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@animalsarecooool

The #EthiopianWolf ( #CanisSimensis) is a #canid native to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is similar to the coyote in size and build, and is distinguished by its long and narrow skull, and its red and white fur. Unlike most large #canids, which are widespread, generalist feeders, the Ethiopian Wolf is a highly specialised feeder of Afroalpine rodents with very specific habitat requirements. It is one of the world's rarest canids, and Africa's most endangered carnivore. The species' current range is limited to seven isolated mountain ranges at altitudes of 3,000–4,500 m, with the overall adult population estimated at 360–440 individuals in 2011, more than half of them in the Bale Mountains. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Dogs #Canines #WildDogs #Wolves #Wolf #JeedalaFardaa #Arouaye #ቀይቀበሮ #ዋልጌ

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@naturalselectiontravel

Leopards (Panthera pardus) are well known for their habit of hauling a kill up an obliging tree. This helps keep their meal safe from scavengers. #safarisofcharacter #naturalselectiontravel #naturalselectionsafaris #khwaiprivatereserve #travelbotswana #leopard #wildlifefacts

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@koalacrusaders

It’s pretty tricky to tell a koala fingerprint from a human fingerprint. Ask a detective if you don’t believe us! #fingerprint #koala #detective #wildlifefacts

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@allthatwildlife

Back to bird content after several days of iguanas. I like this photo I took in Florida mainly for the aesthetics: earthy browns and grays that echo the plumage of the Northern Mockingbird without obscuring the bird. Northern Mockingbirds are the state bird of Florida (as well as four other states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas). While I do believe that Florida has much better birds that should be its state bird, I can't deny that Northern Mockingbirds were everywhere we went in Florida -- at rest stops and parks and neighborhoods. At the location I took this photo, I frequently saw a half-dozen at one time. The Northern Mockingbird is a rather drab bird whose claim to fame is its song repertoire. They sing almost endlessly, even at night sometimes, and continue to add new songs to their memory throughout their lives, which may extend at least 14 years (though most probably have lifespans between 5 and 10 years). Males can learn and produce approximately 200 songs. #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #nature #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifefacts #animal #animal_sultans #birding #adventure #travel #florida #splendid_animals #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #feather_perfection #song #pocket_birds #nuts_about_birds #birdsofinstagram #bestbirds #birdstagram #nikonphotography #bns_birds #planetbirds

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@random_lone_girl

Did you know: During the rut, the males within the same range will fight for mating privileges. Deer generally live to be about 10 years in the wild, but they can survive up to 20 years in captivity. Tags: #deerfacts #deerseason #rattlesnakesaloon #wildlifefacts #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #photography at Rattlesnake Saloon

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@animalsarecooool

The #WaterOpossum ( #ChironectesMinimus), also locally known as the #Yapok, is a #marsupial of the family #Didelphidae. It is the only living member of its genus, #Chironectes. This semiaquatic creature is found in and near the freshwater streams and lakes in Mexico, Central, South America to Argentina and is the most aquatic living marsupial. It is also the only living marsupial in which both sexes have a pouch. The water opossum has several adaptations for its watery lifestyle. It has short, dense fur which is water-repellent. The broad hindfeet are webbed and are used for propulsion through water, moving with alternate strokes. Being a marsupial and at the same time an aquatic animal, the water opossum has evolved a way to protect its young while swimming. A strong ring of muscle makes the pouch (which opens to the rear) watertight, so the young remain dry, even when the mother is totally immersed in water. The male also has a pouch (although not as watertight as the female's), where he places his genitalia before swimming. This is thought to prevent them from becoming tangled in aquatic vegetation and is probably helpful in streamlining the animal as well. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Opossum #Opossums #Marsupials #Marsupialia

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@leopardmountain

LEOPARD MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE FUN FACTS #RANGERFACTS SIGHTED - Yesterday by Ranger Shane on a walking Safari NAME - Southern Foam Nest Frog INTERESTING FACTS - The name "foam nest frog" comes from the female frogs creating a frothy foam over a body of water by running her hind legs together, this creates an oviduct to protect the eggs she lays and fertilizes. The female will constantly need water to rehydrate in progress and after 5 days the foam nest breaks down dropping the tadpoles into the water below allowing a new cycle to begin. Credit: #Rangershane #rangerdiaries #lifeinthewild #luxurysafari #intheknow #wildlifefacts

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@animalsarecooool

The #Gelada ( #TheropithecusGelada) (Amharic: #ጭላዳ), sometimes called the #BleedingHeartMonkey or the #Gelada Baboon, is a species of #OldWorldMonkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, with large populations in the Semien Mountains. Geladas are actually not baboons (baboons are all taxonomic members of the genus Papio) but members of their own genus #Theropithecus. Theropithecus is derived from the Greek root words for "beast-ape". Like its close relatives the baboons (genus #Papio), it is largely terrestrial, spending much of its time foraging in grasslands. They display threats by flipping their upper lips back on their nostrils to display their teeth and gums, and by pulling back their scalps to display the pale eyelids. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Monkey #Monkeys #🐒 #🐵

