archiemcphee:

All babies are small compared to their parents, but there is something particularly awesome about the size difference between this proud mama Galápagos Tortoise and her tiny new hatchlings, who emerged from their shells back in January 2014 at Australia’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo. This zoo became the first in Australia to successfully breed Galápagos Tortoises when RJ, the slightly larger baby you see standing between the wee hatchlings and parent, hatched three years ago.

One of the longest-living vertebrates, Galápagos Tortoises can live for over 100 years in the wild and reach weights of around 880 pounds (400 kg) and lenghths of up to 5 feet (1.5 m). They are found only on the Galápagos archipelago, west of continental Ecuador.

Head over to ZooBorns for additional photos and to learn more about Galápagos Tortoises.

Reblogged from archiemcphee
30
Jun

puerluna:

really fast bunny tutorial/guide/thing. really i just wanted to emphasize the paw pad thing but i ended up doing this whole thing

please reblog this to spread knowledge 

(Source: pgrls)

Reblogged from strayakuma
21
May
wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, the ’80s are over. Tell the red-crested pochard it’s time to move on.

wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, the ’80s are over. Tell the red-crested pochard it’s time to move on.

Reblogged from wtfevolution
19
Dec

oxboxer:

Styracosaurus. Animal commission! Available on S6.

Reblogged from oxboxer
24
Nov
fat-birds:

Long-tailed Tits by Katie Fuller on Flickr.
"hello, mum."

fat-birds:

Long-tailed Tits by Katie Fuller on Flickr.

"hello, mum."

Reblogged from fat-birds
20
Nov

kittenesque:

fristjra:

memrise:

James Chapman’s animal sounds illustrations are so cool!

*waits for it*

This is cool and all, but… what is the onomatopoeia for the sound of the Vulpes vulpes???

Reblogged from asofterbucky
22
Oct

smokeandcitrine:

Animals you never knew existed!

1) Maned Wolf

2) Pink Fairy Armadillo

3) Patagonian Mara

4) Raccoon Dog

5) Sunda Colugo

6) Irrawaddy Dolphin

Reblogged from aquaticarbiter
29
Aug
fat-birds:

Hoopoes are truly terrific birds. I love their goofy shape! (x)

fat-birds:

Hoopoes are truly terrific birds. I love their goofy shape! (x)

Reblogged from fat-birds
15
Apr
fat-birds:

flamingo’s courtship ” flame dance “ by amish_patel on Flickr.
Flamingos are actually ridiculous.

They are so ridic and I love them so

fat-birds:

flamingo’s courtship ” flame dance “ by amish_patel on Flickr.

Flamingos are actually ridiculous.

They are so ridic and I love them so

Reblogged from fat-birds
18
Mar

tleed:

animalkingd0m:

Baby Turtles Vs. Strawberries by Jamie Hanson

Squirtle and Myrtle are two baby side-necked turtles living on a strawberry farm in Southeast Queensland, Australia, which is obviously the BEST possible place for baby turtles to live!

omg tiniest turtles.

Reblogged from owljolson
15
Mar
fat-birds:

Pyrrhuloxia by JoanGellatly on Flickr.
Reblogged from fat-birds
10
Mar

(Source: a-spoon-is-born)

Reblogged from thefrogman
30
Dec
allcreatures:


A cat waits inside a storehouse at the port of Barcelona for fishing boats to come in.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti, Associated Press / SF (via Day in Pictures, Dec. 13, 2012 - SFGate)

allcreatures:

A cat waits inside a storehouse at the port of Barcelona for fishing boats to come in.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti, Associated Press / SF (via Day in Pictures, Dec. 13, 2012 - SFGate)

Reblogged from allcreatures
15
Dec
samaralex:

Wheeeee!
Reblogged from hiddenlex
14
Dec
fat-birds:

Common Bronzewing Pigeon. by john.dart on Flickr.
and then there’s this stunner.

fat-birds:

Common Bronzewing Pigeon. by john.dart on Flickr.

and then there’s this stunner.

Reblogged from fat-birds
11
Dec