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Jul 18

unofficialrivermonsters:

This giant Japanese salamander video with over a million views is probably the most cutest (yes I did just say that) thing I’ve ever seen!

Though they’re known to inflict injury to people, this guy comes up to it and asks, "Daijoubu? (Are you okay?/Okay?)” while it continues to walk along the sidewalk from its onlooker.

Remember when Jeremy had to catch one in S3

(via amphiblog)


Jun 11

ultraviolents:

titusnowl:

THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO LET THE OTTERS HAVE A CASIO

so important

(via stahl-ebooks)


Jun 4
creatures-alive:

Blue-Spotted Salamander (by Tristan Schramer)

creatures-alive:

Blue-Spotted Salamander (by Tristan Schramer)

(via amphiblog)


May 29

amnhnyc:

Happy World Turtle Day! We’re shellebrating our fine reptilian friends with some turtle fun-facts.

Did you know:

  • There are approximately 290 species of turtles and tortoises that inhabit oceans, fresh waters, and land environments.
  • Turtles are characterized by two broad bony shells that enclose and protect the body and jaws without teeth that form a beak-like structure.
  • Once they enter the sea after hatching, male Hawksbill sea turtles never leave it, and females come out only to lay their eggs.
  • Did you know the Museum is helping to preserve the iconic Galápagos tortoise Lonesome George?
  • For centuries, ships would load up on Galápagos tortoises to provide fresh meat during sea voyages, one tortoise could provide 200 pounds of meat.
  • The Leatherback is the largest turtle, reaching a length of almost 6 feet, while smaller species, such as the Bog turtle, reach a maximum shell length of 4 inches. 
  • Did you know that two brother African spur-thighed tortoises live in the Museum? Meet Hermes and Mud!
  • Softshell turtles, genus Trionyx, have gill-like filaments in their pharynx that serve as respiratory organs.

Stop by the Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians to learn more. 


Mar 27

falabaloo:

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (camouflage)  

(via ichthyologist)


Jan 31
weirdvintage:

A piglet which is being treated by the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Animals) in Ilford with a sun ray lamp, to cure a skin ailment, 1938 (via)

weirdvintage:

A piglet which is being treated by the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Animals) in Ilford with a sun ray lamp, to cure a skin ailment, 1938 (via)

(via weirdvintage)


Dec 17
impossibilityintoreality:

So I work at a pet hospital, and we got a sick chameleon today that we had to treat. Needless to say we got a little attached to her and named her Susan. Her pillow was a cotton ball, her blankets were gauze squares and her head-warmer was a top of a glove filled with water. :)

impossibilityintoreality:

So I work at a pet hospital, and we got a sick chameleon today that we had to treat. Needless to say we got a little attached to her and named her Susan. Her pillow was a cotton ball, her blankets were gauze squares and her head-warmer was a top of a glove filled with water. :)

(via lizardsenjoyinglife)


Nov 29
melesmeles:

Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) eating a snack of ants on a log in the Berlin Zoo, n.d.

melesmeles:

Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) eating a snack of ants on a log in the Berlin Zoo, n.d.

(via laboratoryequipment)


Nov 9
fuckyeahaquaria:

African Dwarf Frog | Hymenochirus boettgeri 
(by JKG II)

fuckyeahaquaria:

African Dwarf FrogHymenochirus boettgeri 

(by JKG II)

(via amphiblog)


Nov 8
libutron:

Pangolin by BTphotographic on Flickr.
A través de Flickr: A beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

libutron:

Pangolin by BTphotographic on Flickr.

A través de Flickr:
A beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

(via scienceing)


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