Los Angeles Zoo Is ‘Takin’ with Newborn Calf
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has announced the birth of a healthy Takin! She was born on February 12 and can now be seen on exhibit.
Learn more at Zooborns!
Zoo Basel Welcomes a Critically Endangered Somali Wild Ass
A Somali Wild Ass has been born at Zoo Basel in Switzerland! The foal, named Lakisha, was born quickly and easily on March 27. Zoo Basel is a world leader in the conservation of this Critically Endangered species: Lakisha is the forty-first Somali Wild Ass to be born and raised at this zoo since 1972.
Read more at Zooborns.
Things that don’t exist
But totally should.
literally the animals in avatar the last airbender
Cuteness Dump #26
The other day I drew a bunch of terrestrial/aquatic animal hybrids. I’ll probably draw more soon because these weirdos were fun to draw.
Are any animals truly monogamous?
This is great.
I mean, it doesn’t cover sexual selection in non-harem contexts (like intersexual vs intrasexual selection and so on), but it is a lovely introduction all the same.
Bad-ass science cartoonist Maki Naro made a comic just for us!
Want to see the green heron in action? OK. Want to hear the Radiolab episode that inspired this comic? If you insist.
Biology valentines! I made a new one about the adorable and amazing relationship between capybaras and several bird species. I’m also including last year’s valentines. Much love and frondness to all!
We are not so different.
I love this, we are all just occupying different forms
False Zokor (Myospalax aspalax)
…a species of spalacid rodent that is native to China, Mongolia and Russia. False zokors typically inhabit steppes and farmlands and other areas that have rich dark soft soil. They spend most of their lives in intricate burrow systems which they inhabit by themselves, and feed mainly on underground roots of a wide variety. of plants. Like other spalacids false zokors have short limbs with large claws which aid them in digging.
Images: Andreas Buchheim