Apr 172014
 

Hey all. So, I was watching a speed run of Mega Man X4 before, and one of the bosses in that game is ‘cyber peacock’, which made me think, we’ve not posted many of these impressive birds here on ACAD. Many birds show off impressive dances, singing, or displays when they’re looking for a mate, but I’d say the peacock definitely has one of the flashiest displays of them all. Check it out:

Peacock Showing Off For Peahen

Peacock Showing Off For Peahen

Found on Wikipedia

Apr 152014
 

Penguin here.

I think this is the first time we’ve posted a gibbon on ACAD. Gibbons are not monkeys. They are lesser apes and are actually native to Asia. They are tailless and move about by swinging from branch to branch, or walking on 2 feet using their arms for balance. You can read about all this and more on Wikipedia’s Gibbon article.

Gibbon Mother with Baby

Gibbon Mother with Baby

Photo by afrank99. License information can be found here.

Apr 132014
 

Penguin here.

Things have been so busy around here lately that I must say that I feel quite a bit like this baby panda bear who is so adorably stretching. Did you know that the giant panda produces the smallest baby proportional to its adult size than any other placental mammal? Baby pandas weigh in at about 90 to 130 grams. Full grown pandas weigh in at 100 to 115 kg. You can read this and other interesting tidbits about the panda here on Wikipedia’s Giant panda article.

Baby Panda Cub Stretch

Baby Panda Cub Stretch

Found here: Picopanda

Mar 312014
 

I suppose all animals are sleepy when they’re newborn, but this particular wombat looks even comfier and sleepier than usual to me. Look at how pink the little guy is! Also, notice he’s not quite hairless at the moment. He’s got some hair on his cheek, as well as near his nose – and he’s got a few near his eyes as well!

This particular picture is from one of our favourite websites here at ACAD, Zooborns. Check the rest of their site out here for more adorable newborn baby animals.

Pink Baby Wombat

Pink Baby Wombat

Mar 282014
 

This picture convinces me that there should definitely be a duckling somewhere within the cast of Winnie the Pooh. Look how friendly the duckling and piglet are in this particular picture. They’re hanging out, having different (but adorable) noses and just being pals. Notice the duck’s feet – which are enormous for his size!

Duckling And Piglet

Duckling And Piglet

Found here: Good to Know