Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Nine Cutest Animals in 2012.

Cuddly animals have never been more popular on the Internet. All the world media almost every day funny or cute pictures and videos of animals that melted and most constricted heart. For lovers of sweet little animals enjoy this list.

1. Bu, bristled baby anteater

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Thorny old baby anteater only 30 days were brought to the zoo, "Taronga" after they found him helpless on the track near Sydney.

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Experts suspect that the animal, which is named Boo, fell out of his mother's bag. Individuals of this species would not leave lairs before the 45th of age.

2. Prince Harry, a pygmy hippo in South Africa

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To the small hippos there is something irresistible posbeno shows an example of Prince Harry, preslatkog dwarf hippopotamus from the zoo in Kango ranch in South Africa.

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At the photo session for the South African media, this member of an endangered species (pygmy hippopotamus has a total of 3,000 at large) kissed one of the employees at the zoo.

3. Cute Duck Chases Man

Ducklings are certainly among the most spoiled creatures on Earth, but when they get angry, it should be kept! One user "YouTube" video of this set is "dangerous" Duckling who is chasing him as in a Hollywood movie. Bruce Willis can finally retire.

4. Kofi, "most coolers" dog in the world

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"Dressed up" in jeans and "Stark", with sunglasses on his head, the dog Kofi certainly was the biggest star "Bike Week" in Mexico City, 11, November 2012. year. Thousands of pedestrians, runners, cyclists, skaters and pet owners "won" the streets of Mexico City that day, but only by Kofi came to almost all of the media world.

5. Prairie dog that enjoys brushing

6. Brown honey who woke up from hibernation ...

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... And that's not 100 percent ready for the new labor victories.

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7. Mini pig Hamlet: To get or not get down the stairs?

8. New born deer getting started has become Internet stars

9. Panda, cutest newborn zoo in San Diego

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The San Diego Zoo’s newest panda cub got another checkup today and his vets report that he's growing well, especially around the waist, and is just starting to see.

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"The cub weighed 4.9 pounds this morning and veterinarians noted that his eyes are almost open now and believe the cub has some vision but it is likely limited to light and shadows," the zoo announced in a statement Thursday (Sept. 20). "His chest now measures 12.5

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Eight Animals Tricksters

Animals are very shrewd when it comes to their survival for dear life. Some of the best animal evolution groomed to perfection imitation leaves. Not only confuse people, but all of them as predators to their prey. Look at those who are cheaters approach.

Tubenose Bat

Twisted leaves mimickig tubenose bat.

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Kuranda's Bat Rescue is an amazing sanctuary for Australia bats, fruit bats, flying foxes, etc. The bats absolutely /adore/ the people who run it. I highly recommend a visit. They do Good Work, and the bats are incredible.

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The eastern or Queensland tube-nosed bat (Nyctimene robinsoni) is a megabat in the family Pteropodidae that lives in north-eastern Australia. N. robinsoni is one of the few species in Pteropodidae that roosts solitarily. They get their common name from their raised tubular nostrils which is unlike most other species in the family. They are a deep brown with gray heads and sparse yellow spotting.

Leaf Fish

Believe it or not these are all the fish in different colors, not the leaves.

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Leaffishes are small freshwater fishes of the Polycentridae family, from South America.

They usually have large heads, cryptic colors and very large protractile mouths. Those features, along with their peculiar movements help them to catch fairly large prey for the size of their bodies, including small fish, aquatic insects and other invertebrates.

Their odd leaf-like appearance make them interesting fishes for aquarium hobbyists. That is likely because of their unique lifestyle, hanging around in the upper story of the tank imitating the leaves that commonly fall in temperate rivers were it typically lives.

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They are extremely agile hunters, capable of consuming prey within a quarter of a second.

Leaf Mimic Matis

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This species of praying mantis is always brown, but the shade of brown may vary between individuals. Their brown color is not solid all over, but it has dark and light spots to mimic a dead leaf. On their back they have a huge shield (prothorax), making it look even more like a dead leaf. This feature can be seen almost all species in the Deroplatys genus.
This is one of the largest species of cryptic mantis kept in captivity successfully.

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They are about as big as the commonly kept species (Sphodromantis, Hierodula) but are very well camouflaged. Females are about 9 cm long, the males are a bit smaller with their 7 or 8 cm. Males have a small shield on their prothorax and their body is not as wide as that of the females.

Leaf mimic frog

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This is a leaf mimic frog we spotted along the trail. His coloration makes it look just like the leaves on the forest floor.  This one is a baby.

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An incredible list form of frogs, which is almost invisible in the woods. For its finding really need to wear glasses.

Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko

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Satanic leaf tailed geckos have shades of tan, brown, gray, and green . They have ripples in their skin and have tails that look like leaves making them rater difficult to distinguish from a small pile of leaves. Leaf tailed geckos are four to six inches long. The life span of these geckos in the wild is three to five years.

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The Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to the island of Madagascar. First described in 1888 by George Albert Boulenger, U. phantasticus is the smallest in body of the Uroplatus geckos, though there is an ongoing debate as to whether one of its cousins, U. ebenaui, is smaller because of its shorter tail. It may also be known as the eyelash leaf tailed gecko or the fantastic leaf tailed gecko.

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Its specific name phantasticus is the Latin word for "imaginary" based upon the gecko's unique appearance which led Belgian naturalist George Albert Boulenger, to describe it as “mythical” in 1888.

