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Amazing Closeup of a Gorilla’s Hand with Vitiligo

In this amazing closeup, we see the hand of a 6-year-old gorilla, Anaka, who is known for her unique pink pigmentation on her fingers. The pinkness makes her hand look strikingly, human-like.

https://twistedsifter.com/2019/12/closeup-of-gorillas-hand-with-vitiligo/

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Unusual Animal!!!

Dumbo octopus

Grimpoteuthis or the dumbo octopus is the deepest living of all octopus species. It got its name for its ear-like fins, which loosely resemble those of the Disney character, Dumbo the Flying Elephant. 

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Amazing Animals!

Axolotl

The axolotl or “Mexican salamander” (who looks like a Pokémon , if you ask me) is often spotted in lakes in various places around Mexico. These little salamanders are amphibious although often spend their adult lives strictly in the water. However, the population of these cute creatures is dwindling due to non-native predators and the continued urbanization of Mexico. The axolotl eats small worms, insects, and fish in order to survive.

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Birds~ Did You Know?

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Nature puts every chirp in its proper place. Avian sounds—flutish trills, alarmlike buzzes, and one-note squawks alike—​are immediately absorbed, reflected, and scattered by everything in a bird’s habitat. Nearby leaves or branches, canyon walls, and even the wind influence notes, so over time, species tailor songs to suit those surroundings. Some minimize echoes by putting more space between notes, while others use low frequencies that travel farther. Here’s how some birds have tweaked their waveforms.

a flock of birds sitting on top of each other: How birds got their groove

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a close up of a bird: Human mnemonic: ra-vi-o-li (flutelike) oo-duh-lay-oh or oodle-drrrr

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: ra-vi-o-li (flutelike) oo-duh-lay-oh or oodle-drrrr

Wood thrush

This three-part call often consists of soft, low-pitched phrases flourished with a final, elaborate trill—a complex tune compared with other thrushes. The intricacy makes the tune susceptible to warping when it hits vegetation, so males manage by singing from the lower canopy or midstory of forests, where there’s less obstruction.

Northern cardinal

This seconds-long song often begins with a loud string of two-part whistles and ends in a slow trill. Cardinals nest in dense foliage, but they sing from lofty perches so their high-pitched songs can travel long distances without branches and leaves dampening or muffling their notes.

Eastern meadowlark

Amorous males of this species sing from ­exposed perches like fence posts or ­telephone lines—or while in flight. The slurred, slightly drooping whistles are easily heard ringing out through their native grasslands. In open areas with few trees to distort their songs, these birds are free to devise complicated and variable tunes.

a close up of a bird: Human mnemonic: cheer-cheer-purty-purty-purty

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: cheer-cheer-purty-purty-purty

Common yellowthroat

These marsh-dwellers sometimes repeat their short, choppy melodies up to 300 times per hour in the summer. The explosive sound can bounce through dense cattails and other tangled vegetation at the edges of their native wetlands. By singing ad nauseam, the species ensures at least some repetitions reach potential mates’ ears.

Canyon wren

This cliff-nester makes a musical ripple of cascading notes. Although the ­melodies bounce and echo off the surrounding canyon walls, the repetitive nature and slow, descending scale help female wrens (and human hobbyists) pinpoint each bird’s location along the steep rock faces it inhabits.

Black-capped chickadee

Because they often live and feed in dense, wooded habitats, these cute bits of fluff can’t always spot other members of their flock, even when they’re close by. The simplicity of their two- or three-note whistles allows a listener to judge the song’s quality (and therefore the singer’s), regardless of any distortion caused by the surrounding forest.

a bird sitting on top of each other: Human mnemonic: but-I-DO-love-you spring-of-the-year

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: but-I-DO-love-you spring-of-the-year

This story originally published in the Noise, Winter 2019 issue of Popular Science.

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Magnificent Animals

Gulf porpoise

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Also known as the vaquita (Spanish for “little cow”), the Gulf porpoise is now one of the rarest mammals in the world, with a global population estimated at under 100 in 2014. The precariously low numbers add inbreeding to a list of potential threats that includes habitat loss, environmental pollution and being accidentally caught in fishing nets. Today, the last remaining porpoises live in North America’s Gulf of California. Barring drastic conservation efforts, National Geographic estimates the last of them will likely disappear by 2018.

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Amazing Animal~

Lowland streaked tenrec

First described in 1798

This tiny, punky mammal can only be found in one place on Earth: Madagascar, off the coast of southeast Africa. These animals can grow up to 20 centimetres long (eight inches), weighing only 125 to 280 grams (four to 10 ounces). Its spines, like those of a porcupine, are detachable, providing a defence mechanism while foraging on the ground. This tenrec also uses its quills to communicate with other members of the species, rubbing them together to warn of a predator.

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Fascanating Animal

Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest and cutest species of armadillo. It is on the list of threatened species and is found in the sandy plains, dunes, and grasslands of Argentina. The pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature that survives mostly on insects and plants.

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