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"/an/ - Animals & Nature" is 4chan's imageboard for posting pictures of animals, pets, and nature.

4Chan worthy cat name
i decided to buy a cat, a russian blue breed. can you help me with some names ideas? i havent decided if it will be boy or girl.
ridicoulous, fucked up names, whatever you got
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Post funny looking cats.
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>old dinosaur art
>always has a random volcano exploding in the distance while the dinosaurs just don't care
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/herp/ - Reptile and Amphibian General - Golfin' Gator Edition
This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
> (Canadian breeders)
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

Other Helpful Resources

Old thread: >>3347263
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what is a saltopus?
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Can pets have pets?
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All feral/outside cats should be shot
>Each year billions of birds die and dozens of species go extinct thanks to feral cats
>Invasive species are generally killed but because of PETA and lonely middle aged women screaming NOO YOU CANT KILL THESE POOR FLUFFERS it’s been difficult to keep cats under control
>Cat owners are too stupid to keep their cats indoors
Cat fags are the fucking worst and their pests should be killed.
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Which animal would you date?
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rally the troops...
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/aq/ - Aquarium General: Shrimp edition
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:

Articles and Care Guides:

Aquatic Plant Database:

Old thread: >>3363096
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Do animals have morals and philosophical thoughts
Do they've the concept of "evil", like how child rape is for us? Do they question as to why they're being hunted by predators or why they have to hunt others? Do they question their existence?
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/plant/ - Leontopodium Edition
Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

>Flora of the World
>Plant ID Sites
>Pests and Diseases
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations
>Cacti and Succulents
>Carnivorous Plants
>Plants for Beneficial Insects

Previous Thread
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I need bird gifs, webms, and images stat
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Why haven't mammals grown to the sizes of dinosaurs? Intelligence?
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Post your spirit animal. I'll start.
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What style is this dog?
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/herp/ - Reptile and Amphibian General - ABSOLUTELY LIVID Edition
This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
> (Canadian breeders)
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

Other Helpful Resources

Old thread: >>3362042
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nature rekt
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Why do humans have to cook meat but all other animals can just eat it raw?
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/dog/ general
Just one more minute, okay?-edition

Dog things etc
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/invert/ - Invertebrate General
This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Join the official #invert channel over on /an/cord for rapid response:

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info
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Was there any animal in existence that was more based then the hairy Houdini, Ken Allen?
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What are seals?
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Hey /an/ !

So i was interrested for a while in having another animal at hole, other than my dog, was curious about snails and other stuff.

Last days have been rainy and i just fond this little guy in my garden.

He's small and his shell is slightly see-trough on the top, i assume thats bc hes young?

Anyway, how should i proceed to give this little fella a decent home?willing to buy stuff
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Do any of you have careers involving animals?
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Can we get a new Dinosaur thread? these things were amazing and i don't know why information about them is being harder to find.
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Speculative zoology
Just found this nice "After Man, a Zoology of the Future" book
and I wanted to share those beauties
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How the hell have these retards survived for so long? Why hasn't natural selection made them extinct yet?
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Animals failing at being animals
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buff cat
buff animals thread?
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How do pajeets ride them? Are they domesticated animals?
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I love zoology and am all for conservation, but 90% “animal rights activists” are really fucking stupid with a surface level understanding of how nature really is, and use it as an excuse to hide their thinly veiled misanthropy.

Throw those virtue signalers out into the wild and they will very quickly learn that nature is NOT some wonderland where everyone is happy and everything treats each other with respect. This is real life where newborn calves get pecked to death by black vultures, seal pups get raped to death by sexually frustrated otters and everything is riddled with parasites
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Platypus thread
every day until you want a platypus
I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>3264061 archived. Are we back in pit bull archive times?

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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>UwU, we're just like cute little pibbles why are you humans afraid of us?
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who would win in a fight?
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What's the best way to catch a coon?