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@lancashirewildlifetrust

What do bumblebees and Professor Dumbledore have in common? They share a name! 🐝 ‘Dumbledore’ was an 18th century nickname for a bumblebee. In 1999, J.K. Rowling explained that she used the name because she imagined Hogwarts’ Headmaster “walking around and humming to himself”. . . . #bumblebee #dumbledore #harrypotter #hogwarts #wildlife #nature #wildlifefacts #lovewildlife #wildlifewatch #wildfamilies

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@marinewildlifetourism

With the new trend of #mermaiding , the girls in the fishtails, also known as merfolk, surely must have had a peek at the real life mermaids, the sirenians! Tourism targets two sirenians only, the West Indian manatee and the dugong. Florida is a hotspot for the manatee, from Red Sea to South East Asia and Vanuatu, distribution of the dugong. So if you're not sure who is who, just ask yourself where you are in the world or have a look at the mermaid tails: The manatee has a round shaped fluke whereas the one of the dugong is cetacean-like.🧜 #marinewildlifetourism #whoiswho #sirens at Auckland, New Zealand

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@animalsarecooool

The #EurasianHoopoe ( #UpupaEpops) is the most widespread species of the genus #Upupa, native to Europe, Asia and the northern half of Africa. #Upupa and #Epops are respectively the Latin and Ancient Greek names for the #hoopoe; both, like the English name, are onomatopoeic forms which imitate the cry of the bird. The call is typically a trisyllabic “oop-oop-oop”. #Hoopoes are distinctive birds and have made a cultural impact over much of their range. They were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt, and were "depicted on the walls of tombs and temples". At the Old Kingdom, the #hoopoe was used in the iconography as a symbolic code to indicate the child was the heir and successor of his father. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Bird #Birds #BirdsOfInstagram #Birding #Birdwatching #BestBirds #BirdsOfTheWorld

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@lottaaxing

A baby Thomson gazelle or a Tommie as it is often called. Did you know that: It is the most common gazelles in East Africa and despite its rather small size it is the fifth fastest land animal after the cheetah with a speed of 80-90 km/h! Pretty cool for such a little cutie!!! #thomsongazelle #wildlifefacts #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeafrica #natgeokenya #africanexploring #nikonmea #nikonafrica #tamron150600mm #femalenaturephotographycom #femalewildlifephotographer #lottaaxingwild #lottaaxing #wildlifeig #loves_animals #marvelouz_animals #nikon_animal #animalelite #discoverkenya #gowild #amazinganimals at Samburu National Reserve

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@allthatwildlife

I know that I keep going on and on about iguanas, but this post is important because I found out that there are actually TWO types of iguanas that can be found in Florida: the Green Iguana (like the big orange male I posted previously) and spinytail iguanas. It turns out that the cute baby iguana that I posted recently was actually a Black Spinytail Iguana (thanks for pointing that out, @tnt_reptiles!). Young Green Iguanas look a bit different (see the first photo). Compared to a juvenile Black Spinytail Iguana (second photo), the Green Iguana has a more prominent dewlap (loose throat skin), a shorter head, enlarged scales below the ear, and green tails. Black Spinytail Iguanas are also nonnative to the United States and breeding populations are confined to Florida. They are primarily terrestrial and live in burrows. As juveniles, Black Spinytail Iguanas are green with a brownish tail, but adults are brown-gray with black stripes/bands. I did not see an adult. #iguana #baby #cute #reptile #lizard #lizards #reptiles #herp #herping #herpetology #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #florida #travel #roadtrip #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #bestnatureshot #naturelover #majestic_wildlife #adventure #naturephotography #nikonphotography at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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@polarbearsinternational

Polar bears communicate through body language, vocalizations, and scent markings. Learn more about their habits and behaviors in bio ⬆️ . . . . . . . #polarbears #polarbear #arcticwildlife #bearbehavior #wildlifefacts

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@animalsarecooool

The #ScimitarOryx or #ScimitarHornedOryx ( #OryxDammah), also known as the #SaharaOryx, is a species of #Oryx once widespread across North Africa which went extinct in the wild in 2000. Today, it is bred in captivity in special reserves in Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal and on private exotic animal ranches in the Texas Hill Country. In 2016 a reintroduction program was launched and currently a small herd has been successfully reintroduced in Chad. The Scimitar Oryx once formed herds of mixed sexes of up to 70 members, usually guided by the bulls. They inhabited semideserts and deserts and were adapted to live in the extreme heat, with their efficient cooling mechanism and very low requirement of water. Scimitar Oryx feed on foliage, grasses, succulent plants and plant parts during the night or early morning. In 2015, #YellowNose, an oryx that lives in Portland, Oregon escaped and startled hikers in Forest Park. The following day Yellow Nose was caught and returned home. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Antelope #GrazingAntelope #Hippotraginae #Bovidae #Ungulate #EndangeredSpecies #ExtinctAnimals #ExtinctInTheWild

