Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

Most people have heard of Koko, the gorilla who could speak. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. When Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her

Holy Toledo ...inventive little spider!

Talk about adaptation! This impala from the Kruger National Park in South Africa is now a mobile home for a spider with the spider's web spun between the impala's two horns. Image by Frank Soloman.

caracal

The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. The word caracal is derived from the Turkish words "kara kulak," which means "black ear.

Blanket octopus veil

Blanket Octopus: is 2 meters long with an enormous cape behind it. The octopus is the only animal immune to the stings of the man of war jellyfish. It can rip off the stingers of the jellyfish and use it as a whip.

a surprised monkey - Pixdaus.remember keep your back to the wind!

M is for monkey Wanna Play? "This cheeky little snow monkey made a snow ball and looked at me as if it wanted to start a snow fight." by Marsel van Oosten.

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thats so funny cause animals get sio facinated by there tails and thats cats face is halarious lol:) cute kitten yep favor - two tags die

Cats chasing raindrops, shadows, and road glare. We could only love them less if they were not such spirited hunters.

Pink Underwing Moth by Lui Weber via telegraph.co.uk:  The extraordinary specimen is the larvae of the pink underwing moth, an endangered species found only in the Australian rainforest and which is characterised by a set of teeth-like markings set between spots that look like eyes with large pupils. #Pink_Underwing #Moth

Pictures of the day: 29 October 2012

mirkokosmos: This is the caterpillar of the Pink Underwing Moth and is commonly referred to as the Skull Caterpillar. It is found in certain regions of Australia and is listed as endangered. As an adult moth, it will have a wingspan up to 170 mm.

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