the one crumb that will rule us all WE MUST HAVE EET

the one crumb that will rule us all WE MUST HAVE EET

For storage, the woodpeckers barbed tongue is curled around the back of the head between the skull and skin. 

The Featured Creature: Elephant Nose Fish: You Know I’m All About That Trunk (No Treble)

As I’m sure you must have noticed by now, there’s something definitely fishy going on with this fish. That strange appendage at the end of its chin isn’t what appears to be a trunk, but rather it’s a sensitive extension of the mouth that it uses for self-defense, communication, navigation, and to find food. Scientists still thought it resembled one enough to give it the common name Peters’ Elephant Nose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii), though. And no, I do not know who Peters is (but he is one lucky guy to have this awesome fish named after him)!

Read more and check out the video! http://bit.ly/1ucrZZb

whosthewhatnow:

thefrogman:

There is also a death for the immortal jellyfish. He is very bored.

Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

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After a pregnant sloth fell out of a tree, a vet performed a pioneering operation to save both mother and baby. The first ever c-section on a sloth was a success!
Read more at http://bbc.in/1xPQ6k0. Photo by Sam Trull

After a pregnant sloth fell out of a tree, a vet performed a pioneering operation to save both mother and baby. The first ever c-section on a sloth was a success!

Read more at http://bbc.in/1xPQ6k0
Photo by Sam Trull

Edinburgh Zoo is proud to introduce, Rica, a baby Southern Three-Banded Armadillo! She was born to mother, Rio, and father, Rodar, on August 24th. 

Edinburgh Zoo is proud to introduce, Rica, a baby Southern Three-Banded Armadillo! She was born to mother, Rio, and father, Rodar, on August 24th. 

The Featured Creature: Darwin’s Frog: Incredible Parenting Skills and Still Going Extinct

Charles Darwin was lucky enough to discover this incredible frog during his world voyage on the HMS Beagle. For that reason, it has his name. This is Darwin’s Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii), a bizarre creature that only reaches a size of  2.5–3.5 cm. These frogs can be either brown or green but all of the males possess a peculiar parenting trait that makes it one of the coolest amphibians in the world.

Take a look at the animation above. The alien-like motion in the frog’s chin is due to tadpoles moving about in the male’s vocal pouch!

What happens is, it’s the female’s job to lay around 30 eggs. The male then stands guard for about two weeks until they hatch. Once they do, he scoops the tads’ into his mouth where they finish developing into froglets inside his vocal pouch. The tadpoles are able to grow within the baggy chin skin by eating their egg yolk – yum! When the tiny tadpoles are big enough (about half an inch) their father spits them out and then they’re on their own. Talk about living a sheltered life!

it looks like these cats traded eyes with each other

it looks like these traded eyes with each other

malformalady:

A tiger showing stripes on both the skin and the fur. Via The Featured Creature
Photo credit: Justaminute on Deviantart 

thank you for reblogging with credit ahhh! :D! 

malformalady:

A tiger showing stripes on both the skin and the fur. Via The Featured Creature

Photo credit: Justaminute on Deviantart

thank you for reblogging with credit ahhh! :D!