deer species

Fun animal facts I have learned being a zoo docent

1. There are several ways to classify the large cats, one of the more useful ones is into the roaring cats (tigers, lions) and the purring cats (bobcats, lynxes). The puma (also known as the mountain lion) is the largest cat that purrs. I’ve heard it up close, it’s amazing. A cheetah’s purr sounds like an idling motorcycle engine.

2. Kangaroos cannot move their legs independently of each other, they have to move them in sync - when they’re on land. When they’re swimming, they can move them separately. Hopping is their most efficient way to move - a walking kangaroo is awkward as hell. They swing both legs forward using their tail as a third leg to prop up while their legs swing.

3. People often think that flamingoes’ knees bend the wrong way. They don’t - the joint you’re seeing in the middle of their leg isn’t their knee, it’s their ankle. Their knee is up by their body, and it bends the same way ours does.

4. Giraffes only sleep 1-2 hours a day.

5. Bald eagles’ vocalizations are not what you expect. When you see a flying bald eagle in the movies and hear that majestic caw sound? That isn’t an eagle, it’s been dubbed over with another bird, usually a red-tailed hawk. Bald eagles actually sound…not majestic. Kind of like if a kitten could be a bird.

6. Elephants are one of only a handful of animals that can pass the mirror test - in other words, they can recognize their own reflection (and not think it’s another animal, as dogs and cats usually do). They tested this by placing a chalk mark on an elephant’s forehead and then showing it a mirror. The elephant investigated the mark on its own forehead, indicating it knew that it was looking at itself.  The only animals that pass this test are the higher primates, the higher cetaceans (orcas, dolphines), elephants, and weirdly, magpies.

7. One-fifth of all the known mammal species are bats.

8. A kangaroo mother can have three joeys simultaneously at different stages of development: an embryo in her womb (kangaroos can do what’s called embryonic diapause which means sort of putting the development on pause until she’s ready for it to develop further), a joey in her pouch attached to one nipple, and a joey out of the pouch on the ground who nurses from the other one. The amazing thing? Each of her nipples make different formulations of milk for each joey’s different nutritional needs.

9. Bonobos, our closest genetic relative (they are more closely related to us than they are to either chimps or gorillas) are almost entirely non-aggressive, matriarchal, and use sex to solve all their problems. They engage in both same and opposite sex interactions, non-penetrative sex (oral, rubbing, manual) and with any age. That’s an interesting area to work in, lemme tell you.

10. Tortoises have super loud sex. Like, really loud.

11. All grizzlies are brown bears, but not all brown bears are grizzlies (grizzlies are a sub-categorization of the brown bear).

12. Reindeer are the only deer species where both males and females grow antlers. The males shed theirs the beginning of December, the females shed theirs in the spring. So all of Santa’s reindeer are girls, heh. I love telling little kids that.

13. If a rhinoceros knocks off its horn, it grows back faster than you’d expect. One of ours, Rosie, has knocked hers off twice.

14. Gorillas get crushes on each other. And on the humans that take care of them. Male gorillas also masturbate. I don’t know if the females do, I’ve never seen it. Sometimes it’s like a soap opera up in there.

15. Langur monkeys are silvery-gray in color - their babies are bright orange. Like Cheeto orange, I do not exaggerate.

16. Polar bear fur is not white, it’s transparent, like fiber optics. Also, their skin is black.


The moment a pregnant tiger’s hormones took over and allowed a tiny fawn to live!

  • The tiger and fawn played together for around half an hour before the carnivore let the baby deer go
  • Tiger had no interest in eating what would normally be its prey, and only wanted to play
  • Photos captured by amateur photographer Pawan Menon while on safari in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, central India

The baby deer might have been saved by maternal instinct - as the tiger was pregnant, and showed absolutely no interest in turning it into a meal.

The photos show the two unlikely friends running together for around half an hour through the trees and long grass in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, central India.

They were taken by amateur photographer Pawan Menon, 46, from Kerala, who is a call centre worker by trade, but was lucky enough to stumble across this rare event while on safari. 