Pic related: my current setup
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>have to hide in order to secure prey
>gets regularly bullied by spiders, wasps and other large insects
>woman kills him for sustenance when he is done breeding

Literal beta males
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herp webm/gifs
post em
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Animal most likely Sheep
Are humans the only animals that sexualize breasts/breast sucking or are there any other animals?
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What did megalodon really look like
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I miss you, anomalocaris.
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Why do people keep getting these ugly mauling machines?
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>getting a reptile as a companion animal
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why are pigs a symbol for bad dirty things when they are actually smart and cute?
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My cats water broke, what do?
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are cats the the worst pet for a gamer?
>meows constantly and needs attention
>climbs on your desk and knocks video games off your shelf
>chews on your gamer cables and causes $100's in damage
>eats your gamer fuel when you aren't looking
>scratches you on the arm and breaks your concentration causing you to die in the game
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How do you think dogs deal with the soul crushing boredom that spans their entire lives?
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Thoughts on e-celebs?
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Are German shepherds the most intelligent dog?
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longcat 2020
This is Longcat. Say something nice about her!
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I have a sick and dying farm dog that needs to be put down. I have two handguns a .22lr revolver and a .44 magnum revolver, which would be the better option. I feel like the .22 lr won't be enough and the .44 mag will be overkill. Please let me know what you
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Rat thread
rat thread rat thread
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The tale of Blue
The Saga of Blue1
In case you haven't seen it yet, you should. Its heartwarming. <3
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How would dinosaurs have reacted to an eclipse?
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wtf is this thing?
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Reminder that Neanderthals had bigger brains than us and were as strong as chimps
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"fixing" (mutilating)
>the majority of people see absolutely nothing wrong with mutilating their pets' genitals
>they even call it "fixing" them, as if they're broken in the first place

If you really don't want to be responsible for new puppies/kittens/whatever, don't let them out of your sight. Don't let them free roam outdoors, they will be safer this way anyway. If you can't even manage that, maybe you should have animals in the first place.
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>Walking to park that's a block from my house
>crow up in a tree on the corner looks right at me caws repeatedly
>he follows me across the street to another perch and keeps cawing
>another day
>walking down to same park, crow sees me and starts cawing
>swoops down and flies past my head from behind
>don't really think much of it until today
>Today I was walking home from the park
>crow starts cawing at me from the same tree on the corner as the first time
>I look right up at him as he keeps cawing
>turn around and continue walking
>he swoops down past my head again and lands on the adjacent power wire
>he caws some more at me as I stare bewildered at this belligerent dickhead bird
>pull out my phone to start recording him
>he flies away as if he knows what a camera is
How best to proceed? I used to smoke joints under that tree on the corner, is it possible this crow was up in that tree and wants some more second hand jazz cabbage?
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Which is better for a corn snake, heating pad or lights?
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Anyone here have a rabbit as a pet? How is it?

Is it worth getting a rabbit as a pet if you want a companion animal?
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Absolute chads
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Ape thread
get those sweet monkeys in here
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Saw one a few days ago on the ground, saw them last year too. They're around 3cm long if I have to guess, I live in germany and theres a tree and some bushes nearby. Pic related was on my wall, crawling around
It's around 20°C in germland lately if that helps
Can anyone please identify what these things are?
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/r/ing that one drawing of T. rex that looks like this. It's often posted in paleoart threads and there's always at least a few replies about how unsettling it is.
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Ode To Spot
Data and Spot
Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;

Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
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Screenshot_2020-06-04 Timelapse Of A Wound Healing
My ancestor :)
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When was the last time you discovered a "new" animal? I just found out about the existence of colugos and I am surprised
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Have you ever had a pet skunk?
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bros my uncle saved a baby duckling from a cat after watching its brother get eaten. He droped it off with me becuase my little sister wanted to adopt him. So now i have a baby duckling, lil doods scared to death from watching his brothers drown from the cat camping the pool and his mother abandoning him. what are some must haves for the little guy? pic related is the duck breed.
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Atypical but relaxing YouTube channels
This channel showed up in my recommendations recently and I can't get enough of it.
The feeling of relief at watching these lines get cut is hard to describe. Seeing the hundreds of seals run and the noises they make is also oddly relaxing.

