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You’ll Never Imagine How Truly OLD This Giant Salamander Is…

It’s way, waaay older than your Grandma.

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Discovered in a remote cave in China, this slimy monster is a whopping 1.3 meters (4 feet and 7 inches) long! Fisherman Wang Yong accidentally stepped on the creature while he was navigating through the cave. Yong was so amazed by the sight of the salamander that he called wildlife experts to check it out. The experts found that that the big guy was sick, so they moved it to a nature preserve.

The fisherman accidentally stepped on this slimy monster…

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But the most remarkable part of the story is not the salamander’s size. It’s how old it is. The experts estimate that the creature is around 200 YEARS OLD. This makes it one of the oldest living creatures on Earth. But if external factors such as overfishing (it’s considered a delicacy and also used in traditional medicine), pollution, and habitat loss keep happening, the specie of this big fella will disappear forever, since it’s already on the critically endangered list.

It’s a whopping 1.3 meters long…

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Watch this video of the giant salamander in motion:

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So the Chinese must do whatever it takes to preserve the giant salamander line. Given the right care, these creatures can hopefully live as long as this 200-year old fella.

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Elephants’ Fear Of Bees Help Scientists Save Their Lives

They took a simple idea and turned it into something incredible.

In countries like Kenya, farmers are actually having a hard time keeping their crops alive because of wild elephants.

These huge animals have the tendency to attack farms, destroying the livelihood of a farmer in the process. Both human and elephant lives are claimed because of poaching, farm raiding, and habitat destruction.

The problem has existed for a while and it seems like there really isn’t a solution for it.

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Orangutan Has The Most Adorable Reaction to Guy’s “Magic Trick”

This orangutan just can’t handle the guy’s magic trick!

Orangutan and other primates share a lot in common with us humans, such as an astonishing 98% of our DNA. But who knew they also love seeing magic tricks?

In this video, a zoo visitor entertained this orangutan with a "magic trick" by making a chestnut disappear inside a styrofoam cup. First, he showed the orangutan the chestnut inside the cup and pulled it up for him to see.

And now folks, one perfectly normal chestnut inside a perfectly normal styrofoam cup.

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Kind Man Buys Turtles in Food Market and Releases Them into the Sea

In doing so, he saves not only the turtles but us humans too.

Almost all types of sea turtles are now in danger of extinction as many countries consent to marine turtle fishing. They are sold in local markets and slain for their meat, skin, eggs, and shells. Apparently, many people have a taste for turtle meat and eggs while others use them for medicine and religious rites.

So, when Aaron Culling and his colleague, Mark found a pair of sea turtles on sale at a local food market in Papua New Guinea, they didn’t hesitate in purchasing the animals for 50 bucks.

But, instead of making themselves some tasty turtle soup or some other exotic dish from its meat, Aaron drove 5 km towards the direction of a beach. There, he released the turtles back to the ocean.

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