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CyberBasilisk37

Feels wrong to upvote this but it is exactly nature being metal af


Speedysnail513

I read this as mental, and yeah that seems to work too


curdled

it was wrong to legalize cannabis for polar bear recreational cannonballsing their cubs


fishbowlparadise

Polar bear recreational cannonballsing also sounds pretty metal


thisimpetus

How bout canyonbrawlising?


Ccracked

That's still illegal as fuck. You sick bastard.


SuperShyGuy16

Cannonballsing sounds fantastic or Cannonballizing.


NeverBenCurious

Polar bears are starving. We should be ashamed of our actions as humans.


maxambit

They eat the Cubs they didn’t produce as a way of spurring mother to mate again. Metal. Nothing to do with them starving necessarily. But ya they are


Muuuuuhqueen

Male lions do the same. When a male lion takes over a pride, and chase off the older males, the new males kill the cubs.


tekko001

As a father paying child support I salute the wisdom of nature


Ohsbar

Would be so much easier if your ex's new man offed the kids


BeatrixtheSeaCamel

Then flee to Hawaii


BeatrixtheSeaCamel

Father of the year


EldianTitanShifter

>the new males kill the cubs True, or at least most of the time. Unless the cubs are old enough to not be the main interest of the Lioness' and can help contribute to his own cubs, then yeah they're usually killed


chai1984

the males get killed in any case


Kdrizzle0326

Wild stallions and mustangs do it too


Cod_rules

Bears do it, lions do it, even educated stallions do it, let's go on a murderous rampage against our current partner's kids with someone else.


Pecansandiez

Hello Cole Porter fan


Cod_rules

Holy shit, another one of us. That means that the entire fandom of two is right here


ClassicRoyalty

Dingoes eat babies too


fourtwentybuddy

I've seen a male dog (stray) do this as well. Immediately after killing her 2 pups, he mounted her and took over her napping spot in the shade. She didn't put up any resistance at any point. I took the pups from that litter home with me after they were done nursing


FuccboiOut

There was also a 'gang' of male lions who just killed everything they wanted. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapogo_lion_coalition


Buttermilkman

Theres a documentary about them on Youtube somewhere, it's fucking amazing. It really shows exactly how metal nature is and just how utterly brutal Lions can be. Those motherfuckers are playing on a no rules server and have no honor.


sum_long_wang

Stories about lions always sound like real gang shit from the streets of Chicago *the West Street Males tolerated him and didn't kill him*


crwhitt

Even has a name. Infanticide


mambiki

As morbid as it is, this existed in human population until about, hmmm, maybe 1-2 thousand years ago? “Exposing” (to elements) was a common and not illegal way to get rid of unwanted infants in Ancient Rome. Even now, the probability to accidentally cause the death of a child is almost x1000 higher for step-fathers than for biological fathers (the data could be slightly outdated by now). Our closest relatives do it regularly: gorillas and chimps (although they do it for different reasons).


protestor

Infanticide is still practiced to this day in some cultures, for various reasons. https://www.scielo.br/j/csp/a/kPn9cHW4RWKz94CjxDBw3ds/?lang=en about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuruah%C3%A3 > This article analyzes the practice of infanticide in indigenous communities in Brazil. Taking as a reference point a specific case involving two children of the Zuruahá people, it takes a broader look at the issue and discusses how infanticide is understood among other indigenous peoples. > (...) > In the case of the two Zuruahá girls, there was no doubt that both would be destined to die. Because the JOCUM missionaries knew the customs of the Zuruahá, they removed the girls from their environment, with the aim of avoiding their deaths. However, from the viewpoint of the Zuruahá, the fact that someone knew their customs could be sufficient reason for determining that the girls should not have been removed. According to Singer 8 (p. 182): "In some of these societies, infanticide was not only permitted but also, in certain circumstances, it was seen as a moral obligation. Failure to kill a sick or deformed baby was almost always seen as an error. Infanticide was perhaps the first type of population control, or the only means, in the case of many societies".


Internal-Exercise122

elaborate about the chimps and gorillas don't leave us hanging like that


mambiki

Gorillas live in harems, so once the silverback is defeated the new one kills all his children (unless they are almost grown females). Chimps do it for other reasons since they do not live in harems. Mostly attacks by adults from the rivaling groups (they do these war raids into opponents territory). Wikipedia had some good info on different chimp populations, with history of who was born or died, and causes. Gross fact about chimps: the older the female the higher her status is usually, and one way to improve your own, for a male, is to mate with the highest status female, which is usually the oldest one. But that’s not the gross fact, the gross fact is if your own mother is the highest ranking female in your group — the chimp literally has to fuck her. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasakela_chimpanzee_community#Frodo.


