This is a baby stoat. It doesn’t need to attack other animals for food. It just gets within full range of the prey’s gaze and said prey is slain instantly from the power of cute.
worldlyanimals: 3/4 month old De Brazza’s Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus), Blackpool Zoo, England
- found near wetland forests of central and western Africa.
a fine way to say goodbye.Stoat (by black fox wildlife photography)
Common Dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius)
Dormice are well known for their habit of sleeping for much of the time. Their popular English name is thought to derive from the French word ‘dormir’ meaning ‘to sleep’. Dormice are known to hibernate for as much as seven months of the year. At the onset of colder weather in October, the animals will select a suitable site close to the ground to build a nest.
They then curl up and go to sleep until April. During hibernation, dormice slow down their bodily functions and enter a state of extreme torpor. In this state they feel cold to the touch and take some time to rouse themselves when handled. However, they do wake up periodically for a few hours at a time…
(read more: http://eol.org/pages/327940/overview)
(photo credit: Danielle Schwarz via Wikimedia Commons)
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) (by Gio’71)
Gerenuk (by NoIdentity)
Clouded Leopard (by robbobert)
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Iris, the Siberian tiger gives one of her triplets a loving lick - but he looks less than impressed.
The cub is one of three born to female Amur tiger Iris and her mate Kedr at Royev Ruchey Zoo in Siberia, who have already have seven babies.This seven-week-old tiger cub looks less than impressed as his mother gives him a hearty lick during his first foray into the open air at a Russian zoo.
Read more: mirror.co.uk
Singapore Zoo - Mandrill
Sloth (by guppiecat)
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Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel (Dremomys lokriah)
Photo: Kalyan Varma
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The Spotted Linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) is a linsang found in the forests of the central and eastern Himalaya. It is short, light coloured terrestrial mammal, with a slender body, a pointed head and small limbs. It stalks its prey by crawling on its belly, when it is often mistaken for a python or other heavy-built, perhaps even venomous snakes due to its slender appearance. Its diet consists of insects, rodents, lizards, birds and small mammals. It weighs less than 35 ounces (1 kilogram).
This melanistic Jaguar (Panthera onca) simply cannot believe the shit you just said about “judging people by the shoes they wear…”, srsly just shut the fuck up before he mauls you…
(photo: Ron Singer, USFWS)
The term “black panther: is usually reserved for melanistic (all black) jaguars (Panthera onca) and leopards (Panthera pardus). The term seems to be equally as applicable to both species. Amongst jaguars (who live in central and south america), melanism is a dominant trait, and amongst leopards (who live in asia and africa), melanism is a recessive trait. Normally, upon close inspection, one can also see the faint pattern (the spots) showing through the black of the animal’s coat.
(photo: a melanistic jaguar, by Gabe Taviano)
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