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Exciting exotic animals
« on: 18 Feb 2020, 08:16 »
I just thought It'd be really cool and fun to have a thread dedicated to share pictures, facts and videos on odd and interesting animals,
not just as a nice inspiration source for AGS projects but also just because it's fun to share animal-related things on the internet!  ;-D

For example, I just found out that there's an African pig species called the red river hog, and it looks just like a fairy-tale creature:


Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #1 on: 23 Feb 2020, 20:53 »
Did any of you know that the Axolotl can not only regenerate lost limbs, but also transform into a real salamander if given iodine?
https://www.thoughtco.com/axolotl-ambystoma-mexicanum-4162033

Before transformation:

After transformation:


Also, this is what baby Axolotls look like!  8-0

Can any amphibians possibly be cuter?
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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #2 on: 24 Feb 2020, 00:23 »
This amazing creature was brought to my attention fairly recently, can't remember from where though.



The Harpy Eagle most common in the Brazilian rainforests is one big bird! Over 3 feet in length and weighing up to 20 lbs. With a wing span of up to 7 feet and talons 3-4 inches in length, the same size as a Grizzly Bear's claws! It most definitely looks like something straight out of Greek Mythology!


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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #3 on: 24 Feb 2020, 13:42 »
No time to find a picture right now but Musk Ducks are truly weird-looking. My wife and I spotted some from a distance in Perth and our brains honestly could not understand what kind of animal our eyes were seeing.

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #4 on: 24 Feb 2020, 14:43 »
josiah1221: I first thought it was an owl with those cat-ear looking feathers on it's head!

Mandle: You mean one of these?

Australia sure do get the weirdest animals!


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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #5 on: 24 Feb 2020, 22:55 »
Yes! So, they inflate that balloon thing on their neck really big and, from a distance, it looks like their whole head is enormous and deformed. Plus they swim with their feet sticking out to the sides (as you can kinda see in the picture) so they splash around like a toddler in swimming school.

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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #6 on: 25 Feb 2020, 21:06 »
I always thought the proboscis monkey looked kinda strange. reminds me of a caricature of Jimmy Durante.

https://www.britannica.com/animal/proboscis-monkey
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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #7 on: 25 Feb 2020, 21:19 »
I always thought the proboscis monkey looked kinda strange. reminds me of a caricature of Jimmy Durante.

https://www.britannica.com/animal/proboscis-monkey

I remember them mainly from this Tintin comic:

In Sweden, the name of that species, Näsapa, literally translates into "Nose-monkey"!  :-D


Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #8 on: 25 Feb 2020, 21:41 »
I just found out today about this mouse that is immune to scorpion venom and eats not only scorpions, but centipedes, other mice, whatever it can murder, and when it's done sowing death and destruction, it tilts its tiny head back and lets out the CUTEST screech/howl to let the world know it's not fucking around. Big fan.

« Last Edit: 26 Feb 2020, 08:16 by Laura Hunt »

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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #9 on: 25 Feb 2020, 23:09 »
The translation of the mouse's howl is roughly: "I AM DEATH!!! HEAR ME ROAR AND DESPAIR YE MORTALS!!!"
« Last Edit: 26 Feb 2020, 03:55 by Mandle »

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #10 on: 25 Feb 2020, 23:19 »
For Southern Germany, I can add Wolpertingers. These creatures are sure to exist although nobody has managed to film one live yet. On the other hand, lots of stuffed exhibits prove the case, as well as picture postcards sold in souvenir shops.

Here's an example:

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #11 on: 26 Feb 2020, 00:02 »
Here's an example:
...and then the mouse revealed its true form.

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #12 on: 08 Mar 2020, 19:00 »
There used to be elephant-sized swans living on Malta, so I just had to share it!  8-0

(though to be fair, the extinct elephants on Malta were only Shetland-pony sized, but still...)
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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #13 on: 08 Mar 2020, 19:52 »
You need to remove the address and just leave the video code... as in delete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=  and leave zI-uF3y37A4;)
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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #14 on: 08 Mar 2020, 22:46 »
You need to remove the address and just leave the video code... as in delete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=  and leave zI-uF3y37A4;)
Really? I saw the video player just fine on my end, but I've edited it just to be on the safe side. Better?


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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #15 on: 08 Mar 2020, 22:59 »
That's weird, still not showing on my end.  (wtf)

EDIT: just noticed that all youtube videos that are embed on the forum aren't working for me.  :-[ Weird, they were working  just yesterday, and restarting FF didn't help.

So it was probably working with the full address, sorry...  :-[
« Last Edit: 08 Mar 2020, 23:07 by Cassiebsg »
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Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #16 on: 09 Mar 2020, 07:54 »
That's weird, still not showing on my end.  (wtf)

EDIT: just noticed that all youtube videos that are embed on the forum aren't working for me.  :-[ Weird, they were working  just yesterday, and restarting FF didn't help.

So it was probably working with the full address, sorry...  :-[

Yeah, I always use the full address and it's always worked perfectly, so I guess it's some glitch on your end. Probably just a temporary issue :)

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #17 on: 11 Mar 2020, 22:43 »
Did anyone else know there were turtles with soft shells?

It's just such a bizarre idea for an animal, because without a shell, what's even the point of being a turtle?
They're just some kind of weird reptile pancake.  (wtf)




Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #18 on: 16 Mar 2020, 11:19 »
This thread is delightful. Although that turtle looks particularly hopeless, I cannot help but feel sorry for it. It is as if it has been evicted (no doubt by a disreputable hermit crab) and then trodden on.

Now, to complement the Wolpertinger above, behold the elusive wild haggis!

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This rare beast of the highlands of Scotland is at both times adorable and, more to the point, delicious.

Re: Exciting exotic animals
« Reply #19 on: 24 Mar 2020, 06:42 »
nestled among my bookmarks I extracted these fantastic youtube chans featuring particularly odd looking earthly fauna

Deep Sea Oddities
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXpJub6qs5O8OT-xYgiIOA/videos

My Microscopic World
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGn297bjkVb8i0arO32jcg/videos

Jam's Germs
https://www.youtube.com/user/Savantcm/videos

Andreas Kay
https://www.youtube.com/user/DrAndreasKay/videos

Sadly Andreas Kay passed away only last year