Posts tagged wildlife
Posts tagged wildlife
GOTCHYA! (by Landersz)
Leucistic Hourglass Dolphin.
The tanuki is a raccoon dog, but not all raccoon dogs are tanuki.
Sorry, I wanted to clarify that right up front, because I see this mistake made all the time. The word tanuki refers to the Japanese subspecies, not the entire species, which has a range quite a bit larger than just Japan.
You may be reading this thinking, “Koryos, I don’t know what a tanuki OR a raccoon dog is, can you please show me a picture.”
Be careful. It’s cute. (Photo by Tim Ellis.)
Risso’s Dolphin Breaching (by Legendary Spider)
Walking Pator by Tambako the Jaguar
The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.
That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.
Wombats are second largest marsupials in Australia. Despite their size, they are fast runners and can run 40 miles per hour, but only for short distances. Their diet mainly consist of grasses and roots.
I really really needed to see thhs
treat yourself and look at this please
Mother and baby Gerenuk
The Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri (Bovidae), is a small, delicate antelope which lives in the remote desert areas of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The elongated neck allows it to browse higher up than other antelopes its size. Gerenuks can often be seen feeding erect – standing on their hind legs.
Incredibly, the gerenuk is believed to be independent of free water. This is a great advantage in its semi-arid habitat, as the gerenuk therefore does not have to undertake long journeys in search of water. Instead, the sedentary gerenuk is thought to obtain all the moisture it requires through its diet.
This species is considered as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Photo credit: ©Michael Sheridan
Locality: Samburu National Park, Kenya
Recent surveys in Texas for white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease that has killed more than six million bats across eastern North America, found no evidence of the disease in the state.
Bat Conservation International conducted the surveys through a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of California in Santa Cruz…
Top: Original vs new fabric (and slight colour alterations!)
Life size microraptor, now in ginkgo tree! (Tree sold separately!)
*Asian Paradise Flycatcher