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@nyangeadventures

A fun animal fact for your Friday! Did you know that cheetahs are the only big cat that can’t rawr??? #NyangeAdventures #WildlifeSafari #TanzaniaSafari #AfricanSafari #AfricanAdventure #Tanzania #EastAfrica #AmazingAfrica #WildlifeFacts at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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@animalsarecooool

The #Vaquita ( #PhocoenaSinus) is a species of #porpoise endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California that is on the brink of extinction. As of March 2018 only about 12 individuals remain. The word vaquita is Spanish for "little cow". Other names include #Cochito (Spanish for "little pig"), #DesertPorpoise, #VaquitaPorpoise, #GulfofCaliforniaHarborPorpoise, #GulfofCaliforniaPorpoise, and #GulfPorpoise. Since the Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) is thought to have gone extinct in 2006, the vaquita has taken on the title of the most endangered #cetacean in the world. It has been listed as #CriticallyEndangered since 1996. The population was estimated at 600 in 1997, below 100 in 2014, approximately 60 in 2015, around 30 in November 2016, and only 12 in March 2018, leading to the conclusion that the species will soon be extinct unless drastic action is taken. Vaquitas are the smallest species of the infraorder Cetacea and are endemic to the northern end of the Gulf of California. The vaquita is somewhat stocky and has a characteristic porpoise shape. The species is distinguishable by the dark rings surrounding their eyes, patches on their lips, and a line that extends from their dorsal fins to their mouths. Their backs are a dark grey that fades to white undersides. As vaquitas mature, the shades of grey lighten. Female vaquitas tend to grow larger than males. On average, females mature to a length of 140.6cm (55.4in), compared to 134.9cm (53.1in) for males. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #SeaMammals #EndangeredSpecies

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@_undertheskin

Now THAT is a big shark. The great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) is the largest species of hammerhead shark – belonging to the family Sphyrnidae – and has been known to reach a whopping length of 6.1 m (20 ft). Have you, or would you ever, swim with a shark? We’d love to know! 🦈 | undertheskin.co.uk

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@crocodileresearchcoalition

CROCtober 10: Crocodiles do not have a conventional "tongue". Instead it is modified into a muscular flap that sits at the back of the throat. This flap, called the palatal valve, prevents water from entering the esophagus of the crocodile while underwater. Some myths about crocodiles state that crocs can't bite you underwater, which likely stems from the fact that they can't swallow underwater (or they would drown themselves). Crocs can hunt underwater, but have to come to the surface to swallow. CROCtubre 10: Cocodrilos no tienen una "lengua" convencional. La lengua de un cocodrilo se ha modificado como una solapa detrás en la garganta, se llama válvula del paladar. La válvula del paladar prohibe la entrada del agua en el esófago cuando el cocodrilo está bajo el agua. Unos mitos sobre los cocodrilos descubre que cocodrilos no pueden morder abajo del agua, que probalmente ha progresado del hecho que no pueden tragar bajo el agua (o se ahogarían). Cocodrilos pueden cazar bajo el agua, pero tienen que llegar a la superficie para tragar. #moreletscrocodile #chiquibulnationalpark #chiquibul #chiquibulforest #moreletti #croctubre #croctober #belize #cayodistrict #cayodistrictbelize #wildlifefacts

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@thebeardedbiologist

A little timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) sitting in a tree from last week at Snake Road. This little guy became quite the celebrity by the end of the day. Most people don't think of timber rattlesnakes as great climbers but during radio telemetry studies every so often they are found up in trees sometimes as high as 25ft (7.6m) off the ground! This snake was only about 4ft up and sitting on a fairly sunny branch so he was probably just trying to find a good basking spot. . You can see the tiny rattle in this photo. Contrary to common belief you cannot tell a rattlesnakes age by how many rattle segments it has. Rattlesnakes add a new rattle segment every time they shed. Shedding rate depends on a snake's growth rate which depends on their feeding rate so to put it simply the more a snake eats the more it grows and the more it sheds. Most snakes shed their skin about 3-5 times a year however, younger snakes like this this one will shed more often because they tend to grow at a faster rate. This means that a young rattlesnake can add quite a few rattle segments in its first year and as it gets older will add between 3 and 5 segments a year. This is not to mention that many times rattles get broken over a snake's lifetime so rattle segments are a very unreliable indicator of age. However, if we find a snake with an unbroken rattle we can make an estimate of its age like the snake in this photo which was probably born this year. . . . #beardedbiologist #herpetologist #timberrattlesnake #crotalus #rattlesnake #snakescanbecutetoo #snakesareawesome #snakesneedlovetoo #snakesofinstagram #snakeroad #wildlifeeducation #wildlifefacts #reptilesofinstagram #pitviper #venomous #venomoussnakes #snakeinatree #biologist #herping #herpsdaily #herps #herpetology