Of course there's tragedy in cases where they find dead pups entangled in line or seals disfigured by line, however by and large this channel is oddly soothing.
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Bird Identification
Hey!! My friend found a bird sitting outside. It's not matured and is still a baby. No webbed feet. Do you know what this is? Arkansas, btw.

They think it's at least a few weeks old.
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>hot and muggy
>lawn grows like crazy
>have to have AC going almost constantly
>heat makes people tired and angry
Why do normies like summer again?
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can someone identify this lil guy? he really likes my bell pepper plant
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Can an animal expert tell me how this happens?? Insane...
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Thread about /bird/s
Feel free to discuss anything about birds here, or blogpost about the birds you share your life with.

Remember to treat birds nicely and give them a good variety of food instead of feeding them supermarket seed mix all their lives. For example, many parrots will benefit from a well-made bird chop.

If you are new to bird keeping, learning about the basics of clicker training and target training is a good start.
Clicker conditioning: [Embed]

Target training: [Embed]
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Prehistoric/ proto mammals
Is this the place to discuss prehistoric fauna? I hope so! Post some cool ancient mammals and proto mammals!
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My friend’s toad is wiggling and twitching it’s toes, he’s kept toads for years and none of them have ever had health problems. Anyone know what is happening too it?
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People always ask what if dinosaurs never went extinct, but what if birds never made it past the Cretaceous? Would life be THAT much different aside from there being a little less individual trees because of the shortage in seed dispersers?
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saving grace
can we get a nice capybara thread going :)
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My Stuff
>have some strange need to create
>want approval and validation
Want me to document me making my backyard into a haven for wildlife?
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Is the orix the most beautiful horned animal?
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Which small, normally non threatening animal would be the scariest if it became the size of an elephant?
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Previous Thread: >>3343764

Decorah Eagles:

>other cams:
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Why are dalmatians so perfect?
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post movies about animals
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/rac/ Raccoon General
NPR's Science Friday will host a livestream this Wednesday, 4/29, to discuss the Raccoon Project at the University of Wyoming!
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Mustelid general
Black footed ferret webcam

Weasels: Feisty and Fearless

Guide to Britain's mustelids
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Would dinosaurs be successful today?
Let's put on our tinfoil hats here. Would non-avian dinosaurs be successful today if the were suddenly plopped back on Earth today? If yay or nay, which species would do the best? I think Ankylosaurids/Nodosaurids, Sauropods, Ceratopsians and small to medium sized theropods (medium being Ceratosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Carnotaurus, Allosaurus and Daspletosaurus being the upper limit etc) would adapt well assuming they can adjust to new food sources.

Beyond Dinosaurs, I think larger Pterasaurs could out-compete sea birds entirely. I could see Mosasaurs hunting baleen whales and maybe putting orcas and other porpoises in check depending on how agile they really were
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identify this snake?
hey guys so I was helping a friend clean out some scrap and stumbled across this boy, any idea what kind of snake it is? I'm clueless when it comes to reptiles but just wanna make sure it's not venomous
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Today is National Hug your Cat day.
That means you must
1) Hug your cat
2) Post a picture of your cat.(Preferably being hugged)
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hey /an/

I've sealed the deal on a Akita inu, white one (getting the dog in 4 weeks).
Now upon reading about them, I'm starting to panic since I'm a first time dog owner. I'm willing to dedicate the time to train her since I have time (working from home) but they are not suited for inexperienced dog owners.
Any good tips, any good site that can help me?
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Share the most recent critters you've photographed.

Today I found three big snails when doing yard work and relocated them to a safer place for them to be.
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No Serval thread? Fix that.
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foxes thread 3

last thread hit the image limit
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Hyena thread.
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"Unrealistic" Animals
Post non-domesticated animals that look too freakish, goofy, cartoonish, or otherwise "unnatural" to be real.
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Help me grow the schweeb
Guys I need help. I wanna grow my own pot but I don't know where to start. I got good seeds but what soil do I need? Do I need to incubate the seeds first? What's an incubator?
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>taking a shit
>feel something furry rubbing against ass
>see this

What would you do?
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what is this?
found this eating some fruit , what is it?
spaniard btw
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What are some animals larger than usually thought?
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Cats and Carbohydrates
Cats are carnivores yet many commercial cat foods contain vegetables.
Should we be feeding our cats these vegetable carbohydrates when historically their diets consisted of mainly protein from meat?
Are we harming our feline friends by including vegetables in their diets?
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Is this Otter in distress?

