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>you can see the back of an owl's eyes through their earholes
>Owls can't also rotate their eye balls because their glued to their eye socket
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Whales and dolphins evolved from dog like creatures.
Horses would probably have become extinct if not domesticated
The woolly mammoth was still alive after the pyramids were built.
Australia sells pure breed camels to Saudi Arabia.
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Komodo dragons are the last and smallest of the giant monitor lineage and will probably go extinct in the relatively near future
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>>3943604
Eh, more will evolve in their place eventually. We're not in a shortage of monitor lizards.
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>>3943835
They’re a holdover from a time and place without placental predators, so probably not
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>>3943861
We're the ones in charge anyway. And we want dinosaurs to be a thing, so we'll likely make something like that along the way.
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>>3943429
Giraffes tend to kill younger ones to secure their mates
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There is a cricket with testicles that make up 14% of its total mass
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>>3943429
glaucus atlanticus sea slugs actually live upside down. pic related, the cool, colored part is their underside.
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Turritopsis dohrnii are biologically immortal
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>>3943604
>will probably go extinct in the relatively near future
not with zoos
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>>3944710
Maybe, but there hasn’t been great success with captive breeding compared to other species so far
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>>3944787
i don't really understand why they try so hard to breed them naturally.
just fucking forcibly inseminate them artificially. they're just animals, they don't care about consent and don't fucking generally consent to the sex they get naturally anyway, there's always fighting and growling and anger.

artificially inseminate them and keep them breeding as quickly and efficiently as possible. you can even just dump hundreds of young ones in the wild, since they're reptiles and reptiles are generally good to go from hatching.
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>>3944800
most animals can generally consent to sex pretty well, except for the pregnancy part, they have no fucking clue that's coming. they could even have sex for fun if not for the two pump chump males and evolved limited horniness window. i've seen dogs become sex addicts and pester males for more, and then heat's over and they pretty much forget it. i've also seen dogs in heat pester neutered males for sex the same way. they clearly have some basic understanding that sex is something that feels good and that they can choose their partner, so forcibly breeding most animals is just rape, plain and simple. they are not in a moral grey area where rape and consensual sex do not exist. just because members of their own species can rape them doesn't make it right. they can also consent to mating and often appear to enjoy the process just like us. i have also observed behavior like this in horses and cattle so I assume it's standard issue for smarter social mammals. of course i've never seen female housecats be too hot about fuckin but lions seem to dig it.

i want to make an exception for lizards but part of me wonders if in those tiny brains they might have a glimmer of cognition that deserves respect
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>>3944800
You probably could. But Komodo has been kind of fucked over so it might be worth fencing off some large areas of tropical savannah in australia for them
>>3943429
There are suicide bomber termites
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>>3944800
They can reproduce without mating as long as they feel like it.
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>>3944835
well, komodos used to range all the way up through a lot of south-east asia, nearly to india.
you could mass produce babies and just dump out in the wild, they'd live just fine on their own all through there.
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>>3943429
eyes of chameleon can move independently from each other
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>>3944846
They also evolved in australia. Only difference is australia has way less poaching and general environmental damage fuckery than south east Asia
>>3943429
Flamingos are perfectly happy standing in or drinking near boiling water
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Humans looked like this at one point
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Dogs are shit eating retards.
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an octopus is as smart as cat
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>>3945626
he can't keep getting away with it
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Lissotriton vulgaris has populations which are fully neotenic
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>>3943604
>will probably go extinct in the relatively near future
Why? Isn't the national park enough to save them?
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Platypuses don’t have stomachs
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>>3945766
>building a jurassic park style resort that further threatens them
Nah
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Rabbits love eating their own shit
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>>3943429
GR15 FOR PEPESHIT
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>>3947145
>that further threatens them
How?
They are the apex predator there. The tourists can't hunt them and provide money to sustain the park.
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>>3947506
It’s almost like Komodo is a tiny island and clearing more habitat than has already been cleared is bad news
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>>3943604
They're a tourist attraction, they will not be allowed to die out
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>>3943560
The avocado evolved for consumption by long extinct giant ground sloths. It was barely holding on before we began farming it since their huge heavy seeds have no other way to disperse.
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kangaroos have their nuts above their balls
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>>3948112
>Wut

To cushion their brains from impacts, woodpeckers have tongues that wrap around the back of their skulls
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>>3948112
Spent like 5 minutes laughing my ass off at this
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>>3948112
Nuts above dick
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>>3945608
get back in that water right now you wet little faggot
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Cheetahs genes are extremely similar with each other because it is believed 10,000 years ago they almost went extinct and had to inbreed to survive.
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>>3948112
KEK, good one anon
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hippo's make their own sunscreen
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>>3943604
I blame LCDs for this
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>>3950666
Nice trips, satan
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Sea monkeys are, in fact, not monkeys.
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You can tell if a duck is male or female by their quacks. Females have the classic duck quack, while males have a scratchy "squack".

and if they have the signature curly "Drake feather" by their tail, it means they're a boy!
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>>3950677
Those dubs are just quackin crazy!
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>>3948112
This is something is read if I were high.
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Giant rats are being used to sniff out landmines in places like Cambodia. They really like bananas!
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Pandas are so bad at sex that zookeepers have them watch panda porn.

I guess their windows of horny don't match up usually.
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>>3944688
wtf Metroids are real?
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>>3950691
Makes more sense than using dogs. At least rats don't trigger the bombs.
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>>3945766
I've read that the land is actually dissappearing.
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Pepe frog is fun and I like him.
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>>3950695
Jeje
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>>3943429
Opossums are bioluminescent, meaning they glow under UV light.
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>>3950695
Pandas are not a keystone species and should die off we should be more worried about other animals
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>>3951090
This is cool as helll
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>>3947513
Is that a Pokemon?
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>>3945608
i look like that now
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Scorpions give live birth and carry their young on their back
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>>3943429
no bird can rotate their eyeballs. it's why they have perfect head stability, to be able to get a clear image. while mammals can move their head and keep their eyes focused on one spot, birds can't so their head must be as still as possible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK3pOggIA7s
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>>3943429
Tigers have striped fur and skin
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>>3943429
There are desert isopods that choose a mate for life.





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