this isn’t even a problem
This is how I envision hogwarts homework being done
Good boy mate.
Kids will be kids!
Thank you so fucking much.
im in teaaars
I will never not reblog this because this guy right here is the best example you could ever have for how to care for an animal in need.
All the tears
All of ‘em
The amazing problem-solving skills of crows — measured by science!
Here, one of these smarty-pants birds is being put to the ultimate test: get a basket of food out of an upright cylinder with a single straight wire. And get it she does, in a feat of intuitive problem solving.
Want to know why crows are so smart? Check out this talk from TEDxRainier by bird researcher John Marzluff, on the wildly fascinating intricacies of the bird brain. (Take that one out of your insult bucket.)
P.S. Do not skip 14:38, when you get to hear a crow speak English.
Everyone loves little wombat joeys, right?
This little wombat is named Sydney, and she’s just left her mother’s pouch at Taronga Zoo, where she’ll be seen by millions of people each year.
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are notoriously difficult to breed - females are only receptive to males for 12 hours a year, in Spring, but mother Korra and father Noojee appear to get along rather well, as Sydney is their second joey in three years.
Zookeepers only discovered Sydney’s presence about five months ago, when she stuck her hind foot out of her mother’s pouch. But now, at about the size of a football (an AFL football, that is), Sydney is too unwieldy to remain in the pouch, and has started exploring.
And while she’s cute and all, the real exciting thing is the implications this successful breeding might have for the critically endangered Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, of which there is only about 200 wild individuals left. There’s currently no breeding program for the Northern species, but this program may be able to be perfected and adapted, and applied, allowing zoos a better chance of conserving them in the future.
Photo Credit: Paul Fahy | National Geographic