This fellow is Brookesia micra, a tiny chameleon species newly discovered on the island of Madagascar. Seen here is a juvenile, but even an adult only reaches approximately one inch long. According to National Geographic, "Scientists (from Germany's Zoological State Collection) think the diminutive new chameleon species might represent extreme cases of island dwarfism, whereby organisms shrink in size due to limited resources on islands." #reddit
Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards.They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait; and crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads. Some can change color, and many have a prehensile tail.
The finger monkey is the tiniest living primate in the world. It’s so small that it can hold on to your finger. Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact, pygmy marmosets. They are also known by the names ‘pocket monkey’ and ‘tiny lion’. These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. (Source: Buzzle)
Lovely bubbly! Beluga whales are the ocean's cleverest creatures, but they aren't above a spot of fun
The Beluga Whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic species of cetacean. and is a highly sociable creature. They can tilt their heads up and down and side to side and unlike most whale, can swim backwards. This one, enjoys nothing more than blowing bubbles. First, it puffs out a huge gust of air from its blow-hole to make a doughnut-shaped ring, then it rolls underneath the bubble, kisses it with the tip of its nose and glides over it. It's an elegant underwater dance. via dailymail #Beluga_Whale