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Venezuela pebble toads have a very unusual defence mechanism, shared with only a few close relatives. They roll themselves up into a ball and bounce down the hill, away from danger. These tiny amphibians weigh so little that if they hold their muscles rigid, the bouncing doesn't damage them at all. Pebble toads also breed communally, so a single nest can contain over 100 toads. One nest found had 103 toads and 321 eggs in it.
Venezuela pebble toad climbing over a rock. Venezuela pebble toads have a very unusual defence mechanism, shared with only a few close relatives. They roll themselves up into a ball and bounce down the hill, away from danger. These tiny amphibians weigh so little that if they hold their muscles rigid, the bouncing doesn't damage them at all. Pebble toads also breed communally, so a single nest can contain over 100 toads. One nest found had 103 toads and 321 eggs in it.
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Venezuela pebble toad climbing over a rock
BBC Life Video attached - Marvel at the Venezuela pebble toad's "rock 'n' roll" defensive strategy - it's quite incredible! Oreophrynella nigra's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane regions and swamps. (3:20)
Venezuela pebble toad videos, news and facts
Purple-Crested Turaco- native to Swaziland. In short: big things come in small packages. The intriguing kingdom of Swaziland is diminutive, but boasts a huge checklist for any visitor. Rewarding wildlife watching? Tick. Adrenaline-boosting activities such as rafting and mountain biking? Tick... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/swaziland#ixzz3Lbp2aorC
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Purple-Crested Turaco, Tauraco porphyreolopha. African bird...
Purple crested turaco - peter du preez
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STOP DRINKING MY NEW BEER DAMMIT!!!
fox... im not sure why, but this reminds me of my sister...
Urban fox by Ian Wade
Puppy love = licking the faces of all humans.
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Human's best friend
29/52 - Scanning flowers is so old-school by Wieselblitz
brown dress with white dots
A little deeper snow than expected
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Isn't it nice to know that even animals can get klutzy sometimes? Red fox fell off snowy boulder, face first into deep snow drift!
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Oops! :o) Reminds me of our fur baby Lady. She loves the snow and always takes a big nose dive into it!
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Adorable fox playing in the snow ...
Atheris Hispida (spiny brush viper/hairy brush viper)
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The Bush Viper The Bush Viper lives in the trees of the tropical forests in Africa, and it does most of its hunting at night. As if snakes weren't already scary enough, this one looks as though it's covered in hundreds of spiky leaves! The slightly better news though is that they are a smaller species of snake, with the maximum length being 78cm!
The Rough-scaled Bush Viper (Atheris hispida) is a venomous semi-raboreal snake snake found amongst bushes and reeds in forest habitats in West Africa. They are nocturnal, and feed on a variety of small reptiles, frogs, and small mammals. They may reach a length of up to 73 cm.
16. The Bush Viper: The Bush Viper lives in the trees of the tropical forests in Africa and it does most of its hunting at night. This snake.looks like our version of the dragon..
Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist The Bush Viper Being a carnivore predator, the Bush Viper lives up in the trees of the tropical forests of Africa, and does most of its hunting at night.
5 Most Unusual Snakes All Over the World
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'Extinct' bird rediscovered: Last seen in 1941 -- ScienceDaily Jerdon's babbler Chrysomma altirostr, last documented in Myanmar in 1941, has been rediscovered by a team of scientists from WCS, Myanmar's Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division -- MOECAF, and National University of Singapore (NUS). The species was previously thought to be extinct.
March 10, 2015 - Bird thought to be extinct, last seen in 1941, was heard and seen again in May, 2014; the Jerdon's babbler, about size of a house sparrow. - It's not often that an animal thought extinct, appears once again in the wild. But that's what happened to a tiny brown bird. In 1862, pionee...
Jerdon's Babbler in Myanmar (via Yahoo News) extinct birds discovered
'Extinct' bird rediscovered: Last seen in 1941
Fennec Fox baby (by Ion Moe on Flickr)
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baby Fennec Fox at San Diego Zoo
Fennec Fox baby (by Ion Moe on Flickr) ~ETS
♥AAA♥ 363 Fireball Fennec Fox cub at San Diego Zoo! Learn more and see video at: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2014/09/fireball-fennec-fox-at-san-diego-zoo.html
The Bumblebee Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) is the smallest mammal in the world weighing in at just barely 2 grams – about the weight of a penny! – and measuring 1 to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in length – about the size of a large bumblebee. by koshersamurai #Mammal #Bumblebee_Bat
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The Bumble Bee BAT - the incredible bumblebee bat is the SMALLEST mammal in the world, weighing about the weight of a penny. It is listed in the top 12 MOST endangered list.
tiny bat (possibly a baby bat? or a bumble bee bat)
Animals / The Bumblebee Bat is the Smallest mammal in the world, weighing about the weight of a penny. It is listed in the top 12 most endangered list.
The Bumblebee Bat (aka Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat)
Reindeer by King of Foxes on Flickr.
