Meglamain

libutron:

Babirusa - Babyrousa babyrussa

The Babirusa, Babyrousa babyrussa (Artiodactyla - Suidae), is a wild pig with curly tusks found only in the northern peninsula, central and south-eastern parts of the Sulawesi mainland, and from three of the larger Togian Islands Archipelago.

B. b. celebensis (pictured) is certainly known only from Sulawesi, including the offshore island of Lembeh. This is the only of four subspecies to be maintained in captivity at the present time and is therefore the most familiar.

This subspecies is usually considered to be naked, though in reality its body hair is merely short, sparse and dark brown in color over gray skin. The upper canines of the males are generally long and thick, and the alveoli vertically implanted, so that upper canine emerges vertically and is not crossed by the lower canine, converging in almost all cases.

These omnivorous animals inhabits tropical rain forest on the banks of rivers and ponds abounding in water plants. They are currently classified as Vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.

Other common names: Buru Babirusa, Hairy Babirusa, Deer Hog, Babiroussa.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Jean Philippe Delobelle | Locality: captive (Singapore Zoo) - 2008

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buggirl:

Front row seats to a Blue Footed Booby courtship dance in the Galapagos Islands!   Videos and more photos from our week on the islands to come!  I think these birds are magnificent.
Help buggirl get back to Ecuador and pledge any amount to her research!

buggirl:

Front row seats to a Blue Footed Booby courtship dance in the Galapagos Islands!   Videos and more photos from our week on the islands to come!  I think these birds are magnificent.

Help buggirl get back to Ecuador and pledge any amount to her research!

libutron:

Green Heron siblings
Four juvenile Green Herons, Butorides virescens (Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae), from the same brood. They still have fuzz on the tops of their heads. 
Photo credit: ©Roy Cohutta | Locality: Lake Loretta, Albany, Dougherty County, Southwest Georgia, US (2014)

libutron:

Green Heron siblings

Four juvenile Green Herons, Butorides virescens (Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae), from the same brood. They still have fuzz on the tops of their heads. 

Photo credit: ©Roy Cohutta | Locality: Lake Loretta, Albany, Dougherty County, Southwest Georgia, US (2014)

libutron:

Red-eyed Crocodile Skink - Tribolonotus gracilis

The Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink, Tribolonotus gracilis (Scincidae), is a terrestrial, semi-aquatic skink, with up to 25 cm in length, native to New Guinea and the surrounding islands of Indonesia and Solomon Islands.

Adults develop the trademark bright orange or red ring around the eye and a creamy appearance to their underbelly. Crocodile skinks have large, triangular heads and are distinguished by four rows of pointy, ridged, bony scales (vertebral spines) along their back and tail, and textured, leathery skin, all of which are reminiscent of a crocodilian and lead to the skink’s name.

Other common names are Orange-Eyed Crocodile Skink, Red-Eyed Bush Crocodile Skink, Armored Skink or Helmeted Skink.

Reference: [1

Photo credit: ©Geoffrey Einon | Locality: captive (UK), 2008 | [Top] - [Bottom]

dorkly:

No, We Cannot Explain These Photos of a Dog on a Tiny Segway

According to the Japanese blog “Narinari”, this duo was photographed in the Chinese city of Guangdong. Other than that, your guess is good as ours.

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuck

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off

but instead i found this dumbfuck

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magicalnaturetour:

here, here, I know the answer (by Cloudtail)

magicalnaturetour:

here, here, I know the answer (by Cloudtail)

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dont-panic-zoology:

theanimaleffect:

Gemsbok by Theresa Elvin on Flickr.

I think you’ll dind they’re Sable, not gemsbok :)

dont-panic-zoology:

theanimaleffect:

Gemsbok by Theresa Elvin on Flickr.

I think you’ll dind they’re Sable, not gemsbok :)

fuckyeahungulates:

Plains Zebra Foal (Equus quagga)

fuckyeahungulates:

Plains Zebra Foal (Equus quagga)

(Source: Flickr / isabellasoniak, via talkzoology)

angelicsammy:

Gardians of the Galaxy