Internal-Exercise122

but I read some articles just now which drew the conclusion that sexual selection hypothesis is the best suited for explaining instances of infanticide in chimp population. And yes, I used to watch a show about a chimp colony and it had a segment about a chimp who became the alpha but was kind of a tyrant and he literally raped his mother violently, like the mother was literally screaming and screeching. His reign was violent bloody and short though, his lieutenant worked with some rebels behind his back and finally smashed his head with a rock at a confrontation. Another r/natureismetal material and the whole politicking and violence reminded me more of a prison gang rather than a animal colony.


mambiki

Fairly sure we’re talking about the same chimp — Frodo, I posted the link earlier. His reign was close to 10 years as an alpha, that’s pretty long for a chimp from that community. He was also the second most prolific sire with 8 children.


Internal-Exercise122

no dude I was talking about Pimu from Tanzania. just google his name you will find some material about him. His reign was relatively short (1 or 2 years), his hold over his group weak and his end brutal. But what I found most interesting was how the group dynamic played out against him, the betas and gammas of the group literally scheming and finally banding against the alpha. Watch the documentary or read the report it's very interesting.


IHaveAsthma666

No ducking kidding! I wanna know what’s up with the monke


CrucifixAbortion

Or as I like to call it, breakfast.


Zenlura

Polar bear mothers eat their cubs when they're starving. The mother can reproduce again, but the cub can't make it on it's own.


ThePenguinKing27

That ones not starving any longer.


tossaway69420lol

Agreed. This is very sad.


bo-ka

As i know this is not due to starving. They older male always kills younger males in order to prove his domination.


w00dw0rk3r

Hi, I’ll have the cub sandwich.


strumthebuilding

Cub: It’s what’s fur dinner.™️


MrRobinGoodfellow

i'll have the open face cub sandwich


Mellodux

wig ***SNATCHED***


Ghost_In_A_Jars

Don't worry polar bears don't do it for the likes.


General_Faylor

Polar bear: the financial environment does not allow us to raise a child in proper fashion.


OhSoSolipsistic

Additionally we cannot raise this child due to the non-financial environment. I apologize dear, we simply need to make these difficult sacrifices.


nokiacrusher

The current hunger environment is inconsistent with the continued survival of nearby animals. Thank you for understanding.


Angela_Devis

He did this with his cub, because he couldn't mate with the female while she was feeding the cub.


Darebear420

reminds me of a post I saw yesterday about this guy who takes his wife's menstrual tools away bc "if I cant go in nothing can"


Nymeria2018

Tools?


Darebear420

Menstrual cups, tampons, etc. Idk the proper word for them, toiletries? But that seems too general


Nymeria2018

Feminine hygiene products are the words you’re looking for


Lt_Snuffles

Menstrual gizmos


mchla

Menstruation technology


strumthebuilding

Menstrual gear. You know, her rig.


IhkeTRPlaysMC

Menstrual Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pad


BBDAngelo

Period paraphernalia


i_dont_shine

Menstrual... Thingamajigs Doohickies Whatchamacallits


Darebear420

Not tryna be rude but that's a lot of words/syllables to describe something so basic. I'll stick to what I know


AssassinStoryTeller

Menstruation products is shorter and will get the point across


Bromodo55

Or you could go with the superior "Period utensils"


desi7777777

How about IRPC. Items required for period care.


Macktologist

That’s where we are heading. “Tools” was a strange choice, but overall, we are deleting words that replace long drawn out phrases because we don’t like those words. Language is weird.


Nymeria2018

Absolutely!


thisismyusername558

I actually think your term is a better description - tools you use to control where your period goes. Feminine hygiene products is a weird, coy euphemism that doesn't really describe anything. They've started using "period products" in my country which I think it's also a good description - stuff you buy for your period.


MyDamnCoffee

I am gonna start calling my tampons menstrual tools thanks to you


antipiracylaws

Going down to the shop to get some tools sounds waaay cooler lmao


psiprez

"menstrual tool" is my new favorite insult


PabloPaniello

accoutrements /s


strumthebuilding

Putting the cooter in accoutrements


The_0range_Menace

I'm sorry, what the fuck did I just read?