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Reindeer by King of Foxes
Deer, cabin , snow
Reindeer | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Dunia Ya Picha, Reindeer by King of Foxes on Flickr.
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ghazmat: Black and white fox. Machenza: It is actually a Silver Fox, which can be domesticated. This one has interesting markings.
Black and white fox. #Black #White #Foxes #Animals
Marbled Fox. What a majestic creature!
marbled fox ~ Snow fox
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Weaver Bird Working on A Nest!
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A Plus Photos: A Weaver Bird Working on A Nest!@@
Beautiful bird photo!
A Plus Photos: A Weaver Bird Working on A Nest!
Osprey with fish.
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"Out You Come" by Bill Doherty on 500px - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sometimes known as the Sea Hawk, Fish Eagle, or Fish Hawk - Winning image of the Best Shots photographic competition 2013, Animal section ~ WOW, GREAT PHOTO ~
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Not an owl but srsly what a photo!
"Out You Come" by Bill Doherty Osprey, fishing hawk, grabs a trout. Sometimes a bald eagle will steal the fish Osprey has just caught
Rainbow Trout Fishing Level: Expert | "Out You Come" by Bill Doherty on 500px - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) sometimes known as the Sea Hawk, Fish Eagle, or Fish Hawk - Winning image of the Best Shots photographic competition 2013, Animal section
What a great shot!
"Out You Come" - Osprey, pandion haliaetus - by Bill Doherty on 500px. Winning image of the Best Shots photographic competition 2013, Animal section. Amazing shot!
"Out You Come" by Bill Doherty / 500px
Magnificent Riflebird. This species is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of New Guinea and far northeastern Australia. The diet consists of fruits and arthropods.
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0741_4965 Magnificient Rifle Bird - Iron Range - NQ by alwynsimple, via Flickr
Magnificient Riflebird (a member of the birds-of-paradise family)
Magnificent Riflebird. This species is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of New Guinea and far northeastern Australia. The diet consists of fruits and | http://paradiselifestyles160.blogspot.com
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we live on the same planet! blue water pretty
Jelly fish #Aqua #Marine
Wild Life With Amazing Nature - Jelly Fish are my favourite!
Rhizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish or the dustbin-lid jellyfish
Underwater world - Onder water wereld
Jellyfish. Ocean life.
Crazy jellyfish - looks like a hot air balloon.
All puffed out: do pufferfish hold their breath while inflated? | Biology Letters
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Oklahoma state animal - the Bison
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Beautiful creatures! The bison/buffalo was hunted to near extinction in the U.S. by hunters and ranchers in the 1800s. The icon of the West is making a modest comeback in parks and safe zones, but ranchers have zero tolerance for the animals and shoot them on sight when they leave Yellowstone National Park. #bison #buffalo #Yellowstone
American Bison. Buffalo. 3 buffalos. Wild Animal Pictures - 40 Pics
The Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice 2007 Wildlife Winner Bull Bison
Steve Hinch -"Three Amigos" Bison, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
"Nature is always indifferent." Montana Bison.
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natural beauty ~ love this color combo.
Magpies - Beautiful Birds
black white navy
Piebald is a word that is derived from the word magpie, which describes a black and white bird. A common color amongst Gypsy Vanners is a color called piebald.
Magpies... totem animal?!
California Red Sided Garter Snake
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Colorful Snake - California Red Sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
California Redside Garter
California Red Sided Garter Snake Only God could make a beautiful snake!
Redsided garter snake
The Most Colorful Snake: California Red Sided Garter Snake
Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove
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Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos) - beautiful bird
Emerald Spotted Wood Dove - Turtur chalcospilos - is a widespread and often abundant resident breeding bird in eastern Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. It also occurs in a belt from northern Botswana west to northern Namibia, and in a narrow coastal strip through Angola to Gabon. - This is a species of open drier deciduous woodland and second growth. It is absent from evergreen rainforests and semidesert areas. - Emerald-spotted Wood Dove is a small plump pigeon. - Wikipedia
Emerald Wood Dove
Bronze Winged Parrot
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Bronzed-Winged Pionus The bronze-winged pionus is a remarkably colored parrot that is endemic to northwestern South America. These birds can live to be over forty years old and are often the best choice for first-time parrot owners, because they are very social and easily tamed. If you’re planning to purchase a bronze-winged pionus, be sure to spring for the largest cage available, as they are prone to becoming overweight if confined. Photo courtesy of Finavon
30 Most Colorful And Prettiest Pet Birds in The World
Bronze Wing Pionus Grey dress #2dayslook #Greydress #anoukblokker #lily25789 #ramirez701 http://2dayslook.com www.2dayslook.com
Incredibly Beautiful Birds
Bronze Winged Parrot- color
okay, this just, amazes me. i love, love ,LOVE all these vibrant colors, and just all the detailing on the bird. Makes me want to have a parrot! (that's what it is right?) not very good with animal identification when it comes down to different species...
Totaly Outdoors: Bronze Winged Parrot
Known in Afrikaans as Tierboskat, "tiger-forest-cat", the Serval is a medium-sized wild African cat.