jtotheizzoe:

biomorphosis:

When you flip bats upside down they become exceptionally sassy dancers [x].

I have been laughing at this for at least 5 minutes straight.

Chiroptera choreography!

endangereduglythings:

turtleconservancy:

A young Pig-Nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), from New Guinea and Australia, at a government facility just outside Bangkok, Thailand. 
The illegal trade in this species has grown exponentially in recent years, with Traffic’s new report estimating 1.5 to 2 million eggs being illegally collected annually. Without further protection and enforcement of current laws these captivating creatures could be in trouble.

I am really at a loss at what to say about this turtle.
I think I want to see an alien designed with that face.

endangereduglythings:

turtleconservancy:

A young Pig-Nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), from New Guinea and Australia, at a government facility just outside Bangkok, Thailand.

The illegal trade in this species has grown exponentially in recent years, with Traffics new report estimating 1.5 to 2 million eggs being illegally collected annually. Without further protection and enforcement of current laws these captivating creatures could be in trouble.

I am really at a loss at what to say about this turtle.

I think I want to see an alien designed with that face.

endangereduglythings:

cool-critters:

Hump-nosed lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus)

Lyriocephalus scutatus is a species of lizard within the agamid family.  It is the largest agamid endemic to Sri Lanka and lives in dense wet zone forests. It is also called the Hump-nosed Lizard. Inhabited in forests with high canopy, it also enters home gardens, and is found on low trees as well as on the ground. Active at day, it ascends higher reaches of trees to sleep at night. The typical threat posture is open-mouth gape, revealing the bright red lining of the oral cavity. This species is also known to feign death when picked up. Its diet comprises essentially of earthworms and also arthropods, including termites, butterflies, and moths. It is considered as “Near threatened" by the IUCN. 

photo credits: wiki, redlist, blueanimalbio

This lizard looks like a plastic toy. Like, a cheap one. I feel like if I squeezed it, there would be a little white noisemaker that would go, “SQUUUAAAAAAeeeennnnnk!”

endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Large Flying Fox - Pteropus vampyrus
Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera - Pteropodidae) is one of the largest bats in the world. Forearm length ranges from 18 to 22 cm, and mean wingspan is 1.5 m. It has long pointed ears and a dog-like or fox-like face and head.
Large flying foxes inhabit tropical forests and swamps from Madagascar to Australia and in most of continental and insular Southeast Asia.
Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are among the few wide-ranging frugivores still found in many parts of Southeast Asia and play important seed-dispersion and pollination roles in their ecosystems. However, besides their ecological services to humans, flying foxes also carry a number of zoonotic diseases such as the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus.
In some places throughout its geographic range P. vampyrus is hunted for sport, and there is a significant international market, both legal and illegal, for its meat and the various by-products that are used in traditional medicines. This species is currently considered to be globally Near-threatened by the IUCN. 
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Douglas Janson (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) | Locality: not indicated (2011) - Photo unframed

This animal is absolutely adorable.

endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Large Flying Fox - Pteropus vampyrus

Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera - Pteropodidae) is one of the largest bats in the world. Forearm length ranges from 18 to 22 cm, and mean wingspan is 1.5 m. It has long pointed ears and a dog-like or fox-like face and head.

Large flying foxes inhabit tropical forests and swamps from Madagascar to Australia and in most of continental and insular Southeast Asia.

Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are among the few wide-ranging frugivores still found in many parts of Southeast Asia and play important seed-dispersion and pollination roles in their ecosystems. However, besides their ecological services to humans, flying foxes also carry a number of zoonotic diseases such as the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus.

In some places throughout its geographic range P. vampyrus is hunted for sport, and there is a significant international market, both legal and illegal, for its meat and the various by-products that are used in traditional medicines. This species is currently considered to be globally Near-threatened by the IUCN. 

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Douglas Janson (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) | Locality: not indicated (2011) - Photo unframed

This animal is absolutely adorable.