‘It was early morning when I was roaming with a friend in the jungle scouting for tigers. Suddenly I noticed one. At first, I thought she was playing alone but then I spotted the tiny fawn by her side,’ he said.

'It was the most astonishing thing to see. I felt my heart beating fast as I was certain it was the end for the fawn. But the tiger sat calmly and played with the baby.’

Even though the tiger was in no mood to eat, the fawn was still visibly frightened. Mr Menon said it even made an attempt to run but the tiger caught it, carried it gently in its mouth and took it back to the spot they were sitting.

'The two were together for half an hour playing, running and jumping. Then the tiger gently carried the fawn by its neck - as it would carry its own cub - and eventually started nudging it to run away,’ he added.

'It was unbelievable. I’m sure the fawn couldn’t believe he was still alive as he ran off! But the fascinating episode restored my belief - wild animals only kill when they’re hungry.’

adoptpets: What a wonderful story. Cats are wonderful mothers. It kind of reminds me of the lioness who adopted the baby oryx in Kenya. Heart of a Lioness is such a wonderful documentary and you can watch it here:

anonymous asked:

Any tips for making an oc off thise long necked aliens from the prequels? I thinknitd be fun too but ive only watched the prequels and the newest movie not rouge one

A Kaminoan? I can give some tips for sure, but I don’t have any Kaminoan OCs of my own for examples so I’ll just work with what’s on the wikis! As with all of my species help posts, it’s good to read up on the wikis before making your characters if you have the time!

Kaminoans are tall amphibious beings with long and slender necks, three fingers per hand, and large eyes with black sclerae and white irises. 

and some face close-ups, showing that their nostrils connect to their upper lip:

Female Kaminoan’s were completely bald with smooth heads, but males have a fin-like crest atop their heads, shown here:

And while females lacked these fins, they’ve been shown to wear headband with dangling beads if you want to include that

This post wasn’t as in-depth as the others due to lack of character variety in this species, but I hope it helped nonetheless!

anonymous asked:

Would killing animals for food count towards your LV? I think maybe a little bit because the more you hunt the easier it would be to do, but at the same time you aren't killing to be evil so I don't really think it would do anything either. What do you think?

I’ve classified hunting for food under “not murder”. But there ARE circumstances in which killing an animal can increase your LV. Like… Killing a deer during deer season quickly and cleanly to feed your family isn’t going to increase your LV. But knowingly killing an endangered species of deer with a faun in an inhumane way because you want to impress your friends will probably increase your LV.


The Schomburgk’s Deer went extinct in 1938, however people do claim to still see them in the wild. It is thought that this deer was hunted to extinction; and only one taxidermy specimen exists (pictured above). Schomburgk’s Deer tended to live around the Chao Phraya River valley in Thailand. The herds were small, consisting of one male, a few females and the babies. 

The reason that people think this deer species may still exist is an interesting case. The antlers of one appeared in a Laotian medicine shop in 1991. It was said the antlers came from an animal that was killed in 1990 making it a thought that it deer could have moved north to Laos and survived until around that time - or could still be living there now in a small population.

You know the thing I haven’t been able to get over for years????? Apart from possibly  that one species of deer things you would find sometimes on planets in ME1, every alien, every single alien in the Milky Way and now in Andromeda, is hairless. I mean some have quills, or feathers, or bristle-like things, but I can’t think of a single one that has hair or fur. And I get why; if they don’t look like mammals, they look more alien to us, but in-universe, think how fucking weird humans look, with their strange protein fibers sprouting everywhere from their skin. that they knot into shapes and adorn and decorate and dye. 

And their planet, with animals covered head to toe in the stuff. 

It should be like, the THING, right, the human thing. Asari? Blue. Turians? carapace. Salarians? Scientists. Krogan? Testicles. Humans? Hair. 

But instead its only ever mentioned once in the entire series, when Garrus is like, “uhhhh, Hair is to humans as fringe is to turians???”

And the writers work so hard to characterize humans from an alien perspective by being like “oh they’re so diverse!” (genetically incorrect) or “oh, they’re so emotional!” (Tell that to an Angara)

When really all they have to do is be like “lol look at these furry fucks”

W is for White Antelope (also known as an Addax).

