy found dumped with its legs tied together and left in a handbag dangling from a charity shop door “could easily have died”, the RSPCA has said. Radley, thought to be a border terrier cross, had his circulation cut off by a hairband tied around his legs, but is recovering after being spotted…

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These firefighters rescued a trapped young deer and its mum

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/17221654/b81d16cf-636a-48c6-ad80-968fb9e22ff4.jpgA young deer and its mum had a lucky escape when they were rescued from a sticky situation by a crew of firefighters. The animals were trapped in a retention pond – a manmade basin used to manage storm water – hemmed in by walls as high as 30 feet in Cherokee County, Georgia. Posted…

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San Diego Zoo has donated a black rhino called Eric to Tanzania

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/17200539/18c7e71c-3e71-4987-b4aa-a7bf6c92604a.jpgAn eastern black rhino born and bred in San Diego has been donated to Tanzania as part of an ongoing effort to save the species from extinction. The eight-year-old was gifted by the zoo to the eastern African nation in an attempt to promote breeding in the greater Serengeti ecosystem. Eric’s new home will be…

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These 5 squirrels got their tails knotted together – but they’re on the mend now

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/09/17175749/0499b981-96dc-4b2f-8b03-e40129010a67.jpgFive young squirrels are recovering from the ordeal of getting their tails tangled together. The juveniles got themselves into a pickle when their tails got entwined with grasses and strips of plastic being used by their mum to make a nest. The “Gordian Knot” of tangled tails and nest material. Posted by Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

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