Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

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national zoo pygmy falcon.

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I can not STAND people that don’t take owning reptiles seriously.

You can’t just buy them a house, give them water, turn off their lamps, and call it a day. They take so much more care than that. 

I am talking about people who get monitors, beardies, snakes, & stuff like that. Getting a little turtle is not that much work. My stepdad and mom raise Poison Dart Frogs (which btw are not poisnous in captivity) and people want to buy them for their kids ALL the time. They won’t sell to people like that. Frogs are a lot of fucking work. Keep up with their vivs, cultures, and news flash YOU CAN’T HOLD FROGS. They aren’t dogs.

Someone posted earlier a picture of their monitor. They live in apartment. Yes, right now the monitor isn’t that big but do you know how big monitors get??? Have you seen a full grow black throat monitor, or even a savannah monitor, in person? They are HUGE. People who own them literally have to create dog runs for them. You can’t keep those things in a cage! 

Don’t even get me started on snakes. 

Please people… reptiles are not like fish. They need to be properly taken care of. Don’t be an uneducated ass hole. 

I like this but your ‘Reptiles Are Not Like Fish. They need to be properly taken care of’ is bullshit.

All animals need to be taken care of properly. It does not matter what it is. If you throw a pair of goldfish into a bowl or really anything less them 35-150 gallons you are an asshole and don’t deserve that animal.


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New Hampshire moths are practically sparrows. Two Luna moths, and a Polyphemus moth

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So why did they trespass and dismantle the farmer’s traps?

Probably because the unregulated slaughter of migratory songbirds in places like Cyprus and Malta is a serious ecologic concern and threatening the survival of many bird species in Europe. 

These birds are being slaughtered on a mass and unsustainable level, often for no reason at all, and the impact is being felt right across Europe with bird numbers dropping to record lows. These traps are also illegal but the police often wont do anything about them. Since governments and the police wont do anything to stop it happening sometimes it’s up to individuals to save these species. Because unless something is done then we will loose many of our native bird species. This is a serious problem that unfortunately not many people are aware of. 

More info on the slaughter of migratory birds in Europe can be found here: http://www.komitee.de/en/homepage

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Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.

A photograph that has recently been making the rounds on the Web shows a sign that has been put up at an undisclosed reserve. It reads:

Please be careful when sharing photos on social media. They can lead poachers to our rhino

Turn off geotag function and do not disclose where the photo was taken

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Here are a couple of gifs of the Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp.) encountered by the NOAA Okeanos crew a few days ago in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

(images: NOAA; via: Popular Science)

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Underwater seals love a belly rub, yes they do. See the unbelievably cute video here.

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A White weasel running with his prey.

A stoat.



A White weasel running with his prey.

A stoat.

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