It grows to an average of 33 cm in height and 43 cm in length, though specific measurements vary by subspecies. It is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile. Wikipedia
Height: 12 – 13 in. (Adult)
Mass: 3.3 lbs (Adult)
Lifespan: 6 years
Scientific name: Eudyptula minor
Fun Fact: Little penguins breed once a year, however, they do have the ability to lay an additional clutch.
I've made an album for your viewing pleasure. Hot damn these little guys are cute.
TIL piplup is a real animal
As a Penguin Aficionado this is my holy grail of penguins. I hope one day to be able to see one in person.
I wish this kind of comment existed on every post. Thank you.
...this looks like one of those fraud animals you'd see in like, a 1920s sideshow, this is incredible.
Wow never heard of this bird and that's absurd.
So far, I found two sources that back up OP's claim.
Edit: Moar sauce
It's not just ducks, I work with a wild bird rehab, it's particularly problematic with smaller birds. It isn't that bread is bad for them, there isn't any real nutritional value. The birds feel full and run into malnutrition problems over time.
It’s insane to me that this isnt more common knowledge. Birds shouldn’t eat bread, it has no nutritional value to them.
You can feed them for exmple lettuce, corn, peas or oats.
I love this bird. Every time I go to Kenya I come back with a fantastic photo of this bird. This is from the last trip.
I guess you could call it
A high roller
This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your photo
I've seen this in my nightmares...
why does this look like a screenshot from a metal music video with a penguin lead singer?
My reaction to this was not "awww" this is /sub/natureismetal material, terrifying!
Did someone mention sloths? Here's a random fact!
The algae in a three-toed sloths fur supplements the diet of the sloth. This algae growth would not be possible without the help of a species of moth which lays eggs in the sloths fur! Wow!
Sounds like something a sloth would do too. Probably for different reasons though.
Animals could be talking about the past all the time and we wouldn’t necessarily know it though, right?
Flying foxes only have one live young per year, which compared to other animals of their size, is a very low birth rate. ... The mothers carry their babies out each night to forage. The baby clings to the mothers underarm nipple with their mouths and hang onto her waist with their toes. They are carried by their mother for 4-5 weeks until too heavy to carry. The young is then left in the colony or the outlying trees of a colony and wait for their mother to return at dawn. They begin to fly at about 8-10 weeks and feed independently by about 12 weeks.
The bond between mother and baby is very strong, mothers who lose their babies to predators while off foraging will search the place they last saw their baby and continue calling for up to one week later. Females start breeding when they are about 15 months old. Males do not mature until around 3 years of age...
More cool bat posts over at /sub/batty
Edit: Sadly, there is a proposed culling of Mauritian flying foxes due to conflict with fruit growers: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/november/flying-fox-bats.html
This is the first time I've seen a mother carrying a baby in flight. Thank you for posting.
Damn, bats are amazing. I can barely walk around the room while I breastfeed my baby.
You should also cross post this to /sub/batfacts!
Its the shaking of the footsies that got me
And he still couldn’t make it
Proving that all cats are the same no matter the size.
"Oh yea, Try it from a kitchen table" - house cat
Wow! That is a beautiful bird.
It's wings looked like origami when I first opened the picture, now I can't unsee it.
Not to be confused with crows. Never to be confused....
Is it just me or is that snail huge?
She is a sub-species of giant african land snail called Lissachatina Reticulata :’D
Shes just a ”teen” sized snail
Elke :) her sisters name is Nagini
Honestly OP, from reading the comments and your post, you seem like a cool dude 👏🏽