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Post cool and obscure extinct birds.
This is the Kaua'i mole-duck (Talpanas lippa). It was most likely flightless and the structure of it's skull suggests it had poor eyesight but a broad, sensitive beam and acute sense of smell, so it probably was nocturnal and occupied a niche similar to the kiwi. It lived in the island of Kaua'i, in the Hawaiian Islands.
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>>3653575
Oh fuck I posted the wrong Pic. This is the actual mole duck
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>>3653575
Gastornis.Was Used to be your average terror bird but scientists found out it might of ate leaves and tough seeds. Real life chocobos basically

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want to cuddle with dillie
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But the one you've posted is Chewy, not Dillie...
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>>3653572
Tbh all deer look the same.

This is Chris, 14 years old. He's an old fart and it's starting to show.
It started with slight disorientation, or atleast thats what it looked like. At times he'd just sit in the middle of the hallway blank staring into the void, as if he is thinking "what the hell was I even supposed to do here". He also started to become much more playful. Almost kitten like. This has resulted in him yelling loud in the middle of the night for attention. If I go downstairs when he does this, i'd find him surrounded by his favorite toys. He hasn't even touched those in years. Ofcourse i cant help but skip sleep to go play with him.
As of recently it has started to become a little less cute though. He pretty much stopped washing himself, making him look greasy and messy all the time. He gets angry when i try to brush him. He has lost quite a bit of weight, he has always been a thicc boy so it's nothing for him. He also started regularly picking fights with his younger brother for some reason. It also looks like he is started to forget how to drink water. Atleast he is awkwardly doing that with his paws now instead of his mouth. And on new years eve he shat outside the litter.

I dont want to have to put him down guys. He is not in pain. Matter of fact he seems happy. Happier than he has ever been even. I know it's his last ride, and i think he knows too. I hope we can just ride it out peacefully before i finally have to say goodbye. I love him so much
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One other thing I haven't mentioned is his meow has changed. It's more of a squeak now. It think its all just old age and the mental degeneration that comes with it.
Pic related. My little grandpa just chilling
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I don't know what's wrong with it and for what matters I (sadly) don't even own a cat. Anyway, post more Chris!
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>>3653364
I wouldnt call a 14 year old cat that old. My cat was 21 when he passed and only in the very last few months you could tell he got visibly weak and tired. If youre so concerned get him checked by a vet or something.
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>>3653492
With pleasure :)
Just took this one. He often just comes in front of my screen while i'm playing games or studying and then sits his fat ass down on the keyboard. I don't even mind
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>>3653512
It depends on the race. Chris is a British shorthair, they aren't known to age exceptionally old.

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>Naked rabbit.
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>>3651902
>wabby
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>>3651900
>fat
What a low IQ insult.
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>>3651877
>>3653313
Kek, meant for >>3651881
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>>3653315
>>3653313
do you maintain that you are not fat is that what you're saying

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Whats some /an/ approved vidya?
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>>3652480
that game is kino. I just finished it last year. I need to get japan version though.
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>>3652412
>neanderthals
I remember way back when Lionhead showed that BC game at E3 or something and young me being really excited to be an unga in a small tribe hunting mammoths and shit with sticks.
Still yearning. Fucking Molyneux.
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tyto ecology is a fine game. Not the greatest but still fine.
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>>3652509
just found Nature And Life - Drunk On Nectar on steam, looks good if you like bugs
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>>3652316
>>The isle
ok pedo

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Why did he do it?
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>>3641927
>>3641942
There is another layer you could add.
The size of the workpiece(the piece of material you are given to make your part) can be used to present available resources.
There is a chance that you are given a very big workpiece, while the part you are making is comparably very small.
Because you are inherently lazy, when the overseer is not looking and the test you are assigned has a trend of allowing big parts through, you start cutting your work piece down less and less, so in turn your part grows larger and larger.
Inversely, if you were making really big parts and suddenly given a workpiece that by itself is smaller than the size of your part, you are screwed if the overseer comes around because you physically can not fit the tolerances of the previous one you made.

So, this sort of represents that when there are tons of resources (very big workpiece), animals have a tendency to grow larger, but when resources suddenly become scarce(Given a smaller work piece), large animals suddenly die off.
This factor might have been technically accounted for in the test analogy, but I feel that without factoring the size of the workpiece, you lose the importance of motivation of why some parts would get made bigger and why some would be made smaller.

