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"AUSTRALIA ZOO has welcomed its very first white koala joey, born to mum Tia back in January.

The only white joey of the 12 joeys born, the little girl is quite unique.

The new addition to the Australia Zoo family, while white, is not albino as her eyes and nose are a normal brown-black colour.

“Her pale colouration has been observed as a characteristic in her maternal bloodline. Tia (the mum), has had joeys previously which are paler in comparison however they’ve never seen a joey with such white fur as this,” said a spokesperson for Tourism Australia, the company in charge of the naming, who are encouraging members of the public to submit suggestions to their Facebook album dedicated to the new addition."

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Nigeria's Magic Cats



WATCH VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ-TV9lEdog&t=220s

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Cats are the masters of taking up space they don't need, without even using it.

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I am the primary keeper for most of the Zoo’s turtles and tortoises. Turtles and tortoises come in all shapes and sizes, and live in many different environments all over the world. Here at Zoo Atlanta, we have many different species of turtles and tortoises, most of which are considered endangered. These are just a few of the species I am lucky enough to care for!
(Left to right, flowerback box turtle, Barbour’s map turtle, spotted turtle, Arakan forest turtle, Mexican box turtle, Burmese star tortoise, impressed tortoise, radiated tortoise, McCord’s box turtle) #TakeoverTuesday – Sara Porter, Keeper I, Herpetology

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Cat graffiti!
Feline street art

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Luuup, An Ingeniously Simple Sifting Litter Box That Takes the Effort Out of a Very Unpleasant Chore

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Bennie Has Skillz!

After a hard morning's fighting off green-skinned lizard invaders a High-Five is just reward. :)

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Indian eagle-owl
India, Rajkot, August-2017.

The Indian eagle-owl, also called the rock eagle-owl or Bengal eagle-owl (Bubo bengalensis), is a species of large horned owl found in the Indian Subcontinent. They were earlier treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian eagle-owl. They are found in hilly and rocky scrub forests, and are usually seen in pairs. They have a deep resonant booming call that may be heard at dawn and dusk. They are typically large owls, and have "tufts" on their heads. They are splashed with brown and grey, and have a white throat patch with black small stripes.
This species is often considered a subspecies of the Eurasian eagle-owl Bubo bubo and is very similar in appearance. The facial disk is unmarked and has a black border, a feature that is much weaker in the Eurasian form. The base of the primaries is unbanded and rufous. The tail bands have the tawn bands wider than the black ones. A large pale scapular patch is visible on the folded wing.The inner claws are the longest. The last joint of the toes are unfeathered.
The taxonomy of the group is complex due to a large amount of variation. Dementiev was the first to consider the possibility of bengalensis being distinct within the Bubo bubo group. However Charles Vaurie noted that this as well as ascalaphus appeared to be distinct and not part of clinal variation. There is a lot of colour variation with the ground colour being dark brown above while some are pale and yellowish. On dark birds the streaks coalesce on the hind crown and nape but are narrow in pale birds. However, Vaurie notes that despite the variation, they are distinct from neighbouring forms B. b. tibetanus, B. b. hemachalana and B. b. nikolskii, in being smaller and richly coloured. Stuart Baker noted that there were two plumage variants that were seen across their range, one plumage has the back and scapulars spotted in white while the other form has a reduced number of white spots on the feathers of the back and the dark streaking on the back, neck and scapulars being prominent.
Chicks are born with white fluff which is gradually replaced by speckled feathers during the prejuvenile moult after about two weeks. After a month or so they go through a prebasic moult and a brownish juvenile plumage is assume with the upperparts somewhat like in adults but the underside is downy. The full adult plumage is assumed much later.[Wikipedia].[Photo© - Raju Karia].

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When you're afraid of commitment and start pushing that person away.
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From the 2015 article: "The three birds were carefully raised in an artificial nest or 'hack' box in such a way that they kept their hunting instincts, learning to fend for themselves after an initial diet of hares, rabbits and other fare left by volunteers.

"The method imprints a 'hard-wired attachment' for the area on to the territorial birds, whose presence repels small, grape-feeding birds."
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