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@animalsarecooool

The #IberianLynx ( #LynxPardinus) is a #wildcat species native to the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe that is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. It preys almost exclusively on the European rabbit. In the 20th century, the Iberian lynx population declined because of sharp declines in rabbit populations. A male requires one rabbit per day while a female raising kittens will eat three per day. By the turn of the 21st century, the Iberian lynx was on the verge of extinction, as only about 100 individuals survived in two isolated subpopulations in Andalusia. Conservation measures implemented since 2002 included improving habitat, restocking of rabbits, translocating and re-introducing Iberian lynxes, so that by 2012 the population had increased to 326 individuals. The Iberian lynx is smaller than its northern relatives, and typically hunts smaller animals, usually no larger than hares. It also differs in habitat choice, with Iberian lynx inhabiting open scrubland and Eurasian lynx inhabiting forests. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Andalusian #IberianPeninsula #BigCats #WildCats #Endangered #EndangeredSpecies #EndangeredAnimals #Lynx #Lynxes #CatsOfInstagram #WildCatsOfInstagram #🐱 #🐈

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@vanessalearning

The hippopotamus was once seen as a gentle giant. At least, that's how my teachers in school had portrayed them. They are actually very aggressive, protective, and territorial. When they "save" prey animals from predators and then kill them, it is often because they are annoyed with their space being invaded. You must remember that in that heat, (especially during a drought), their once filled pools lose more water by the day and become very thick and muddy. #hippopotamus #hippos #herbivore #carnivore #omnivore #behavior #facts #wildlifefacts #wildlife #wildanimals #africa #earth #water #mud #animals #music #anonymous #videoedit #vlogit #filmora #instagram #youtube #voiceover #vanessalearning

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@aymsta_wilson

***Did you know*** Rhino Calves stay with their mother until around 2-3 years old. The Male calves leave earlier than females, to look for their own territory! #didyouknow #factoftheday #animalfacts #lifeinkenya #kenyawildlife #safari #whiterhino #rhino #rhinofact #beautifulanimals #naturephotography #wildlifefacts #savetherhino #stoppoaching

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@allthatwildlife

I am currently at The Wildlife Society conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This conference is an annual opportunity for wildlife biologists throughout the United States to get together, share our latest research, and network. Just before the conference started, I met up with @dan.guinto, an avid herpetologist, and explored some sites around Lake Erie. At the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, we found this small melanistic common gartersnake. For those of you familiar with snakes, it looks a lot like a miniature adult black racer, with a white chin and dark belly. However, it was certainly too small to be a black racer. Northern Ohio has some unusual herpetofauna, including populations of melanistic common gartersnakes. Melanin is a dark-colored pigment found in skin, and melanism is an overabundance of melanin, leading to an individual that is darker than typical. Melanistic common gartersnakes are found along Lake Erie and on some of the Lake Erie Islands. Since I am at a conference, I probably won't be posting much this week, but be sure to tune back in next week! I still need to finish up my Florida series and I found some other cool species in Ohio that I am looking forward to sharing! #snake #snakes #TWS2018 #reptile #reptiles #herp #herping #herpetology #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #ohio #erie #greatlakes #animal_sultans #travel #cool #majestic_wildlife #wildlife_perfection #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #wildplanet #cleveland #wildlifebiologist at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

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@yellowzebrasafaris

Meet the Hartmann's mountain zebra... found in the rugged broken terrain of western Namibia and south-western Angola. To adapt to these harsh environments, its hooves grow extremely fast to compensate for the heavy wear from the rocky terrain! It is distinguished by its broad black stripes on an off-white body and a short, bristle-like mane. at Serra Cafema, Kunene River, Hartmann Valley

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@animalsarecooool

The #CapeGenet ( #GenettaTigrina), also known as the #SouthAfricanLargeSpottedGenet, is a #genet species endemic to South Africa. Like other #genets, it is nocturnal and #arboreal, preferring to live in the riparian zones of forests, as long as these are not marshy areas. Cape genets have been recorded solitary, and mostly at night. During the day, they rest in trees high above the ground. They are both terrestrial and arboreal, but hunt and feed on the ground. They mark by depositing a secretion from the anal sac. Cape genets become active after dark to search for prey. Combining speed and stealth, they dash forward in an elusive fashion, broken up by short pauses. They hiss and growl in stressful situations. Olfactory communication is most likely very important in the life of Cape genets, their social environment and life cycle. When walking on branches, they stay low and laterally swing their legs out so that any misstep is easily correctable. Cape genets are one of the genet species kept as exotic pets. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Viverrinae #Viverridae #Viverrids #Viverroidea #ExoticPets

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@aymsta_wilson

***Did you know*** For the most part, rhinoceroses are solitary animals and like to avoid each other. But some species, particularly the white rhino, may live in a group, known as a ‘crash'. These crashes are usually made up of a female and her calves, although sometimes adult females (called cows) can be seen together, too. #didyouknow #factoftheday #animalfacts #lifeinkenya #kenyawildlife #safari #rhino #whiterhino #crash #cows #calves #rhinofact #beautifulanimals #naturephotography #wildlifefacts #amazinganimals