Darebear420

[The post in question](https://www.reddit.com/r/badwomensanatomy/comments/nva94n/this_is_just_sad_ops_husband_took_away_her)


Dray_Gunn

Oh gosh.. i hope that woman is doing ok. That guy is a bastard.


Vanillabean73

Pretty sure they do this to rival males’ cubs


Fappers_Delight_

That post-nut clarity is gonna hit him like a mf


commonsenseulack

China's new one cub policy as their last one child policy worked so well


assignpseudonym

Polarizing opinion bear


AndreasVesalius

Polar bear misinterpreted the 6 week law


animalfacts-bot

The [polar bear](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear) is found in the Arctic Circle. A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg (772–1,543 lb) while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Polar bears are the largest land carnivores currently in existence, rivaled only by the [Kodiak bear](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodiak_bear). The skin under their fur is black. Polar bears can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) on land and 10 km/h (6 mph) in water. [Cool picture of a polar bear](https://i.imgur.com/l1SKC3B.jpg) --- [ [Send me a message](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose/?to=animalfacts-bot) | [Subreddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/animalfactsbot/) | [FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/animalfactsbot/wiki/index/faq) | [Currently supported animals](https://www.reddit.com/r/animalfactsbot/wiki/index/supportedanimals) | [Changelog](https://www.reddit.com/r/animalfactsbot/wiki/index/changelog) ]


DeepSeaDarkness

Good bot


douggyd80

Good bot


LesClaypoolOnBass24

Piece of shit ASS CLOWN of a bot!! FUCK YOU!! Jk i meant good bot but he is also a masochistic bot who enjoys his dirty humiliation


jotishere

Lmaoo cracked me up big time.


salata_13

Good bot


jeihot

Good bot


CortexCash

Good bot


Brayd3n16

Good bot


happySeouI

Good bot


snipsandspice

Good bot


ZipZopZoopittyBop

Good bot


Franksterbater

If theres one thing ive learned from nature its that babies a REALLY tasty


lemoncigarettes

i like eggs too


mhac009

Eggs are just the periods.


meeorxmox

I do love me a poached period


Come_along_quietly

Period Benedict for me!


FingerTheCat

I just need some scrambled period with cheese.


pontoumporcento

Unless you're having a Balut


Cauhs

Oh hell no!


LokisDawn

What would you call that? Mid pregnancy?


sparrow_hawk247

They aren’t. Periods are the shedding of the uterine lining. The release of an egg is ovulation. Chickens and other birds don’t have a uterus and they can’t have a period.


wex52

- Captain America, *Snowpiercer*


KingJak117

But somehow he was disgusted by eating roaches.


anhbi0087

confused baby noise


Electric_Guitar

I love veal, despite knowing where it comes from


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nomoorerevilo

Do they eat their own or just rando cubs?


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GinJocky

I always thought the male will kill other Cubs, mainly male, due to it wants to mate with the mother, like most other male species in the animal kingdom.


Roy4Pris

Yeah man, there's this one metal/sad lion video where an intruding male shows up, and the super small cute cub kind of rears up doing its best 'raaah fight me' impression, but the lion just chomps him like a fucking Cheeto.


l1nk1npark

why'd you have to narrate the cub so cute holy shit


OppisIsRight

Gives it that extra fucked up feeling soz you never forget. Yup yup yup.


cruisetheblues

>Yup yup yup. That's what Ducky said in The Land Before Time. Her voice actress was murdered when she was 10 years old. You just can't stop, can you?


yticomodnar

I too am reminded of this *every time* I see/hear "yup yup yup". 😔


MujaViking

Link us


LightningDicks

[Happens a minute and a half in. Pretty depressing.](https://youtu.be/17hGhaE0YgU)


ScrubbyStop

"Poor cubs lol. Wish this was is HD" That fucking sent me


51stsung

The early 2010s part of the internet feels like a completely different generation lmao, you find comments like this on every old video


gyllenhjelm

That’s quite metal. Big carnivore males don’t care much about their species offspring, wether it’s about a quick snack or a bang with their mother.


saudadeusurper

That's not true. They kill the cubs specifically so the mothers will raise their cubs instead.


