Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

"As you can see the translucent nictitating membrane sweep across the eye horizontally (rabbits don't have membranes like this) and the positioning of the 'ears' are a little strange.".The odd position of the bunny "ears" — actually the bird's beak — appeared to be the real giveaway.

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina.Last month, county wildlife officers were sent to “corral this emu, which did not work”, said Tenille Fox, an animal services spokesperson.

Block-rocking beaks: Snowball the cockatoo – reviewed by our dance critic

Block-rocking beaks: Snowball the cockatoo – reviewed by our dance critic

And now, behold the latest viral star, Snowball, a sulphur-crested cockatoo. Sulphur-crested cockatoos can live for up to 80 years in captivity, so Snowball has many dancing days left yet.

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Fred’s a new dad, again (Picture: Mountfitchet Castle/SWNS)Fred is a very good boy. Soon enough, the ducklings started to climb on top of his back and one brave bird even took a seat on Fred’s head.

Heartbreaking pictures of sparrowhawk snared with cable tie –animal cruelty probe launched

Heartbreaking pictures of sparrowhawk snared with cable tie –animal cruelty probe launched

Sparrowhawk was fastened to bottle by cable tie (Image: SSPCA)Shocking images of the bird of prey with its leg bloodied by the black plastic fastener biting into its flesh have been released by wildlife welfare campaigners as they investigate whether this was an incredible accident or a callous act of cruelty.

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Adulated Egyptian vulture now a target for trophy hunters (Image: GETTY) Despite being one of the few birds capable of using tools to survive, the Egyptian vulture has little defence against the deadly hazards faced on its annual migrations.

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

"Deadly scorpion" sparked fear on the streets (Image: RSPCA) RSPCA animal collection officer Paula Jones responded to the emergency, finding the callers had cordoned off the venomous creature with cones while also keeping the public at a safe distance.

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

‘Chlamydia in dogs has different symptoms to chlamydia in humans and it’s not contracted in the same way,’ explains Iain Booth of VetUK. ‘This bacteria is called chlamydia psittaci or psittacosis which can infect them when they come into contact with bird poo.

"Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for quail dog training

"Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for quail dog training

After adequate training, a bird hunting dog will have the ability to perform all the duties they will need to fulfil. The Supreme Strategy for Quail Dog Training What You Need to Know About Quail Dog Training

Puppy Bowl features Penguins and Keyboard Cat!

Puppy Bowl features Penguins and Keyboard Cat!

According to Puppy Bowl executive producer Melinda Toporoff, in an interview with Variety.com, this year’s game included 66 puppies, 30 kittens, 5 penguins, 3 adult cats, 8 tailgate party dogs, 4 service dogs, and 6 hamsters.

Snowball the Cockatoo Proves Animals Can Dance

Snowball the Cockatoo Proves Animals Can Dance

According to Robert Krulwich of NPR, professor Aniruddh Patel turned snowball’s dance into a science experiment to see if he could get Snowball to dance to 11 more beats. The results surprised Patel; Snowball was actually able to dance along with beats other than the one that made him famous.

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Dr. Faye Bethell, the veterinarian who performed the surgery, explained, “The goldfish was constipated because he had a lump blocking his bottom, rather than because of his diet or any other reason.”

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

On August 18, NBC and Telemundo TV stations are teaming up with shelters across the country that will waive or lower any adoption fees. Find a participating shelter near you to adopt a dog, cat, rabbit or bird!

Jennifer Garner celebrated her chickens' birthday with a one-of-a-kind cake

Jennifer Garner celebrated her chickens' birthday with a one-of-a-kind cake

There are at least two things we know Jennifer Garner adores: cooking up Ina Garten's recipes and chickens. Behold Garner's bug cake! Jennifer Garner and the "cake" she made for her all-grown-up hens.

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.

How to keep your pet safe and healthy in the heatwave

How to keep your pet safe and healthy in the heatwave

Hamster blog site Hammysworld also suggests placing the crate on a stone or tiled floor during the day if possible in order to help them remain cool and comfortable.

Did you know your cat has special protein needs?

Did you know your cat has special protein needs?

Just like their owners, cats need a balanced diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and various vitamins and minerals to ensure they stay in peak condition. Cats require relatively large amounts of taurine in their diet.

Emusing runaway Emu in Tollesbury, England surprises locals as it runs through the snow

Emusing runaway Emu in Tollesbury, England surprises locals as it runs through the snow

“One of the men managed to get it in a headlock by its neck and he was taken back home.”Only in tollesbury would you see an emu escaping in the snow pic.twitter.com/hr7aSO2kVN— jazzy (@jazz_emson)