This week's top 5 animal stories from around the world
This week's top animals stories feature a camel love story just in time for Valentine's Day, a donkey that has amazed people in Egypt, orangutans playing video games, a rare albino turtle and an adorable giant rabbit.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two camels at the Cincinnati Zoo have made a romantic announcement – that they are expecting a baby. Or rather, the zoo posted a video of the Humphrey and Saarai enjoying Valentine’s Day treats they were given. Vegetables were tucked into a sign with the happy message – with one camel becoming more interested in taking a bite of the sign than their snack.
Also included in the video were Dale the takin calf and polar bears Berit and Little One.
Watch the video here.
A donkey in Egypt has become famous for jumping hurdles on command. A 14-year-old farmer Ahmed Ayman has trained his donkey to jump hurdles – like a show jumping horse – in front of crowds of children in his village of el-Arid.
A zoo in Melbourne is helping to orangutans to learn how to play video games as part of an enrichment program. It is the first pilot study of its kind and will run for a month. The eventual goal is to develop technology so that zoo visitors can interact with the animals.
Red more here.
An extremely rare albino turtle was born on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, surprising an environmental volunteer group that found the baby as none of them had ever seen an albino turtle of its kind. Turtles from Queensland’s coast get into the Great Eastern current and travel all the way to Chile in South America.
A giant rabbit in Scotland is looking for a brand new home. The animal, named Atlas, ended up at the Scottish SPCA after its owner could no longer care for it. The charity is now looking for a new owner for the rabbit – who still has some growing to do.