Love animals and always wanted to safely interact with them? If so, then you might want to book a room at the Pairi Daiza Resort in Belgium. It has been named the Best Zoo in Europe by the Diamond Themepark Awards for the last three years (2018-2020), and visitors who decide to stay in the park overnight can choose from a variety of rooms located on the east end of the park.
Photo credit: UH Mānoa Marine Mammal Research Program
The University of Hawaii research team at Manoa Marine Mammal Research have managed to capture rare footage of humpback whale calves nursing in the Maui breeding grounds. This video was captured over the span of 10 days in February 2020, as they used suction-cup tags with cameras, acoustic recorders, depth sensors and accelerometers to follow a group of seven humpback whale calves.
Photo credit: Jeffrey Stilwell
Scientist Jeffrey Stilwell, along with his colleagues, studied more than 5,800 amber pieces from the Macquarie Harbour Formation in Western Tasmania as well as the Anglesea coal seams west of Melbourne, dating all the way back to the early Eocene Epoch. In one piece, they discovered a rare “frozen behavior” of two mating long-legged flies. Amber not only preserves animals and insects, but it suspends them in a surreal scene.
They day octopus can be found primarily in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, all the way from Hawaii to the eastern coast of Africa. Since it hides on and around coral reefs, it’s an expert at camouflage. This creature can not only change colors frequently, but its patterns and the texture of its skin as well. It was even observed to change its appearance 1000 times in seven hours by a researcher.