Jul 282015
 

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The Chacoan peccary is the largest in the peccary species. There are thought to be either three or four living peccary species.

Do not confuse peccaries with pigs as they are not the same. Peccaries originate in the Americas while pigs are from Africa, Europe and Asia.

Found here: Los Angeles Times Unleashed

Chacoan Peccary Mother with Baby

Chacoan Peccary Mother with Baby

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.

Found here: Imgur

Takin Mother with Baby

Takin Mother with Baby

Jun 212014
 

Hey everyone. The other day, on Reddit, I happened to spot an adorable picture in /r/aww of a whole army of baby turtles (or tortoises?) with their mommy. Check it out! Count them all. There are quite a few. The best part? I’d wager there are even more, outside of the frame of the photograph.

Atten-Hut!  Move your shellsides, soldiers!

Atten-Hut! Move your shellsides, soldiers!

May 312014
 

Penguin here.

I actually first heard of guanacos the other day while watching Jeopardy, and thought that they were so adorable, I had to post a picture of one here on ACAD.

According to Wikipedia’s Guanaco article, guanacos belong to the camelid family (which includes alpacas, bactrian camels, dromedaries, llamas, and others) and they are native the mountainous regions of South America. Guanacos live in herds consisting of a dominating male, females, and guanaco offspring, also known as chulengos.

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Images c/o Odd Anderson / AFP/Getty Images and found here: Los Angeles Times

May 112014
 

Penguin here.

Happy Mother’s day to all you excellent moms out there on behalf of everyone here at ACAD. Blue Bear and I both think that we have the greatest moms ever. They are both amazing people who always look out for us, just like the mommy duck below who is taking care of her (rather large) flock of ducklings.

We hope that you get the chance to celebrate Mother’s day with the people you love. If possible, don’t forget to give mom a big hug for her special day. Every day should be mother’s day, in our opinion!

Duck Mother with her flock of ducklings

That’s quite a flock! What a devoted mom!

Image c/o Matt Cardy/Getty Images and found here: Chicago Tribune

Apr 152014
 

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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.

Mar 082014
 
Angry Lioness

Sometimes they might get angry.

Cat Scientist

Sometimes they are busy discovering and learning new things.

Dog Dressed as a Princess

Sometimes they like to dress up.

Javan Langur Hugging her Baby

One thing is certain: they are always protective and loving.

And they are all super awesome! A special thanks to all the great ladies in our lives.

Angry lioness found here: A Twenty-Second Birthday
Cat scientist found here: http://www.4us2be.com/animal-plant-life/cats-understand-fluid-dynamics-and-gravity/
Dog Dressed as a Princess found here: http://www.hongkongdogrescue.com/public/general.php?pageId=152
Javan Langur with Baby found here: Isiigem Umyaalinguarai – Isiik’s Thoughts

Mar 062014
 

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Talk about eye candy! This mother zebra and her foal make a striking pair, don’t you think?

According to the African Wildlife Foundation, zebras weigh up to 770 lbs (349 kg) and can travel up to 1,800 miles (2,897 km) to find food.

Zebra Mother with Baby

Zebra Mother with Baby

Found here: Denver Westword Blogs and photo courtesy of Denver Zoo

Mar 022014
 

Penguin here.

Oh my, this mother koala bear is cuddling with her joey. Seriously, how cute is that? The mother has a very serious and stern look on her face, as though to warn anybody that they shouldn’t mess with her baby. Oblivious to the dangers of the world, the joey sits there looking goofy and adorable. It’s always cute to see a protective mother with her young!

Koala Kuddles!

Koala Kuddles!

Found here: Koala Info