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Little & large! Here is our smallest turtle Stitch, weighing 8.5kg next to our largest turtle Daisy who weighs 31.5kg! Stitch has many years to go until she's the size of Daisy.
Sea turtles take between 10 and 50 years to reach maturity, depending on the species. Olive Ridley turtles grow to 62-70cm and around 35-45kg as adults. They are one of the smallest species of sea turtle.
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Cephalopods have existed for 500 million years and octopus ancestors were in the Carboniferous seas 300 million years ago. - Wikipedia.com
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Radiometric dating of the rock formation that contained fossils from the early dinosaur genus Eoraptor at 231.4 million years old establishes its presence in the fossil record at this time. - Wikipedia.com
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#Repost @joelsartore (@get_repost)
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This gray mouse lemur at the @DukeLemurCenter is named ‘Buckwheat’, and he's tiny, weighing the same as 32 pennies. He went from having a broken foot during in his first week of life to becoming a supermodel.
These tiny primates can develop symptoms of neurological disorders similar to Alzheimer’s in humans. Because lemurs are so genetically close to us, studying them can prove very promising for neurological aging research. Recently, non-invasive research on these little creatures has led to a new Alzheimer’s hypothesis that could help identify humans at risk before they develop symptoms and possibly delay onset and progression of the disease.
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#graymouselemur #lemur #primates #cute #NOTAPET #cutenessoverload #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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#happythanksgiving #turkeyday #givethanks #gratitude #thankyou

I just want to thank everyone who follows and likes the photos I post. Thank you for the new connections and conversations, no matter how short or long they are. ••••
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I am especially thankful to the following for sharing my work:
@southeastmontana, @visitwilliston
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@westbysouthwest @distinctly.montana
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#wildturkey
They are relatively fast and can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Turkeys are also short-distance fliers when they need to scramble, and can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. #animalfacts #wildlife #slowshutterspeed #slowshutter #motionblur

Makoshika State Park
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The Australian swamp rat (Rattus lutreolus) is a species of rat that grows to have a body length of approximately 160 mm with a tail length of approximately 110 mm. It has a stocky build with black-brown fur, black feet and small ears nearly concealed by hair. The tail is dark grey, scaly and sparsely haired. This species is endemic to Australia, where it is distributed in the south-east ranging from Fraser Island southwards to Kangaroo Island. It is also present in Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands, and there is a scattered population in north-eastern Queensland. It is largely associated with wetland habitats on the Australian mainland, but in Tasmania it is found in a broader range of habitats including alpine areas, wet sclerophyll forest, buttongrass moorland and temperate moist forests. The species declined significantly in response to habitat loss following European settlement of Australia and increase in coastal development may result in some local declines; in north-eastern Queensland the species' habitat (grassy, wet sclerophyll forest) is declining due to inappropriate burning regimes.⠀
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Wow! @Regranned from @joelsartore - Happy Thanksgiving from this gorgeous male ocellated turkey! These turkeys are clearly much more colorful than others of their kind, boasting a bright blue face and iridescent feathers. Though males are slightly brighter than females, both sexes are stunningly colored with distinctive eyespots on the end of their tailfeathers. These birds are found in the Yucatán Peninsula and have a very generalist diet, feeding on anything from plant matter to insects. Their chicks are highly energetic and feed mainly on insects for the first month of life.
These turkeys are currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to over-hunting, especially during breeding season since they prefer open areas for their courtship displays, making them easy targets. Sadly, when females are killed at this time, the survival rate of their chicks drops drastically, hindering the continuation of the species even further.
Photographed at @dallas_world_aquarium.
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#turkeyday #thanksgiving #ocellatedturkey #turkey #colorful #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark - #regrann


