Axolotl is the best known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. But it doesn’t stop them from reproduction. They look very funny and cute, especially they give the impression to smile all the time. Nowadays, they are listed as endangered species.
A lot of you have already seen pictures when a spider eats a bird. But this is not the only predator that does this, there is also the praying mantis that sometimes hunts birds. I never thought that an insect could hunt birds, well, I was wrong. In this selection, you will see photos of spider and praying mantis that hunt and eat birds. Only one thing to say - poor birds!
Cymothoa exigua or the Tongue eating louse is a parasitic crustacean. It tends to be 3 to 4 cm long. This parasite attaches itself at the base of the spotted rose snapper's tongue, entering the fish's mouth through its gills. It then proceeds to extract blood through the claws on its front three pairs of legs. As the parasite grows, less and less blood reaches the tongue, and eventually the organ atrophies from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ.
During the counting of cattle on a farm, the owner discovered that one calf was missing. Soon, the missing calf was found at the bottom of an abandoned well. It couldn’t get out. To save the calf, the farmer had to call the fire brigade and an excavator. They dug a trench, broke the wall of the well and pulled the scared animal out.
Here is an unusual animal that lives in one office in Russia. This is a Pelodiscus sinensis or a Chinese soft-shelled turtle. In nature, this turtle lives in the Far East of Russia and in several Asian countries. The owner says that the animal is aggressive and throws itself on the glass, if you put your hand against it.
In order to collect the letters of this alphabet, the photographer Kjell Sandved spent many years. The fact is that all these letters were photographed on the wings of butterflies. This is very beautiful and you should definitely see it ;)
This series of spectacular pics is for lovers of what Mother Nature has created in its waters. The photos are truly beautiful. You will see different animal species like Lightbulb Sea Squirts, Violet Sea Slugs or anemones…etc.
The guardians of a park in Colorado found a bear sitting in a special pit for skateboarders. It seems that the bear had spent the whole night there. He wasn’t able to get out of there because the concrete walls are smooth and there is nothing to cling to. Look after the jump how they helped him.
The whole ‘show’ lasted few seconds. Wildlife photographers were watching the bait for three hours in the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Town (South Africa), when at last, a great white shark weighing over two tonnes jumped out of the water for a few yards, catching its prey. And the photographers could take a picture of this incredible jump, just the way they wanted.
I’m not a fan of poodles, to be honest, it’s quite the opposite but those ones are really funny. I could easily say that it’s a piece of crap and we should not make that to dogs but c’mon, look at the camel, it’s so funny! And the others are great too. You may wonder why people did that to their poodles, well the reason is simple – they were all competing for the title of top dog at 'creative grooming' shows across the US. Owners of the dogs (mostly women) have only two hours to transform them into another creatures, but the poodles are colored before they arrive. I call it art, funny and original art. I wish there were more of those creations to see in this series of pictures. Enjoy!
Recently, in the Denver Zoo, emperor tamarin twins were born. The father of those babies died before they were born and their mother died 9 days after their birth. The Zoo staff has made all the necessary efforts to ensure babies’ survival. Incredibly cute little creatures
10 years ago, the elephant named Motola has lost her leg after she stepped on a landmine. Now she’s 48 years old and the Thai workers of a veterinary hospital have made her a present - a real leg prosthesis. Well done, guys.
Animals often get stuck and it happens usually because of their curiosity. In most cases, they can’t get out by themselves and need human’s helping hand ;) For example, this stoat traveled sixty miles in the engine compartment.