Dec 152014
 

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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.

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Otter Pups Cuddling

Otter Pups Cuddling

Dec 132014
 

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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.

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Rock Hyrax Family

Rock Hyrax Family

Dec 102014
 

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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.

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Polar Bear Playing in the Snow

Polar Bear Playing in the Snow

Dec 022014
 

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It may not be December 21st yet, but Winter is nigh; there’s no doubt about it. Today’s post was inspired by squirrels in general, who we often see around here, no matter the weather. According to Lincoln Park Zoo’s post called What Do Squirrels Do in the Winter?, squirrels don’t hibernate. Instead, they gain weight before winter, and hoard food to reserve for tougher times when sustenance is scarce.

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Winter Squirrel

Winter is Coming

Nov 272014
 

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Have you ever heard of a takin before? I personally hadn’t and find them to be super cute looking and beautiful at the same time. According to Wikipedia’s Takin article, takins are native to the Eastern Himalayas, belong to the family bovidae and sporting two-toed hooves and weighing anywhere between 300-350kg for male and 250-300kg.

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Takin Mother with Baby

Takin Mother with Baby

Nov 202014
 

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Oh my, oh my, how cute is this?
One bulldog is affectionately kissing the other who is enjoying it so much, she actually falls over! Oh my!

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Goofy Bulldog Romance

Those kisses are so nice, they make me fall over!