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Daily GIFs: April 2, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "Oh no! I'll save you, arm!" 2. The new eco-friendly transportation option for canines. 3. "I said flakes, not paté!" 4. "Are you my new best friend?" 5. The roads can be scary sometimes. Share this on Facebook Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Elephants in South Africa showed that they "never forget" by learning to step over barbed and electric fences. Their actions suggest a brain trigger that identifies dangerous fences obstacles to avoid. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526479{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526479, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-526479{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} By avoiding the fences, African elephants prove their intelligence and problem-solving abilities. Rather than trample the barriers, they maneuver themselves over the wires one leg at a time. Photographs from Indri Ultimate Wildlife Tours in Cape Town, South Africa, show an...

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Daily GIFs: February 28, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Feeling fur-bulous. 2. This feels weird but amazing. 3. The tree must have been hidden in all that foliage. 4. You did not ask for my permission, sir! 5. Treats should be shared, especially on Friday! Get another dose of adorable animals:...

A new study published in the journal PeerJ finds that Asian elephants offer physical comfort when they sense another elephant feeling anxiety. They express sympathy by trumpeting caring noises and touching each other with their trunks. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-811965{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-811965, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-811965{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Animal behaviorists studied 26 captive elephants in a sanctuary in Thailand. They concluded that many elements of the elephants' behavior comfort distressed herd members. This behavior includes high-pitched chirping sounds and putting their...

Prince William is calling for the destruction of all ivory in the royal collection at Buckingham Palace, the Guardian reports. This comes days after he attended the largest conference ever held on the subject of illegal wildlife trade. Credit: Associated Press Primatologist Jane Goodall told The Independent that when she spoke to Prince William and he said that he would "like to see all the ivory owned by Buckingham Palace destroyed." The royal collection at Buckingham Palace contains about 1,200 pieces dating back hundreds of years. It includes furniture such as an ivory throne that belonged to Queen Victoria. Some art enthusiasts oppose the destruction of these artifacts, but...