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Binatang apa yang bau macam popcorn tapi ada gigi ? Haha Binturong lah! Haha..😂😂😂🍿🤔🤔🤔.
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I love him. Aztec is a melanistic jaguar, only 1.5 years old. Jags have the strongest bite of the big cats, and an even more powerful chomp than a hyena! Look at how his jaw muscles extend all the way to the top of his skull, and flex as he chews. Plus, he's just handsome. #animalfacts #turkeyday #jaguar #blackjaguar #catsofinstagram


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We think bat noses are adorable – and we want to keep them that way!
Our White-nose Syndrome work is one of our world-class scientific programs, all of which help us determine where bats are at greatest risk and inform our front-line efforts to protect them.
From advocacy to hands-on conservation, we stand for a more positive future for bats – and your partnership with us will help us achieve this goal.
Follow your nose over to Batcon.org to learn more today.
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#animalfacts #discovery #science #amazingearth #wildlifephotography #batsofinstagram #bat #whitenosesyndrome #SavetheBats


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The Oriental Hornet. He may sound like he’s straight out of a comic book, but the Oriental hornet indeed gets his electric superpowers from the sun. This incredible insect, which I found across Asia, Southern Europe and North Africa, has specialized yellow tissues that can absorb sunlight, as well as brown tissues that generate electricity. The hornet uses this electricity as a power source - and is the only known animal that can convert sunlight into energy. Scientists made their surprising discovery after noticing that the Oriental hornet was active during times when the sun was most intense - an unusual trait for his kind. Although exactly how the hornets use this electricity is still not entirely understood (Fact credit @thedodo / 📷 @rachidusa ) #orientalhornet #hornet #wasp #insect #insects #electricanimals #animalfacts #animalfactsforstevo #insectfacts


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Spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) have a reputation portraying them as the ugly villains who only eat dead things. Despite what you may have heard back in the 1970s, zoologist Hans Kruuk found lions to scavenge spotted hyena kills more often than the other way round. On top of this, they are fabulously intelligent, with one of the most complex social set-ups of any carnivore. With females dominating males, they actually have no vaginal opening, but do sport an impressive, fully erectile clitoris. What's not to like? #erindiprivategamereserve #nationalgeographic #animalfacts #spottedhyena #wildlifephotography #planetearth

Erindi Private Game Reserve
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#EzRepost @natgeo with @repostigapp

Image by @joelsartore | This gray mouse lemur at the @DukeLemurCenter is named ‘Buckwheat’, and he's tiny, weighing the same as 32 pennies. He went from having a broken foot during in his first week of life to becoming a supermodel.
These tiny primates can develop symptoms of neurological disorders similar to Alzheimer’s in humans. Because lemurs are so genetically close to us, studying them can prove very promising for neurological aging research. Recently, non-invasive research on these little creatures has led to a new Alzheimer’s hypothesis that could help identify humans at risk before they develop symptoms and possibly delay onset and progression of the disease.
To see another image of this adorable lemur, check out @joelsartore.
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#graymouselemur #lemur #primates #cute #NOTAPET #cutenessoverload #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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Over their lifetime, a great white shark can lose over 20 000 teeth!! That is a *lot* of visits from the tooth fairy!! They risk losing a tooth every time they bite as their teeth are not attached to their jaw bone like ours are 😬 Instead, multiple rows of teeth sit in the gums. If one is lost, another moves forward to replace it.


