The most fashionable #royalwedding hats We have seen so far #regram@bestfriendsanimalsociety The cats at the pet adoption center in SoHo never pass up a chance to party! This week, they’re all about the royal wedding. (And they don’t think it’s a coincidence that it falls on a #caturday! ) Swipe to see them donning their favorite fascinators in honor of the big day. These fabulous felines would love nothing more than to watch the event live from your couch, so come take home your new best friend tonight (fascinator included)! We’re open until 8pm. #harryandmeghan#catsinhats#adopt#meghanmarkle#wedding#catsofinstagram
This has to be one of the cutest animal videos we have seen - and that’s saying a lot!! #regram@thedodo Lily was so lonely when she was first rescued, but that all changed when she met Yoda! (: @lilyandyodasfunnyfarm)
So fascinating. It’s amazing how intelligent killer whales are. #regram@discoverocean
Repost from @inherentlywild
Last month, three great white sharks washed up dead in South Africa, and killer whales are believed to have killed them. Just three days ago, a fourth white shark has been found dead. On May 3rd a 4.9-meter white shark washed up dead, with a huge wound on her underside and her liver missing. Then the following day a 3.4-meter-long male white shark was found dead, his liver and heart missing. On May 7th a third white shark washed ashore; this time a 4.2-meter male with his liver missing. This past Saturday, a deceased male shark measuring 4.1 meters in total length was missing his liver, his testes, and his stomach.
Scientists suspect killer whales are the culprits of these deaths, likely targeting shark livers for their richness in oil and nutrients. Although predation on white sharks has never been recorded in South Africa, certain ecotypes of killer whales have been observed hunting great whites off Australia and California. Accounts of killer whales hunting other smaller sharks around the world show that they flip them over to induce the sharks' tonic or motionless state, enabling the whales to drown them and feed on them (see above image). This is likely the predation tactic these apex predators utilize on white sharks. The ecotype that killed these four sharks off South Africa is unknown, and the overall implications of predation on the great white shark population are also unknown. More research is needed.
Caption adapted from @wildorcinus, the wild orca research archive of @sevenseasoffreedom.
Note: this is not a real photo. It's a reconstruction of how orcas hunt great white sharks. #marinelife#orca#whales#greatwhite#emptythetanks