Entries Tagged 'mammals' ↓

Two hedgehogs

Two hedgehogs held upsidedown in a hand, one a baby.

Hedgehogs spines are specialized hairs, and it looks like baby hedgehogs are born with hair where it counts.

Photo credit unknown. Thanks Wess!

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Champ, the dog

I’m told this dog looks like me.

If you don’t know what I look like, you’ll just have to imagine how I must look.

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Blizzard, the White Bison

A white bison in Canada.

Pigmentation deserves to be the topic of a great series of posts. Albinism is the relative lack of a specific common pigmentation, melanin. Leucism is the relative lack of all pigmentation. This bison appears not to be an albino, but a leuc— a leuco? Leucic? Leucist? Well, this post has been derailed. Leucid? Euclid? Lucario?

A white bison standing in the snow.

You can read more about white bison on the Wikipedia article titled “White Buffalo“.

Photo credit found by clicking on photos. Thanks Matt!
Apologies to anyone who googled “euclid lucario.” This is not what you wanted. I doubt what you want exists anywhere.

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Mame Shiba

This translation is a little iffy, but you ought to watch this, it is the best thing.

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David Attenborough with Manatees

Heck. Yes.

It used to be the BBC didn’t allow embedding of their YouTube videos. BUT NOW THEY DO. And they have a really good video up from David Attenborough’s The Life of Mammals.” (Amazon Link)

David Attenborough. One of my five favorite people. Manatees. One of my five favorite animals. Oh man.

Where am I going to write my opinion that being drowned by a manatee is the cutest way to die? Because it totally is and I want to put weird things in this blog even though the real purpose is to look at pictures and stuff.

Amazon links help the site financially. Supposedly. (I’d put Amazon links to my top three favorite Attenborough series, but The Private Life of Plants has never been released on Region 1 DVD. WHAT THE HECK. The other favorite in my top 3 favorite Attenborough series is Life in the Undergrowth, which is under $20 and it is the BEST EVER OK. This disclaimer thing is far less focused than I intended.

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Tapir Commercial

This is exactly what the healthcare debate needs. I live in Japan right now, and I happened to see a health insurance commercial with a malayan tapir in it.

I can’t find a YouTube video at all so I can’t embed it, so I will just have to link to the site that has them.

Japanese commercial for health insurance.

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Baby Tamandua

This baby anteater is the greatest thing I have seen in weeks.

I wish I had a scale like that, I might be less reluctant to check my weight.

Via haha.nu!

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A duck checking out some rabbits

There is a park near where I live.

At the park there is an aviary.

At the aviary there is this duck.

duck checkin out some rabbits

I like this duck.

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Caplin Rous, Capybara in the House

Oh man, oh man, oh man. I did not realize capybaras could be kept as pets.

Caplin Rous is a domesticated capybara living in Texas. He’s multi-talented, knowing how to sit, swim, and Twitter.

If that’s not good enough look at him as a baby.

I wish I could put title text on youtube videos because that’s the perfect place for me to hide a terrible line like “everything’s bigger in texas.”

Caplin Rous’s blog.
The capybara’s twitter.

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Moose, moose, moose!

Can I keep using Physics as an excuse for not posting? Well, only one more week of it… Hopefully after that I’ll get back to posting. Kento is getting ready for some international travel, so I don’t know when he’ll be back posting. We’ll see.

Anyway, my friend sent me this video, and I just had to post it.

The music selection is odd. I wrote a song about moose once, and those who know what I’m talking about probably hate me now for bringing it up… It probably would have worked a little better for this video, besides the fact that it’s annoying and, well, I wrote it, if you can even call it writing. It’s essentially a line containing 12 words repeated over and over again.
This video is much better than my moose song though. The quality isn’t the best, and the music choice is odd, but how can you go wrong with three moose and a sprinkler?

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