kunaguerooo123

Don’t want to click on this but also want to know get the picture


LightningDicks

Lion strolls in and kills three cubs brutally, and the second cub is the one that OP was describing. It’s still alive and tries to fight when the lion moves on to the next cub, but you can tell it’s done for because it might have internal damage and can’t walk.


orangesupporter

Video?


ballsack-vinaigrette

"challenge accepted"


evanthebouncy

yeah that's somewhere in our evolutionary bias too as human as well. we have to work really hard to un-learn that


Imaginary_Trainer654

Honestly kids are just assholes


The_Lord_Humongous

And some think dolphin females are so promiscuous so as to avert the males from this behavior. It could be their own little dolphin.


nobody_who_you_are

Zebras too.


mamawantsallama

Dolphin trafficking. Damn


MrRoxo

Yeah aint watching that, i cant see animals suffering even if it's how nature is


jpagey92

You’re on the the wrong sub then !


[deleted]

I’ll fuckin pass. I don’t need to see baby bears getting eaten.


weproudlyservecoffee

Username checks out


Snouto

I’m sure I read somewhere that they also kill Cubs (though perhaps not eat them) to encourage the female to reproduce again.


Better_Garbage9492

Mom: I brought you into this world, I can take you out of it! Cub: fucks around and finds out


FrumundaThunder

This hurts me more than it hurts you.


vaporwave_vibes

Fuck you why did this make me laugh


ObliviousOliviaa

The polar bear cannabalising the cub is a random male


We_NeedPeace_Niga

This HAS to be or WILL be the most metal mf thing this subreddit could possibly offer, I’m blown away by this shit.


Ransom-ii

Growing up, my gerbil ate my sisters gerbil and 7 out of 9 babies they had. I've been trained for this my whole life.


Gtfo_ASAP_

Did you too come home to exposed rib cages and skinless paws on living babies while mommma munches? I hate that shit.


WayToTheGrave

I tried to raise mice for my ball python and I figured out real quick that mice are cold as fuck. Like you said, partially eaten babies everywhere.


InfectedMedic

What the fuck, seriously? Why would they do that?


FogellMcLovin77

Just like cats and dogs, probably because their offspring may be with disease


Difficult-Shopping49

Or they're extremely stressed out by bad husbandry, and their instinct in times of extreme stress is "I am not safe here, I must hoard calories and escape" If the goal was just preventing disease/bad genetics then the goal would be satisfied by merely killing the others. The fact that they then go on to *eat* them proves that this is a survival instinct at play.


darwinning_420

i very rarely hear abt this kinda behavior outside a domesticated situation. domestication, stressful environments & purposeless breeding can seriously fuck up a whole lineage


immadee

Oh man, those other two babies had to witness that. Yikes


We_NeedPeace_Niga

That is crazy!


high-hungry-horny

i saw a video here of a bird decapitate another bird to establish dominance. and then it fucked the dead bird's neck hole. that was pretty brutal edit: i believe i am mistaken about the "establishing dominance" part. it seems like this specific breed of bird is just a batshit crazy abomination


Kittens_Fo_Breakfast

That's sound like something that would scar me for life.


high-hungry-horny

i mean, if you were decapitated you wouldnt have much life to be scarred


Kittens_Fo_Breakfast

Oh no :((( I meant the video. Now I have the image of a human doing it T-T.


high-hungry-horny

i know im just being a smartass ;) i think decapitation is brutal no matter the organism tbh


Ryvuk

The Ed Kemper of Birds....


softserveshittaco

The video of the mother bird playing favourites with her chicks and casually yeeting the loser out of the nest to its death was pretty fuckin metal too “You’re good…you’re good….you’re good…nah not you, you a lil bitch”


gsbadj

Wood storks. Ugly and cold and not at all mothers of the year.


Xaynr

Nah. The video of the Komodo dragon eating a deer and it’s live young just after it was born tops this imo.


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Xaynr

Yeah that rings a bell. I haven’t seen the vid in a while.


Jeovah_Attorney

Someone hasn’t seen that video of a pack of wild dogs literally tearing apart a pregnant impala. Or that baboon eating a baby gazelle alive. Anyway welcome to this sub.


Ongo_Gablogian___

Nope. The video of a komodo dragon eating a pregnant deer alive is the worst. The lizard opens up the belly and eats the baby which was fully formed, it looked around and kicked a bit before being swallowed whole by the Komodo. It was forcibly removed from the womb and experienced the world for a few seconds before being viciously munched by a predator, all whilst the mother looked on.


ambsdorf825

And then he's gonna go fuck that kids mom.


