Friday, 28. November 2014
07. 05. 14. - 21:00
Life will only get aarder the older they get - but for now these cute twins are enjoying their moment in the sun.
Crowds have been oohing and ahhing all week at Russia's Yekaterinburg Zoo after this rare birth of African aardvarks.
The aardvark is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata and as its name suggests, it resembles a pig with a long snout, which is used to sniff out food.
Aardvarks give birth to one offspring every two years, so the birth of twins is not only a first for Russia, but also a unique and rare event for animal parks around the world.
During their morning rounds, officials of the zoo in the city Yekaterinburg in central Russia discovered that their female aardvark, Bagu, had given birth to a baby, which weighted 1.560 kg, late last month. Hours later a second one arrived, with weight of 1.750kg - some 190g heavier.
Bagu gave birth to her first baby in February 2013 and it was the first recorded birth of an aardvark in the country.
The sex of the two new offsprings is not known yet, but both of them are now weighing in around 4kg. The first pictures of the babies, who have been feeding on their mother’s milk and are becoming more and more active every day, have been made public.
The officials say that the mother is given a mixture of cereals and dry food with cooked apples, mealworms and bananas, as well as vitamins during the pregnancy and lactating period.
Panda Dies Of Horrific Injuries After Savage Attack
A three-year-old wild Giant Panda left badly wounded in the Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve in China after an attack by yellow-throated martens has died of its wounds.
Food Jewellery Craze In Japan
The designers call it modern art, and claim it is designed for the woman who wants a guarantee she will stand out at the next dinner party.
Darth Vader Taken Out By Street Sign
Darth Vader and a pair of Imperial Stormtroopers felt the force of a blow from a road sign after not paying attention while hitting the campaign trail.
How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.
Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.
Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.
Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.
Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.
Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.
Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake|
|Chicken Farmer Jailed For Hacking Off Lovers Head And Fingers|
|Aysha King Prague Proton Centre Doubles Prices|
|Outrage Over Slapping Of Baby Panda|
|Wonder Kid Can Tell Any Day In The Future|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.