cat why does everyone hate stay at home cats. – Anonymous
We here at Confused Cats don’t hate stay-at-home cats!
To be non-sarcastic for a moment, indoor cats enjoy much longer and healthier lives than outdoor cats, living an average of 12 years compared to 5 or fewer years for outdoor cats. Cities can be especially dangerous for cats, who aren’t well adapted to living in a world of cars and pesticides and all sorts of other human-made dangers.
Just make sure to play with your cats! Cats are born hunters and if they’re not hunting they need stimulation from interactive toys and play, with you or with another cat.
Front view of manatee, head and back layered with barnacle-like crust by James A. Sugar
Walking striped hyena (by Tambako the Jaguar)
Is moth week and I can’t be out!! the fish family Pegasidae, aka sea moths, includes just five species (placed in two genera) but is represented in temperate and tropical coastal zones throughout the Indo-Pacific. All sea moths are small (no more than than ~180 mm total length), benthic (bottom-dwelling), and very well camouflaged. Seamoths have modified pelvic fins that allow them to “walk” across the sea bottom where they live.
A curious behavior seen in these fish (almost in Eurypegasus draconis) is that they sheds their skins in one piece, probably every one to five days, a process described in some detail by Herold and Clark (1993). These researcher also discuss evidence suggesting monogamy in this species, as well as other aspects of social and reproductive behavior.
Alien invasion by paolopribaz99 Jellyfish
I took a shower, put on makeup, and went back to bed.
Blue Pangan Poison Arrow Frog
Also known as Harlequin Poison Dart Frogs (Oophaga histrionica), the Pangan Poison Arrow Frog exists in the forests of ProAves’ Pangan Reserve, in south-west Colombia, which WLT helped extend in 2009.
Harlequin Poison Dart Frogs come in a multitude of color morphs, with various color morphs found surprisingly close to one another, including different colored populations as near as adjacent hillsides.
These types of frogs are known as “obligate egg-feeders.” Basically, once the mother frog gets her tadpoles into a safe little puddle of water, she lays unfertilized eggs which the tadpoles can feed on until they are ready to metamorphose and leave their temporary home.
Read more about the projects that WLT is supporting through ProAves in Colombia: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/projects/colombia .