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Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin. Adults reach only 12-13in tall. Owing to their small size and bright color they are often called Fairy Penguins.

Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin. Adults reach only 12-13in tall. Owing to their small size and bright color they are often called Fairy Penguins.

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

Class: Aves

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.

Horned screamers are the "unicorns" of birds, having a unique spiny structure projecting from their skulls

Horned screamers are the "unicorns" of birds, having a unique spiny structure projecting from their skulls

...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.

because they scream

Word.

This is Wally. He has what is called Angel wings. It’s due to his diet. Which is mainly bread. Now, Wally can’t fly. He can’t migrate. He can’t get away from predators. And, that sucks. So, feed them good things. Not bread. 🦆🦆😊

This is Wally. He has what is called Angel wings. It’s due to his diet. Which is mainly bread. Now, Wally can’t fly. He can’t migrate. He can’t get away from predators. And, that sucks. So, feed them good things. Not bread. 🦆🦆😊

So far, I found two sources that back up OP's claim.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20131101173844/http://www.spokanecity.org/services/articles/?ArticleI...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/coventry/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_9124000/9124132.stm

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Edit: Moar sauce

http://www.naturemuseum.org/the-museum/blog/angel-wing-syndrome

http://www.duckdvm.com/condition/angel-wing

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.

The lilac-breasted roller is an African member of the roller family of birds. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails

The lilac-breasted roller is an African member of the roller family of birds. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails
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. 

looking for grubs

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

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A high roller

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YYYYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

Rainbow sherbird

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your photo

A penguin's mouth has no teeth. Instead, its mouth and tongue are lined with sharp, backward-pointing spines. The spines help the penguin hold on to food and, which it swallows whole

A penguin's mouth has no teeth. Instead, its mouth and tongue are lined with sharp, backward-pointing spines. The spines help the penguin hold on to food and, which it swallows whole

/sub/awwwtf

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!

Orangutans are the only great apes, besides humans, to “talk” about the past, suggests new research. Scientists reported orangutans making a loud call long after predators have passed, the first evidence that primates other than humans can announce danger after the fact.

Orangutans are the only great apes, besides humans, to “talk” about the past, suggests new research. Scientists reported orangutans making a loud call long after predators have passed, the first evidence that primates other than humans can announce danger after the fact.

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?

Good bot!

A mother grey-headed flying fox in full flight can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, while her young breastfeeds. Mothers typically give birth to one baby every year. Mothers who lose their babies will search the place they last saw their baby and continue calling for up to one week.

A mother grey-headed flying fox in full flight can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, while her young breastfeeds. Mothers typically give birth to one baby every year. Mothers who lose their babies will search the place they last saw their baby and continue calling for up to one week.

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...

Sources: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/flying-foxes-bats-animal-rescue-australia/

http://www.bats.org.au/about-bats/flying-foxes.php

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.

Here’s a video of a mother Bat returning to be reunited with her pup

You should also cross post this to /sub/batfacts!

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Here’s another video from /u/batusi_nights of a reunion!

Snails can get very ill or even die from over cleanliness because their need the bacteria in their habitat to be able to digest their food properly 🐌

Snails can get very ill or even die from over cleanliness because their need the bacteria in their habitat to be able to digest their food properly 🐌

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 👏🏽

Try one of these subthreads