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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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Dog, Cat, and Rat

This isn’t the kind of stuff I normally post, but it’s pretty :3

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Mara

The mara is another one of those animals that people really ought to be more aware of. A relative of the capybara, the mara is the fourth largest rodent in the world (after capybaras, beavers, and porcupines).

The mara is notable for their combination of communal nesting and monogamy, each relatively rare in mammals, and each rather extreme in the mara (the mara has been observed to nurse young not their own, a behavior called “allonursing,”).

I’ve seen the mara described as a cross between a rabbit and a capybara, or a deer and a capybara, but to me it looks most like a kangaroo and a capybara. (I should note that the capybara is its only close relation, the rabbit a distant second, followed by the deer, and although I think it looks like a kangaroo, out of all of those animals, it would be least closely related to the kangaroo.)

Via Kiyo’s Flickr photostream.

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Proboscis Monkey

Via woot882002′s Flickr photostream.

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golden lion tamarin baby

I really like golden lion tamarins. They have always appeared to me to be a creature out of fantasy rather than reality. They’re both so alien and familiar.

From Wikipedia:

    The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) also known as Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Cebidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species and among the rarest animals in the world, with an estimated wild population of 1,000 individuals and a captive population of approximately 500. [more...]

Via Steve Harris’s Flickr Photostream!

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Tamarin or tacky automobile paint job?

Perhaps this is a very beautiful animal, but after seeing a number of cars painted black with flame decals, I just can’t look at this golden-headed lion tamarin without thinking “couldn’t you have better taste?”

Via Danny Barron’s Flickr photostream.

(My next post is going to be huge. Apparently TOO huge. It broke the theme. I’m going to have to either edit the theme, or completely replace it! It will be worth it though! Hopefully!!)

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A… Bunny?

I’m not really sure what this makes me think of. It is rather chinchilla-ish…. Yup, that’s it!

Via ogwen’s photostream.

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Golden Lion Tamarin, AKA CHIMERA

Now this is a chimera.

You can’t fool me by calling it a golden lion tamarin. I don’t care if that’s what it said on the sign of the Paignton Zoo in Paignton, England.

Via Kevin Walsh’s Flickr photostream!

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