Month: August 2012

Baby Squirrel Monkey Cuteness OVERLOAD!

 © Wildlife Learning Center    © Wildlife Learning Center  © Wildlife Learning Center Tammy from the Wildlife Learning Centersent me these drop-dead cute photos of baby Kingston the Squirrel Monkey!! Would you just look at those big black eyes?!? Tammy says: “He was born on August 17 at another facility, sadly his mother rejected him. Best guess she was a first time mom and didn’t know what to do. We were very lucky and got him hours after he was born. Due to being such a tiny one though, he needs constant care and feeding. The first week we had Hume he was eating every 2 hours!!! So everyone who is willing at WLC is sharing the responsibility of his care so one person doesn’t get too worn out, I had him last weekend. While it was exhausting it was def worth every second I got to spend with him:) I am madly in love!!!!” If you are near Sylmar, CA you should definitely make a trip to the Wildlife Learning Center. It’s a cute little place with an amazing array of rescued animals. Kind of like my heaven on...

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Mystery Solved & Most Beautiful Anole Revealed

© Tim White  © Tim White  © Tim White © Charlotte Best  Habitat: Native to Jamaica, Introduced to Bermuda Status: Least Concern Back in 2009, I went with my family on vacation to Bermuda. Whilst there I spotted one of the most beautiful lizards I had ever seen. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had been walking back up from the beach and there in front of me was this gorgeous ombre-style lizard. Its colors faded from a jade green to a sky blue to a deep purple and then trailed off into a light dusty brown. Here’s the one snap that I got before it took off:  I had forgotten about this little guy until now, when I was doing some research on anole species found in Bermuda. I had never known what kind of anole I had spotted that day – but I do now! It’s a Jamaican Anole (Anolis grahami) which was historically endemic to – you guessed it – Jamaica, but was introduced to Bermuda. I remember when I started to get close to it in order to try and get a better photo it started doing “push ups” in front of me and flashing its bright yellow/orange dewlap. Now I’ve learned that this was territorial behavior, basically saying, “back it UP, bro.” It ran away after that, but I guess they will...

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Part of Your Balanced Breakfast: Egg Shell Shrimp

© Mark Thomas © Kevin Lee   © Karen Honeycutt   © Mark Thomas Habitat: Indo-Pacific Ocean: East Africa to Malaysia Status: No Conservation Concerns Don’t be fooled – these aren’t the leftovers of some mermaid’s egg white omelet. It’s just an Egg Shell Shrimp (Hamopontonia corallicola) that is perfectly camouflaged as, well, an egg shell. Its coloring also comes in handy because of its constant surroundings. It’s normally found on the mushroom coral Heliofungia sp though you’d be hard-pressed to actually spot it in person since the blending in power is quite strong with this...

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Who Knew a Sea Robin Could be So Freaking Strange-looking?

via: http://funkysafari.tumblr.com via: nefsc.noaa.gov via: NOAA Explorer  © kancil2180 via: eol.org Habitat: Eastern Pacific; Costa Rica to northern Peru; vagrant in the Galapagos. Status: Not Listed This almost scorpion-looking fish is called the Bearded Armored Sea Robin (Peristedion barbiger). It’s found in depths of 50-295 m and reaches lengths of 15.5 cm in length. Not a very big creature by any means but that doesn’t make it any less intimidating.  They ‘walk’ along the sea floor with their makeshift legs, otherwise known as specialized pectoral fins, and dig in the sand to find prey with their shovel-like nose. They’re not insanely interesting fish… just insanely...

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