The San Francisco Garter Snake has been on the endangered list since 1967, and has been labeled the most beautiful snake in the U.S. Researches estimate only 1-2 thousand remain, but much of their habitat is located on private land, so an accurate count can't be made.
/r/AwwducationalThe Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) is normally dull kaki-olive-green but once the mating season comes around, things change drastically: males turn yellow and blue to attract potential mates.
/r/AwwducationalThe forward lobes on the Little Skate's pelvic fins allow it to "walk" on the seafloor
/r/AwwducationalDogs can actually mark their territory through wiping their hind legs (obviously not the only way to mark territory). Within their hind paws lie glands that secrete pheromones that are kicked about the territory as well as wiped on the target area itself.
/r/AwwducationalThe Flannel moth, while very fluffy, have venomous spines. The caterpillar form of Megalopyge opercularis, known as the southern flannel moth, is known as a puss caterpillar, perhaps due to its resemblance to a Persian cat. Victims of its spines have said the pain is similar to a broken bone!
/r/AwwducationalBeaver dams or beaver impoundments are dams built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter.
/r/AwwducationalThis cutie is known as a Fennec fox. The species are mainly found in the deserts of Africa.
/r/AwwducationalHippos have colourful sweat. Within minutes, the colourless sweat of the hippopotamus gradually turns red, and then brown. The unstable red and orange pigments turn out to be non-benzenoid aromatic compounds that have antibiotic as well as sunscreen activity."
/r/AwwducationalA praying mantis has two eyes, but only one ear, located on the underside of its belly, just forward of its hind legs. https://www.thoughtco.com/praying-mantid-facts-1968525
/r/AwwducationalSeahorses "date". They have been found to meet up regularly during courtship to hang out and dance together.
/r/AwwducationalBobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria, which inhabit a special light organ in the squid's mantle. The organ contains filters which may alter the wavelength of luminescence closer to that of downwelling moonlight and starlight.
/r/AwwducationalThe larval stages of Bee Flies are predators or parasitoids of the eggs and larvae of other insects. Adult females usually deposit eggs in the vicinity of possible hosts.
/r/AwwducationalThe Australian Mountain Pygmy-Possum is the only hibernating marsupial; it hibernates for up to seven months under the snow
/r/AwwducationalHunting spiders, like tarantulas, have fluffy paw pads called scopulae, which create the friction they need to stick to vertical surfaces.
/r/AwwducationalThis is the Venezuelan Poodle Moth. Experts agree it most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace, but the one existing photo does not show sufficient detail to determine whether it belongs to a described species or one new to science. I honestly want to keep one as a pet
/r/AwwducationalBumble bees wings beat 130 times or more per second, according to the National Wildlife Federation, and the beating combined with their large bodies vibrates flowers until they release pollen, which is called buzz pollination. Buzz pollination helps plants produce more fruit. Isn’t that cool?
/r/AwwducationalMicro-bats are one of the smallest mammals in the world. They range from 2.5-12 centimeters. They are found world wide except for the Arctic and Antarctica. There is over 1,000 different species of micro bats. Populations have been declining due to human interaction and White Nose syndrome
/r/AwwducationalThis is a short eared elephant shrew. They are usually found in grassland or marshes. Their diet consists of grasshoppers, slugs, and spiders and eat 75% of their body weight every day! There are many different species of shrew. Some are so small that they are 2-3 inches in length!
/r/AwwducationalThe pink fairy armadillo is 90–115 mm long, and typically weighs about 120 g. This species is the smallest living armadillo
/r/AwwducationalThis is the Dumbo Octopus. It is named after Dumbo from the Disney film due to its fins resembling big flappy ears. They live 9,000-13,000 below the ocean. When they get scared, the wrap their little arms around their eyes to protect themselves from predators. They are also extremely adorable!
/r/AwwducationalThe Woodland jumping mouse is a medium-sized rodent. These mammals can jump up to 3 m (9.8 ft) using their extremely strong feet and long tails. They are mainly found in bushes near water and bogs. They can also be found within temperate coniferous forests in North America. They are also very cute.
/r/AwwducationalFun Fact: Dolphins use pufferfish to get high. They only do it in small doses since large amounts of the toxin can be fatal. Isn’t that cool?
/r/AwwducationalThis is the Pangolin. It is the only mammal in the world that had scales. It eats up to 20,000 ants a day! Not only that, Pangolins don’t have teeth, so they eat small rocks in order to grind their food within their stomachs. When in danger, they roll up in a ball and use their scales as protection
/r/AwwducationalHooded seal mothers nurse their babies for just 4 days, and the purpose seems clear: with the fattiest milk produced by any mammal at 60% fat, they are providing protective layer of fat from the cold. The mother essentially takes the blanket off her own body to keep the baby warm.
/r/AwwducationalThis is the African Bullfrog. It is the largest from in South Africa and it ranges from 4-10 inches. It is rather aggressive and 3,000-4,000 eggs. It eats other frogs, birds, and small rodents and inflates its body in order to intimidate its prey or predators. They also live up to 45 years! 🐸
/r/AwwducationalKritter Klub is an animal rescue organization based in South Korea. I highly recommend their videos since it shows what goes into rescuing an animal. My personal favorite is this good boi. He was intentionally lit on fire, yet he has recovered and is the sweetest boi ever.
/r/AwwducationalI’ve recently posted about a pangolin and people asked if armadillos have scales as well. Armadillos are covered in bony plates that create their 'armour'. It is composed of small epidermal scales. The plates overlap each other for added protection. Yet, they aren’t related.
/r/AwwducationalCute and Funny French bulldog videos compilation 2019 part 1
/r/AwwducationalThis is the raccoon dog, the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It's a close relative of true foxes and the only canid known to hibernate during the winter.
/r/AwwducationalThe golden-tailed sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.