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Baby squirrels are born blind and hairless and stay with their mothers for 8-10 weeks. A group of squirrels is called a scurry.

Baby squirrels are born blind and hairless and stay with their mothers for 8-10 weeks. A group of squirrels is called a scurry.

"I made diz"

I like her earring

Altricial strategy allows more babies to be born at once and then nursed versus getting huge and pregnant carrying larger precocious babies.

What is it with so many mammals being born so entirely helpless and underdeveloped?

The Aye-Aye is the largest nocturnal primate. They occupy a woodpecker niche in their environment, using long incisors and an elongated finger to spear insects inside of trees. Because of their strange appearance and continuously growing incisors, the Aye-Aye was originally thought to be a rodent!

The Aye-Aye is the largest nocturnal primate. They occupy a woodpecker niche in their environment, using long incisors and an elongated finger to spear insects inside of trees. Because of their strange appearance and continuously growing incisors, the Aye-Aye was originally thought to be a rodent!

I remember reading about this creature in one of the Childcraft books! Fascinating eyes.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

Man that character limit killed me! Another fun fact: the aye aye is thought to represent a sort of demon of death to many of the people inhabiting madagascar. Unfortunately this has helped to bring them to being classified as endangered

For fun: True facts about the Aye-Aye

Aye Aye

Know what I'm saying??

If you like those eyes you should check out the tarsier which has the largest eye size to body size ratio of any mammal! Theyre also pretty stinkin cute!

If you like those eyes you should check out the which has the largest eye size to body size ratio of any mammal! Theyre also pretty stinkin cute!

The world's oldest known wild bird is Wisdom the Laysan albatross. At 67 years old she is still laying viable eggs and raising chicks. Wisdom has outlived several mates and raised anywhere from 30 to 35 chicks.

The world's oldest known wild bird is Wisdom the Laysan albatross. At 67 years old she is still laying viable eggs and raising chicks. Wisdom has outlived several mates and raised anywhere from 30 to 35 chicks.

The idea of a bird being almost a decade older than my parents really throws me through a loop.

A video about Wisdom (2016)

My parents are only a few years younger than Wisdom. It's still an odd thought!

Wisdom is an incredible bird. Also interesting, from the article:

She's also remarkable for having logged an estimated two to three million miles since 1956—or four to six round trips to the moon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Other sources about her:

World's Oldest Wild Bird Has Baby at 66 Where in the World is Wisdom? Wisdom's Facebook Page

YOU GO WISDOM

Anyone else see the hedgehog

This is Red-lipped batfish. It is actually a pretty bad swimmer, so it uses its highly adapted pectoral fins that are large enough to help it walk across the ocean floor.

This is Red-lipped batfish. It is actually a pretty bad swimmer, so it uses its highly adapted pectoral fins that are large enough to help it walk across the ocean floor.

Looks like Ah! Real monsters!

This is what I feel I look like when I try to wear lipstick

I'm watching you Wazowski, aways watching...

When you get all dressed up and your plans get cancelled

On average, opossums eat up to 5000 ticks in a season, but they don’t contract or carry Lyme disease.

On average, opossums eat up to 5000 ticks in a season, but they don’t contract or carry Lyme disease.

nice, can I just buy 100 of them and release them outside my house?

Chickens will eat 81 ticks an hour.

They also lay eggs!

I love possums, even if they look like big mangy rats. So ugly they’re cute.

81!?! Damn

Manatees can't turn their head sideways so they often have to turn their whole body to see something

Username checks out

He wants pats and scritches.

I can confirm. Went snorkeling in Crystal River FL and they would come right up to us, roll onto their backs and just float there waiting to be pet on their bellies. Manatees are just fat water doggos.

There is a guy who makes them that is on reddit. Can’t think of his username, but he is a super nice dude. I think they cost between 1000 and 2000 usd last time I looked which was about a year ago. I think the business is located in Florida?

http://www.seethroughcanoe.com/

Wish I could remember the guys reddit user name. I found it.

/u/Seethroughcanoe

Edit: I didn’t look who posted the video until someone informed me it was the person I was speaking of. I’m glad I got the right account 😂 Also, I am really blonde. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some breeds of sheep can have their wool removed by just pulling on it. The process is called “rooing”.

Some breeds of sheep can have their wool removed by just pulling on it. The process is called “ro...

Do not attempt with actual Roos.

I mean...I see her pulling on it, but is she getting anywhere?

This seems oddly soothing/therapeutic. 10/10 would try.

It’s not. It’s dusty and gross. Playing with clean wool is pretty soothing though.

I think this belongs here

I think this belongs here

I wish he could make some progress.

Not with that title

I wish you’d said just ‘ducational

D'oh!

Harvest Mice love the smell of pollen and often fall asleep inside flowers

Harvest Mice love the smell of pollen and often fall asleep inside flowers

"“These harvest Mice were photographed in an indoor studio,” Miles told Bored Panda. “We provide a service for photographers looking for high impact pictures of the animals, and using a purpose built studio means that we are not weather dependent. There is also an option to photograph animals outside if the client wishes, our other specialty is frogs!”

“Nearly all the animals we photograph are captive bred, the mice are bred to release into the wild at a local nature reserve – we prefer to use captive bred animals rather then disturbing wild populations, and captive bred animals are more sustainable.”

The mice get a treat during the sessions, as they just love to eat the stamens and the nectar of the flowers, while Miles and his clients get to watch their cute little subjects going about their business while taking great close-up shots. It’s a win-win situation for all involved, and you can’t fail to be enchanted by these tiny little critters, frolicking among the tulips and nestling cozily amongst the petals."

They were shot in that position deliberately but I still can't find any proof that they actually sleep there.

Actually the mouse is being eaten by the flower.

Haha, just pollen your tail!

The mice get a treat during the sessions, as they just love to eat the stamens and the nectar of the flowers, while Miles and his clients get to watch their cute little subjects going about their business while taking great close-up shots.

I would pay my hard-earned dollars to watch a video of this

“DEY TOOK ERR JERBBBBS”

Bees

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