Feb 282012

Hey everyone. Penguin and I went to the local biodome the other day, as Penguin said in Sunday’s post. We had lots of fun because we went at night and all the nocturnal animals were out and about. This included the sloth, which we’d never seen before because he’s a sneaky guy and doesn’t move very much except at night. Sloths are very strange looking creatures and their behaviour is even stranger! They move very little and don’t require a lot of energy to live. Here’s a picture of a silly little hairy baby sloth, who happens to be giving a very cuddly looking hug.

A super hairy, fuzzy hug!

A super hairy, fuzzy hug!

Found Here: Happied

Feb 262012

Penguin here.

Today is my birthday, so of course I can’t do otherwise than post an image of penguins! I’m posting a picture of three different types of penguins. The tallest penguins in the image are king penguins, the second largest penguin in the world (the emperor penguin is the largest); the penguin with a large white stripe on its head is a gentoo penguin; the penguin with yellow hair-like feathers on its head is a rockhopper penguin. In honour of my birthday, Blue Bear took me out last night to our local Biodome where a special event took place called Nuit Blanche. For the event, some penguins were taken outdoors in public for the very first time. Aren’t they adorable? These little birdies caused quite a stir. We were lucky to find a spot up close to catch a picture of them.

Gentoo, King and Rockhopper Penguins

Guys, I think the fish is over there...

Feb 232012

Penguin here.

Have you guys ever heard of a kiwi? I don’t mean a kiwifruit, I mean a kiwi bird! In fact, the fruit is named after the bird! Isn’t that neat? Kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand. You should check out the article about them here at Kiwi Web: Chemistry and New Zealand. According to the article, kiwi birds lay eggs that are very large compared to the female. In fact, their egg size to female size ratio is greater than for any other bird. I have one other tidbit to add about kiwis on my end: they’re super goofy and adorable!

Baby Kiwi Chick

Fuzzy Kiwi Chick

Found here: www.fruitsbenefits.com

Feb 222012

Hey guys. I was hanging around on facebook the other day and a friend of mine that I’ve known for about 18 years now added me on there… I tried to find him prior to this but he used a different name (he’s sneaky that way!). A while back he got a Yorkie puppy and I was surprised to find that his Puppy was now a mommy! She had puppies of her own, and they’re (of course) adorable. Here’s one of them cuddling up with her right now. Check it out! Thanks for the picture, Howard!

Adorable Yorkie Puppy Cuddling

Adorable Yorkie Puppy Cuddling

Feb 202012

Penguin here.

Let’s calculate where the bee hummingbird falls on our cute meter.

1. Colourful plumage: check
2. Incredibly tiny (weighs 1.8 grams and measures 5cm according to Wikipedia’s Bee Hummingbird article) : check
3. Makes cute buzzing sound (their wings beat 60-80 times per second according to How To Enjoy Hummingbirds): check

Resulting rating: Absolutely Adorable!

Bee Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird: World's Smallest Bird

Found here: Wild Facts

Feb 192012

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This little lizard is adorable for so many reasons. First of all, he’s a chameleon, and chameleons are always cute; secondly, he’s a goof; and thirdly, he’s potentially the world’s smallest lizard! According to CBCnews’ article (which includes other images of small animals), this chameleon, called the Brookesia micra, reaches a full-grown length of less than 30mm and is native to the islet of Nosy Hara in Madagascar. Clearly this little reptile buddy belongs here on ACAD, because he’s unbelievably cute.

Miniature Chameleon Brookesia Micra

Adorable Mini Chameleon!

Found here: CBC news

Feb 162012

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We’ve all heard of the expression “neck to neck” and “face to face” but how about “nose to nose”? My sister sent me this image today. These little rabbits are the cutest, softest looking bunnies! I love their ears and adorable noses. They’re simply too cute for words.

Rabbits Nose to Nose

Rabbits Nose to Nose

Found here: Sky Wallpaper c/o Andrew Parkinson/Corbis

Feb 132012

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s day, so I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to post an image of animals we often associate with romance. According to Wikipedia’s Lovebird article, eight lovebird species are native to Africa, while a single species, they grey-headed lovebird, is from Madagascar. Lovebirds are actually a type of parrot. These colourful birds earned their name because they often form long term monogamous bonds. You can often see them sitting with their partner and, if you’re lucky, resting side by side in their trademark pose like the rosy-faced lovebirds in the image below. Isn’t that so sweet?

Rosy-Faced (a.k.a Peach-Faced) Pair of Lovebirds

Rosy-Faced (a.k.a Peach-Faced) Pair of Lovebirds

Found here: Birds-Pic Blogspot

Feb 092012

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Have you guys ever heard of a monito del monte? Well, a monito del monte is a nocturnal marsupial native to Chile and Argentina. According to Wikipedia’s article, they measure between 11 and 12.5cm in length and their tail – measuring between 9 and 10cm – is almost as long as the rest of their body. Well, what do you guys think? I think the monito del monte is absolutely adorable. Look at that bubblegum pink nose! Oh my!

Monito del Monte

Found here: Photo By “Visor Austral” José Luis Bartheld and found here on Flickr.