beautiful-wildlife:

Proud Mom Of Three Siblings by Harry Eggens

beautiful-wildlife:

Proud Mom Of Three Siblings by Harry Eggens


magicalnaturetour:

Clouded Leopard Cubs Show Mad Skills. The Clouded Leopard cubs, born at Houston Zoo on June 6, are growing and developing their big cat skills. So far, the pair has mastered the art of being adorable! via ZooBorns)


mirkokosmos:

Robin Williams & Koko, 2001

“Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9I_QvEXDv0

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currentsinbiology:

wnycradiolab:

liketinyhorses:

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.
Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

WHAT.

WHAT indeed.

Makes sense!

currentsinbiology:

wnycradiolab:

liketinyhorses:

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.

Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

WHAT.

WHAT indeed.

Makes sense!

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whatthefauna:

Scientists have yet to discover the function of the unusual bony crest on top of a cassowary’s head. Also called a casque, the headpiece may help amplify the bird’s booming low-frequency sound. It may also be used as head protection as the bird navigates through underbrush and battles with conspecifics. Or it might merely be a sign of sexual maturity.

Images: (T) Varuna Vaughn, (B) chatallot

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jesuisceciw:

how can I draw? damn it, she’s so sweet!

jesuisceciw:

how can I draw?
damn it, she’s so sweet!

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mentalflossr:

Grace is not a word instinctively associated with the sperm whale, given its hulking size. But fishermen complaining about their depleted hauls were shocked to record video of a sperm whale nimbly plucking a savory sablefish off the end of a line with its tongue, leaving barely a trace of evidence. Whales will use their sonar to track a fishing boat so they can slip in when the line is heaviest, and are advanced enough to differentiate between the tastiest catches. Of course, there’s a school of thought stating that it’s really the fishermen who are stealing from the ocean, and that the sperm whale is just correcting the balance of nature. Fight the power, whale!
Animal Kingdom Kleptos: 7 Species That Steal

mentalflossr:

Grace is not a word instinctively associated with the sperm whale, given its hulking size. But fishermen complaining about their depleted hauls were shocked to record video of a sperm whale nimbly plucking a savory sablefish off the end of a line with its tongue, leaving barely a trace of evidence. Whales will use their sonar to track a fishing boat so they can slip in when the line is heaviest, and are advanced enough to differentiate between the tastiest catches. Of course, there’s a school of thought stating that it’s really the fishermen who are stealing from the ocean, and that the sperm whale is just correcting the balance of nature. Fight the power, whale!

Animal Kingdom Kleptos: 7 Species That Steal



tastefullyoffensive:

"A challenge you say? On guard!"

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mypugobsession:

Fun fact: A group of pugs is called a grumble.  A grumble of pugs.  

BEST FUN FACT EVER.

mypugobsession:

Fun fact: A group of pugs is called a grumble.  A grumble of pugs.  

BEST FUN FACT EVER.

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