These antelope are nomadic, wandering through the desert in search of food.

Critically endangered, there are less than 100 left in the wild. Native to the Saharan desert, the major threat they face is uncontrolled hunting, especially with the advent of modern weapons. Drought, oil exploration, and political instability are also impacting their population. Conservationists have set up several protected areas for captive white antelopes, some of which have been reintroduced into the wild.

Animals You Didn't Know Existed

1. The Dhole

The Dhole is a species of canid native to South and Southeast Asia. The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans which occasionally split up into small packs to hunt. It primarily preys on medium-sized ungulates, which it hunts by tiring them out in long chases, and kills by disemboweling them. Though fearful of humans, dhole packs are bold enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo, and even tigers.

2. The Babirusa 

Babirusa, meaning “Hog-deer”, are members of the pig family found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. If a babirusa does not grind its tusks (achievable through regular activity), they will eventually keep growing so as to penetrate the animal’s own skull.

3. Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo is approximately 3.5-4.5 inches long, excluding the tail, and is pale rose or pink in color. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened. It is a nocturnal animal and it burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry soil, and feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow. It uses large front claws to agitate the sand, allowing it to almost swim through the ground like it is water. It is torpedo-shaped, and has a shielded head and back.

4. The Fossa

The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar. It has semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree.

5. The Gerenuk

The gerenuk, also known as the Waller’s gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry thorn bush scrub and desert in Eastern Africa. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked”. Gerenuks have a relatively small head for their body, but their eyes and ears are proportionately large. Gerenuks seldom graze but browse on prickly bushes and trees, such as acacias. They can reach higher branches and twigs than other gazelles and antelope by standing erect on their rear legs and stretching their elongated necks.

6.Naked Mole Rat

This creature has a lot of characteristics that make it very important to human beings. For one it is resistant to cancer. They also live up to 28 years, which is unheard of in mammals of its size. It seemingly does not age much in those 28 years either. It remains “young, healthy and fully fertile for almost all its days, which for an elderly animal is equivalent to an 80-year-old woman having the biological make-up of someone 50 years younger.” The naked mole rat is used in both cancer research and the study of aging. Not only making it a bizarre creature, but an incredibly important creature as well.

7. Irrawaddy Dolphin 

The Irrawaddy dolphin is a species of oceanic dolphin found near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. Genetically, the Irrawaddy dolphin is closely related to the killer whale.

8. Markhor

The markhor is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. While chewing the cud, a foam-like substance comes out of its mouth which drops on the ground and dries. This foam-like substance is sought after by the local people, who believe it is useful in extracting snake poison from snake bitten wounds.

9. Yeti Crab

Also known as the Kiwaidae, this crab is a type of marine decapod living at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. The animals are commonly referred to as “yeti crabs” because of their claws and legs, which are white and appear to be furry like the mythical yeti

10. Snub-Nosed Monkey

Snub-nosed monkeys live in various parts of Asia and get their name from the short stump of a nose on their round face. Snub-nosed monkeys inhabit mountain forests, in the winter moving into deeply secluded regions. They spend the majority of their life in the trees and live together in very large groups of up to 600 members. They have a large vocal repertoire, calling sometimes solo while at other times together in choir-like fashion.

11. The Maned Wolf

The Maned Wolf is the largest canid in South America, resembling a large fox with reddish fur. This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees throughout South America. The maned wolf is the tallest of the wild canids and it’s long legs are most likely an adaptation to the tall grasslands of its native habitat.

12. Southern Right Whale Dolphin

The southern right whale dolphin is a small and slender species of mammal found in cool waters of the southern hemisphere. They are fast active swimmers and have no visible teeth and no dorsal fin. They are very graceful and often move by leaping out of the water continuously

13. Southern Red Muntjac

Found in south Asia, it has soft, short, brownish or greyish hair and is omnivorous, feeding on grass, fruits, shoots, seeds, birds’ eggs as well as small animals. It sometimes even displays scavenging behavior, feeding on carrion. It gives calls similar to barking, usually upon sensing a predator. Males are extremely territorial and—despite their diminutive size—can be quite fierce. They will fight each other for territory using their antlers or their tusk-like upper canine teeth, and can even defend themselves against certain predators such as dogs.

