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la ménagerie

This is my third time to Paris, and the last two times I visited I went to the natural history museum and it is by far my favorite museum in the entire world. Their collection of stuffed specimens is fantastic, and they even have a stuffed dodo bird. But every time I have wandered through those gardens that lead to the museum I never knew that there was a beautiful zoo just beyond the row of trees.

Przewalski's Horse
Przewalski’s Horse

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any hope for the amur leopard?

In the far reaches of Russia the worlds most endangered cat now struggles for survival. A unique leopard set apart by its lanky legs and long fur, it has long been hunted for its beautiful spotted coat. Where the Amur leopard was once known to live along the Korean Peninsula, the last 50 Amur leopards are now found only in the Russia Far East and northeastern China.

Amur Leopard Scout Wallpaper

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lions and tigers and coatis oh my!

I was sitting in my parents room watching animal planet when I watched a group of volunteers rescue fourteen cougars, five lions and one tiger from a neglectful home in Poetry, Texas. The floors were covered in feces and many of the cats were without water and on the verge of starvation, then these people came in in their lime green shirts and took them and gave them a better home.

Photo by In-Sync Exotics
Photo by In-Sync Exotics

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unlikely mothers

Yesterday was mothers day and so in honor of all the mothers out there, on two legs and on four I am going to tell you a little bit about some very different animal mothers. Dogs adopting lions, whales adopting dolphins, and even a lion adopting an antelope.

Photo from Life with Dogs
Photo from Life with Dogs

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dolphins and rape

Once again, the middle of the week has rolled around and I find my self having an abysmally low level of motivation as my finals inch ever closer. So what better way to distract myself than with dolphin sex! Dolphins are known for getting frisky quite often, because everyone knows that darlin’ it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me!

Dolphin sex

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HELP! de-extinction quotes needed

I’m calling out to all of my followers to beg you guys for some quotes and your opinions on DE-EXTINCTION.

There are people thinking about bringing back things like mammoths, shasta ground sloths and even the passenger pigeon.

Any thoughts or responses are welcome! If you don’t want to post anything here my email is: sabell@smu.edu

PLEASE don’t spam my email.

Photo from Adventure Sports Journal
Photo from Adventure Sports Journal

odd animal profile: okapi

It’s a zebra! No! It’s an antelope! No! It’s a giraffe! No! It’s an okapi!

There are not a lot of animals as strange as the okapi, with its black and white stripes, 12 inch long purple-prehensile tongue and its red goo it secretes from it’s skin.

 

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plight of the pangolins

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Meet the Pangolin, often referred to as the scaly anteater. This cute arboreal animal has no teeth and sleeps all day. It reminds me of Sandshrew the pokémon and has adorable little eyes that see into your very soul. It’s an odd little animal that desperately needs your help

On April 13, 2013 roughly 2000 frozen pangolins were found on a Chinese fishing vessel that had run aground.

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