Amazing animals May 2021
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Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 5:04 p.m.

Hippos try to Rescue baby Impala from CROCODILE

I think the impala gets it in the end )-:

By metmike - May 5, 2021, 1:22 a.m.
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Blue Glaucus

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This little creature is also poetically called the "blue angel," "blue dragon," and "sea swallow." When fully grown, they can be up to 3 cm (1.5") long. Blue glaucuses live in tropical waters and use camouflage to avoid predators.

Glaucus atlanticus (common names include the blue sea dragon, sea swallow, blue angel,  blue glaucus, dragon slug, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a species of small, blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae.[2]

These sea slugs are pelagic; they float upside down by using the surface tension of the water to stay up, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus makes use of countershading: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the sunlight reflecting on the ocean's surface when viewed facing upwards underwater.

Glaucus atlanticus feed on other pelagic creatures, including the Portuguese man o' war and other venomous siphonophores. This sea slug stores stinging nematocysts from the siphonophores within its own tissues as defence against predators. Humans handling the slug may receive a very painful and potentially dangerous sting

By metmike - May 6, 2021, 2:28 a.m.
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Dragon Lizard

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Also known as "dwarf dragons," they were found quite recently during an expedition in South America's Andes. It is a wood lizard that is active during the daytime and really looks like a tiny dragon. Who wouldn't want that in their home?

By metmike - May 7, 2021, 12:32 a.m.
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Mantis Shrimp

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Forget a shrimp cocktail with this one! No one will ever willingly try a taste. These gorgeous little marine creatures come in a variety of colors and shapes, and they look amazing in each and every type. The most "flashy" ones are peacock mantis shrimps, like the one in the picture. They are also called Aquaria and are saltwater shrimps that are kept in captivity.

By metmike - May 8, 2021, 12:47 a.m.
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Orange Tortoise Spider

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For people who prefer tiny unexpected pets, look into these colorful spiders. The encyosaccus sexmacculatus usually lives in the upper Amazon basin in Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil and will need a lot of heat in their habitat.

By metmike - May 9, 2021, 1:59 a.m.
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Oldest Living Creature!! Jonathan is 189 years old.

Meet Jonathan, a Tortoise Who's So Old, He's Already Lived in 3 Centuries

metmike: Jonathan hardly looks a day older than 150 (-: