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.
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.
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.
Can you talk about Hal Jordan? Just anything at all I just wanna read something about him. Thank you.
so let me start by saying hal is my meme son but in a different way from bruce. bruce is the past-midnight-buzzfeed-articles-with-the-first-comment-being-jesus-peeking-out-of-a-corner kind but hal is the full blown daylight, that-post-that-keeps-circulating-on-tumblr-at-4:13-every-afternoon type. bruce is the CEO behind the idea, but hal? hal is the BRAND. the FEELING. the consumeristic MEMERY
there’s this thing i’ve noticed about his various characterizations i find incredibly interesting and difficult to achieve with mainstream comics, how his first publications have him act in way A and his recent comics have him act in way B, and if you look at them separately, they’re two wildly different interpretations, but somehow, at the same time, they seem to be the same person. throughout the majority of green lantern comics, they’ve somehow managed to produce a solid character development on a continuous scale and i haven’t seen that happen with any other DC character (let alone batman who’s only recently started being written correctly on a monthly basis instead of one good comic every six months)
this brings me to the next point, about how certain parts of the DC fandom seem to treat and/or perceive him. there are still some of you on here who make him out to be a complete asshole on a near irrational basis. and listen, hal can be an asshole. but he’s wise about it and that makes all the difference. he picks his battles even if he starts 98% of them. he’s as resilient as they come, he can think up complex constructs that will confuse the bad guy before they knock him out (i mean, not on kyle’s level because kyle was alarmingly into it), but that doesn’t mean he can’t fly straight into a pole while talking too much, or won’t go for a green glovebox that tickles you to the death. he has a multiplexed personality and a multitude of different reactions depending on who he interacts with, and that only speaks volumes to who he is. he puts up the wiseass act the moment he has to deal with people who can hurt the people he loves (or batman. yeah, or batman) but he’ll take the lead and straighten up when he has to. he’s very duty driven and doing what he thinks is right for others, but it’s sometimes almost to a fault and why the guardians have a pavlovian eye-rolling response to his name
one of the most important things that make me love him more than showing up as the first dude from earth ever to join the GL corps and going “sup where’s the buffet” @ the guardians, is the way he deals with pain, and the fact he’s had to deal with a lot, not just as part of his origin. but he dealt with it in more human ways than any other character i’ve seen, even if it was emotionally destructive
and, oh right, he, uh. he also created a lawn mower to cut the parademons down like grass at some point. yeah. there’s that too
Thoughts on hollyleaf? I hate how the Erins dumped her when they couldn't really think of a power for her and show how much she follows rules then makes her almost kill her blood mom and then actually kill ashfur?? Kill her off but she's suddenly ok and everyone's just like "well guess she's back lol"??
I never ever liked Hollyleaf, to be honest. I didn’t like any of the three, they all grinded on my patience in their own unique ways, but neither pre nor post-murder Hollyleaf appealed to me. Too much of a self-entitled brat for my taste sadly, and her borderline manic obsession with rules and how she wanted to “look good” really didn’t sit well with me like at all. Her only redeeming features were that she actually appeared to love her “parents” and had strengths as well as weaknesses. That’s something, at least.
But oh you’re so right, the erin botched her from here to the goddamn moon.
Hollypaw was nice enough in that you sat there thinking “oh sweetie you’ll grow out of it soon enough” bc if anything Hollykit/paw was the solidifying evidence that Firestar’s grandkittens got special treatment she had kind of an inflated ego from the start lol. And even if she did get on my nerves she was a good counter-weight to her brother(s) - moreso Lion I guess than Jayjay, cuz Lionpaw/blaze is and remains an idiot (good-natured now perhaps, but still an idiot)
And honestly, halfway through PoT I was starting to get tingly cuz I thought that maybe, just maybe, if Hollyleaf didn’t fit in the prophecy, the erins would do a twist and make her out to be an antagonist instead. That would’ve been so interesting. But nooooo, instead they just “lol couldn’t find a power for her that fit so let’s just have her tip over and go crazy and kill people yay” WTF?
Also how is it that Dovedumb’s power of supreme listening wouldn’t have worked with Hollyleaf?? It’s not that special of a “special power” at any rate and considering Holly’s supposedly got more iQ than Dove ever did surely she’d have been the better alternative for this??
Hollyleaf’s last actions of PoT is to go completely nut-job maniac and murder Ashfur, trying to push poison down her birth mother’s throat, and then curses the world and reveals everything she tried to keep hidden three seconds previously and looks at the rest of the world like it’s weird for not feeling as much pity for her as she hoped? And I’m sitting here so disappointed, seriously given that the erins tried their best to paint Holly as “smart” this sounded really bloody stupid. That or she’s got proper mental illness.
I disliked her EVEN MORE after she came back from the tunnels, especially because she was still not an antagonist like I hoped (and like her actions in Sunrise suggested she could have developed into) and even worse the erins go and paint her WISE AND NOBLE EW. That rubbed me so wrong this is a murderer we’re talking about and all you’re busy with is how to clean her slate as painlessly as possible so she can insert herself into the clan as a “wise by bad experience” kinda gal that everyone for some weird-ass reason accepted no thank you. OotS-Hollyleaf was a disappointment to me, really. I didn’t care crackers about her coming back when she had nothing to show for that wasn’t completely contrived for the sake of plot. Again, she’s one of the charas that don’t have to face up to her own actions properly - she doesn’t even face up to her two mother figures either?? During her “death monologue” in TLH she talks about wanting to know her birth mother but as far as I can remember the erins never wrote her once SITTING beside Leafpool even?? She’s been a recluse ever since she got back when did you guys have time to bond?? If it’s so important at least show it a bit to make it actually believable?? And not even a word to Squirrel, whom you loved so much once upon a time, or Bramble who saved your hide?? It’s so half-assed?? Seriously what was the purpose of ressurecting Hollyleaf at all her coming back to life didn’t impact anything beyond “clearing up” aka lying -again- about Ashfur’s murder, and having a half-assed reason to get one up on the WindClan battle?? BO-ring.
… I think I’m probably always gonna be butthurt that I didn’t get my antagonist!Hollyleaf. u3u
You deserve someone who kisses every stretch mark, bump, bruise- every mark on your body. They should love every masterpiece that blesses your skin and wonder how the universe ever created a person as unique and beautiful as you are.
I know you're an advocate of the read more command and I wondered if you noticed it seems to be malfunctioning on the mobile site? I click on the read more and it brings me to the same post and not the expanded one. Is it just a problem unique to me or do you know anyone else with the same problem?
Hmmm. That’s hasn’t been a problem for me lately, though it was a problem a while back for just one specific user. But then it went away months ago. Is anyone else having any difficulties?