This is a video of the mirror that French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre set up in Gabon, (on the Atlantic coast of equatorial Africa), to capture the reactions of passing animals. The footage includes gorillas, a bunch of chimps, a mandrill, a couple leopards, a couple birds of prey that I couldn’t identify, and an elephant. The elephant seemed to be the only animal that didn’t care about its reflection. ‘I already know I’m ugly,’ I imagine it thinking because that’s actually how I feel about myself and I’m just projecting my own feelings here. Still, the video did teach me something. Mostly that’s it really hard to watch a bunch of chimpanzee buttholes for more than a couple seconds, especially when you’re trying to down a bowl of SpaghettiO’s with mini meatballs.
This is a video from Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas of some of the 20-million Mexican Free-tailed Bats that roost in the cave from March to October leaving the cave to go hunting one evening (previously: 3 million bats leaving a cave in Malaysia). FUN FACT: Did you know bats are really just birds that were conceived after dark? Because that’s 100% true and you should teach your children that.