COVID-19 will be 'with us for the next 10 years', warns vaccine chief… 
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Uğur Şahin, chief executive of Germany's BioNTech, partnered with US drug company Pfizer and took less than a year to get a vaccine approved.

Amur Leopard… 
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Of all the leopards, the Amur leopard is the most critically endangered. Hunted largely for its beautiful, spotted fur, the loss of each Amur leopard puts the species at greater risk of extinction. Support WWF in its efforts to protect the species and its habitat.

These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies… 
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We're beginning to understand how and why one species goes after larger foes - and it may have something to do with evading kidnapper ants.

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Baxter, the cat from next door This cat totally gets still portraiture, and how to irritate our cats by lying nonchalantly in various strategic and contentious locations in our yard. Not sure what happened to the EXIF data. Taken with the Nikon 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 200.0 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO 100.

Is this a Gecko? 
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If so, I've never seen one like it.

Dog sitting 
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My wife was dog sitting for a friend today, I had to take advantage...

Inside of a Tractor Cab 
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From video description: "You guys asked, I delivered. Here's the video uploaded to Youtube!"

Short-Eared Owl - Those eyes will follow you around the room[email protected]/396… 
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Whatever the variety Owls are unique and they're extraordinary Every one of them has that something special about them., and when it comes to Short Eared Owls it's those mesmerising eyes Move your head left or right now and those eyes will follow you around., like a great portrait painting the stare projects through and beyond the picture A photographers 'dream-bird'., I probably have upwards of 10,000 shots of them by now., and I cannot wait to take the next 10,000!

The Monkey With Blue Skin and No Nose 
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Snub-nose monkeys are pretty strange looking creatures, but their short noses and blue skin help them survive some of the harshest conditions on Earth.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Aquatic Menace That Gives the Worst Hickeys Ever… 
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To quote the great Austin Powers, when provided floss to escape being lowered into a tank of ill-tempered sea bass: “OK, I get it. I have bad teeth.” Sure, it’s easy to stereotype the British for shunning American advances in oral hygiene.

Kangaroo Rats Are Furry, Spring-Loaded Ninjas 
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Kangaroo rats use their exceptional hearing and powerful hind legs to jump clear of rattlesnakes — or even deliver a stunning kick in the face.

Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Memory 

Hard objects become inexplicably limp in this bleak and infinite dreamscape, while metal attracts ants like rotting flesh. Mastering what he called “the usual paralyzing tricks of eye-fooling,” Dalí painted with “the most imperialist fury of precision,” he said, but only “to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality.”

Ken Allen - "the hairy Houdini" 

Ken Allen (February 13, 1971 – December 1, 2000) was a Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo. He became one of the most popular animals in the history of the San Diego Zoo because of his many successful escapes from his enclosures. He was nicknamed "the hairy Houdini".

This orangutan saw a man wading in snake-infested water and decided to offer a helping hand… 

The orangutan held out its hand to the man, who was clearing snakes from a river as part of efforts to protect the endangered apes.