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frog under umbrella

frog wearing umbrella Photo by Penkdix Palme — National Geographic Your Shot

"Generuks" - by Michael Sheridan, via 500px; at Samburu National Park, Kenya Lool at those ears!

Gerenuks are the cutest! The word gerenuk (pronounced with a hard g) comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked.” Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope

I thought this looked liked a two headed giraffe at first. Two are better than one,  because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down,  one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls  and has no one to help them up. —Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 : © @ogden_photography

I thought this looked liked a two headed giraffe at first. Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. —Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 : © @ogden_photography

Bébé hipopotame

The Red Sweat of Hippos by Yoko Saikawa et al.: Within a few minutes of perspiration, the colorless, viscous sweat of the hippopotamus gradually turns red, and then brown as the pigment polymerizes and may act as both an antibiotic and sunscreen.

A black jaguar just hanging out:

Lazy Black Panther by Charlie Burlingame A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca)

Белые медведи затеяли борьбу.

Photographer Wim Van Dan Heever’s Images Capture Chases And Fights In The Animal Kingdom It’s difficult to tell whether this is a serious fight or just some fooling around by a pair of polar bears. (Wim van Den Heever / Mercury Press / The Daily Mail)

I cannot ever remember how to spell or pronounce the name of these animals, but I do know they are nearing extinction. they are hunted for the scales, among other things.

It's a pangolin, from Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. And it's beautiful. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, the only mammal with this adaptation.

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