27 year old Zoology BSc graduate, fixed-term zoo keeper at Woburn Safari Park, general animal fanatic and massive geek. I've worked in the Arachnida & Myriapoda department of the NHM in London and been to Madagascar to do some conservation work. Here you will find: Zoology, animals, nature, science, anatomy, facts, funny things, geeky stuff, running, cycling, positive thinking, more zoology, and a lot of my boyfriend, James! Welcome and enjoy!!

 

lackyannie:

electricsed:

It really doesn’t matter how big or how small they are, all cats are fucking adorable morons.

LMFAOOOOO


Come on now

lackyannie:

electricsed:

It really doesn’t matter how big or how small they are, all cats are fucking adorable morons.

LMFAOOOOO

Come on now

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sixpenceee:

littlekiwifrog:

Tear-drinking Butterflies

In the Amazon, it’s not uncommon to see groups of colorful butterflies fluttering around turtles basking along the river. This is because they drink the turtles’ tears—an invaluable source of salt for the herbivorous butterflies.

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This is so cool

thelepidopteragirl:

labbugs:

So sometimes I walk around the science building with a cockroach in my pocket. No biggie, right?

I’ve smuggled live insects into my university’s cafeteria while I eat lunch so, no biggie.

thelepidopteragirl:

labbugs:

So sometimes I walk around the science building with a cockroach in my pocket. No biggie, right?

I’ve smuggled live insects into my university’s cafeteria while I eat lunch so, no biggie.

libutron:

The Olm - Proteus anguinus 

This strange creature is commonly known as the Olm, a rare cave salamander belonging to the species Proteus anguinus (Caudata - Proteidae), which is only found in Europe. 

The Olm is perfectly adapted to live in caves. As it spends its entire life in darkness, Proteus anguinus has very poorly developed eyes and is blind. It also lacks pigment in the skin, giving its body a pasty white appearance, Its pink hue is due to blood capillaries near the skin, and as its translucency shows the contours of the internal organs. 

This salamander does not undergo a clear metamorphosis and retains many juvenile features, such as gills, throughout its life. It is long-lived, potentially reaching up to 58 years of age.

The Olm is restricted to subterranean aquatic habitats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia. The species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Darko Visek | Locality: Rokina, Croatia, 2008] - [Bottom: ©National Geographic | Locality: Divje Jezero, Idrija, Slovenia]

nubbsgalore:

the bioluminescent noctiluca scintillans — an algae known otherwise as sea sparkle — of australia’s jervis bay. photos by (click pic) andy hutchinson, joanne paquette and naomi paquette. see also: more bioluminescence posts)