I watched this video and it concerned me. The man picks up the otter by its underarms and doesn't support its lower body, while it screams. He then grabs it and muffled its screams. Is the Otter in pain?
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How many humps is the ideal number?
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Birb rescue
What should I do for this little guy. I see him Marching on the ground but can’t tell if his legs are broken.
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why are they like this? what's the point?
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Post displays of true beauty you can find in nature. I know you could argue anything in nature can be "beautiful" but you know what I mean: extravagant colors, flashy ornaments, intricate patterns, exotic luminescence... the showyer the better.

Starting with the obvious but I'm sure you can do better.
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Pet loss
Today I lost my 16 year old baby.
She has sudden paralysis on the 20th which made her weaker and weaker and today at 8am she let go peacefully at home
I'm not sure how to deal with this. And I've been sobbing for hours. Why is pet loss so hurtful.
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chewy snuggling 2
want to cuddle with a cute deer
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Why do cats give up on life when you put a leash on them? Like they lay down on the ground as if they're being crushed.
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Could a 20kg bucket of mayo suffocate a whale if placed in its blowhole?
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How is there a baby monkey torture appreciation community?
There are entire youtube channels dedicated to videos of baby monkeys getting brutalized and killed, and the comments are filled with low life scumbags who're getting their rocks off on it. Can we do anything about this?

Look at the related videos and comments
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my labrador was outside
a bee stung him
he ate the bee
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>octopi are considered to be extremely intelligent, smarter even than dolphins
>the larger pacific striped octopus is known chiefly for being social and intelligent
>octopi in general die after only a few years of life because a gland in their eyes shuts down their after they reproduce, if removed the octopi will live significantly longer
If I ever win the lottery I'm going to genetically engineer this self destruct mechanism out of LPSOs, release them into the wild and see if they build a society
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Do you, by any chance, know which animal this bone belongs to?
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What's actually going on here? Is it really playing?
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tell me about tanuki
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>enlarged "clitoris"
>is also where birth, urination, sex, and just about everything else happens
Why, yet again, do biologists mislead the public like this? For a human, the clit is above just about everything, not an all-in-one. Unironically calling a hyena's extreme prolapse a "clit" and nothing else is blatant disinformation.
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pongo nooooo
wtf pongobros we got too cocky...
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The Shawshank Redemption
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Fact: Birds are dinosaurs.
Fact: Many non-avian dinosaurs did have feathers.
Fact: Non-avian dinosaurs were actual animals, not horror movie monsters. Their image changing over time is not scientists "ruining them", but simply incorporating new evidence to form a more complete picture.
Fact: These previous facts will make some brainlets absolutely shit their pants in rage.
What is it about dinosaurs that brings about so much autism and science denial? Is it because of Jurassic Park? I feel like it is.
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I wish coelacanthes were more of a thing. They're so cool. Too bad they'll be extinct soon.
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Buying a dog
So I'm looking in to buying a dog. I already have a small female. My dogs are apartment dogs and never interact with the opposite sex.
But the breeder is pushing a spaying contract. I've heard mixed things about spaying and neutering.
Neutering being overall worse but spaying not as bad as leaving them intact.
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Need some help identifying this insect. Usually I can figure it out but I dunno where to even begin with this one. Fly? Cicada? Wtf. More pics and a webm on the way.
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hi, i'm 17 years old, i'm brazilian and a while ago i discovered this site. I want to participate in the community, but I don't know where to fit. I like music, poems, animals and nature. I want to make friends too

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why do birds bully other birds
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I met her, anons. I met the girl. I love her. Can you give me more animals hugging so I can send them to her? She loves nature so much, I can't believe we found each other.
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FSAC-KK 11888 spinosaurus
How aquatic was Spinosaurus?
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For me, it's Beni
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