Now I believe I know about A LOT of animals - ALLLL the animals, to be exact (or so I like to think)! But I'm humbled and brought back down to Earth when someone tells me about a species that I wasn't aware existed. You can bet I go right to a computer and look it up in order to learn everything I can about it (and pretend I knew about it the whole time).
This blog is dedicated to some of these unusual creatures - and count yourself lucky if you've heard of any of them!
"I don't even bother looking in the mirror anymore."("Serow Capricornis sumatraensis" by Melanochromis)
Tinder profile: "Hi, my name is Serowphina, my beard is 19 inches long (beard pic sent separately) and I love to pee on things! Swipe right - I'd love to mark you as my territory."(www.britannica.com)
You know you wanna....(http://wattsupwiththat.com)
All 19 inches, baby!(www.jelldragon.com)
"Call me four-eyes one more time and I'll cry pheremones on you."(www.wikipedia.org)
This might be the only sad, gay hirola left in all the world.(www.deviantart.com)
"Whelp, guess we HAVE to have sex now. Dang."(www.edgeofexistence.org)
"You wish you had a giant sea cucumber on your face, too. Derp."(www.wikipedia.org)
"If only my nose wasn't in such high demand!"(www.zmescience.com)
"I wasn't always this mean. I was born in the savannah-ghetto and am a recovering grass addict."(www.photobucket.com)
PuduThe pudu is the world's smallest deer, and quite possibly the cutest thing, ever. Destined to replace your ugly dogs and cats, the pudu resides in South America.
"Everything on me is tiny!"(http://www.zootierliste.de/)
There's the regular pudu, and then there's the EVEN SMALLER pudu!
Yer killin' me, homes!(www.wikipedia.org)
JerboaIt's a mouse! It's a rat! It's a pig! It's...Dumbo?? This can only describe the jerboa, a special pig-mouse-elephant hybrid in the rodent family.
Sticking with our Star Wars theme...(www.drawing365.tumblr.com)
"I heard that."(www.pinterest.com)
Jerboas are big-time leapers, which live in North Africa and Asia, and have hind limbs that are at least four times as long as their forelimbs along with long tails that add to their balance. And without further ado, I present this video of jerboic cuteness. Though it does not look super-healthy, this pygmy jerboa is certainly adorable. Hopefully it was a rescued jerboa and is still alive somewhere in the desert today, jumping happily after an unsuspecting dung-beetle...
Banded LinsangWhat do you get when you cross a giraffe, a cat, and something with really large sexual anatomy? The Banded Linsang!
"Hey, my eyes are up here."(www.pinterest.com)
Now that's something I'd spend $50 a cup on!(www.dailycoffeenews.com)
If you pick up a gram of this "special" coffee, you will pay upwards of $300. Since I know you're all ready to fly out the door to make this purchase, just be sure the coffee comes from a sustainable source. Otherwise you might not only be supporting disgusting coffee, you might be supporting civet cruelty (factory farms) as well.
"So much poop, so little time."(www.beverageelite.com)
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