Patagonian Mara babies born in Amsterdam zoo. Last month in the Amsterdam zoo “Artis Royal Zoo” were born three adorable babies of Patagonian maras. The new born maras are already adapted to a full life in the wild, the same as adults. As shown by medical examination, small maras were born healthy and now they can be seen in the open-air cage with the rest of the group. Patagonian Mara (Latin Dolichotis patagona) – refers to the rodents, herbivorous, rabbit-like animal, also known as the Patagonian hare or Patagonian pig. The Patagonian maras inhabit dry, grassy areas of South America, mainly in the vast Argentine pampas. They are herbivores, adapted to the arid climate. Mara can go without water for a long time, getting it together with food.
Category Archive: Animals
Unicellular organisms colorful kingdom. It is believed that single-celled organisms were first inhabitants on Earth, and their colorful world is deservedly called the kingdom by scientists. The oldest microorganisms are considered to be bacteria and archaea. In fact, Colorful single-celled animals and prokaryotes were discovered by Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek – a Dutch tradesman and scientist, known as “the Father of Microbiology”. A unicellular organism consists of only one cell. These organisms live together, and each cell in the colony is the same. However, each cell must carry out all life processes in order for that cell to survive. In contrast, even the simplest multicellular organisms have cells that depend on each other in order to survive. Most unicellular organisms are of microscopic size and are thus classified as microorganisms. However, some unicellular protists and bacteria are macroscopic and visible to the naked eye.
Long-eared owl by Oleg Broskin
Oleg Broskin, 55, is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer from Siberian city of Omsk. His passion is traveling with camera. Though he is not a professional photographer, his shots are very popular on the net. Through his photographs Oleg Broskin shows the beauty of Siberia and its cities. Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Altai – vast regions of Siberia, with its magnificent nature, animals, birds. In this post – the images of a beautiful creature Long-eared owl, which belongs to typical owls. Interesting fact about this owl is its ability to rotate its head to 180 degrees.
The leaping lemurs of Madagascar.
British freelance nature photographer from London Dale Morris (40), traveled to the African island to observe the bright-white lemur, who are on the verge of extinction. There are more than 100 species of lemur living on the African island and all are endangered and classed as between vulnerable and critically endangered. The black and white lemur shows its dexterity on two legs as it is pictured running along the ground. The trick shot, which makes it appear as if there are four lemurs, was taken by Dale Morris using time-lapse photography.
Painting by stray dog Arbor.
The former owner of this black 2-year-old dog had left him in the street, from where he got into an animal shelter. The new owner from a wealthy family took the poor stray dog to his home. Soon, the saviors of the stray dog, a couple – Bryce and Jennifer Henderson discovered the ability of their adopted highly intelligent dog Arbor to paint. So, they taught him to hold a small brush with his mouth, while they kept the canvas in front of the artist. It’s amazing, the two-year-old Arbor draws shapes, chooses colors to create his abstract drawings. Arbor’s paintings have admirers, and his colorful paintings are sold for $ 450 each. Besides, the Hendersons donate money from these paintings to a local animal shelter. It usually takes Arbor 15 minutes to complete a painting, and he usually paints once a month. The information about the wonderful dog appeared on the Turkish website korhaber.com.
Friendship of bear cub and chimpanzee. Five-month-old grizzly bear cub Bam Bam and 16-month-old chimp Vali have been inseparable since being introduced at the Myrtle Beach Safari park in South Carolina, where they were born. Park owner Bhagavan Antle said staff decided to see whether the pair would hit it off when Bam Bam reached the same size as Vali – even though bears grow much faster than chimps. ‘We got them out there playing on a sunny day and they went on and on for hours,’ he said. ‘Neither of them wanted to quit. They would lie down and fall asleep at our feet, wake back up and start wrestling again.’ Visitors delight in watching them wrestling and playing tag. In the wild, Bam Bam would live in the wilds of North America, while Vali’s natural home is the jungle of central Africa.
Black and white lamb Battenberg.
Battenberg is four week-old lamb whose black and white markings saved his life. The Texel cross lamb was born on a Welsh farm during heavy snow. Farmer Richard Griffiths only spotted the lamb because of his striped face. A lamb’s unusual markings saved his life – because his half-black face helped a Welsh farmer spot him in his snow-covered fields. The two-faced lamb was named Battenberg by the farmer’s young sons, who say his stripey face reminds them of the cake. His front right leg and back left legs are black – while the other two are white.