Christmas day is full of surprises — the gifts, unexpected visitors, family gatherings and festivities. But for one man in Argentina, his Christmas 2015 turned to be more than just a pleasant surprise. It’s because he found a prehistoric shell of an armored mammal known as glyptodont.
When Jose Antonio Nievas first saw the unusually hard shell on a riverbank, he thought it was a dinosaur egg. He found it lying in the mud beside the steam inside their farm in Carlos Spegazzini, which is 25 miles from Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.
Who would not get stunned with this giant shell?
“My husband went out to the car and when he came back he said, ‘Hey, I just found an egg that looks like it came from a dinosaur,” said Nievas’ wife, Reina Coronel. “We all laughed because we thought it was a joke.”
It turned out to be nothing but a joke. Nievas then took to a television network his discovery. Experts who saw the photos immediately suggested that it was a glyptodont shell.
“There is no doubt that it looks like a glyptodont,” said paleontologist Alejandro Kramarz of the Bernadino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum.
Kramarz said glyptodonts have become extinct thousands of years ago. Such species are the ancestors of modern armadillos, which also have armored shells and measures about a ton.
The prehistoric animals lived in South America millions of years ago, but finding fossils in the said area is not that uncommon.
Kramarz estimates that the shell found by Nievas is approximately 10,000 years old.
Adorable Beagle Falls In Love With Stuffed Gorilla – And It’s Absolutely Funny!
I laughed til I cried!
If you’re fond of watching dog videos on YouTube, you probably know Maymo.
This cute beagle has become an online darling among dog lovers because of his funny videos. As you can see on his YouTube channel, his videos have made it to “major television shows and websites.”
One of Maymo’s videos recently went viral because of its sheer cuteness. On the video below, you’ll see Maymo falling in love with a giant gorilla stuffed toy - and it's freaking hilarious to watch!
Guy Who Calls Himself the “Animal Whisperer” Takes The Most Adorable Selfies Ever!
Meet the master of animal selfies, Allan Dixon 🙂
Taking selfies when we travel seems like the norm nowadays. It is a good way to preserve the wonderful memories of our adventure. Not to mention our friends can enjoy the place we've been to as well. This certainly is what 29-year old Allan Dixon from Wicklow, Ireland has in mind when he takes his selfies!
But his selfies are not your ordinary pictures! Dixon has earned himself the reputation of being an "animal whisperer" or the famous movie veterinarian Dr. Dolittle, because of his perfectly-timed shots with a variety of animals. Dixon even shared the secret to his perfect selfies with them. He said all it takes is patience in getting the perfect shots and of course making the animals feel comfortable at first. It is not uncommon for Dixon to talk to them first, pet them or sometimes even bribe them with food.
Check out his amazing selfies with animals from all over the world!
A Disturbing Video of a Polar Bear Fed With Fire Cracker Caused Outrage
Unimaginable Animal Cruelty: Watch this disturbing video of a polar bear fed with a fire cracker!
According to the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation, polar bears are listed as endangered species.
Below is a viral video showing a polar bear in severe pain, fighting for her life after she was purportedly fed with a fire cracker. A report says that a cook in a Russian military base fed a polar bear with explosives. The suspected cook may face up to 7 years in prison, if this will be proven and confirmed. Witnesses say, the bear has a cub and were frequently seen around the base looking for food and being fed by the cook.
LifeNews said they were able to get in touch with the cook. According to the alleged cook, the bear regularly visit the site in Wrangel Island located in the far east of Russia to get food however in one of her visits, the bear had “itself grabbed a rocket flare and began chewing on it. “ said the cook.
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