Found only on the Galapagos Islands the Marine Iguana is thought to be a unique ecological adaption of the iguanas from South America who must have drifted out to sea on debris millions of years ago and landed on the islands. They have special glands that clean their blood of extra salt which they ingest while eating. These Iguanas have a diet of underwater algae and seaweed.
Western Black Rhino officially declared extinct. Good job everyone. Round of applause because the ivory was soooooo worth it.
This is legit and I’m crying.
I did a school report on the black rhino in 3rd grade when we had to pick an endangered species to write about. This makes me so sad- another species gone in my lifetime.
These poor animals…
An entire species gone, just because some people are stupid and cruel…
While this is sad, it is good to remember that extinction is part of the way nature works. Some species go extinct so others can survive and new ones evolve.
This is my favorite post in the whole wide world
Animals not giving a fuck
that cat getting run over
Precious sleepy little bundles of fluffy-ness
Oh I just need to pet them allllll
I love their sleepy little faces here SO much! <3
The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.
HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE
yeah, so it would be good to do some research before posting things
Animated Gifs of Amazing Animals Facts
The people who research, write and produce QI (Quite Interesting), a British comedy television game show which tests obscure facts, posted an extremely popular AMA on Reddit. This was followed up by sharing a series of fascinating facts about animals as animated gifs. The animated gifs were created by artist Michael Whaite.
The Mantis is really jamming out to that vibrator
And The Beetles though
The Pit Bull, Cat, and Chicks
That’s family right there :)
lessons in friendship
HE RUNS SO SO FAST THEN SLOWS AND *boop* I’M DYING
And now for something completely different.
But seriously, evolution is just a giant crapfest.
#2. The kermode bear!
The Kermode bear is also known as the spirit bear or ghost bear because of its rarity and because a small percentage of them have white coats. The species Ursus kermodei was named in 1905 in honor of Francis Kermode, a zoologist who conducted the first studies into the origins of these bears.
In 1928, the Kermode bear was reclassified as a subspecies (Ursus americanus kermodei) of the American black bear. It is believed that Kermode bears evolved over the last 10,000 years from black bears that became isolated more than 300,000 years ago.
Kermode bears can only be found in what is known as the Great Bear Rain Forest located in west-central British Columbia and a few adjacent islands. They are so rare that even people who live in the region rarely see them. The highest concentration of Kermode bears can be found on and around Princess Royal Island. The islands and surrounding areas are also home to other black bears and grizzly bears.
White Kermode bears or spirit bears are the result of a recessive gene that is carried by approximately 10 percent of Kermode bears. Two bears carrying this gene can produce a white cub. Kermode bears on average weigh about 300 pounds. They may appear white, cream-colored, orange, gold, or gray, though most of them are totally black.
95 percent of the Kermode bears’ diet is made up of salmon which is abundant on the islands. Salmon is very important when it comes to the bears’ fattening up for hibernation. They also feed on green plants, berries, nuts, and insects.
Just like other black bears, Kermode bears are slow at reproducing. They hibernate in hollowed-out old trees usually from November to March. The mother will give birth to anywhere from 1 to 4 cubs while still in hibernation. They weigh about 1/2 pound at birth and remain with their mother for about 2 years.
As a result of habitat loss, logging, mismanagement, and hybridization with the mainland black bears that don’t carry their unique gene, the Kermode bear is facing eventual extinction. Of an estimated 1,200 Kermode bears, fewer than 200 are white. Regardless of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement which was written up in 2006 by the government of British Columbia in attempt to limit logging within the area, the Kermode bear still possesses no legal protection as its habitat continues to dwindle.
Some photos and that awesome chart and be found here
THIS DEER HAS A CUTE HEART-BUTT
god that’s cute
Here are some pictures of cute animals. I couldnt help but post them :D
I want to rub my face all over this post.
venezuelan poodle moth
No sir i think that’s a pokemon
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