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Technically, they are called Costasiella kuroshimae…

… but their informal name is ‘Leaf Sheep.’ They’re one of the only animals in the world that can perform photosynthesis; they eat algae, suck out the chloroplasts, and incorporate them into their own bodies.

It’s a phenomenon known as functional kleptoplasty, if you want to get all geeky and technical about it (which I do). Basically it means they’re kind of like solar-powered slugs!

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ATTENTION ANOTHER GEEP HAS BEEN BORN

THIS TIME IN THE US

HAIL THE AMERICAN GEEP

Donkey Nanny, Lombardy, Italy.

In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.

Photo: Elspeth Kinneir

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