A shoebill (Africa - BBC)
Volunteers across the nation are taking shelter dogs on daily jogs to give them a little exercise and a better chance at adoption.
Sometimes We Save Each Other
This is a real photo snapped by my friend Darren (Darren Hoyt, web designer extraordinaire). A few years ago, he discovered this unlikely stack of animals trapped in the filter well of a swimming pool. It was late summer and it had been raining all week. MORE
White world by *Svenimal:)
Humpback whale breaches off of Alaska’s Admiralty Island
National Geographic | January 1984
Photo by Mickaël Léger
The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme southeastern Georgia. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura.
The star-nosed mole is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer’s organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations. [ read more ]