These photos were taken early in summer 2009 by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire, England. The leopard – a female called Sheena – discovered a visitor in her enclosure:
Intrigued by the mouse, the cat sniffed the visitor:
The mouse didn’t seem too concerned and carried on eating:
Although we generally think of mice as granivores, many rodents will eat virtually anything (plastic, candle wax etc), and are quite happy to eat meat, although not necessarily under the gaze of a leopard…
h/t: Cathy McCrohan and Jo Butler
Seeing fossilized trackways is always cool, but this unique fossil from Pennsylvania shows body impressions of 330-MY old amphibians. Is it one animal or two? How was the fossil made?
Some great pictures from this couple, who rode their bikes across the world over a 2-year stretch.
Get your 3-D glasses out for these pictures.
Edinburgh University Natural History collections on line! Surf your way through the whole of their collections, including some very useful phylogenies and accounts of animal anatomy and evolution.
After last week’s success with the video of the nutty Manakin bird, Per Smiseth sent in this link, which is to the Internet Bird Colection – a site that aims to assemble videos of every bird alive… Some very cool animals here!
Super pictures of life on coral reef in Australia.
Filed under Fish, Images, Oceans
Some great pics of some weird animals, plus brief descriptions on this site, sent in by Zofia (2nd Year). I love the baby aye-aye that looks like a Gremlin.
Pictures from The Guardian showing various ways in which tracking devices are used in studying animal movement and migration.
Andrew Johnson (First Year) has a website which includes some amazing photos of amphibians and reptiles, taken both on his travels (in particular in Bali) and at home – including one of a minxy gecko that escaped and appears to have lived under his bed for several weeks. It’s really worth looking at these terrific pictures.
One of those cool marine iguanas from the Galapagos, photographed underwater.
Filed under Images, Reptiles
The ouakari lives in the Ogapo jungle in the Amazon and looks like this. For some reason the locals call it “The English Monkey”. Obvious question: why do they look like that? How could you test your hypothesis?