other wierd animals

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    Giant Isopod

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    This Predator look-alike is a Giant Isopod (Bathynomus giganteus), a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor, up to 6,000ft down on the seabed where there is no light. In the pitch black and cold, they survive by feasting on dead and decaying fish and other marine animals.


    [​IMG]Aye-aye

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    Considered by locals as a harbinger of misfortune, the Aye-aye is one of the world’s most rare and bizarre looking primates. To the Malagasy people, the aye-aye is magical, and believed to bring death to the village it appears in; therefore they’re often killed on sight. The aye-aye is the world’s largest nocturnal primate with an average head and body length of 16 inches (40 centimeters), a long bushy tail of 2 feet (61 centimeters) long, and weighs about 4 pounds (2 kilos). The Aye-aye has large beady eyes, black hair, and large spoon-shaped ears. It has 5-fingered hands with flat nails, with a middle finger up to 3 times the length of the others.
    Giant leaf-tailed Gecko

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    The Giant leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) is endemic to Madagascar and the islands Nosy Bohara and Nosy Mangabe. These geckos live in tropical rain forests and reach a total length of 330 mm. A large nocturnal gecko, by day it plasters it self to a small tree trunk and rests head down. If disturbed it will raise it tail and head, open its mouth and scream... and call his mom.


    [​IMG]Kerivoula Kachinensis

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    Another of the species found in one of the world's last scientifically unexplored regions, Asia's Greater Mekong, the Kerivoula Kachinensis is one of the most disturbing bats ever found.


    [​IMG]Desert Mole Rat

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    The Desert Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa notable for its eusocial lifestyle, nearly unique among mammals, and for a highly unusual set of physical traits that enables it to thrive in a harsh, underground environment, including a lack of pain sensation in its skin, and a nearly cold-blooded metabolism. Plus, it is horrible.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    LOL! Chikaboo - that last pic makes me think of a pornographic display ;)
     
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    Isnt the last pic the avatar for Nemos Janitor if i'm not mistaken?
     
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    Jip - it indeed is..... And I told him that too ;)
     
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    and to think that with us, humans, cutting down rain forest and natural habitats 35 species of animals go extinct everyday, some of which we never see or will ever
     
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    Now THAT, Dallas, is WHAT I RELATE TO!
     
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    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Too much info!!:nono::biggrin:
     
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    DAMMIT JACQUES YOU AND YOUR PORNOS!!!!!! DAMMIT!!! DEBBIE DOES DALLAS WAS YEARS AGO!!!! lol
    sheesh:razz:

    some interesting stuff chika
     
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    Debbie does what LMAO
     
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    unfortunatly for him not dallasg:razz:
     
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