Posts tagged animals
Posts tagged animals
Elusive (by Little Lioness)
♥♥♥♥ spirit animal!
An escaped sheep was found with 60 pounds of wool.
Shrek the sheep ran away and hid in a cave in New Zealand for 6 years. When Shrek was finally found in 2004, the sheep had gone unsheared for so long that it had accumulated 60 pounds of wool on its body, enough to make 20 suits! The sheep became famous and even got to meet the Prime Minister. Shrek finally passed away last month at the age of 16.
Hid in a cave.
Met the prime minister.
I wanna cuddle with it.
Where’d that little Goldilocks run off to? She thinks she can break and enter and rob us and get away with it?
Hello there,Lovely Friends :)) by Lunicorne
working cat (by neko-yanagi)
Glow-in-the-Dark Cats may help cure AIDS.
Genetic engineering is one of those things that gets a bad rap despite being a rather natural occurrence in bacteria and even certain higher organisms. Also it gives us cats that glow in the dark, which is totally freaking awesome!
The cat seen above wasn’t just created for shits and giggles though. There’s a more serious reason behind this fluorescent feline: battling AIDS. Currently there’s two AIDS pandemics in the world: the human one with the better PR team and the feline version. As such scientists have created Glow-in-the-Dark cats as a way of exploring the genetic system of cats in order to better understand how to combat the genetic aspect of the AIDS/HIV virus.
In genetic modification of this type cat DNA is inserted with a set of two genes, one from rhesus monkey that conveys resilience to HIV and one from jellyfish that gives them the eerie glow. The idea behind this is that if the cat glows it’s also highly likely to have the viral resistance gene as well.
torn. i’m SO against animal testing. i don’t want animals to have a life full of nothing but hurt. but i want there to be a cure for aids. and i’m against -SUPER against- genetic engineering. but this cat glows. in. the. dark.
Bangladesh, India to protect tigers from poachers, mob beatings
Bangladesh and India signed two deals to tackle poaching of critically-endangered Bengal tigers from the world’s largest mangrove forest, an official said Wednesday.
Local experts say only 200 of the big cats now live in the Sunderbans, down from 440 in 2004 — thanks largely to poaching by international animal smugglers and mob beatings by villagers who are hostile to tigers. (Photo: Mufty Munir/Files/AFP/Getty Images)
Two Aldabra giant tortoises fight for a carrot during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo
Picture: REUTERS/David Loh (via Pictures of the day: 7 September 2011 - Telegraph)
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some of my favorite Maru moments. :)