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The Sand Cat – Desert Cat Extraordinaire

The Sand Cat – Desert Cat Extraordinaire
Don’t be fooled by the off the scale cuteness quotient. This is the Sand Cat – or Felis margarita, a little known species of desert cat. In the wild it lives in areas that are too hot and dry for any other cat- the deserts of Africa and Asia, including the Sahara. It is the only desert species of cat known to us. As such, this cat is one tough cookie. It also lives in the Arabian desert and those of Iran and Pakistan, yet despite being so widespread it was not described by a European until 1858. He named it Felis margarita after Jean August Margueritte. To an extent the sand cat could be mistaken for a domestic cat but there are differences, noticeably the very broad head. Likewise with their height – they usually grow to about six centimeters taller than the domestic cat. One difference from the cats that we know which is difficult to see in these pictures is the fur that the cats have between their toes. As they mostly eat rodents, they do a lot of digging. Related:  Various Wild Cats

The Cutest Siberian Tiger Cub In the Whole World Have you seen anything cuter than this? Meet Antares, a Siberian tiger cub at Berlin's Tierpark Zoo. He was named after a star in the Milky Way and is the 121st tiger born at Germany's most famous zoo. Antares is extra special, Siberian tigers are currently listed as an endangered species. He's sure to break some hearts when he grows up! Courtesy of etoday More Hi-Def Pics: 10 Most Beautiful Sunsets Gorgeous Winter Trees (10 pics) World Animal Day (18 photos) Strikingly Beautiful Shots of Etosha National Park, Namibia (13 photos) Earth From Above: Stunning Images (22 photos) Strikingly Beautiful Landscapes (8 photos) Tags:antares, berlin, cub, germany, hi-def, pics, siberian, tierpark, tiger, zoo Email me when people comment – Scroll

6 Adorable Cat Behaviors With Shockingly Evil Explanations Imitating Snakes to Intimidate You Anyone who has ever witnessed a visceral deathmatch between two angry cats is intimately aware of the blood curdling noises the cute little animals are able to create. Besides the demonically drawn out "Mrrrroww" that emanates from the very bowels of Hell itself, when a cat feels threatened, they always turn to the tried and true hiss. Lots of animals make this noise when in the throes of battle, but why? It turns out that when a cat pushes its ears down, bares its fangs, squints its slivered eyes and hisses, it closely resembles another animal that is naturally feared and avoided by most predators: the snake. Cooobraaaa!! Cats, like many other animals, from butterflies to birds, instinctively employ the art of mimicry in order to best defend themselves from attack. So the next time you piss off your kitty and it hisses at you, it's not just showing its disapproval. Obsessively Getting Rid of the Stench of Humans Hmmm... that's strange. Cats love murder.

Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need. This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat. About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats. Although the Manul is only the size of the domestic cat, reaching about 26 inches in length its appearance makes it appear somewhat larger. The main reason for its survival throughout the ages has been its isolation. Take a close look at the eyes of the Manul. It also has a much shorter face than other cats, which makes its face look flattened. The Manus has not been studied a great deal in the wild, where it is classified as near threatened. Don’t rush to your local pet store, however.

Cats are going extinct: 12 most endangered feline species Today, May 17th, is Endangered Species Day. We are celebrating it by bringing attention to the diverse and beautiful felid species around the world that are in danger of becoming extinct. The following species are either currently listed as endangered or vulnerable. We hope that by learning about these amazing relatives of our well-loved domestic cats, readers will be encouraged to act to protect these species. First up is the well-known snow leopard. This iconic cat lives in the unbelievably cold habitats of alpine and subalpine areas Central Asia and is rarely ever seen in the wild based in part because of its elusive nature and in part because there are so few left in the world. But there are many lesser-known feline species, some that you may never have even heard of before.

honlo Poor Stupid Cat This is my cat. Her name is Lola, and she's not all there. When Lola was a kitten, she somehow got outside and drank antifreeze. She was never quite right after that. I decided to keep her indoors until she was an adult, because I didn't trust her to take care of herself outside. A couple years later, I decided to see if I could expand her horizons beyond the confines of my house. That was the last time I let her outdoors. Like a lot of cats, Lola liked to sleep in the sink. As time progressed, Lola developed a sort of guard dog mentality, growling quietly at company and stalking them as they moved from room to room. Back when she was a kitten, unfettered by the sweet allure of engine coolant, Lola's hunter instincts served her well. She still does this from time to time, always suddenly and without warning. She's pretty much a worthless cat, and it sort of bums me out. Even then, I have to hold her right in front of the moth before she'll grab at it.

"A Close Shave" Дата: 14.05.2010Рубрики: Дикая природа | Комментарии (33)Теги: волк, лев, медведь, пантера, тигр Loading ... Забудьте про камеры с дистанционным управлением или спрятанные в камнях и на деревьях объективы. Джонатан Гриффитс предпочитает делать снимки самостоятельно, причем, на расстоянии нескольких сантиметров от диких зверей. English version: A Close Shave (Всего 15 фото) Хочешь разместить свою рекламу здесь? 1. 2. 32-летний фотограф терпел 40-градусные морозы канадских лесов и степей, чтобы завоевать доверия каждой своей «модели» в течение двух-трех дней. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Опубликовать статью у себя в блоге: Комментарии

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Colorado River Toad Description[edit] Range of Incilius alvarius in the United States (it also inhabits northwest Mexico) The Colorado River toad can grow to about 7.5 inches (190 mm) long and is the largest toad in the United States apart from the non-native cane toad (Rhinella marina). Distribution and habitat[edit] The Colorado River toad is found in the lower Colorado River and the Gila River catchment areas, in southeastern California, New Mexico, Mexico and much of southern Arizona. Biology[edit] The Colorado River toad is carnivorous, eating small rodents, insects, and small reptiles and other toad species; like many toads, it has a long, sticky tongue which aids it in catching prey. The toads generally breed in small rain pools after the summer showers start; it spends approximately one month as a yellowish-brown tadpole before moving onto the land. Drug use of poision[edit] Ethic[edit] Fresh venom can easily be collected without harm to the toad. State laws[edit] Toad at night in Tucson References[edit]

25 Ways To Cuten Up a Box With a Cat Cats are cute. Cats in boxes are even cuter. Cats are aware of this fact, and they make the most of it. Here are some notes from an unknown cat on 'cute sleeping in boxes' to make the owner "awwh". Pictures included. Complicate your positions little by little.Author: Julie1009 Your coat and tail must be used wisely.Author: oskay Try S-like positions...Author: ClausM ...or C-like ones.Author: PunkyBrewster Box-sleeping is always kind of an art.Author: Julie1009 But don't reveal your presence unless you really mean to.Author: Robert M. Or make humans provide another box for him.Author: lake.sider Humans may wonder how you can sleep like that...Author: taurussun Perhaps they will not even notice you.Author: vaneea You can hide in an absolutely unexpected box.Author: simplybecka well as this one.Author: Smeebot ...even if your idea seems impossible.Author: taelcat Practice makes perfect.

Scottish Wildcat Association Frog Photos "I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs." ~ Cameron Diaz Funny Frogs by Sean Crane