While they are members of the pig family, babirusa are unlike ordinary pigs. The name babirusa means “pig deer” in Malay and refers to the animals’ mixed appearance, with slim, deer-like limbs, and a stocky pig body and snout. They have small litters, the young develop quickly and piglets lack camouflage stripes that are common in other pig species. (photo: Ion Moe)


two cubs by Cloudtail the Snow Leopard
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Tawny crazy ants multiply faster than rabbits on an abacus, which would be fine if they didn’t absolutely despise all the technological feats of man. Some experts suspect they’re attracted to electricity itself, like a bunch of unlucky fetishists, while others believe the myriad nooks and crannies offer a good hiding spot for an ant species that isn’t capable of building burrows of its own. Either way, the result is the same. Whether it’s power outlets, NASA computers, chemical plant machinery, or even your precious Xbox, crazy ants are here to do two things: fuck up your gadgets, and chew bubblegum.

Of course the electricity kills them – they’re not immune to lightning (yet). But that doesn’t matter. Once the first wave arrives and gets zapped, their charred corpses emit a pheromone that attracts more crazy ants. The reinforcements use their deceased brethren as a biological bridge right into the guts of your sweet new Ultra HD TV, piling in until the device flash-fries itself in act of totally understandable suicide.

This is not a freak occurrence. In city environments, crazy ants can decimate every electronic device in an entire neighborhood. We’ve been sitting here fearing targeted EMP weapons, and all the while, biology has been toiling away on the far worse organic alternative.

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Ivar is almost exactly six months old, and I cannot BELIEVE how much he’s grown. I haven’t had him weighed in a while but hot damn, he stands as tall at the shoulder as Cabal does, and still has a ways to go.

Wolfdogs don’t typically exceed 100 pounds in weight (despite many misrepping owners making preposterous claims of their “wolves” being 150 or more). In fact, Ivar’s large size will likely be one of his more doggy traits. Wolves in the wild have been recorded at up to 148 pounds in recent years, but these individuals are exceptionally rare, and should be considered outliers to the norm. Most range between 75 - 100, with the majority being on the lighter end of the spectrum. 

For more information about wolfdogs, or to make a contribution to help, please check out www.packwestwolfdogrescue.org 



I wanted to animate one of the MM emojis and tried to add some inbetweens and experiment with shading and such. This was such a trial seeing as I am new to animation;; As you can see the timing fluctuated a bit throughout the process. Overall I’m glad I got to finish this ♥

Apprx: 12hrs of continuous work/research on wtf I’m doing LOL

Software used: SAI animation assistant 2, GIMP, PSD CS5

I humbly ask people not to remove my watermark on the finished version or repost these gifs anywhere else claiming credit for my work.