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Fascinating Fauna


Fascinating Fauna

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"Mountain Boomer" Eastern Collared Lizard, Oklahoma's state reptile.

Ecuador cicada

Jackson's chameleon - looks like a mini Triceratops.

Proud new momma otter.

Deer hunters beware! Himalayan musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) males have enlarged upper canines, forming sabre-like tusks.

Springbok often go into bouts of repeated high leaps (up to 13 feet) into the air in a practice known as "pronking" (the Afrikaans word pronk means to show off).

PRONKING SPRINGBOK - OutdoorPhoto Gallery

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There are dragons among us! Flying dragon, Draco volans, with "wings" open (skin stretched between its extended ribs). It uses its wings to glide from tree to tree. It inhabits the rainforests of Asia and the East Indies. The wings are folded against its side when not in use.

The Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a mammal of the raccoon family (thus not actually a cat), native to arid regions of North America.

Black-thighed Falconet, a tiny little falcon the size of a sparrow.

Golden Lion Tamarin babies

TrekNature | Tamarin babies Photo

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  • Bill Talbert
    Bill Talbert

    ...so happy mom caught us another grasshopper!

Wrinkle-faced Bat

  • Bill Talbert
    Bill Talbert

    He could star in an alien movie!

Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon petersi

Colugo mother and baby

A female colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus) carrying its baby as it glides from tree to tree.

  • Bill Talbert
    Bill Talbert

    They resemble very large flying squirrels, yet are a cousin to primates with wings of skin between their hands and feet that are the size of a large doormat when extended.

Baby Aye Aye. His mama loves him!

  • Bill Talbert
    Bill Talbert

    The aye aye is a subspecies of lemur found on the island of Madagascar.

Rhinoceros Viper, one of my favorite snakes. Deadly beauty!

A young Okapi, related to the giraffe.

Red-tailed Hawk chicks from a nest north of Dover, AR

  • Bill Talbert
    Bill Talbert

    I had to use lineman's gaffs to climb the pine tree.

Too cute for words.

Welcome to the jungle

Mandrill baboon skeleton in the Museum of Osteology, OKC, OK.

Love from Above