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thatscienceguy:

The Vampire Bat is the only species of bat that has retained its ability to maneuver on land, not only can they walk on land but they can also hop and run at surprisingly fast speeds!

Vampire bat run cycle

thatscienceguy:

The Vampire Bat is the only species of bat that has retained its ability to maneuver on land, not only can they walk on land but they can also hop and run at surprisingly fast speeds!

Vampire bat run cycle

thankyoucorndog:

nosdrinker:

i don’t know what these are but i love them

nature is rad as shit

Cows?

The Potoo

wow!

wow!

riarii:

chickenlady94:

Self Blue Bearded D’anvers Cockerel.

this thing makes me think of Junus

riarii:

chickenlady94:

Self Blue Bearded D’anvers Cockerel.

this thing makes me think of Junus

ursus-cuddlus:

poorhornycat:

peanutbummer:

icriedatanokapi:

Maned Wolf

Maned wolves are the tallest wild canid in the world, standing over 3 feet tall at the shoulder. They are also the largest canid in South America, measuring 4 feet long and 44-55 pounds. The maned wolf is commonly thought of as a large red fox on stilts.

Credit for this post: http://icriedatanokapi.tumblr.com/post/32854537269/credit-for-maned-wolf-post 

What the fuck how is this real this fox is an anime

I want to see this thing run.

The thing about Maned Wolves is that they aren’t even really wolves. They’re in a completely different genus, and they’re not in the same genus as foxes, either. I always thought that was super neat. They’ve got a skunky sort of defensive scent to them, and they have a really weird roaring sort of bark. They’re so tall because they’ve adapted to the tall grasses of South America, where they’re from.

rhamphotheca:

eximago:cr8tv3-j34nius:   What are these!?

They’re chevrotains or mouse deer. They form a small family (Tragulidae) basal to Ruminantia, which includes deer, cows and goats, and giraffes, so despite the name they are not actually deer, but the ancestors of all Ruminants probably looked a lot like these. Specifically, these are lesser mouse deer (Tagulus kanchil)

rhamphotheca:

eximago:cr8tv3-j34nius:   What are these!?

They’re chevrotains or mouse deer. They form a small family (Tragulidae) basal to Ruminantia, which includes deer, cows and goats, and giraffes, so despite the name they are not actually deer, but the ancestors of all Ruminants probably looked a lot like these. Specifically, these are lesser mouse deer (Tagulus kanchil)