funnywildlife: African Wildcat Kittens by audubonimages on Flickr. cute galore
funnywildlife: earth-song: The Lowland Paca (Cuniculus paca), also known as the Spotted Paca, is a large rodent found in tropical and sub-tropical America, from East-Central Mexico to Northern Argentina. It is called paca in most of its range, but tepezcuintle in most of Mexico and Central America, pisquinte in northern Costa Rica, jaleb in the Yucatán peninsula, conejo pintado in Panamá, guanta in Ecuador, majás orpicuro in Peru, jochi pintado in Bolivia, and boruga in Colombia. It is also known as the gibnut in Belize, where it is prized as agame animal, labba in Guyana, lapa in Venezuela, and lappe on the island of Trinidad. There is much confusion in the nomenclature of this and related species; see agouti. In particular, the popular term agouti or common agouti normally refers to species of the distinct Dasyprocta genus (such as the Central American Agouti, Dasyprocta punctata). Sometimes the word agouti is also used for a polyphyletic grouping uniting the families Cuniculidae and Dasyproctidae, which, besides the pacas and common agoutis, includes also the acouchis (Myoprocta). Cuniculus is the appropriate genus name instead of Agoutibased on a 1998 ruling of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature as the Lowland Paca’s genus.
A silhouetted giraffe photographed at Mashatu, Botswanaby Atkinson Photography & Safaris whilst leading an Eyes on Africa Photosafari.Grant will be back to the same area in July 2014. Details HERE
OMG, this is by far one of my favourite anigifs, I’ll never look orangutans in the same, lol! Forever reblog.
Osprey hunting a Carp Fish!This carp’s jaw appears to have dropped in surprise at being suddenly plucked from its home pond and whisked away to be this osprey’s fish supper..by Marius Cepulis Nature Photography