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https://youtu.be/OkO7be9Dn2c

Could of given it to the zoo, but nah.
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>>2892093
You know that russian arent the only slavs on planet and you are insult a lot of people here not just russians right? Slavs are white and their created the european culture. The oldest europeans are Slavs.
Fuck russians and fuck americans
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>>2892093
Ёптa, нe выeбывaйcя. Зaвидyeшь бeлизнe, нeгpoид?
In reality everything is quite sad. There are not much Slavs left in Russia. There will be some mixture of Tatar and other churkas.
>>2892496
This. Slavs are one of the first civilized Europeans. At least in eastern part.
You can find more less pure Slavs in Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia. In this area there were no fucking tatars.
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>>2892256
https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-neanderthal-dna-helps-humanity-20160526/

There's no excuse for ignorance while you are living through the information age.
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>>2892119
What requires more brain: living in cold area, where there is no food half a year, or in hot climate, where shit grows year round?
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Where does Messi make a poop?

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Copypasta:

Join the cat conversation at the new /an/imaniacs direct for the liberating experience of a comfortable server!

https://discord.gg/dV444AG

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com/
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems
>https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/

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My cat gets a boner when he kneads me
should i beat the gay out of him?
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I thought maybe my good old girl was getting put down, yesterday.
She got really bad a few days ago during a very hot day. We thought maybe her organs were shutting down, or she had gotten crippling arthritis in her back legs, or something. She got a bit better each day in the days after, before the Vet could come over and take a look at her.
Turns out our other cat gave her a bite under her tail which had developed into an abscess. The Vet operated on it and says it nearly got into her anus but luckily did not.
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>>2892416
My cat got a boner sometimes during belly rubs
There just isn't any coming back from that
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>>2892490
Maybe you could fashion a kind of kitty onahole and help a bro out.
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Is my cat spraying when I'm not looking?
Felt wet on my bed where he was laying down but it didn't smell

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Why are jumping spiders so different from other spiders ?
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Found this guy in my aquarium stuck on the plants. He got out safely, don’t worry.
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>>2885274
I like when they end up in my house and I can safely transport them outside
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^
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>>2885306
I've read they can solve mazes as well as mice.
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>>2892495
They can solve mice!?

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>>2889134
I like snake discovery. It would be better if I didn't have to look at memes and R&M stickers in the background though.
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>>2889682
Fuck off Taylor. Go kill a rat or something.
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>>2889134
Recommend Clint's reptiles, very comfy. I like snake discovery but she has terrible stickers in the background
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7LB46un6qY
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>>2889193
Dang I'd love to see the collection of critters you deemed good enough to keep. I only have my 26 year old leopard gecko girl left after all my chameleons died of old age. Poor bastards don't live long enough.

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The subject.
Could your pet survive in the wild long enough to adapt?
I know this is probably a yes from most cat owners, but what about the owners of dogs, rabbits, fish, hamsters and other animals? Would their pets die out or survive to reproduce and become invasive?
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>>2891442
and then everybody clapped
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My cat is fat as fuck, but she’s proved herself to be an okay hunter. She’s “caught” 4 birds in her life, 3 of which were saved before she even got to do any damage, and 1 was killed. No one was at home when the cat killed the bird so no one could stop her. And I have a leopard gecko, which in the desert climate I live in, would do well. But maybe hawks would be a problem, as most other reptiles in the area can either run fast or are too menacing for hawks to eat.
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Dogs no. Wolves and bears will kill every dog they find and in africa and asia it will be tigers and lions. Only in australia can dogs survive, because lets be honest small dingos aren't a treat to dogs at all. But 90% of dogs would die in first week because they wouldn't know how to get food
So if humans go extinct dogs would go extinct too
In winter all short hair dogs would die
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>>2891450
>>2891555
It's true, I was one of the coyotes.
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My cats couldn't hunt to save their lives. They can't even kill crippled bugs. I dont think letting tropical fish loose is a good idea in the continental US so that's a no for me

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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>2771627

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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>>2890003
Oh shit
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>>2890003
Platypus's are real. Australians are fake. Post shitposting loicens with timestamp or fake news.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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I haven't been on this board for over a year, it's good to see these threads are still a thing. I love you OP.
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>>2892137
Thanks anon. Although by this time next year this reply will be archived. I'll still be here though.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.