One thing to consider here is that in real life abundance of resources not only motives increase in size, but increase in population as well, which might counteract individual growth, as instead of same amount of individuals eating a lot, it most likely will be more individuals eating the same as before, with a select few eating slightly more.
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>>3641880
You're retarded. They were a species if fish that laid their eggs on coastal rocks. Inter and intra-species competition pushed them further and further up until they were laying them in shallow ridges and tidal pools. This would have an obvious evolutionary effect on their breathing and locomotion.
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>>3640093
All of history is just a secret war between Arthropoda and Chordata.
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>>3652814
I am talking about a completely different thing than what you are.
My point was tetrapods did not evolve "legs", but gradually their fins became better and better adapted at also helping early tetrapods move on sand, mud and land.
One of the contributing factors as to why this selection was made, was that as tetrapods started living closer and closer to the coast, the risk of getting stranded on the beach or left behind by the tides became greater and greater, and those tetrapods that were unable to leverage their fins while out of water had a higher mortality rate than those that could, which eventually contributed to selecting for fins that eventually became proto-legs.
Thats what I said in my original post, just not as seriously and mostly in a joking manner because this is a Tiktaalik shitpost thread.

You are talking about why they started living closer to the coast, I was talking about how living closer to the coast could have selected for stronger fins
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>>3642835
Damn it! I could have been a badass eldritch supersoldier instead of some pink hairless ape working retail.

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Animals that look very kissable
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>>3651241
kek
>>3651249
"China"
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Saiga are fucking cute. I want to pet the nose.
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>>3650084
Virginia opossums are loved by basic bitches who aren't like the other girls.
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>>3650084
possums are amazing, real bros

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Plenty of canines were successfully made into pets, can the same thing be done for bears?
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But they're so cute...
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>>3653303
Giant Pandas and Spectacled Bears are the two tamest species of the bear family but still they are too big and unpredictable to be pets like dogs, too bad because those two are the cutest bears desu.
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I clicked this thinking it was a borzoi thread.
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>>3653237
Russians do it often
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>>3653316
Miniature bear when???

there's an opossum in my ventilation system, what should i do to make it go away
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>>3647783
Fart into the vents
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>>3650544
>I have been discovered
>shut it down
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>>3650544

>The second vent junction will lead you to the kitchen, the trash can will be located on your left. Godspeed.
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>>3648467
Why do they chew so inefficiently? It takes them like 5 minutes to eat 1 piece of fruit.
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>>3647783
droidekas

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I didn't know Cheetah Centipedes were a thing.
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>>3651513
cheetahs are quasi-social similar to housecats where they will situationally build loose social groups.
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wiat, what?!
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no way...
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>>3651513
Cheetahpede
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>>3651513
Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.

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>>3652751
Found a level 1 giga in a mountain I was exploring. I'm tempted to try and tame it.
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>>3652774
Build a metal trap. Level 1? That should be relatively easy. Riding on a tapajara with a pal riding shotgun to tranq it is the best way to go. Are you playing PVP or single player?
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>>3652346
obligatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_4AkSBXfP4
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>>3652346
Dinosaurs are literally made up garbage.
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I want to _____________________ Orangutan Bat.
>Scientists hope the rare discovery could be a catalyst for conserving the region's biodiversity.

>In 2018, scientists set out on an expedition to survey the habitat of an endangered bat species in the West African country of Guinea. One night, a trap turned up something unusual: a new species of bat with a fiery orange body strikingly juxtaposed with black wings.

>"It was kind of a life goal in a way, one that I never thought would happen," said Jon Flanders, director of endangered species interventions at Bat Conservation International, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Tex. "Every species is important, but you get drawn to the interesting-looking ones, and this one really is spectacular."

>There are more than 1,400 species of bats, and every year more than 20 join the list. Mostly, though, these are lab-based discoveries that involve genetically parsing out cryptic species, or ones that look exactly (or almost exactly) like each other and were formerly thought to be the same.

>Just happening upon a new bat species in nature is something entirely different.

>"This sort of situation where experienced researchers went out in the field and caught an animal and held it in their hand and went, 'This is something we can't identify," that's much more unusual," said Nancy Simmons, curator of mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and chairwoman of the global bat taxonomy group at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/science/new-bat-species.html
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>Orangutan Hue
> fiery orange body strikingly juxtaposed with black wings.
>exact same colors as Eastern red bat and many other bat species
ignorance and sensationalism are journalistic plagues

Can all animals dream?
What tells us about those who cant?
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all birds and mammals experience REM sleep, which is when dreaming occurs.

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ITT Animal pictures that really make you think and go hmm...
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>>3648580
monke
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>>3648695
I know right?
That monkey is literally killing people's grandmothers.
I can't even right now guiz.
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>>3648585
brasileiropostador baseado




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