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@animalsarecooool

The #PlainsViscacha or #PlainsVizcacha ( #LagostomusMaximus) is a species of #viscacha, a #rodent in the family #Chinchillidae. It is the only living species within the genus #Lagostomus. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The plains viscacha is the largest species in its family. They construct elaborate burrows that house successive colonies for decades. #Viscachas forage in groups at night and aggregate underground during the day. All members of a group use burrows throughout the communal burrow system and participate in digging at the burrows. Alarm calls are given primarily by adult males. The long-term social unit of the plains viscacha is the female group. Resident males disappear each year and new males join groups of females. Vizcachas live in colonies that range from a few individuals to hundreds. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #PlainsViscachas #Chinchilla #Chinchillas #Rodents #🐀 #🐭 #🐁

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@amber_df

Saw this skunk foraging in a field. He was too preoccupied with whatever he was eating to pay any attention to me. Eventually he saw me and ran away. I was forced to run after him to try to get pictures! Skunks do not spray unless they absolutely have to. This skunk did not give any warning signs to spray, such as stamping its front feet on the ground. I managed to get 1 useable shot from the encounter. You can tell the skunk is part of the Mustelidae family which includes badgers, weasels, mink, etc. His face looks like a mink to me. Skunks are omnivores and will eat almost anything. 70% of their diet is useful to humans (ie: mice, rats, grasshoppers, wasps). #skunks #stripedskunk #mustelidae #canadianwildlife #saskatchewanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephoto #prairiewildlife #nature_sultans #animal_sultans #nature_photography #canonphotography #wildsaskatchewan #opcmag #prairiesnorth #nature_brilliance #exploresask #meanwhileinsaskatchewan #natgeowild

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@fotos_by_ginger

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@animalsarecooool

The #SouthernRockhopperPenguin group ( #EudyptesChrysocome), are two subspecies of #RockhopperPenguin, that together are sometimes considered distinct from the Northern Rockhopper Penguin. It occurs in subantarctic waters of the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as around the southern coasts of South America. This is the smallest yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin in the genus #Eudyptes. It has slate-grey upper parts and has straight, bright yellow eyebrows ending in long yellowish plumes projecting sideways behind a red eye. The southern rockhopper penguin group has a global population of roughly 1 million pairs. About two-thirds of the global population belongs to #EudyptesChrysocomeChrysocome, which breeds on the Falkland Islands and on islands off Argentina and southern Chile. Their common name refers to the fact that, unlike many other penguins which get around obstacles by sliding on their bellies or by awkward climbing using their flipper-like wings as aid, rockhoppers will try to jump over boulders and across cracks. Rockhopper penguins are the most familiar of the crested penguins to the general public. Their breeding colonies, namely those around South America, today attract many tourists who enjoy watching the birds' antics. Historically, the same islands were popular stopover and replenishing sites for whalers and other seafarers since at least the early 18th century. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Penguin #Penguins #Rockhopper #Rockhoppers #🐧

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@animalsarecooool

The #Gerenuk ( #LitocraniusWalleri), also known as the #GiraffeGazelle, is a long-necked #antelope found in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of East Africa. The sole member of the genus #Litocranius, the gerenuk was first described by the naturalist Victor Brooke in 1878. It is characterised by its long, slender neck and limbs. The horns, present only on males, are lyre-shaped. Curving backward then slightly forward, these measure 25–44 centimetres (9.8–17.3in). Primarily a browser, the gerenuk feed on foliage of bushes as well as trees, shoots, herbs, flowers and fruits. It can reach higher branches and twigs better than other gazelles and antelopes by standing erect on its hindlegs and elongating its neck; this helps it reach over 2 metres (6.6ft) above the ground. Acacia species are eaten whenever available, while evergreen vegetation forms the diet during droughts. The pointed mouth assists in extracting leaves from thorny vegetation. The gerenuk does not drink water regularly. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Bovidae #AfricanAnimals

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@whisperingwillowwildcare

Borrowed from The Nature of Things, check out all the cool information on our favorite feisty owl! #thenatureofthings #greathornedowl #owl #owlfacts #wildlife #wildlifefacts #animals #wildanimals #birds #birdfacts #wildlifeeducation