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I'll use this thread to post one shitty drawing per day the whole month of December so keep it alive please, the other one died. This is Veronica, the cockatiel.
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Julia, the hesperornis
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>>2890716
Interesting choice of creature. Keep going OP
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>>2889108
What is s/he holding?
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Chaplin, the hornbill. Don't hate on him pls.

>>2890737
Tanks moit, the hesperornis is my favorite extinct dino

>>2891145
Ricinus and a slingshot. It's a common game amongst Brazilian children (specially the ones from rural areas) to throw the ricinus fruit at other people. The banner reads "Pão de queijo" (cheese bread), a kind of bread from the state of Minas Gerais, where she comes from. The drawing itself is a reference to that American eagle symbol holding a plant and some arrows with its feet.
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Cute.

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Last weekend we had the Christmas bat population assessment. I wasn't able to take many pics because we were busy with the nets and taking notes, but here are some pics.

This one is a Vampyrum spectrum, the biggest bat in muh country and in America.
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>>2891643
HE CUTE!
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Thank you so much for this thread OP, the pictures are amazing. Do you work with bats mainly or other stuff too? What made you want to work with bats? They’ve been a lifelong fascination for me and I want to study them and stuff in future.

[spoiler] Applying for uni atm and seeing this thread made me go work on my application for ages [/spoiler]
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>>2892375
Why does he have a boner?
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>>2892459
My main focus of study and work is continental waters, I took a Mastoozoology class because my favorite animal is the water opossum (Chironectes minimus). There I learned more about mammals, of course, and I got to use certain mammals like bats as a way of measuring the health of an ecosystem. Also, in my Uni the professor in charge of the Mastozoology department specializes on bats, so basically everybody who decides to specialize on mammals ends of working with bats.

Anyway, I think bats are not only a way of measuring an ecosystem's health, but they are also cool and weird animals so in terms of environmental education is a nice way of getting people's attention. I don't work that much with bats, desu, but I always take part of population assessments and the such.

I studied biology because of birds, but on my second year I was literally burned out. I didn't want to hear about birds anymore. Then I started to take classes regarding different areas, like bugs, fresh water fishes, aquaculture, and so on. I basically decided after a while I wanted to work with continental waters and their management. Is funny tho, because what I know the most and have more experience working with is mammals, but my three published papers are about plants of the Araceae family.

Im getting a paper out next year regarding bats on urban environments tho. But I currently can't make this fucking map work in QGIS.
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>>2892463
Its not a boner, their penis is like that. He is peeing tho. When you catch a bat they always start peeing and shitting.

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Is my dog obese, furry, or both?
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>>2890978
>>2890982
Fat as fuck, definitely.
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Fat as hell but he’s adorable
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>>2890978
run some miles with him, become chad along with him so you both get pussy
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>>2890982
>he looks happy here, no?
no, no he doesnt. he's depressed because he has a shit owner that doesnt give him any exercise or meaningful attention so the only thing he has left to feel good is to eat.
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>>2890978
Not obese at all
Furry well in summer yes, in winter no
Get one of those dog hair clippers for summer
Cute dog

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Why are capybaras so based?
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Did he really speak? Cancelled too soon.

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she is alive after my 6days trip!
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>>2889718
I bet it wishes it wasn't. That cage looks bare. Do you ever even let it out?
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>>2889718
Actually you can keep any bird for a week or so, considering it has fresh water and food.
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>>2889718
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>>2889718
Would you have posted if she were dead? I bet not. This is social media confirmation bias.
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>>2890843
>>2891382
>elmos eyes and nose isnt a toy
VEGANS out NOW

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What's a good low maintenance pet for a beginner like myself? Mammals preferred.
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I would honestly recommend adopting an older cat. Can't think of anything less maintenance than that in the mammal category.
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Go for a fancy rat
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How much money are you willing to spend on medical care for the animal? Can you take it to the vet, or would you rather try to treat it at home?

If you can get it to the vet, a small bird such as a cockatiel (not cockatoo!) are very low maintenance, especially if you get a hand raised one that enjoys being with you.