14. Cyphonia Clavata 

It is a species of treehopper called Cyphonia Clavata that literally has an ant growing out of its head. Well not literally, the ant-like thing on its head is an appendage that hides the treehopper’s actual body from predators.

15. Sunda Colugo

Also known as The Sunda flying lemur, it is not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits. The Sunda Coluga can be found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore

16. Tufted Deer

The Tufted Deer is a small species of deer characterized by the prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead. It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China. It is a timid animal, mainly solitary or found in pairs and prefers places with good cover, where it is well camouflaged.

17. Lamprey

Lampreys are a type of jawless fish that live mostly in coastal and fresh waters whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. They attach themselves to fish and suck their blood. Lampreys have been around for nearly 300 millions years and their body structure has remained relatively unchanged.

18. Raccoon Dog

The Raccoon Dog, or Tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon, to which it is not closely related. They are very good climbers and regularly climb trees.

19. The Patagonian Mara

The Patagonian Mara is a relatively large rodent found in parts of Argentina. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal has distinctive long ears and long limbs and its hind limbs are longer and more muscular than its forelimbs.

20. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is found in forests and woodlands throughout most of the Amazon basin. They are about 6 ½ inches in length and like to dart out from branches to catch flying insects or pluck them from leaves. They build very large nests (sometimes up to 6 feet long) on a branches near water. The nest hangs over the water which makes it hard for predators to reach.

21. Zebra Duiker

The zebra duiker is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa. They have gold or red-brown coats with distinctive zebra-like stripes (hence the name) Their prong-like horns are about 4.5 cm long in males, and half that in females. They live in lowland rainforests and mostly eat leaves and fruit.

22. Star-Nosed Mole

The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. It is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around.



The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago. (Source)

Aka Island - Japan

With a population of only 330 people, Aka Island is one of the most beautiful and secluded places in Japan. The beaches feature healthy coral reefs, with plenty of diverse sea life. Between January and April, Humpback Whales can be spotted not far from shore, as they come to breed, and in summer, turtles come to lay their eggs on the sand. Kerama Deer are a unique species of deer that also live on the island. 

Guest houses rent bicycles to tourists, providing a great way to explore the forest further inland on the island. 

Appreciation post for tiny deer and deer-like species


Mouse deer~

Of course, dik-diks~
I will punch your dick if you make jokes about how dik-dik is pronounced I swear to our deer lords I’m not even joking

This is really random but here goes.

I just got off the phone with a customer, and we were discussing him and his buddy bringing in some work for me when I get back from vacation. His friend had a bit of a strange request, so it took me some time to give a price quote. And of course I had some questions, and some of them definitely came out sounding a little funny. So he said to his friend, “She’s making fun of you.” We all laughed. Then he said, to me this time, “Just wait ‘til you see him, you’ll want to make fun of him more.” And we all laughed again (although I did feel a little bad for the guy then).

These are the kinds of exchanges that boys and men often have with each other, as friends. They talk shit (excuse my language) about each other. They make fun. They tease, they rib. Sometimes they flat-out insult. It’s an everpresent, playful push-and-pull, a friendly competition, a kind of constant one-upping of each other. We see Big Bang doing this all the time… and I see fans getting bent out of shape over it just as often. I struggle to imagine having that conversation above with a couple of women. It just wouldn’t be the same.

Anyway, I’ve gotta go soon and don’t have time to delve into this any further, so… I’m just gonna leave it here. Think about it.

We know that a patronus can change into the one of one’s ‘true love’, but I’ve always been wondering as to what extent they change, since Lily’s patronus fit James’ species (deer), but was unlike his male; when Snape’s apparently even changed into a doe. Does it have something to do with the fact that Snape’s love was unrequited? Was his always female; and if yes, what even determines that?