Wild Life

An elephant repaid a hunter for his kind deed. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and was ready to go home. Suddenly, an elephant walked toward him. He stepped back to avoid…

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Let Pandas Show You the Way to Inner Peace

Pandas are one of the cutest creatures on earth. Traditionally associated with China, pandas have been revered in local traditions, with people ascribing qualities of strength and (inner) peace to…

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A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and was ready to go home. Suddenly,…

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Meet America’s Fattest Bear of the Year

A brown bear from Alaska has been dubbed the fattest bear in America by an online poll conducted on Facebook. Voters were apparently impressed by the extra fat that the…

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Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen…

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Monkeys That Like to Eat Bamboo Shoots

There are 23 recognized species of macaques under the genus Macaca, 22 of which live in Asia, including Taiwan. Macaca cyclopsis, also known as the Formosan rock macaque (台灣獼猴), is native to Taiwan.…

‘Zombie’ Raccoons Attack Youngstown, Ohio

The residents of Youngstown, Ohio, have been terrified by raccoons that seem to have infested the town, displaying zombie-like behavior. Many people have reported witnessing these animals to the police…