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@humanagreement

Happy weekend everyone!! Here are some flamingo fun facts for your Friday: Flamingos’ brains are smaller than their eyeballs, their beaks are shaped upside down in comparison to all other birds, their knees bend backwards, and their scaley legs enable them to withstand toxic waters up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit! Feeders of algae and small crustaceans, flamingos are critical to maintaining the ecosystems they inhabit. Not-so-fun-fact of the day: there are currently more plastic flamingos than real flamingos on our planet. While flamingos are incredible creatures, plastic is a non-biodegradable material that is a devastating source of pollution for marine animals. Why is our culture like this; why will we pay money to have a plastic representation of a bird while the real ones go extinct? While plastic is a convenient material and has become ubiquitous at most dining institutions, the time has come for our society to quit our plastic addiction. Here at human agreement, we just want to try and foster a culture of conscientious and informed individuals. Let’s take the time to ask ourselves: does it really make sense to prioritize convenience and aesthetics over the long term health of our shared home? Sorry plastic, but it’s time for you to (flamin)go 🌊❤🐣 #nature #animals #environment #turnthetide #globalwarming #animalrights #optoutside #wildlifefacts #animalfacts #birds #birdsofinstagram #avian #protect #environmentalscience

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@animalsarecooool

The #JapaneseBadger ( #MelesAnakuma) is a species of #carnivoran of the family #Mustelidae, the weasels and their kin. Endemic to Japan, it is found on Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Shodoshima. It shares the genus #Meles with the Asian and European badgers. In Japan it is called by the name #Nihonanaguma ( #ニホンアナグマ), which literally translates to #JapanHoleBear. Japanese badgers are more solitary than European badgers; they do not aggregate into social clans, and mates do not form pair bonds. In Japanese mythology, badgers are shapeshifters known as #mujina. In the #NihonShoki, mujina were known to sing and shapeshift as other humans. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Badger #Badgers #JapaneseAnimals

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@oljogi

#FactFriday ================================ The Reticulated Giraffe or Somali Giraffe Scientific name: Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata ================================= The reticulated giraffe is one of the nine currently recognised sub-species of savannah giraffe. Their coat consists of large, polygonal liver-coloured spots outlined by a network of bright white lines. The blocks may sometimes appear deep red and may also cover the legs. 🦒 Male reticulated giraffes reach a towering 5.5 metres tall and weigh between 1,000 and 1,900 kilograms. Female reticulated giraffes measure up to 5 metres tall and weigh between 700 and 1,100 kilograms. A lot of this height and weight is because of the giraffes incredibly long neck, which can be 2.5 metres in length and can weigh almost 230 kilograms. 🦒 Even though the reticulated giraffes neck is taller than most humans are, it is still made of only 7 bones. This is the same number of bones that are in the human neck. On the top of their heads, reticulated giraffes have horns made of solid bone and covered with skin. These are used for sparring between males. 🦒 Reticulated giraffes are also fast and are able to gallop up to 56 kilometres per hour. Mothers aggressively defend their calves, kicking out with their feet at the approach of lions or hyenas. 🦒 With the decrease in numbers of at least 80% in the last 10 years, it is probably the sub-species in most rapid decline. It is now estimated that only 3,000 – 5,000 remain in the wild, with Ol Jogi hosting 10% of the world population. ================================== #OlJogi #WildlifeConservation #ReticulatedGiraffe #Giraffe #GiraffeofInstagram #wildlifefacts

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@lewisoliverfarmsanctuary

It’s #farmfactfriday the first video is an old video of Little Man getting excited about his pool being filled up (you can hear him go inside and tell Princess the exciting news 💔 We miss you Princess!) the second video is my very sorry attempt at filming a farm fact Friday for you guys! I have about 25 minutes worth of footage and none of it was usable 😂😩 Maybe I’ll revisit this in the future but for now enjoy my cringe worthy bloopers! ▫️ So let’s get down to business, obviously this week we’re talking about ducks! Well ducks are present on 6/7 continents with the exception of Antarctica and they are omnivorous creatures. Ducks benefit from a varied diet to get the nutrition they need. Unfortunately, the beloved pass-time of feeding bread to ducks is actually very bad for them! The intentions are good but bread is very high in calories and very low in nutrients so ducks and ducklings fill up on it and don’t get the proper nutrients they need to survive and develop. A malnourished duck can develop a wing deformity known as angel wing which is incurable and takes away their ability to fly😔 ▫️ It’s best to let ducks feed themselves but if you insist then my advice is to give them a nice, dark leafy green like lettuce or kale🌱 if you find that making this switch leaves you with a lot of unused stale bread try making a vegan stuffing or bread pudding! 🤤 at Lewis Oliver Farm

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@melvichhotel

🍁 Autumn is officially here and we've only got a few weekends now until both the Kitchen and our Public Bar close for a Winter Break 🍁 Only a few short quiet months (and please note, our Bar will reopen over the festive period) HOWEVER NOW IS THE TIME TO EAT PIZZA! Saturday 27th October will be the end of the 2018 season so make sure you fill up properly for hibernation... To help you out, we're offering Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price every Saturday from now til the 27th - meaning 2 large pizzas will be £15 and 2 small on offer at £9 (takeaway) A BARGAIN! 💫 Call 01641 531206 or message us with your orders or to book your table - takeaway and restaurant menus on our website. Offer running every Saturday until 27.10.18 💫 * * * #melvichhotel #melvich #winterhibernation #evenbearseatpizza #wildlifefacts #caithness #sutherland #northcoast500 #nc500 #venturenorth #tastenorth #ScotFoodGoals #eatlocal #instapizza #pizza #takeawaypizza

