Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Global Animal's curated photo galleries of spectacular wildlife.

This Is Wild: 19 Exotic Animals Doing Yoga

(FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE PHOTOS) Animals are naturally master yogis. Take a look at all these animals in a full array of yoga poses--or animal asanas--and take inspiration from their being-ness. – Global Animal

Snakes Mate By The Thousands, People Gawk

CANADA – If you aren't the squeamish type and welcome the sight of snakes by the thousands tangled thick as a rug, a town near Winnipeg, Manitoba  is the place for you. The snakes are so engaged in their reptilian orgy that they probably won't notice you've crashed their party and are – let's face it – gawking.

Rhino Shot Nine Times Transferred To Safety

SOUTH AFRICA– Finally some good news for this black rhino who was shot nine times by ruthless poachers. See the photos of this resilient gal's transfer to a new home where she'll be safe: the Johannesburg Zoo.

The Breathtaking Art Of The African Safari (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY/ANIMAL PICTURES) SOUTH AFRICA – If you've ever dreamed of going on safari, Marius Coetzee's African wildlife photos will convince you to jump on a plane with nothing but the clothes on your back and a camera in your hand. The Durban-based safari leader decided four years ago to start taking pictures to record what he sees. Since then, he's become an award-winning wildlife photographer. Revel in these magnificent images and you'll see why. -- Global Animal

Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With Crocodile

ZAMBIA — (PHOTOS) A mother elephant and her baby were having a drink at the local watering hole when a crocodile leapt into the air to attack. The croc tried to bite off more than he could chew with this mom. See the incredible pictures here.

Animal IQs: Who Is The Smartest?

(ABOUT ANIMALS) This photo gallery places one animal aside another to compare wits. Though every species has innumerable strengths and skills (and many we human animals can only aspire to), some animals are standout brainiacs. See who on the next two pages! The who's who of animal intelligence may surprise you. — Global Animal

Researchers In Panda Suits Release Cub Into Wild

CHINA — (PHOTOS) With only a few thousand giant pandas in existence, every precaution is taken to successfully release captive-born pandas into the wild. Even if it means dressing up in a panda costume to prevent the baby pandas from becoming accustomed to humans. Previous attempts to release pandas into the wild were not successful, so researchers are hoping this new plan will help rebuild the panda population.

15 Favorite Unusual Animal Families

(ANIMAL PICTURES/ANIMAL FAMILIES) We often hear stories of people adopting abandoned baby animals, but how often do you hear of a tiger who adopted piglets, or a gorilla who adopted a kitten? This beautiful photo gallery showcases the special relationship between inter-species families. From MSNBC's Today, meet furry, four-legged moms who adopted, nursed and nurtured animals of completely different species. — Global Animal

Baby Panda Wows Photographers (PHOTOS)

AUSTRIA — Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has successfully bred two giant pandas, and the newest cub is delighting the world with his adorable antics. See the pictures of Fu Hu, "lucky tiger," as he cuddles with his mom Ying Yang, climbs trees, rolls on the ground, and snoozes on branches. — Global Animal

Adorable Animal Antics (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL PICTURES) Animals can't help but be cute sometimes. Take a look at the adorable activities these pets and wildlife have been caught doing on camera! — Global Animal

GALLERY: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Currently on exhibit at London's Natural History Museum, The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, features the very best wildlife photographs, from hummingbirds to sperm whales. Check out the stunning wildlife photos from this year's competition! — Global Animal

New Preserve Allows Orangutans To Roam Free

Deforestation, slaughter, and the exotic pet trade: there exist many dangers for young Indonesian orangutans. Activists such as Birute Mary Galdikas have dedicated their lives to rehabilitating orphaned baby orangutans; however, resources are scarce, and there exist few safe places to release these primates. There is a glimmer of hope, though; read on to discover how a Hong Kong development company may give these captive orangutans a new life in the wild. — Global Animal

Knut The Polar Bear: A Life In Pictures

(PHOTO GALLERY) – The world mourns the sudden loss of four-year-old Knut, Berlin's most popular polar bear.  After being rejected by his mother, Knut was raised by zookeeper Thomas Dörflein at the Berlin Zoo.  There, he quickly became an internatoinal celebrity.   The craze surrounding Knut, dubbed "Knutmania," gained worldwide attention as his minature stuffed animals, DVDs and books sold off the shelves. Though experts are currently debating the exact cause of Knut's death, all can certainly agree: Knut will be missed.

Baby Animals Everywhere? Must Be Springtime!

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/BABY ANIMALS) Spring is a magical season where the world wakes anew from its winter slumber. What's the best part of springtime? Baby animals, of course! Check out these wild and wonderful baby animal photos. — Global Animal