However, they are very fragile and you definitely want a vet to give it a full check up when you first get it.

A cat can be low maintenance, but they can also be more maintenance if you don't want it to be an outside cat. I saw you say you are allergic, and if you really want one, the doctor offers allergy shots, and you can find offbrand allergy medications in dollar stores. I Take ceterizine, which is the ingredient used in Zyrtec, and it works just fine for me.

If you can't really afford the vet, rodents are usually the go to. Rats and mice being the easiest.

Rats need a pal, a tall cage with things to climb, and a good pellet food with fruits and veggies as supplements. They will usually be better for holding, especially the males.

Mice are about the same care as rats, but don't have to have a partner. You can keep females together if they will get along, but keeping males together is discouraged because they might fight.

Never mix mice and rats. It might work for a while, but the rats can easily kill mice, and will more than likely do it at some point.

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>>2892430
With what OP said maybe 4-5 mice in a 20 gallon aquarium would work. Provide food and water, clean out the bedding about once a week, give them 2-3 wheels to run on. Toys and houses can be made from toilet paper rolls and cardboard if OP doesn't want to buy any of those from a pet store. Depending on the mouse some would even like to be held and petted if you're patient when taming them.
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>>2892433
I would only suggest a strong plastic tote instead of aquarium so that ventilation holes can be drilled in, but other than that, yeah, mice are great. All the ones I had we're very friendly and tolerated being held and pet just fine. They are just kind of hyper and won't sit still a whole lot.

Let’s see these magnificent animals before the militias and sub saharans poach them all out for ornamental demand.

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>>2891650
A E S T H E T I C
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I just got this kitten yesterday. I love him, but rate him honestly. Do you think he is plain?

Also, I'm considering Wilhelm or Zaytsev for the name. Any suggestions? Something European-sounding preferably.
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>>2892283
>Do you think he is plain?
yes
cat/10
>name
adolf
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Here is the king of the roof, Mr Fuzz.
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>>2892197
>tangents
>stupid lighting
>stupid dop
>clutter
>reflections
>ugly decor
>ugly cat with typical shit in it's eyes
this is anti aesthetic, stupid catfag

Would there be any downside to hunting Grizzlies to extinction?
So people can enjoy nature without worry.
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>>2892393
This is obviously bait.

If you reply to this thread from now on you're fucking retarded. Press the x in the top right of your reply box and hide this thread,
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>>2892399
Yeah, I know, because you're stupid and don't know shit, everything is bait you disagree with.

Why don't you look up the actual effect wolves had on the Elk in Yellowstone and how badly that park is doing.
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>>2892399
>>2892402
And if you come back with "wolves changed the rivers", you're a proven propaganda-swilling retard.
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>>2891237
>enjoy """"nature""""
>enjoy a handicapped, dumbed down version of nature
>enjoying actual nature
You're not enjoying shit. Humans are really shitty in this regard.
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>>2892393
>Now tell me you believe in human population control and I'll take you even remotely seriously
Not to get off topic but yes there are absolutely too many humans but that isn't what this thread is about.
>Herbivores do a great deal for even plant communities. Many plant species in America are extremely rare now because their herbivore partners have been nearly eradicated.
true. Grassland plants can only exist because they survive browsing and trampling better than other plants but even they can only take so much as areas can become overgrazed as evidenced in areas where horses have been introduced with no predators.
>Megacarnivores just take.
This is false. Megacarnivores improve the health of prey populations by culling the sick, old and weak. Areas with too many deer have no new trees growing as trampling and browsing becomes too intense without any deer-free areas and this negatively affects biodiversity.
>The largest herbivores (Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, etc.) never have had significant predation and their numbers even in historic times were many times what they are now at a level that hunters are still insisting "needs maintained through hunting"
Not sure anyone sensible is insisting on hunting endangered species. Large herbivores reproduce much slower than deer and even then, their young are taken by predators rarely but enough to prevent them from causing too much damage to plant communities.

If carnivores are so evil that they kill all herbivores then how have they both evolved alongside each other and existed for millions of years? I'm not defending hunters or anything but you're taking a rather one-sided view of things.


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