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Spotted hyena (crocuta crocuta)

-Also called the laughing hyena
-Largest of 3 species.
-Their conservation status is least concern.
-They live in clans with up to 80 people and are matriarchal
-They have good hearing and sharp vision at night
-Quite vocal
-Life span is up to 25 years
-Can weigh between 90 and 190 pounds
-Usually live in the savannas, woodlands, grasslands, deserts, mountains, and forests.
-Females are usually 3x larger than males
-Fighting is common in clans. Females fight for dominance and to keep males in line
-Females tend to have 3x the testosterone than males

-Mainly scavengers
-Can hunt though
-Will eat antelope, wildebeest, lizards, insects, birds, and snakes.
-Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania actually leave their dead for the hyenas due to overpopulation in Africa that is occurring.
-With their strong teeth, they can eat bones, hooves, and teeth.

-Alpha females give their young a hormone boost to be more aggressive when fighting for food.
-Can be hard for alpha females to conceive due to the extra androgen she received from her mother. It damages the ovaries.
-The clitoris protruded 7 inches from the body, having a penis like appearance.
-The death rate in first time mothers is high due the babies coming out of the ‘penis.’ A two pound cub rips through it which can be fatal.
-Males have to practice having sex with females because it’s so difficult.

March 26, 2016 - Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)

800th Bird

Found in Southeast Asia, these large hornbills have solid ivory-like casques, unlike the hollow casques of other hornbill species. Males sometimes fight in the air, clacking their casques together, probably in conflict over access to food. They eat mostly fruit, especially figs, along with some small mammals, snakes, and birds. Like other species of hornbill, they nest in tree cavities, where males seal the females inside the hollows during incubation, feeding them through a small opening. After the chicks hatch, females break out and reseal the cavity until the chicks fledge. Deforestation and forest fires have lead to population decreases. They are also hunted for their casques, which are used for carving, like ivory, and for their tail feathers. These extreme threats to their population, along with their slow breeding cycle have led to their conservation status recently changing from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered.

so this christmas I bought my conservative christian mum this statue for her counter top because she has a peacock themed kitchen. but it only just dawned on me now that they are two peacocks making a heart shape with thier combined bodies. two PEACOCKS. not one peahen and one peacock BUT TWO PEACOCKS. they be gAY. my mum has a colourful homoromantic statue displayed in her house and she doesn’t even know it.


Admiring the Kale by Helene Hoffman
Western Lowland Gorilla girl (Gorilla, gorilla, gorilla) “Joanne”. Born 3/14/14 to mother “Imani” and father “Winston” at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Conservation Status: Critically Endangered


Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

The Eastern box turtle is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. T. c. carolina is native to an eastern part of the United States. It is the only “land turtle” found in North Carolina, where it is the state reptile. Box turtles are slow crawlers, extremely long lived and slow to mature. In 2011 the IUCN downgraded its conservation status from Near Threatened to Vulnerable. When injured or damaged, the shell has the capacity to regenerate and reform. Granular tissue slowly forms and keratin slowly grows underneath the damaged area to replace damaged and missing scutes. Over time, the damaged area falls off, revealing the new keratin formed beneath it. The eating habits of eastern box turtles vary greatly due to individual taste, temperature, lighting, and their surrounding environment. There are a variety of foods which are universally accepted by eastern box turtles, which include earthworms, snails, slugs, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms, flowers, bread, duck weed, and carrion.

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Police settlements and violence are the ‘cost’ of preserving Conservative status quo. [BTW, Police insurance is through the roof, as well. Another example of waste in tax dollars because of police violence.]

“Billions wasted” does not affect ‘fiscal’ conservatives. They pretend the problem with police violence does not exist.