Animals with Watermelons
the fucking parrot
I luv u waturmelon
An important documentary.
Were is the otter that looked so disgusted with its watermelon?
here he is
Blaschka Marine Invertebrates Glass Models
Beautiful and scientifically accurate glass models made by the father and son team, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka (1822-1895, 1857-1929). Commissioned by museums and universities, these pieces remain a part of several collections around the world.
Check out this essay to learn more about the history of the Blaschkas and Cornell’s collection.
(photo by BJ Stacey)
Another time, a caregiver showed the ten-year-old Koko a photo of a bird in a magazine. THAT ME, Koko signed. “Is that really you?” KOKO GOOD BIRD, she responded. “I thought you were a gorilla.” KOKO BIRD. The caregiver asked, “you sure?” Koko responded, pointing to the bird, KOKO GOOD THAT. “Okay, I must be a gorilla,” the caregiver said. BIRD YOU, the gorilla signed. “We’re both birds?” Koko responded by signing GOOD. “Show me,” the caregiver prodded. FAKE BIRD CLOWN. “You’re teasing me. What are you really?” Finally, Koko gave in, with a laugh: GORILLA KOKO.
From an article on imagination in non-humans.
The Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus respublica, is a small, up to 21 cm long, passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae family. The male is a red and black bird-of-paradise with a yellow mantle on its neck, light green mouth, rich blue feet and two curved violet tail feathers. The head is naked blue with black double cross pattern on it. The female is a brownish bird with bare blue crown.
In the field the blue bare skin on the crown of the bird’s head is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night, the deep scarlet back and velvet green breast are lush, and the curlicue tail gleams bright silver.
An Indonesian endemic, the Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise is distributed to the hill and lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta Islands offWest Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits and small insects.
The controversial scientific name of this species was given by Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew and a republican idealist, who described the bird from a badly damaged trade specimen purchased by British ornithologist Edward Wilson. In doing so, he beatJohn Cassin, who wanted to name the bird in honor of Wilson, by several months. Thirteen years later, in 1863, the German zoologistHeinrich Agathon Bernstein discovered the home grounds of the Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise in Waigeo Island.
Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and exploitation, the Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. By Wiki
Andrew Chase’s incredible steampunk animal sculptures mimic the range of motion of the real thing astonishingly well.
Living Color: Toxic nudibranchs—soft, seagoing slugs—produce a brilliant defense.
They’re like Pokémon, but super-deadly.
I mean, if you didn’t know these were real, you’d be all “Yeah right!” Endless forms, most beautiful … indeed :)
Hey look everyone… These are Mobula Rays (Mobula sp.) tearing shit up and raising a ruckus, most likely in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
(please file under Paxon identifies your unlabeled shit again, and acts a little smug about it.)
Recycled Animals by Edouard Martinet
Gathering material from flea markets and garage sales, Edward meticulously solders together the scrap from typewriters, kitchen utensils, and car parts like pieces in a 3D animal puzzle. The outcome look just as real as they do synthetic, a prelude to cybernetic fauna that will surely one day rule us all once we’ve imbued them with metallic hearts.
Flying Dragons are lizards from Southeast Asia that use folds of skin extending from each side of their bodies to glide from tree to tree. (Great Migrations - NGC)
A male regal spider mid-jump.
Males of the newly discovered Matilda’s Horned Vipers (Atheris matildae), from Tanzania, are usually darker than females, with bigger heads.
(photo: Photograph courtesy Michele Menegon, Science Museum of Trento/WCS)
Thiodina sylvana male
Canon as wildlife sees it - 2 (by dickysingh)