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@animalsarecooool

#MacropinnaMicrostoma, also know as the #PacificBarreleye, is the only species of fish in the genus #Macropinna, belonging to the #Barreleye ( #Opisthoproctidae) family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The eyes have a barrel shape and can be rotated to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish's transparent dome. M. microstoma has a tiny mouth and most of its body is covered with large scales. The fish normally hangs nearly motionless in the water, at a depth of about 600 metres (2,000ft) to 800 metres (2,600ft), using its large fins for stability and with its eyes directed upward. In the low light conditions it is assumed the fish detects prey by its silhouette. #MBARI researchers observed that when prey such as small fish and jellyfish are spotted, the eyes rotate like binoculars, facing forward as it turns its body from a horizontal to a vertical position to feed. They speculates that M. microstoma steals food from siphonophores (such as the Portuguese Man o' War). M. microstoma has been known to science since 1939, but is not known to have been photographed alive until 2004. Old drawings do not show the transparent dome, as it is usually destroyed when brought up from the depths. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Fish #FishOfInstagram #CoolFish #WeirdFish #TransparentFish #DeepSeaFish #MMicrostoma

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@timjitsuthegorilla

Being in the GC I was hoping to get a selfie with the most dangerous animal of all - a Titans player. Unfortunately the cocaine I was using as bait just lured in this god damn ibis. #WildlifeFacts #AttenboroughsAustralia #CokeHeadIbis #WhiteLineFever #TheTitansAreMissing #MustBeFinalsTime at Gold Coast, Queensland

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@privatesafarisea

Who's like the leopards? Imagine leaving scratches on trees, placing urine scent marks or even defecating on their territories as a sign of warning but still this doesn't scare off intruders!🤔 Shockingly, and despite the warnings, both male and female leopards will always criss-cross these forbidden territories in order to mate. 👋 That's why we asked you who's like the leopards🤔 #elusive #leopard #crisscross #territories #mate #Wildlifefacts #wildlifefun #instawild #natgeowild #wildlife_photography #majestic_wildlife_ #wildlife_captures #conservation #ic_animals #wildlifetrust #igs_africa #adfricanamazing #wildlifeplanet #instagramhub #africa #wildlife_supreme #zealwildlife #world_shotz #traveladdict #wildlifephotography #igscwildlife #ig_discover_wildlife #animalplanet #ig_wildlife_planet #phototag_it

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@animalsarecooool

The #LilacBreastedRoller ( #CoraciasCaudatus) is an African member of the #Roller (or #Coraciidae) family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a vagrant to the southern Arabian Peninsula. It prefers open woodland and savanna, and it is for the most part absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about on the ground. During the breeding season the male will rise to a fair height (10 to 12 metres), descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries. The sexes are alike in coloration, and juveniles lack the long tail streamers of adults. This species is unofficially considered the national bird of Kenya. Alternate names for the Lilac-Breasted Roller include the #ForkTailedRoller, #LilacThroatedRoller (also used for a subspecies of #PurpleRoller) and #MosilikatzesRoller. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Bird #Birds #BirdsOfInstagram #AfricanBirds

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@allthatwildlife

Baby iguanas are pretty adorable. My boyfriend spotted this little buddy in the grass while we were looking for a Thick-billed Vireo at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. As I slowly approached, this young iguana stayed quite still and seemed to rely on camouflage to avoid notice, which is fairly effective due to the greenness of the grass in which it was standing (as you can see in the third photo). You can also see how the bright green on the body transitions to a striped brown on the tail. Edit/update: This may actually be a Black Spiny-tailed Iguana! #iguana #baby #cute #adorable #reptile #reptiles #herp #herping #herpetology #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #nature #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifefacts #animal #animal_sultans #lizard #lizards #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #naturelover #majestic_wildlife #bestnatureshot #adventure #travel #florida #splendid_animals at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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@projectwildcic

Do you have any questions about nature, biology or conservation you want to know the answer to? Let us know in the comments and we can share the answer as a fact post in future! #wildlifefacts⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wildlife #conservation #projectwild #ecology #edutainment #nature #mammals #ukmammal #ukwildlife #animallovers #didyouknow #smartereveryday #animalfacts #naturelovers

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@rough_africa

Did you know: Giraffes may have the longest necks of any animal on earth, but they actually have the same number of neck bones as humans (7) 🤔 With each post we will be adding facts to hopefully educate you all about the wonderful creatures of Africa! We launch in a few days so keep an eye out for our launch posts! 🤗

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@stoppoachingnowofficial

Did you know that an elephant’s trunk weighs around 400 pounds and contains around 100,000 different muscles? But thanks to finger-like appendages at the tip, they’re also nimble enough to pluck a single blade of glass #elephants #elephant #elephantfacts #stoppoachingnow

