Sibling rivalry is a phenomenon that is prevalent across the animal kingdom. Whether you’re a human, a lion, a monkey, a rhino, a dog, or a fish, you’re ultimately competing with your brothers and sisters for the approval of your parents, for the most food, and ultimately, survival.
This is also the case in the aviary community. As you can see, these two sparrows don’t let their familial connection get in the way of a fight. While balancing on a branch, they peck at each other, for what we reason, we don’t know. Maybe one chirped something offensive to the other.
It is no secret that equine creatures have pretty big gums. It doesn't matter if it's a horse or a zebra, they are known to reveal their huge dentures along with their sparkly, pink gums. And as you can see, here is one classic example. A Plains Zebra can be seen making a facial pose as if they are smiling.
Apparently, though, this kind of pose is normally associated with mating behavior. So it seems like someone is ready to procreate. Maybe it's time for the cameraman in this part of the Kruger National Park to look the other way and let these zebras do the natural thing.
You know, animals and birds need to do their fair share of exercise too, you know. This pelican was caught in a pretty abnormal position, appearing to stretch its neck and long beak. If we couldn't see its eye, we would have no idea where its head started and ended.
It just goes to show how different birds are built in comparison to mammals. With their wings, feathers, beaks, and ability to lay eggs, they are so unique and majestic to look at. Normally, this would be a standard position for a pelican chick waiting to be fed by its mother. But this doesn't look like a chick.
Have you ever looked for something and bent down so low that you ended up looking through your legs? Most of us have been there. And surely enough, animals also perform this stunt from time to time. After all, none of us have eyes at the back of our heads.
And in the wild, you need to find ingenious ways to look behind you. Turning your head might not be enough. You may have to do what this songbird ended up doing while balancing sideways on a branch. He sure does look surprised though. As in, he didn't realize he was having his photo taken until it was too late.
Mom! Charlie Bit Me!
Have you ever seen the video that went viral on YouTube many years ago? You know, that one where a baby bit his brother's finger, triggering the adorable response, "Ow! Mom, Charlie bit my finger!" Well, we may have just found the vulpine remake of this classic clip.
Here, we can see two beautiful fox cubs walking in the woods. Then, all of a sudden, one of the siblings decided to clamp onto the other's front leg with their fangs. Clearly, the recipient of the bite is not impressed in the slightest and is even shocked by the audacity of the move.