Photographer Larry Lynch captured this haunting, demonic shot of a Florida alligator in the dark of night. The red glow is due to a layer of light-amplifying tissue in the gator’s eye called a tapetum lucidum, the same thing that makes cat eyes glow in photos.
I will now be closing this window, so that I can one day sleep.
oh, dear gosh.
Oh slow loris. You look so sad no matter what. But also so adorable.
I have popcorn! Does that mean a slow loris will show up?
“I iz so sorry to eat your popcorn. So sorry. I just take dis one, okay? You have the rest. I don’t need more than one.”
Baww, lookit you!
I GOTS A FESH
I will never understand people who say snakes aren’t cute.
I want sooooo many snakes. <3
So. Fucking. Cute.
Cyyyuuute! “I brought you fishes!”
An unusual trio.
Their name is Balu, Leo, and, of course, Shere Khan. Interspecies friendship between the three deadly predators started when all of them were two months old. Previously, they lived with drug lords, as a symbol of power and social status. Then, during a police raid, they confiscated and placed in a zoo. Eight years have passed, a chorus of merry trio live in a shelter for animals of Locust Grove (USA, Georgia) and behaves like brothers. Eat, play and sleep together in the general house. Balu now weighs 450 kg, and Leo Sher Khan - to 160 kg. / click for more
animals truly amaze me
I love animals more than most people.
Lions, tigers and bears! Oh My!!
Iori Tomita, New World Transparent Specimens
“Ex-fisherman turned artist, Tomita transforms marine life with the technique of preserving and dyeing organism specimens… He first removes the scales and skin of the marine life that have been preserved in formaldehyde, then soaks it in a mixture of blue stain, ethyl alcohol and glacial acetic acid… The bones are then stained and the specimen is preserved in glycerin.”
New illustrations depict how researchers believe dinosaurs mated. Click here for more of these hilarious renderings.
I think we’ve all learned something here.
Previously: All we need to do is find some copulating fossils like these turtles and we’ll know if we’re right!
Guys. The linked article is called “Jurassic Pork.”
A dik-dik, pronounced “dĭk’ dĭk”, is a small antelope in the Genus Madoqua that lives in the bushes of eastern and southern Africa. Dik-diks stand 30–40 cm (approx. 12–16 inches) at the shoulder, are 50–70 cm (approx. 20-28 inches) long, weigh 3–6 kg (approx. 7-16 pounds) and can live for up to 10 years