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Esta ardilla roja fue encontrada sobre el suelo de la tierra y fue llevada al Centro de Rehabilitación de la Fauna de Minnesota (@WRCMN) para curarla. La ardilla fue diagnosticada y tratada para la pulmonía, una enfermedad que a menudo mata animales muy jóvenes como éste. Como usted puede ver, ella está ahora correteando por el piso y los árboles, comportándose como debería-- muy activa y batalladora. Una vez que se puso bien, fue llevada a unas instalaciones donde pudo interactuar con otras ardillas. La mejor rehabilitación, a menudo es ponerla con otros animales de su especie, el estrés reducido ayudará y evitará la vinculación humana.
Ya que las temperaturas pueden bajar por debajo de la congelación, las ardillas que son liberadas esta época del año van a sus nuevos "hogares". Los voluntarios montan estos nidos en árboles y dispersan una pequeña cantidad de alimento en todas partes del patio para que las 2 primeras semanas las ardillas tengan un estímulo esta epóca del año. Esta ardilla en particular fue liberada solamente a las 2 semanas y ahora vive libre en el hábitat natural.
El Centro de Rehabilitación de la Fauna de Minnesota (@WRCMN) es uno de los centros de rehabilitación de fauna más viejos y más grandes de la nación. Ellos siguen funcionando únicamente por donaciones, la generosidad de voluntarios, y la buena voluntad de los residentes de Minnesota.
Para ver una foto de esta ardilla, vaya a @joelsartore.
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#repost from @joelsartore
Happy Thanksgiving from this gorgeous male ocellated turkey! These turkeys are clearly much more colorful than others of their kind, boasting a bright blue face and iridescent feathers. Though males are slightly brighter than females, both sexes are stunningly colored with distinctive eyespots on the end of their tailfeathers. These birds are found in the Yucatán Peninsula and have a very generalist diet, feeding on anything from plant matter to insects. Their chicks are highly energetic and feed mainly on insects for the first month of life.
These turkeys are currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to over-hunting, especially during breeding season since they prefer open areas for their courtship displays, making them easy targets. Sadly, when females are killed at this time, the survival rate of their chicks drops drastically, hindering the continuation of the species even further.
Photographed at @dallas_world_aquarium.
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#turkeyday #thanksgiving #ocellatedturkey #turkey #colorful #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark
Reposted in @gridsapp


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❤️🦃 #animallover #birdlover #allcreaturesgreatandsmall #veganfortheanimals #friendnotfood #herewithusnotforus #Repost @joelsartore ・・・
Happy Thanksgiving from this gorgeous male ocellated turkey! These turkeys are clearly much more colorful than others of their kind, boasting a bright blue face and iridescent feathers. Though males are slightly brighter than females, both sexes are stunningly colored with distinctive eyespots on the end of their tailfeathers. These birds are found in the Yucatán Peninsula and have a very generalist diet, feeding on anything from plant matter to insects. Their chicks are highly energetic and feed mainly on insects for the first month of life.
These turkeys are currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to over-hunting, especially during breeding season since they prefer open areas for their courtship displays, making them easy targets. Sadly, when females are killed at this time, the survival rate of their chicks drops drastically, hindering the continuation of the species even further.
Photographed at @dallas_world_aquarium.
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#turkeyday #thanksgiving #ocellatedturkey #turkey #colorful #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

California Valley Miwok Tribe
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(Sound on!) The cockle may seem like easy prey but it's got a trick up its sleeve (or... in its shell). Like all bivalves, this cockle has a 'foot.' It can be used to tunnel into the sediment or, in case of emergency, making a quick getaway. #animalfacts #ucluelet #uclueletaquarium #tofino #ucluelettourism #aquarium #pnwaquarium #pnw #pnwonderland #marinelife #marinebiology #marineinvertebrates #inverts #vanisle #ocean #pacific #weloveanimals #nerd #nerdalert #nerdingout


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Happy Thanksgiving from this gorgeous male ocellated turkey! These turkeys are clearly much more colorful than others of their kind, boasting a bright blue face and iridescent feathers. Though males are slightly brighter than females, both sexes are stunningly colored with distinctive eyespots on the end of their tailfeathers. These birds are found in the Yucatán Peninsula and have a very generalist diet, feeding on anything from plant matter to insects. Their chicks are highly energetic and feed mainly on insects for the first month of life.
These turkeys are currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to over-hunting, especially during breeding season since they prefer open areas for their courtship displays, making them easy targets. Sadly, when females are killed at this time, the survival rate of their chicks drops drastically, hindering the continuation of the species even further.
Photographed at @dallas_world_aquarium.
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#turkeyday #thanksgiving #ocellatedturkey #turkey #colorful #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark


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