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Can You Find The Hidden Animals In These 20 Wildlife Photos?

Hunting down the animals in each of these wildlife photos by Art Wolfe is no easy task, they’ve blended into their surroundings so well that even a trained eye will have trouble spotting them. And don’t let the giraffe pic above fool you, the rest of the hidden critters are much harder to find! Link

Banana Drawings

Artist Stephan Brusche of Rotterdam composes playful drawings on bananas and posts them on Instagram. He calls them “bananastagrams.” I love this giraffe that can reach the highest tree branches. Link | Artist’s Website

Giraffe Calf

The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago welcomed a new addition on November 12th. After a 14-month gestation, 5-year-old Arnieta gave birth to a 6-foot-2-inch, 140 pound baby! The calf, as yet unnamed, is the 58th reticulated giraffe born at the zoo. Read more about the giraffe breeding program and see plenty of baby pictures at Zooborns. [...]

Animal Pocket Knife

David Suhami’s Animal Pocket Knife is a fun toy that can unfold into three different animals: The safari “knife” is completely harmless, yet still beautiful enough to be appealing to discerning adult minds. The object features interchangeable heads, legs and tails for three animals: a rhino, an antelope and a giraffe.  If, like me, you have a warped [...]

Giraffe Rescued from Septic Tank

A full-grown giraffe became stuck when its weight apparently caused a septic tank to collapse at the Marloth Park wildlife preserve in South Africa. Veterinarian Cobus Raath and a team of rescuers worked to free the animal. Dr Raath said his team blindfolded the giraffe and put cotton wool in it ears to try and calm [...]

Tongue Length and Other Things You Should Know About Giraffes

The proud papa isn’t able to pass out cigars, but there was still plenty of celebrating at the Cincinnati Zoo, where earlier this month a giraffe has been born for the first time in 26 years. Tessa, a four-year-old Maasai giraffe, delivered the calf at 9:40am on April 2, and 20 minutes later the tyke [...]

Baby Giraffe and Ostrich Playing

(Video Link) This video of undetermined provenance shows a baby giraffe and an ostrich playing. At least the giraffe is playing. I’m not sure about the ostrich. via Ace of Spades HQ

Azhdarchids: The Largest Flying Creatures That Have Ever Existed on Earth

Image: Mark Witton/Darren Naish What do you get when you combine a bird with a giraffe? The largest flying creatures that have ever existed on Earth: With wingspans of 40 to 50 ft, the Azhdarchids were pterosaurs as big as some modern aircraft, with incredibly lop-sided bodies. Hugely long legs, beaks and necks adorned unusually small torsos [...]