A Fuelband-like Collar Shows You What Life Is Like As a Polar Bear

Those nifty Fuelbands and activity trackers can measure pretty much anything you do and even knows when you're having sex. So why not use similar technology to try and understand mysterious animals like the Polar Bear. That makes so much sense! And even better, why not add a GoPro camera to see what life is like for… » 7/30/13 10:00pm 7/30/13 10:00pm

How To Take Extreme Close-Ups of a Gorilla Using Only Your Phone's…

Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you? » 2/15/12 12:00pm 2/15/12 12:00pm

Japan Prepares for a Rhino Attack with Two Dudes in a Rhino Suit

In the spirit of Halloween, I wanted to show you this absolutely amazing video of Tokyo's Ueno Zoo training for an escaped rhino by dressing up two guys in a big rhino costume. Instead of candy, they're dressing up for safety » 10/31/08 11:40am 10/31/08 11:40am. Watch! As the "rhino" walks slowly towards the security force! Listen! To the very dramatic…

Meerkats - Better at Acting in Nature Shows than Photography

Ian Turner is a zookeeper at Longleat Safari Park. He is also rather forgetful. After taking some pictures of his meerkats for a new zoo brochure, he left his Canon EOS in their enclosure. Apparently the alpha male, Monty, secretly harbors a gadget obsession, and jumped at the chance to snap a few shots of his family… » 9/07/07 3:36am 9/07/07 3:36am