No_Ad2349

Bro chill😭😭


ambsdorf825

That's nature though. Lots of animals do it. If the female doesn't have a kid anymore, they'll be ready for another sooner. And he gets to pass his genes while taking out the competition.


Internal-Exercise122

I read a article on riots in Africa where they did the same thing. Raped the mother after killing her kids. Not limited to animals ig.


softserveshittaco

Lions do this, not sure about polar bears tho


ambsdorf825

I was able to read just a little bit on nat geo where this picture seems to be from, before they wanted my email, and they said they will in times of scarcity.


OppisIsRight

It's true. National Geographic can be very aggressive when subscription numbers are down.


nocaulkblockplz

A LOT of animals do this. Was listening to some university professor in the Palo Alto area talk about it on YouTube


rahomka

there's more where you came from!


archiekane

I see the Chinese Only One Child policy is also enacted by Polar Bears.


phatlynx

Hopefully in 2022 the 2 cub policy will go in effect.


ndu867

Actually it’s now three, they just announced it a week ago. Aging population and they need a bigger workforce than currently projected.


Ganymede25

The cub probably drank his ice cold bottle of coke.


blazingwaffle58

Sometimes ya just get hungry


patricktoba

Hungry? Why wait?


startsbadpunchains

Youre not you when youre hungry.


blazingwaffle58

Eat your kids, better?


ShittyLanding

Nope, don’t like that.


Batbuckleyourpants

When you can't be bothered driving all the way to the store for a snack.


PanTopper

Isn’t this also an issue for other bear species? I thought I remember reading somewhere that grizzlies and black bears do the same thing.


patricktoba

They go after other bears cubs.


kleexxos

Grizzlies definitely do, not sure about black bears. It’s mainly male bears going after cubs that aren’t his. I’ve read there’s also some kind of sexual dominance component to it (trying to make his genes prevail over the other males’ by killing cubs that aren’t his and then procreating with the mother).


Notonfoodstamps

Other bear species kill cubs almost specifically to mate with the the mother akin to Lions. Male Polar Bears however are different…. they habitually practice cannibalism on Cubs (and the sow if she attempts to protect them) due to the absurd scarcity of food in the Arctic, there essentially easy meals. Anything and everything is on the menu for big hungry male Polar’s


CoffeeAddict1011

Is this one of those situations where the mom knows the cub is not gonna make it on its own?


Twirlingbarbie

Could also be a bear killing another bears cub.


MamboNumber5Guy

I've read studies that have suggested over half of bear cubs are killed by dominant boars. The reasons for this aren't exactly clear. Some suggest that it's to make the sow more receptive to breeding later on, as generally speaking sows won't have cubs every year - especially if they are still caring for their young (who will stay with their mom for a year and a half.) Some suggest it's to reduce future competition. Some suggest it's just the boar wanting an easy meal. It's likely just a combination of all 3 though 🤷‍♂️


Imawildedible

First I’d smother myself with brown mustard and relish. I’d be delicious. -that bear thinking about eating himself after trying his own species *probably*


ItsFrenzius

I should probably unfollow this sub because it normally makes me sad sometimes just seeing stuff like this, but I find this shit too interesting to stop seeing it


comfort_bot_1962

Don't be sad. Here's a [hug!](https://media.giphy.com/media/3M4NpbLCTxBqU/giphy.gif)


ItsFrenzius

Good bot


56king56

Holy shit that’s horrific, take my upvote. Edit: nvm, I can’t bring myself to upvote this.


maximuffin2

Moms be like: “I don’t pick favorites”


Notonfoodstamps

Unlike other ursidaes which primarily kill cubs to mate with the mother akin to Lions, Polar Bears *habitually* practice cannabilsm due to the extreme scarcity and or difficulty in locating food in the Arctic. Hungry males will kill and eat adolescent bears, cubs and sometimes their adult mothers on sight. White bears *do not* fuck around


tunadude73

Brutal!


DRAGON_SNIPER

Nature is Nature.


Poorgeois

Fun to make, fun to eat


redcolt79

Respect your sacrifice lil dude


akashneo

https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/li8wlp/polar_bear_mum_and_her_cub_snuggle_in_the_snow_to/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


xxxxxxxx2

I thought my parents were strict


taxidermied_unicorn

That's an extreme way to play got your nose.