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This is the Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter. Its other name is "The Bell Bearer"; the "Globulare" part of its Latin moniker stands for these utterly bizarre spheroids on the top (they are not antennae!).

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Dark Roasted Blend: The Most Surreal Insect on Earth

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"A zookeeper brushes the back of a baird's tapir, an endangered species, inside her enclosure at the Preservation and Research Center in Yokohama, south of Tokyo October 25, 2010. The facility, which is located at the breeding zone of Yokohama Zoological Gardens, is closed to the public to allow selected endangered species to breed in the most suitable environments and to study the endangered animals, according to the center." REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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The fight against extinction

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The Golden Tabby Tiger, also known as the Strawberry Tiger, is very rare and there are only 30 of them in captivity.   The extremely rare color variation is caused by a recessive gene and is currently only found in captive tigers. In addition to the strange coloring, these tigers tend to be larger and have thicker fur.

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