Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Meet The Tailorbird [video]

Shrinking Frog Begins As A Very Large Tadpole That Turns Into A Much Smaller Frog

photo from wikimedia

 

According to wikipedia –

Pseudis paradoxa, known as the paradoxical frog or shrinking frog, is a species of hylid frog from South America.[2] Its name refers to the very large—up to 25 cm (10 in) long—tadpole (typical of the genus Pseudis), which in turn becomes an ordinary-sized frog, only about a quarter of its former length.

Wikipedia page HERE.

No One Violates The Universal Law of Urination

According to SmithsonianMag.com –

The team filmed rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants urinating and gathered footage from YouTube of others relieving themselves. Combining this with data on mass, bladder pressure and urethra size, they were able to create a mathematical model of urinary systems to show why mammals take the same time to empty their bladder, despite the difference in bladder size.

Meet The Vampire Finch [video]

Finalists From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

From Popular Science –

Award-winning wildlife photographs usually feature an elk set against a backdrop of trees or a lion during golden hour. Not these. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, founded in 2015 by wildlife photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, encourage humans to celebrate the hilarious frames created in the field.

The 2018 entries didn’t disappoint—think a face-palming grizzly, a smiling lion, and some dancing Komodo dragons. The overall winner will be announced on November 15 and will be invited on a one-week safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya with Alex Walker.

Go to the photos HERE.

The Assfish Is The Animal With The Smallest Brain-to-Body Ratio

According to wikipedia –

The bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus) is a bathypelagic species of cusk-eel found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans at depths of from 1,171 to 4,415 metres (3,842 to 14,485 ft). It has been found as far north as Queen Charlotte Sound off British Columbia‘s coast.[3] This species grows to a length of 37.5 centimetres (14.8 in) SL. It is the only known member of its genus Acanthonus.[4]

The bony-eared assfish holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of all vertebrates.[5]

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Lingcod – A Fish With Blue Flesh

According to NPR –

…the rare turquoise individuals taste the same as their white brethren. And during cooking, the blue color vanishes entirely. Those lucky enough to encounter a blue fillet at the fish counter may be drawn to it for its aesthetic appeal; Worthington says turquoise lingcod fillets always sell faster than their white counterparts.

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Most Extreme Animal Births [video]

TIL – There Is A Blue-Colored Bee

According to wikipedia –

Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres (0.91 in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour. The sides of the abdomen and first abdominal segments are also covered by similar, albeit a finer and thinner coat of blue hairs.

The Mucky Secrets of Nudibranchs [video]

Many Animals Will Self-amputate When In Trouble

 

According to Popular Science –

Only a few humans have ever opted for self-amputation in order to escape from danger, but some animals do it all the time. You probably already know that lizards can shed their tails. You may also have seen the viral video of a crayfish snipping off its own arm to escape being boiled alive. More than 200 animals have the unique ability to autotomize (the scientific term for self-amputation), but it’s not always to get out of hot water.

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Elephants Are More Than Simple Animals

According to Ranker.com –

Elephants are one of earth’s most remarkable and complex animals, but not everyone stops to consider the ways elephants are very human. They are highly intelligent creatures that exist in highly developed familial societies. Elephant social structures are full of rich relationships and interactions, which could lead some people to ask themselves, “are elephants more complex than humans?”

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