Posts Tagged: animals




did you know that the cast and crew of the movie Jaws became horrified at the results of their movie? fucking horrified at the mass hysteria they had caused

not only that, peter benchley regretted writing the original novel right up until his death, and spent his final years trying to raise awareness and reverse the impact jaws had on people’s perception of sharks, which his wife continues today

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He did this as a baby too

Still loves his moss ball

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Happy 70th birthday, Smokey Bear!

In honor of this monumental occasion, here are three things you might not know about Smokey:

  • The 1984 Smokey Bear postage stamp was designed by Rudy Wendelin, a U.S. Forest Service artist who created images of Smokey from the 1940s to the 1970s. He also designed the 1964 John Muir stamp.
  • There was a real Smokey Bear. In 1950, firefighters found a tiny, two-month-old cub in the top of a tree after a fire in New Mexico’s Capitan Mountain Range. After being treated for burns, the cub was eventually given to the local forest ranger in the town of Capitan, who named him Hotfoot Teddy. Later his name was changed to Smokey Bear after the original poster bear.
  • By the 1960s, Smokey Bear was receiving upwards of 1,000 letters a day and had four secretaries who helped him answer each one. The volume of mail was so great in fact that, in 1964, Smokey was issued his own ZIP code: 20252. (Only one other American has his own ZIP code: the President of the United States.)

Feel like sending Smokey a letter today in honor of his birthday? You can write to him at Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.

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The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.

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WHAT indeed.

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Koko the gorilla is a resident at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA and communicates understands spoken english and uses over 1,000 signs to share her feelings and thoughts on daily life. After the first call about Robin’s passing, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that ‘we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful, Koko signed the words for “woman” and “crying.” Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering; she was crying over the loss of her friend.



"Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away. Not only did Robin cheer up Koko, the effect was mutual, and Robin seemed transformed — from a high-energy entertainer, into a mellow, sensitive, empathetic guy, who also happened to be really funny." -Dr. Patterson 



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How I found my brother’s Chameleon sleeping

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man imagine aliens w no concept of interspecies cooperation or pets

'commander the scan of this shelter reveals three primary lifeforms'

'excellent. elaborate please'

'all mammals. two quadrupeds, one feline and one canine, as well as one biped sapien. they appear to be… relaxing and eating in a shared space'

'what the fuck'

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A giraffe gnawing on an impala skull, presumably for the minerals

Photo credit: Rene van der Schyff

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