rare-shots:

Che Guevara

rare-shots:

Che Guevara

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#petfox

#petfox

#petfox

#petfox

#petfox


Happy Birthday Spirit!!!!

March 26th - 2 years old <3
Little fox is growing up!

Happy Birthday Spirit!!!!

March 26th - 2 years old <3

Little fox is growing up!

extraordinaryspecies:

Name:  Comet moth (Argema mittrei)Phylum: ArthropodaClass: InsectaOrder: Lepidoptera Family: Saturniidae Region: MadagascarRisk of Extinction: No info.More Info: The male has a wingspan of twenty centimeters and a tail span of fifteen centimeters, making it one of the world’s largest silk moths. This moths figures on the former banknote of 1000 Ariary (currency of Madagascar)
(photo taken from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8231475/Madagascar-British-photographer-Nick-Garbutts-20-year-survey-of-the-islands-wildlife.html?image=9)

extraordinaryspecies:

Name:  Comet moth (Argema mittrei)

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera
 
Family: Saturniidae
 
Region: Madagascar

Risk of Extinction: No info.

More Info: The male has a wingspan of twenty centimeters and a tail span of fifteen centimeters, making it one of the world’s largest silk moths. This moths figures on the former banknote of 1000 Ariary (
currency of Madagascar)


(photo taken from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8231475/Madagascar-British-photographer-Nick-Garbutts-20-year-survey-of-the-islands-wildlife.html?image=9)

snake-lovers:

Banded Flying Snake (Chrysopelea pelias)

snake-lovers:

Banded Flying Snake (Chrysopelea pelias)

mucholderthen:

Flying Foxes Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus
Genus Pteropus Illustration by *JennyParks
Done as part of a larger commission for a research project by Susan M. Tsang [a CCNY grad student] who studies the phylogeography of Southeast Asian animals, particularly that of flying foxes  Pteropus, she says, is an ideal focal taxon for Southeast Asian biogeographic studies.
Flying foxes are Old World fruit bats that play an  important role in seed dispersal in island ecosystems. 
They are distinct evolutionarily from other bats in their reliance on sight and smell for navigation and for their plant-based diet. 
They are also increasingly recognized as natural reservoir hosts for emerging infectious pathogens.
Flying foxes have evolved with these pathogens so they are not harmed by them, but as humans and agricultural activity increasingly encroach on natural habitats, we increase the potential of transmitting pathogens between organisms that would not naturally co-occur otherwise. 
Furthermore, flying foxes are hunted heavily as part of the bushmeat trade or by farmers who view them as pests. A majority of flying foxes are endangered and their dizzying population declines are a major cause for concern to biologists.

mucholderthen:

Flying Foxes
Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus

Genus Pteropus
Illustration by *JennyParks

Done as part of a larger commission for a research project by Susan M. Tsang [a CCNY grad student] who studies the phylogeography of Southeast Asian animals, particularly that of flying foxes  Pteropus, she says, is an ideal focal taxon for Southeast Asian biogeographic studies.

  • Flying foxes are Old World fruit bats that play an  important role in seed dispersal in island ecosystems.
  • They are distinct evolutionarily from other bats in their reliance on sight and smell for navigation and for their plant-based diet.
  • They are also increasingly recognized as natural reservoir hosts for emerging infectious pathogens.

Flying foxes have evolved with these pathogens so they are not harmed by them, but as humans and agricultural activity increasingly encroach on natural habitats, we increase the potential of transmitting pathogens between organisms that would not naturally co-occur otherwise.

Furthermore, flying foxes are hunted heavily as part of the bushmeat trade or by farmers who view them as pests. A majority of flying foxes are endangered and their dizzying population declines are a major cause for concern to biologists.

llbwwb:

Litttle Bat by Interstitial

llbwwb:

Litttle Bat by Interstitial

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