Jan 282014
 

Penguin here.

Seriously now, how cute is this playful leopard cub? According to Wikipedia’s leopard article, leopards are native to some parts of Africa and tropical Asia and they can run at speeds nearing 58 km/h (36 mph). They’re also the smallest of the 4 big cats of the Panthera genus which includes the tiger, lion, jaguar, and leopard.

Adorable Baby Leopard Cub

Adorable Baby Leopard Cub

Found here: Furry Talk

Jan 212014
 

Penguin here.

Last week we had a warm spell, and it was so nice to go out for walks and enjoy the warmth. This week, we’re back to frigid winter weather (which is the winter norm where we live), and so I thought that it would be very appropriate to post an animal that is also used to cold temperatures: a gentoo penguin chick. By the way, did you know that this penguin was a day old in the picture? You could read more about the chick here at ZooBorns.

Adorable Baby Gentoo Penguin Chick

Adorable Baby Gentoo Penguin Chick

Photo taken by Debbie Grant at Edinburgh Zoo and found here: ZooBorns

Jan 162014
 

Blue Bear and I are major bird fans. We often do some birdwatching and whenever we go on a trip somewhere, we make an effort to spot the different birds.

In my backyard, there are 3 cardinals who like to hang around. Last week, there was a major polar frost, and I was concerned for the safety of the cardinals. (Happily, they are back this week, so no need to worry about them). Blue Bear shared this fantastic post with me, care of The Cornell Lab or Ornithology’s All About Birds Blog: How Birds Survive the Cold. You should definitely read it, because you will learn some surprising information.

If a link isn’t enough to lure you in, here’s one of the pictures from the article:

Fluffed Up Black-capped Chickadee

Fluffed Up Black-capped Chickadee

Found here: he Cornell Lab or Ornithology’s All About Birds Blog

Jan 082014
 

Penguin here.

Bush dogs are actually not dogs at all. There are canids like their cousins: dogs, wolves, jackals, etc and are found in Central and South America. According to Wikipedia’s bush dog article, bush dogs are carnivores that hunt during the day, usually in small packs, although they can hunt alone. A pack in this case usually will consist of 2 mates and their offspring.

Adorable Bush Dog Pup

Adorable Bush Dog Pup

Found here: ZooBorns