Dec 302014
 

Penguin here.

For New Year’s, Blue Bear and I will be going to an aquarium that apparently features walruses! We’ve never seen any before and are definitely looking forward to it.

We hope you guys have special New Year plans as well.

Did you know that male walruses can weigh as much as 2 000 kg?

Found here: The Science of World

Walrus Family

Walrus Family

Dec 152014
 

Penguin here.

Try to look at these otter buddies for one minute straight without oohing and awwwing. Did you manage? Didn’t think so!

Did you know that newborn otter pups are cared for by their mother, father and older siblings? An otter pup is able to swim after only 2 months. For more otter fun facts, be sure to consult Wikipedia’s Otter article.

Found here: Imgur

Otter Pups Cuddling

Otter Pups Cuddling

Dec 132014
 

Penguin here.

You may have read our earlier post on hyraxes. The rock hyrax roams through Africa and the Middle East, living in rocky areas to more easily escape predators. They normally remain in groups of 10-80 individuals, where there is typically one dominant male, 3 to 15 related adult females and many offspring. You can read about all this and more on Wikipedia’s Rock Hyrax article.

Found here: m4m2012

Rock Hyrax Family

Rock Hyrax Family

Dec 102014
 

Penguin here.

Today is a very snowy day here. By the end of the day, about 20-30 cm of snow are expected to fall. It is the first major snowfall of the year and in spite of the difficulties it brings, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the white fluffy stuff like this polar bear right here.
Speaking of polar bears, did you know that these animals don’t have white hair, but instead, hair with no pigment at all? The reason it looks white is similar to the reason snow is white: it’s the way the hair reflects the visible light. You can read about all this and more here on Polar Bears International.

Found here: http://www.mindjunker.com

Polar Bear Playing in the Snow

Polar Bear Playing in the Snow