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Surprised?  Let’s blow the dust of this sucker, shall we?  It’s been awhile….quite awhile, in fact. Got a bit of free time on my hands, so let’s check out another lovely member from Kingdom Animalia.  Our good friend Maso proposed…………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria’s Riflebird (AKA: Duwuduwu-Aboriginal name) Ptiloris victoriae

Hailing from the family...
September 9, 2008 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Today, several of us took a nice walk for lunch, and we stopped over a decent sized pond.  The first thing Brad spotted was this Snapping turtle that looks like it has been there for many years.  It was different for me as usually an alligator would be more common than that.

I was able to grab a quick picture before it took off.

Huh?  What now?  I should start doing these again, you say?  Well...if you insist.

 

Hey folks, welcome back to my little series.  I've been gone awhile, but hopefully I'm not too rusty at this.  Today's topic was suggested by our good friend, Maso(a few months ago).  I present to you the.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Elephant (AKA Indian Elephant) Elephas maximus

 

They are part of the fa...
August 11, 2008 by ZubaZ on zubaz
So we are at the bird house at the zoo. A ladybug lands on my hand.

Downbelow two workers are lettin out a bag of ladybugs. They are to eatpests on plants but are safe because birds won't eat foul tasting bugs.

I ask the girls to eat one. I offer a dollar.

As the bidding moves up to $10 the ladybug on my hand flies into my mouth and I swallow.

Worst vegetarian ever.

This is the pictrure my wife took to capture the moment. Laughing, crying, coughing, trying not to puke.



&nbs...
April 28, 2008 by spiritwhotalks on the spirit who talks
Thirty nine million two hundred and forty six thousand years before our story takes place, plate teutonics wiped out the last vestiges of their off planet civilization.   No one knew about a  planet called earth, or the civilization that spawned their species and sent them on great ships out into cold, black space.  They destroyed their original host planet, leaving their once green and blue eden black and brown, as dead as the sterile vaccum of space that replaced the sweet ...
Hey everyone!  Back again for some hardcore learning action?  Well, I aim to please so let me whip out something I came up with on my own if'n ya don't mind.  The strange, the weird, and the seldom known.....

 

 

 

 

 

Okapi (pronounced oh-COP-ee) Okapia johnstoni

 

From the family Giraffidae which you may guess contains giraffes and of course the okapi.  Yep, the okapi is a giraffe family member...not a zebra or anything ...
Well, well, well I see you're reading again.   Good for you, my adoring fanbase for you shan't be disappointed.  I bring you another fantastic animal suggested by Maso; the lovely and very interesting....

 

 

 

 

 

Satin Bowerbird (AKA  Satin Grackle, Purple Satin)   Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

 

Coming to you from the family Ptilonorhynchidae, which includes bowerbirds and catbirds.  Also, I'm not exactly sure how...
Yeah I took a little hiatus-but don't worry it's animal time, folks.  Sit back, relax and get your learn on.  My friend Alysha said I should write about one of the most popular animals on earth.  The ever impressive and majestic.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lion  Panthera Leo

*Note: There are six extant subspecies.  The only notable difference is their geography and some physical variation.  I'll mention notable di...
Woo!  Number 15 coming up, guys...from my friend, Patrick, I now give you the awesomely named....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volcano Rabbit (AKA Teporingo, Zacatuche, Conejo del Volcano, Mexican Pygmy Rabbit) Romerolagus diazi

It's in the family Leporidae, which contains all rabbits and hares.(approx. 50 species)  This little guy is endangered, by the way.

 

Apparently crossing volcanoes and rabbits yields something adorable, not the ...
Hey, how's it going?  Ready for another go?  'Course ya are, 'cause you're still reading.   We're going to take a look a look at a rather well known crazy looking animal.  Mason suggested(or perhaps it was more of a passing mention) the ever popular....

 

 

 

 

 

Platypus (AKA Duck-Billed platypus)   Ornithorhynchus anatinus

From the order Monotrema, consisting of only 5 species: 4 echidnas and just the 1 platypus. ...
Hey guys...time for lucky 13.    If you haven't noticed yet, I made an Index for all of these...so if you've missed any or want to find them without digging, it's over on the bottom of my Blogroll.  Now, we're going to change pace a bit today...we've done mammals, reptiles, and birds...today we get into a new category...insects.  Maso suggested the aptly named.....

 

 

 

 

Goliath Stick Insect Eurycnema goliath

These guys are members of t...

Eh, with a bunch of these so far, I figure I should organize them...so, that's what I'm doing.  Here you'll find handy links to all my animal features. 

This will be over on my sidebar...so it'll be easy to find.

 

1. Common Palm Civet

2. Bilby

3. Muennik's Spiny Rat

4. Virginia Opossum

5. Texas Horned Lizard

What time is it?  Oh yeah, you know it...time to learn about a new animal, baby!  This time I'll be taking a suggestion from Foreverserenity and will explore the life of the...

 

 

 

 

 

Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird (AKA Jamaican Streamertail, Green-and-black Streamertail, Doctor Bird, God Bird, Scissors-tail Hummingbird, Western Streamertail) Trochilus polytmus



From the family Trochilidae, which contains all hummingbird species....
Yeah, I'm cranking these out this weekend.  I don't have anything to do for school, so I figured I might as well be productive...okay, I'm still being lazy but I compile data while I'm at it.   Besides, animals are fun.  Alright...let's get down to it.  This next creature was prompted by MamieLady, who I only saw around once- must be a lurker ...anywho, I'll give you guys the...

 

 

 

 

Star-Nosed Mole   Condylura cristata

Comin...
Number 10, guys!  Woo!  This means I can now officially abbreviate my series.  I'm still keeping the "Zoo's" part to make it easier to identify...but yeah, now it's abbreviated.  Well, on to business.  For my next animal, I've taken one of Maso's suggestions and now present to you, the reader, the....

 

 

 

Asian House Gecko (AKA Common House Gecko, Spiny-Tailed House Gecko)  Hemidactylus frenatus

Cute little fellas that are a member of...