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@ron_bailey3000

@Regran_ed from @polarbearsinternational - When polar bear cubs are born, they are only slightly larger than a stick of butter! Cubs grow rapidly, thanks to their mother's calorie rich milk, which is about 31% fat➖the fattiest milk found on land! 🥛 . . . . . #wildlifefacts #sciencefacts #amazingsciencefacts #polarbears #polarbear #cubs #Arctic - #regrann

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@polarbearsinternational

When polar bear cubs are born, they are only slightly larger than a stick of butter! Cubs grow rapidly, thanks to their mother's calorie rich milk, which is about 31% fat➖the fattiest milk found on land! 🥛 . . . . . #wildlifefacts #sciencefacts #amazingsciencefacts #polarbears #polarbear #cubs #Arctic

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@animalsarecooool

The #Dhole ( #CuonAlpinus) is a #canid native to Central, South and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include #AsiaticWildDog, #IndianWildDog, #WhistlingDog, #RedDog, and #MountainWolf. It is listed as #endangered as populations are decreasing and are estimated at fewer than 2,500 adults. Dholes produce whistles resembling the calls of red foxes, sometimes rendered as “coo-coo”. How this sound is produced is unknown, though it is thought to help in coordinating the pack when travelling through thick brush. When attacking prey, they emit screaming “KaKaKaKAA” sounds. Other sounds include whines (food soliciting), growls (warning), screams, chatterings (both of which are alarm calls) and yapping cries. In contrast to wolves, dholes do not howl or bark. In appearance, the dhole has been variously described as combining the physical characteristics of the grey wolf and red fox, and as being "cat-like" on account of its long backbone and slender limbs. . . . . #Animals #DailyAnimal #DailyAnimals #AnimalOfTheDay #DailyAnimalFeature #AnimalFacts #WildlifeFacts #AnimalsOfInstagram #WildlifeOfInstagram #AnimalPhotos #AnimalPictures #WildlifePhotos #WildlifePictures #InstaAnimals #Dog #Dogs #Puppies #WildDog #WildDogs #DogsOfInstagram #EndangeredSpecies

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@sussex_stag_beetle_initiative

You've probably seen these guys out in force at the moment, I know I have! 'Daddy long legs' emerge in summer and are particularly active and on the wing right about now. Daddy long legs are infact large species of crane flies, of which there are 94 species in the UK (all of which are difficult to identify). Currently, crane flies are looking to mate and females will be laying their eggs in grassy soil. Females do this with a pointy looking 'ovipositor' at the end of their tails, which is poked into soil to deposit eggs (you can tell females from males by this feature - the individual photographed is lacking this and is therefore a male). Females lay their eggs in grassy soil because their larvae, known as leather jackets, feed on plant roots and are particularly fond of grass. This can be a nuisance, and dead patches of grass in your garden may be down to them. On the flip side, adults pollinate plants while they feed on nectar. It is a complete myth that they are highly venemous but lack the capability to bite through human skin. They're big floppy softies. #cranefly #craneflies #diptera #tipulidae #Insects #insect #insectagram #insectsofinstagram #loveinsects #entomology #macro #macrophoto #macrophotography #macrogrammers #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #insectphotography #ukwildlife #conservation #pollination #sussex #wildlifefacts #naturefacts #insectfacts

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@timjitsuthegorilla

These beasts are of unmatched fertility - you’d be shocked to know the age they father their first child. After spending an evening with multiple partners they then laze about in the sun replenishing and preparing to do all over again . . . Oh, you were expecting a cheap punchline? This is no joking matter, just a show of respect from one untamed beast to another. Respect kangaroo, respect. #WildlifeFacts #AttenboroughsAustralia #Manimal2Animal #HowBowDahCauliflower #InterspeciesRespect at Beerwah, Queensland

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@magicsaltswimwear

Gorgeous humpback whales enjoying the sunrise together with the birds. So beautiful 😍 The humpbacks are now making their way down to the Southern Ocean along Australia’s east coast. Up until November you can watch the spectacular acrobatic displays. These beautiful animals were once endangered species, with their numbers reduced to around 100 in 1963. Thankfully their population has recovered to a healthy number now, but they still face threats as they can become entangled in fishing gear or be struck by ships. How you can help protect whales? 👇 🐋 Not littering 🐋 Staying at least 100m away from them 🐋 Not feeding them 🐋 Reporting any injured or stranded whales to your local environment agency 📸 @paulnicklen . . . . . . . . #magicsaltswimwear #magicsalt #madefortheocean #saltysaltymagic #humpbackwhale #swimwear #comingsoon #sydneynorthernbeaches #humpbacks #australianswimwear #beachgirls #surfwear #fashion#saveourseas #loveyourplanet #savetheocean #protectheocean #oceanlove #oceanlover #oceanlife #marineconservation #marinelife #oceanconservation #discoverocean #marinebiology #wildlifefacts #ourocean #lovetheskinyourin

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