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Ayam Cemani chickens are as black as your soul, through and through. They’re a breed of Indonesian chicken found in Indonesia. They have all-black everything, right down to their beaks and bones.

Today for your daily dose of strange, we’re discussing platypus milk: the hot new thing in the medical world. Apparently, ten-odd years ago scientists found that platypus milk had incredible antibacterial properties. Enough so that it could be used in defense against superbugs aka antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some have fluffy golden coats and are made of happiness. Rosco’s a year old golden retriever with an important job.

Happy Panda Day! These tubby little creatures will warm your cold, cold hearts. They’re the clumsiest bears on the planet and, for obvious reasons, a group of pandas is actually called an embarrassment.

Hamlet is one tabby cat with a penchant for business. This kitty mogul runs New York City’s Algonquin Hotel. He’s the 12th cat to be employed by the hotel, dating all the way back to 1930.

Petey’s not your average bearded dragon. Not only is Petey a Twitter celebrity but she also has a penchant for (cue dramatic music) murder. I think my lizard may have murdered someone pic.twitter.com/p6V7O6Ay2Q— izzy (@danisnobunk) March 5, 2018 The photo was snapped at Petey’s home (suspicious) by Isabella Mione.

The trending hashtag #rateaspecies is taking over Twitter and we couldn’t be happier about it. The hashtag was started by the Oregon Zoo on Friday and has been picked up since by other animal conservationists. The ratings take the form of product reviews and are legitimately hilarious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIRST IMPRESSIONSOverall very good first impressions.

One Española Island tortoise is credited with saving his species by having sex with literally everyone. The tortoise is named Diego (assumedly after the San Diego Zoo where he came from) and he’s a total stud. He started out as one of three remaining males of his species.

Today in celebrity news, Hilary Duff and partner musician Matthew Koma have adopted a senior dog. The pooch was named Eloise originally but rumours suspect Duff has changed it to Lucy. Either way, she couldn’t be happier to have found her furever home.

If ‘sexy’ isn’t the first word you would use to describe chickens, you aren’t alone. The fine art photo project Chic!ken, however, might make you reconsider. The chickens are the ultimate boujee birds, strutting their feathers in front of photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini.