Category Archives: Critters

The Extinction of the Great Auk

The story of the rediscovered pygmy Tarsier– previously the ‘last sighting of this primate alive was in 1921 when live specimens were collected and processed for a museum collection,’ reminded me of another story- that of the Great Auk. I’ll get to that in a moment, but let’s look at that statement again- ‘collected and […]

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Another extinct critter discovered

And I am sure several of our Progeny will want one. These are unbelievably cute, and they look so much like baby grimlins that if it were April 1, I should believe this was a joke. They are called pygmy tarsiers. Richard Lyddeker wrote about one species in his 1903 book Mostly Mammals, Zoological Essays: […]

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Outdoor Animals

Sky and The Goat. It was very aggravating trying to get a picture of Sky, because he was just far too interested in the camera and kept on coming closer and closer. I like how this one turned out, though. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser […]

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The Coolest Aquarium In the World

When we went there, it wasn’t this crowded. It was our favorite getaway when we lived in Okinawa, and I was really excited to discover it again on the internet: Churaumi Aquarium, when we were there, also had walls of smaller tanks, including tanks of seahorses and tropical fish of all sorts. We’ve been to […]

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Zeitgeist

Have you seen the Shiba-Inu puppy-cam? Apparently it’s the latest ‘in’ thing. People watch it at work, watch it from home, pass it on to their pals, and watch it some more.Their San Francisco owners set up the webcam so they could keep an eye on the puppies from work. The cuteness factor, and I […]

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