Leaf Mimicking Katydid

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The family Tettigoniidae, known in American English as katydids and in British English as bush-crickets, contains more than 6,400 species. It is part of the suborder Ensifera and the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to grasshoppers. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

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The diet of tettigoniids includes leaves, flowers, bark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predatory, feeding on other insects, snails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. Some are also considered pests by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth. Large tettigoniids can inflict a painful bite or pinch if handled but seldom break the skin.

Leaf-Mimic Butterfly

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This butterfly displays one of the best examples of camouflage known to science, and one of the most obvious examples of Divine design.  It is perfectly designed to mimic an unappetizing dead leaf, from the tatters in the brown wings to the way it sways in the breeze.  If it weren’t for the thin legs and antennae, this animal would be impossible to spot among the leaves of the forest.

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Wild leaf-mimic butterfly exploring a researcher's hand in the Amazon rainforest - Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Not only is this insect almost invisible to predators, but also gifted with great speed and agility.  If disturbed, it can fly away at speeds over 20 miles per hour into the trees.  God gave the Leaf-Mimic Butterfly this wide range of concealing and evasive designs so it can pollinate the tropical plant life in relative peace and safety.

Scorpion Spider (Arachnura angura )

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Scorpion spider (Arachnura angura ) Family - Araneidae These spiders mimic litter, like twigs or dead leaves. common names are tailed spider, scorpion-tailed spider and scorpion spider. They do curl up their tail when disturbed, but this tail is completely harmless.

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Females are between 1 and 3 cm long, males reach only 2 mm and are tailless. From a distance, this 7mm spider looks just like a dead leaf hanging in from a web.The interesting thing is- if we blow some air to the web it is sticking into, it will even oscillate like a dead leaf sticking to a web..! Nature is amazing...

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Amazing Pink Insects in Nature

Pink color is very rare in nature, except of course, colorful flowers, but when it comes to animals, especially insects to the exclusive rights. If you've ever had the luck to see the shocking pink insect and thought it was the only one, you are wrong, yet there are much more.! Here you can see just such a unique list of unusual pink color insects.

Pink Lady Bug

Some types of wildlife need to stand out. The rare pink LadyBug is proof of that. A pink Lady Bug is rare, but not so rare that we don't have photographs to enjoy!

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This capture reminds me of a 'girly girl scene. I think: Barbie, dollhouses, glitter & playing princess - when I see this. This is so surreal... like a dream. Yet this ladybug is so cute & inviting. I feel like she is inviting me in to play.

Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are actually beetles in the Coleoptera family Coccinellidae. As insects go, they are a very beneficial group, being natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and other critters that damage plants by feeding on their sap.

Pink Katydid

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First discovered in 1887, TreeHugger argues you'd be more likely to spot a unicorn in the wild than one of these precious hot pink critters, especially given only one in 500 have this fluorescent glow.

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Pink katydid: the pink colouring of some katydids is due to a condition called erythrism, an unusual reddish pigmentation that can affect an animal's body, skin, feathers, hair or eggshells. It is caused by diet or a genetic mutation that either leads to the absence of a normal pigment or the excessive production of another. in katydids, the pink colouring might be a kind of camouflage that hides them on reddish or pinkish plants.

Pink Grasshopper

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Ever seen a bright pink grasshopper?The Pink grasshopper is probably an unusual colour form of a common grasshopper.

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They can be variable in colour with green, brownish, purple-red and pink forms recorded, although green forms are most common. Colour forms are genetically determined and some populations can show high frequency of pink grasshoppers.

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The range of the Meadow Grasshopper extends from the Atlantic coast of Europe to the Urals. It is found from Scandinavia in the north to southern Spain and Anatolia in the south. It prefers moist vegetation and in southern regions is typically found in river valleys and at altitude (up to approx 2000m), not being found in arid areas.

Pink Praying Mantis

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Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 valid species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.

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The English common name for any species in the order is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits.

Pink Dragonflies

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This is the first dragonflies very special life in the Americas. Especially in the same pink dragonfly is found only in males and dark pink as when they're young.Males of the Roseate Skimmer dragonfly (Orthemis ferruginea) are characterized by their bright pink body (abdomen, actually) whereas the females prefer orange shades.

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Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today.

Pink Spider

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Flamingos aside, you do not get to see the color pink in the animal kingdom a great deal.  A notable exception is and the pink spider.  Yet this is by no means a separate species – this coloring affects around one in 500.  You may have already guessed that the condition is something similar to albinism.

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Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms.

Pink Elephant Hawk Moth

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Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family.
The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan).

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Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate. However in some parts of the Mediterranean and China the adults may be seen from April on, sometimes having two broods in a year.

Pink Flatid Hopper

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The flatid hoppers begin their lives pink from carotenoid synthesis. They feed on host plants and as a result they can be found in colonies which can be as large as 50 individuals. As they age they lose their colouration, becoming green.Ankarana national park, Madagascar.

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At first glance it may seem that twig strewn soft pink buds that are about to dissolve. No matter how true! If you get closer, it becomes clear that this is not at all the flowers, but very real creatures - hundreds of pink insects. If they bother, they will take off and land in a safe place, and once again become the beautiful "flowers."

Pink Cyanide Millipede

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Among the most bizarre to be discovered was a hot-pink, spiny dragon millipede, Desmoxytes purpurosea.. The millipedes have glands that produce cyanide to protect them from predators.

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First documented in 2007, the shocking pink dragon millipede--yes, that's its real name--is among more than a thousand new species found in the Greater Mekong region in the last ten years, WWF announced on December 15, 2008. Far from a fashion statement, the animal's bright color probably warns predators of the millipede's toxicity.

Pink Moth

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A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths; there are thought to be about 160,000 species of moth (nearly ten times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described.

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Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. This beautiful pink moth is obviously active and remarkable day.

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