Jan 052014
 

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The gray mouse lemur is one of the tiniest lemurs and is found on the island of Madagascar. According to Wikipedia’s Gray Mouse Lemur article, these primates weigh between 58 and 67 grams (which is equivalent to 2.0 to 2.4 oz), and are the largest of the mouse lemurs. They are nocturnal and arboreal, and are omnivorous, eating mainly fruit and invertebrates such as beetles.

Gray Mouse Lemur Eating

Gray Mouse Lemur Eating

Photo by Arjan Haverkamp (c/o Wikicommons)

Dec 122013
 

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Elephants are goofy by nature, but baby elephants are just absolutely GOOFY. The comparison in size between mother and baby is just too cute. I also like how the mother is trying to eat, and the baby wants in on the action.

Oh yes, and do take note of the peach fuzz on the baby elephant’s head.

Baby elephant with mother

Can I share that with you?

Found here: http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/05/mothers-day-baby-elephant-with-mom.jpg

Nov 192013
 

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I’ve seen kitties in mugs before, but never an adorable koala bear joey! Isn’t this little buddy such a sweetheart? Apparently this little koala bear was rescued in November 2012. His name is Raymond, and he was found abandoned by a roadside, but now he’s been taken care of. ACAD gives a big thanks to those who helped him out. You can read more about him here on MailOnline.

Baby Koala Bear Joey Being Fed in a Mug

Baby Koala Bear Joey Being Fed in a Mug

Image c/o Jamie Henson/Newspix/Rex Featu and found here: Mail Online

Oct 052013
 

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Red pandas are omnivores, although they mostly eat bamboo. They are native to the eastern Himalyas and southwestern China and are not related to pandas as their name would suggest. You could read all this and more about these fascinating animals on Wikipedia’s Red Panda article.

Here’s a picture of a red panda eating:

Young Red Panda Eating

Young Red Panda Eating

Here’s a picture of some sleepy red panda cubs:

Baby Red Pandas Sleeping

Baby Red Pandas Sleeping

Young Red Panda Eating found here: Herald Sun
Baby Red Pandas Cubs found here: SHANALOGIC

Sep 252013
 

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Have you guys ever heard of a quoll? I didn’t until today, and boy, was I missing out on some cuteness for all these years! A quoll is a nocturnal marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. You can read about them on Wikipedia’s Quoll article

Seriously, behold the goofyness before you. How adorable is this little cutie? Did you notice the spots? The sweet eyes? The goofy ears? I could look all day.

Young Quoll Eating

Young Quoll Eating

Found here: Imgur

Sep 222013
 

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Oh my goodness. Just look at how absolutely tiny this fennec fox pup is. Isn’t he such a sweetheart? Look at those tiny ears! The little guy in the picture was apparently a measely 2 days old at the time. Just look at how pink he is!

Baby Fennec Fox Pup Drinking Milk

Baby Fennec Fox Pup Drinking Milk

Found here: The Press Democrat

Sep 212013
 

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I realized today that we had only posted one picture of muskrats in the past. I also realized that I wasn’t quite sure what kind of animal a muskrat is. With that in mind, I did a bit of research on my end, and found that these North American rodents are actually semi-aquatic. They can be found in other parts of the world, but are native to North America. A full-grown muskrat can reach anywhere from 40-70 cm in length (including its tail) and can weigh from 0.6-2 kg. You can learn about all this and more from Wikipedia’s Muskrat article.

Now, here is a picture of a muskrat eating:

Muskrat Eating

Muskrat Eating

Found here: Ondatra zibethicus

Sep 022013
 

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I have never managed to see a flying squirrel before, which is why I need to scour the net in order to find pictures of them. Today, I stumbled upon this picture of the little buddy below. Isn’t he such a sweetie? I wish we had flying squirrels here! Apparently, they can be found in parts of our province, but I’ve certainly never seen one!

Flying Squirrel Eating

Flying Squirrel Eating

Found here: Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style