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Crocheted Clothes Help Kitten Recover

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Meet Wasabi-Chan. This little cutie was attacked by a crow and rescued by a passerby who rescued the kitten and brought her to an animal hospital. She was suffering from a broken jaw and a split tongue, which meant she had to be fed via feeding tube.

Unfortunately, Wasabi-Chan is a playful little kitty, so every time a tube was inserted, she'd fidget and move until it came back out. To keep her from ripping out the feeding tube, her rescuer started fitting her with adorable crocheted outfits like this one and started an Instagram to keep the public abreast of her recovery and her adorable outfits.

The kitten is now doing fine, but that doesn't mean she's any less cute—even without her crocheted fashion ensembles.

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Why Male Hyenas Have It Worse Than Females
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A life of hunting zebras and raising young on the savanna isn’t half bad for a female hyena. Sadly, the same can’t be said for their male counterparts. As MinuteEarth explains, things take a downturn for the males of the species once they hit adolescence. No female in their pack will mate with them, a behavior scientists believe evolved to avoid inbreeding, so they head off in search of a different group to join. After dealing with vicious hazing from their new clan, they file in at the bottom of the rank and wait for other males above them to die so that they can slowly gain status.

Even after rising through the hierarchy, the most a male hyena can aspire to is being second place to the lowest-ranking female. Thanks to their bulky build and aggressive behavior, female hyenas enjoy a dominant position that’s rare in the animal kingdom.

After watching the video below, head over here for more facts about hyenas.

[h/t MinuteEarth]

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Watch as Hummingbirds Fly, Drink, and Flap Their Tiny Wings in Slow Motion
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Hummingbirds have more feathers per inch than nearly any other bird, but it’s hard to fully appreciate their luminescent colors when they beat their wings between 70 to 200 times per second.

For the enjoyment of birders everywhere, National Geographic photographer Anand Varma teamed up with bird biologists and used a high-speed, high-resolution camera to capture the tiny creatures in slow motion as they flew through wind tunnels, drank artificial nectar from a glass vessel, and shook water from their magnificent plumage.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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