243 posts tagged cute

6th August 2014
One of Australia’s and New Guinea’s many species of possum, the striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) is an inquisitive and charismatic marsupial. They are nocturnal creatures that forage in treetops for grubs, ants, termites, and other insects, using their elongated fourth digit on their fore-claws (a physical trait that is notably found elsewhere only in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a Madagascan lemur). Little is known about the striped lemur, but they are found in coastal rain forests and can emit an extremely foul odor from glands found near their genitals.
(Photo by Joel Sartore)

One of Australia’s and New Guinea’s many species of possum, the striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) is an inquisitive and charismatic marsupial. They are nocturnal creatures that forage in treetops for grubs, ants, termites, and other insects, using their elongated fourth digit on their fore-claws (a physical trait that is notably found elsewhere only in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a Madagascan lemur). Little is known about the striped lemur, but they are found in coastal rain forests and can emit an extremely foul odor from glands found near their genitals.

(Photo by Joel Sartore)

5th August 2014
When viewed head-on, the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) looks like a combination of a normal wombat and a pig, leading my friend to dub these creatures “pigbats.”
With even shorter legs than their close relatives, common wombats (Vombatus ursinus), the southern hairy-nosed wombat is the smallest of the three known species of wombats. They graze on grasses and sedges and are efficient at maintaining their weight even with low quality food. They are not solitary animals; as many as ten individuals may occupy a single burrow, but a dominance hierarchy exists among males and they will fight for their own territories. They primarily communicate by spreading their scent, but also grunt and call to one another when necessary.
(Photo source)

When viewed head-on, the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) looks like a combination of a normal wombat and a pig, leading my friend to dub these creatures “pigbats.”

With even shorter legs than their close relatives, common wombats (Vombatus ursinus), the southern hairy-nosed wombat is the smallest of the three known species of wombats. They graze on grasses and sedges and are efficient at maintaining their weight even with low quality food. They are not solitary animals; as many as ten individuals may occupy a single burrow, but a dominance hierarchy exists among males and they will fight for their own territories. They primarily communicate by spreading their scent, but also grunt and call to one another when necessary.

(Photo source)


I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist.
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