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Baby Chameleon

At first glance, they look like little toy figurines, but they're actually newly hatched baby chameleons. More than 20 of these little guys recently hatched at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, and the images you're about to see have made them internet stars. This particular specie is the veiled chameleon, which are native to Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Their colors change far more often in response to temperature changes, stress or courtship. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Stray Dog Revenge

One driver in China did not follow the saying "let sleeping dogs lie," and he paid the price. This person drove home one day in Chongqing to find a stray dog lying in his favorite parking spot, so he got out and kicked it. Well, a short while later, the animal returned with some of its pals and chewed up the bodywork and windscreen wipers of the driver's car. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cat Thoughts

Ever wonder why cats like hiding in boxes? Well, some researchers say that seeking out confined spaces is an instinctual behavior, as in the wild, these small spaces allow the animals to both hide from predators and surreptitiously stalk prey. According to Stephen Zawistowski, science adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, "Cats like boxes because they are cryptic animals; they like to hide. And a box gives them a place of safety and security." Continue reading for more funny and random cat thoughts.

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Cat Island Japan

Tashirojima is not a fake island or fantasy created by computers, but rather a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. It has become known as "Cat Island" due to the large stray cat population that thrives as a result of the local belief that feeding cats will bring wealth and good fortune. Believe it or not, the cat population is now larger than the human population on the island. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Nutello the Pug

Photo credit: Instagram

There's the Rich Dogs Of Instagram and now, Nutello the Pug. This stylish dog from Switzerland has been unofficially proclaimed as the "world's most fashionable pug", and he sports everything from plaid patterns that bring out his inner hipster hound, to disco dog throwbacks, complete with a furry afro.

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Planthopper

Photo credit: David Reed

These are not clumps of fiber optic LED cables protruding from the insect above, just wax from special glands on the abdominal terga of a planthopper nymph. These are hydrophobic and help conceal the insects. Adult females of many families also produce wax which may be used to protect eggs. Continue reading for a video, another picture and more information.

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Cats Secretly Plotting

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You is a real book by the internet sensation known as "TheOatmeal", but these photographers managed to catch a few of these pets secretly plotting an evil scheme, or so we think. On a related note, here are some interesting cat facts: on average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life; A cat can't climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat's paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down; Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually. Continue reading for more.

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Hulk Pitbull

The internet has a new star, and his name is "Hulk", a 175-pound pitbull that's definitely more than meets the eye. The 18 month-old pit is owned by New Hampshire-based Marlon and Lisa Grennan, who run Dark Dynasty K9's - a company that breeds, trains, and supplies pits to celebrities and ultra-wealthy clients as security dogs. They claim Hulk is trained to kill, but is such a sweetheart, the let him play with their 3-year-old son. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Gabi Mann Crow Gifts

You've probably fed a few birds in your lifetime, but the last thing you'd expect is something in return. Meet Gabi Mann, an 8-year-old girl from Seattle who has been feeding crows in her backyard for the past 4-years. Little did she know that these birds would gift her small trinkets. She's received everything from buttons to LEGO pieces, scraps of metal, special beads, including one shaped like a heart, and even a piece of metal with the word "best" engraved on it. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Lizard Strumming Leaf

Professional photographer Aditya Permana, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently spotted a forest dragon lizard seemingly strumming a guitar-shaped leaf, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment to say the least. Fortunately, he had all of his camera equipment on him. Permana says that he "did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizards feel calm and comfortable around me. I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar - and it didn't move at all." Continue reading for another photo of the lizard contemplating what to do next after playing the guitar.

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