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Rare Turtle Born At Tennessee Aquarium!

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Cute rare turtle born at Tennessee Aquarium is super adorbz!

This is wonderful news! A rare Keeled Box Turtle was recently born for the second time in Tennessee Aquarium history!

The Keeled Box Turtle has been over-collected in the wild, for food and pet trade and so their numbers aren't great.

There are less than 20 Keeled Box Turtles spread across the U.S.'s zoos, so this little baby is extra special!

Ahhh! He's so stanky cute too!

Look at how tiny he is! When he was born he only weighed

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Super Rare Halloween Lobster On Display At New England Aquarium!

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Super rare half black half orange lobster is New England Aquarium's Halloween mascot!!

Whoa! What the heck kind of lobster is that??

Did someone paint half of a lobster black??

Nope! That's au natural!

Last year, a lobsterman Dana Duhime, caught the 1-pound rare female lobster and immediately knew he had something special.

The lobster, named Pinchy, was given to the New England Aquarium and was stuck in a mandatory 30-day quarantine last Halloween, so she was unable to participate in any festivities. Even though she's perfectly colored for the season!

But not this year!!

This year, the aquarium is all about Pinchy, allowing any child wearing a costume to get into the aquarium for free "to celebrate looking different," said an aquarium spokesman.

Pinchy sure is different! She's so rare, only about one in 100 MILLION lobsters will be dual-colored, perfectly split down the middle!

That's AH-mazing!

Wanna go see Pinchy in person?? She'll be on display at the New England Aquarium until November 3rd!

[Image via New England Aquarium.]

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Second Giant Oarfish Found Off Cali Coast! What's Going On?!

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The ends times are truly here!!

Another giant oarfish has been found off the California coast!

We previously mentioned that an 18-foot oarfish had been found in SoCal.

This time, a bunch of kids were surprised to find a 14-footer washed ashore.

We don't know why these oarfish are suddenly showing up, but it's honestly kinda scary.

This is a pretty rare event, so to have two fish wash up is pretty crazy.

We hope they're just two random, coincidental events, otherwise we might have an M. Night Shyamalan style mystery on our hands!!

Check out the video (above) to see the giant fish!

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Super Cute, Deadly Kitten Quadruplets Growing Fast At German Zoo

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Cute newborn Caracal quadruplets are rare and adorbz!!

Germany's Zoo Berlin has reason to celebrate… and a reason to shake in their das boots.

Two male and two female Caracal kittens were born back near the end of July.

The cute, rust-colored babies are growing up and are so stankin' adorbz with their beautiful blue eyes and black-tipped ears. Oh and super sharp teeth!

Deadly and cute! An ahmayzing combo! (To look at… not have running around your bedroom as you sleep or anything. LOLz!)

They're finally out of their nest box and running around, stealing awwwws from zoo patrons on the daily!

This litter of kitties is a rarity because they're all brothers and sisters! That's right, they're quadruplets!

Which is super rare for Caracals! They're so unique!

Their parents Sarek and Amanda came to the zoo from South Africa in 2004 and have reliably had babies almost every year since the move!

They're doing their part to repopulate the Caracal society.

Way to go, kitties! Knock dem furry boots!

[Image via Zoo Berlin.]

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Another Rare Sea Animal Washes Up On California Shores! This Time It's A Saber-Toothed Whale!!

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Saber-toothed whale washes up on California shore!

Does anyone else think this thing bears a striking resemblance to the monster in Tremors?

A rare saber-toothed whale, named the Stejneger’s beaked whale (it's official name), has washed up on the sandy shores of Venice Beach, California!

Before being loaded up in this flatbed truck and taken away for a necropsy (as you can see in the pic above), the 15-foot-long, 2,000-pound beast was found dead about 1,000 miles away from its natural Alaskan habitat.

Cause of death is unknown, but the whale had several cookie-cutter shark bites in it.

They believe the whale was most likely alive when it washed up.

So sad it died by beaching.

One washing up this far south, in this level of of preservation is pretty much unheard of so at least science can learn a lot from it!

Still sad though… poor whale…

The real question is… what's going on with all these rare sea animals washing up on California shores?? Did you SEE the 18-foot Oarfish found last week???

[Image via Nick Fash/Heal the Bay.]

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MASSIVE 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Cali Coast!! See The Crazy Pic HERE!

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Massive 18-foot-long Oarfish found off the California coast!

A marine science instructor was snorkeling off the coast of sunny SoCal when they spotted something pretty amazing:

An 18-foot-long Oarfish!!

Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) saw the huge, shiny, silver body laying on the seafloor.

It's one of the largest oarfish they've seen at CIMI.

Oarfish tend to dive over 3,000-feet-deep so seeing them is pretty rare.

Luckily, when this 18-footer died of natural causes he floated up to where the scientists found him.

The giant oarfish can actually grow to an incredible 50-feet-long!!

They're apparently the reason for old, giant sea serpent myths.

Now, the fish is being buried in the sand to decompose so its skeleton can be reconstituted and put on display.

Congrats on the find, Jasmine!!

[Image via Catalina Island Marine Institute.]

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Hunters Kill Rare 'Spirit Animal' Albino Moose! Ugh!

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Hunters killed a spirit animal albino moose!!

Horrible!

Three hunters in Nova Scotia sadly murdered a rare albino moose, which is considered to be a spirit animal by the indigenous Mi'kmaq community.

The white moose has been living in the Belle Cote forest for many years and even though killing the spirit animal isn't illegal, it's still sad, and is considered blasphemous to the indigenous people.

…Especially considering the fact that the hunters posed pics gleefully with the dead animal and posted them on Facebook.

A Mi'kmaq hunter explained why their community would never harm the albino moose and it's importance, saying:

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