ZOOLOGY BY JEREMY ZOLA
BACHELOR OF ZOOLOGY. HAS WORKED WITH WILDCATS, WOLVES, BIRDS OF PREY, AND SEA TURTLES - AMONGST MANY OTHER ANIMALS, EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC. THIS BLOG SERVES AS AN OUTLET FOR MY ENDLESS CURIOSITY FOR THE NATURAL WORLD AND IS MEANT TO BE INTERACTIVE - I ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS, REQUESTS, AND QUESTIONS.
Sunday, March 25
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Fossa by Nick Garbutt

Fossa by Nick Garbutt

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Monday, March 19
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Addax
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Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) - CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
… lives in the Sahara desert of Africa. The Addax stands about 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder and its weight varies from 60 to 120 kilograms (130 to 260 lb). It is closely related to the oryx, but differs from other antelopes by having large square teeth like cattle and lacking the typical facial glands. Although extremely rare in its native habitat due to unregulated hunting, it is quite common in captivity. They are sometimes hunted as trophies on ranches in the United States.
These animals are mainly nocturnal, particularly in summers. In the day they dig into the sand in shady locations and rest in these depressions, which also protect them from sandstorms. Addax herds contain both males and females and have from two to twenty animals, though they had more in previous times. They will generally stay in one place and only wander widely in search of food. Addax have a strong social structure, probably based on age, and herds are led by the oldest male or female…
(read more: Wikipedia)     (photo: MathKnight)

Addax

rhamphotheca:

Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) - CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

… lives in the Sahara desert of Africa. The Addax stands about 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder and its weight varies from 60 to 120 kilograms (130 to 260 lb). It is closely related to the oryx, but differs from other antelopes by having large square teeth like cattle and lacking the typical facial glands. Although extremely rare in its native habitat due to unregulated hunting, it is quite common in captivity. They are sometimes hunted as trophies on ranches in the United States.

These animals are mainly nocturnal, particularly in summers. In the day they dig into the sand in shady locations and rest in these depressions, which also protect them from sandstorms. Addax herds contain both males and females and have from two to twenty animals, though they had more in previous times. They will generally stay in one place and only wander widely in search of food. Addax have a strong social structure, probably based on age, and herds are led by the oldest male or female…

(read more: Wikipedia)     (photo: MathKnight)

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Friday, December 16
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Hector’s Dolphins

Hector’s Dolphins

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Tuesday, December 6
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Sunday, June 19
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Iberian Lynx And Kitten

Iberian Lynx And Kitten

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The Iberian lynx, Lynx pardinus, is a critically endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is one of the most endangered cat species in the world. the Iberian lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots with a coat that is often light grey or various shades of light brownish-yellow.  The coat is also noticeably shorter than in other lynxes, which are  typically adapted to colder environments. The Iberian lynx is smaller than its northern relatives, and typically hunts smaller animals, usually no larger than hares. It also differs in habitat choice, with Iberian lynx inhabiting open scrub and Eurasian lynx inhabiting forests. (Wiki.)

The Iberian lynx, Lynx pardinus, is a critically endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is one of the most endangered cat species in the world. the Iberian lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots with a coat that is often light grey or various shades of light brownish-yellow. The coat is also noticeably shorter than in other lynxes, which are typically adapted to colder environments. The Iberian lynx is smaller than its northern relatives, and typically hunts smaller animals, usually no larger than hares. It also differs in habitat choice, with Iberian lynx inhabiting open scrub and Eurasian lynx inhabiting forests. (Wiki.)

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Gharial Swimming

Gharial Swimming

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The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also called Indian gavial or gavial, is the only surviving member of the once well-represented family Gavialidae, a long-established group of crocodilians with long, slender snouts. The gharial is listed as a critically endangered species by IUCN. Gharials are exceeded in size only by the Saltwater Crocodile.  Male individuals of up to 6 metres (20 ft) were commonly encountered in  the past, but such large individuals are unknown today. Its elongated, narrow snout becomes proportionally shorter and thicker  as an animal ages. The bulbous growth on the tip of a male’s snout  renders gharials the only visibly sexually dimorphic crocodilian. (Wiki.)

The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also called Indian gavial or gavial, is the only surviving member of the once well-represented family Gavialidae, a long-established group of crocodilians with long, slender snouts. The gharial is listed as a critically endangered species by IUCN. Gharials are exceeded in size only by the Saltwater Crocodile. Male individuals of up to 6 metres (20 ft) were commonly encountered in the past, but such large individuals are unknown today. Its elongated, narrow snout becomes proportionally shorter and thicker as an animal ages. The bulbous growth on the tip of a male’s snout renders gharials the only visibly sexually dimorphic crocodilian. (Wiki.)

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Monday, June 13
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Group Of Babirusas Resting

Group Of Babirusas Resting

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The babirusas are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. The male has highly conspicuous tusks formed from the canine teeth,  but their exact shape depends on the species. In the north Sulawesi  babirusa, they grow upward through the skull and curve back towards the  skull between the eyes, while they lack the strong curve in the Togian babirusa. Both the north Sulawesi and Togian babirusa are nearly bald (with only  very fine hairs), but the latter has a relatively distinct tail-tuft.  All extant species of babirusa are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction, resulting in them being listed as vulnerable or endangered by the IUCN. (Wiki.)

The babirusas are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. The male has highly conspicuous tusks formed from the canine teeth, but their exact shape depends on the species. In the north Sulawesi babirusa, they grow upward through the skull and curve back towards the skull between the eyes, while they lack the strong curve in the Togian babirusa. Both the north Sulawesi and Togian babirusa are nearly bald (with only very fine hairs), but the latter has a relatively distinct tail-tuft. All extant species of babirusa are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction, resulting in them being listed as vulnerable or endangered by the IUCN. (Wiki.)

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Monday, June 6
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Kakapo Eating Berries

Kakapo Eating Berries

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The Kakapo (Māori: kākāpō, meaning night parrot), Strigops habroptila, also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. It is the  world’s only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal,  herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care. It is also possibly one of the world’s longest-living birds. The Kakapo is critically endangered; as of February 2010, only 131 living individuals are known, most of which have been given names. (Wiki.)

The Kakapo (Māori: kākāpō, meaning night parrot), Strigops habroptila, also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. It is the world’s only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care. It is also possibly one of the world’s longest-living birds. The Kakapo is critically endangered; as of February 2010, only 131 living individuals are known, most of which have been given names. (Wiki.)

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Sunday, June 5
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Spectacled Bear With Newborn At The National Zoo In Washington, D.C.

Spectacled Bear With Newborn At The National Zoo In Washington, D.C.

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The Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as the Andean Bear and locally as ukuko, jukumari or ucumari is the last remaining ‘short-faced’ bear. The Spectacled Bear is a relatively small species of bear native to South America, where it is second only to the 3 tapir species as the largest extant land mammal. It has black fur with a  distinctive beige-coloured marking across its face and upper chest,  though not all Andean bears have “spectacle” markings. They are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. (Wiki.)

The Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as the Andean Bear and locally as ukuko, jukumari or ucumari is the last remaining ‘short-faced’ bear. The Spectacled Bear is a relatively small species of bear native to South America, where it is second only to the 3 tapir species as the largest extant land mammal. It has black fur with a distinctive beige-coloured marking across its face and upper chest, though not all Andean bears have “spectacle” markings. They are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. (Wiki.)

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Saturday, June 4
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Female Zanzibar Red Colobus And Her Baby

Female Zanzibar Red Colobus And Her Baby

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