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    ulvfugl
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    haystacks

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    ulvfugl
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    Abandoned village, Sverdlovsk region of Russia

    village

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    ulvfugl
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    elk

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    ulvfugl
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    horse

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    ulvfugl
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    gorilla

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    ulvfugl
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    transbaikal

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    ulvfugl
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    avocet

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    ulvfugl
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    stoat

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    ulvfugl
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    ulvfugl
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    bear

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    ulvfugl
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    pelicans

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    ulvfugl
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    bird navigation

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    ulvfugl
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    #18598
    ulvfugl
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    #18717
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    North Carolina Wants To Declare Its 100 Wolves Extinct

    The war on wolves isn’t just happening out West.

    http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/north-carolina-wants-to-declare-its-100-wolves-extinct-1683624432/+AnnaleeNewitz

    #18738
    ulvfugl
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    muskox

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    ulvfugl
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    Oleander Hawk Moth

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    #18801
    ulvfugl
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    Amazon river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis)

    dolphins

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    ulvfugl
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    sakhalin

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    ulvfugl
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    guillemot

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    ulvfugl
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    brown bear

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    ulvfugl
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    There are two kinds of Gastric Brooding Frogs (lat. Rheobatrachus), both are on the verge of extinction. Immediately after egg-laying adult female frog swallows them.
    It has an unusual ability to block the production of gastric juice, six-seven weeks turning belly in an incubator. During this time it can feed. Eggs burst, and the tadpoles develop almost to maturity in safety maternal abdomen, and then “re-born” out of her mouth.
    They were only discovered in 1973, at that time were quite common. But in the next few decades, the destruction of their habitat, increasing pollution and catching them for sale through pet stores have brought this amazing species of frogs almost to extinction in the wild.

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    So it makes me wonder how this behaviour evolved… gradually,in stages ? How ? Or suddenly, one big mutation ? Hard to imagine how. The first time she swallows her eggs, they get digested… so how does that work ? That the gastric juices get suspended and she knows she’s got tadpoles inside her and not food ?

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    ulvfugl
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    Another example that causes me to puzzle about how the hell this stuff can have evolved… the precise stages that occurred…

    The Spider Tailed Horned Viper

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    ulvfugl
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    ulvfugl
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    Christmas Island Crabs, 120 million migrate from land to sea to spawn.

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    #20154
    Mari
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    Damnation

    There are 75,000 to 85,000 dams three-feet or higher in the U.S., most of them built in the dam boom between 1950 and 1970. The era of rampant dam construction is long gone while the age of dam removal is dawning. In 2012, the largest dam removal project in history saw the tumbling of Washington’s 108-foot Elwha and 210-foot Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River. Not even two years later, Rummel and Knight’s cameras captured the rapid return of Pacific Salmon and trout species to the river.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2014/05/15/damnation-documentary-harkens-era-dam-removal/26261/

    http://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/#!/video/100360/dokumentar-damnation

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    ulvfugl
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    Baby Sumatran Rhino

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    #20365
    ulvfugl
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    After decades in ornithological obscurity, one of the world’s least-known birds is finally coming to light thanks to the persistence of a small group of researchers. Pablo Negret, Oscar Garzón, Pablo Stevenson, and Oscar Laverde-R. of the Universidad de los Andes have just published the results of their year-long study of the Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi) in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, including new ecological information as well as some of the first video and sound recordings of this elusive species.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-04-revealing-secretive-black-tinamou.html

    #20366
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Was 19th Century apewoman a yeti? 6ft 6in Russian serf who could outrun a horse was ‘not human’, according to DNA tests
    Witnesses said Zana the apewoman had the ‘characteristics of a wild animal’
    She was allegedly trapped in Caucusus mountains and covered in thick hair
    Had ‘enormous athletic power’ and she could infamously outrun a horse
    A genetics professor has analysed DNA of six of her living descendants

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3025466/Was-19th-Century-Siberian-apewoman-yeti-6ft-6in-Russian-serf-outrun-horse-not-human-according-DNA-tests.html

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    ulvfugl
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    European Wild Cat

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