"360-Degrees Lives" is a series of semispherical, 360-degree panoramic videos taken with a small camera. The shots provide a wide-ranging look at the lives of animals and insects cared for at zoos and other facilities. Users can view images taken from rare angles of prairie dog pups approaching the camera buried in the ground as well as beetles skillfully walk on top of the lenses.

When looks can be deceiving; ever seen a koala jump?

May 15, 2020 update!

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Koalas are known for their stout bodies, beady eyes and snub noses. Their lifestyle perched in eucalyptus trees and eating their leaves creates the impression of a very laid-back marsupial.

But looks can be deceiving.

Japan currently has seven zoos where visitors can view koalas. One of them is the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture, which has four females and three joeys on display.

Their glass-walled enclosure is... (By TOSHIYUKI TAKEYA/ Staff Writer )

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