they’re like mini-island turtles holy shit
the pic wasn’t loading but i knew it was gonna be a pic a giant lion turtle
If video games have taught me anything, I’m supposed to jump on that.
"Darkness moves a flipper and Great A’Tuin, star turtle, swims onward through the void.
On its back, four giant elephants. On their shoulders, rimmed with water, glittering under its tiny orbiting sunlet, spinning majestically around the mountains at its frozen Hub, lies the Discworld, world and mirror of worlds.”
Anonymous said: Have you heard of the sooty owl? They are frightening and their eyes are probably hell portals.
i DID actually while i was looking up owls a while back oh MAN they have incredible faces, like some kinda confused ghost who ended up in a bird and now just has to live with it
looks like they come in lesser and greater sooty flavors, and theyre both pretty similar except for their sizes (about 43 cm for the greater, 37 for the lesser)
theyre like someone took a barn owl and just lowered the brightness, threw some speckles in there, made their eyes a direct portal to the infinite nightmarish abyss, called it a day
the YOUNG SOOTY OWLS on the other hand dont even look like real animals. they look like someone made a dodo out of felt and accidentally left it in a dryer. owls are great
Confused husky pup
He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.
Oh my gosh, that explains why some dogs put their head to one side when you talk to them. They’re not confused, they’re trying to listen to us better. Awww.
The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:It’s flightless
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
I suppose it could be considered a moderate success of conservation efforts that there’s now 126 kakapo on the planet, up from 49 in the mid ’90s. But it’s not really anything to be complacent about. Fossil records indicate that in pre-Polynesian times, the kakapo was New Zealand’s third most common bird, before being pretty much wiped out by human settlers and predators introduced by them. Poor little buggers.
Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.
I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard
"My friend’s cat, who’s appropriately named "Stache"." -icedteaftw
The resemblance to Ron Mael from Sparks is quite uncanny.
The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.
That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.