Lemurs are small prosimians, or primitive primates, best known for their huge, adorable-bordering-on-creepy eyes. They’re native only to the island of Madagascar and the neighboring Comoro Islands, and the word “lemur” comes from lemures, a Latin word that means “spirits of the night.” While lemurs are related to modern primates, they more closely resemble an older ancestor of primates which existed tens of millions of years ago.
While more than 100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia and surrounding areas 100 year ago, now only as few as 3,200 wild tigers exist. In short, we have lost about 97 percent of…
Beachgoers on the West Coast were treated to a bizarre sight this summer when thousands of peculiar sea creatures commonly called “by-the-wind sailors” washed ashore. These small, jellyfish-like marine life (scientific name Velella velella) are about 2.75 inches in length and have a bluish tint to their rather translucent form. Due to their unique, sail-like shape, these aptly nicknamed creatures are at the mercy of the sea. When wind conditions change, so do their destinations, which is why so many of the Velella velella have made their way onto the beach this year.
Of all of life’s most pressing questions, the question of exactly why our believed canines indulge in sod snacks probably doesn’t top the list. Nevertheless, there are those who make it their mission to resolve these issues, and their findings might surprise you.
Though we aren’t even halfway through September, we’ve already uncovered some of the cutest animal videos to date. From a baby elephant blowing bubbles to a handicapped pup who hops like a kangaroo, these five animals videos from September will surely brighten your day.
A 3-Month-Old Baby Fox Prances Around
With Dumbo ears and the sweetest facial expressions, fennec foxes are cute in any setting, so it comes as no surprise that this baby fennec fox is easily the most adorable animal you’ve ever seen. Shared by the San Diego Zoo, this short clip features a 3-month-old fennec fox as it attacks toys, hops around in cardboard boxes and digs into a box of dirt. This fox weighs just 1.5 pounds.