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Tiny baby gecko.

Contributed by Keri Potter

Baby coyotes learning how to howl. Very cute.

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pink dolphin

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zebra-horse hybrid - "zorse"

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"Dancing" baby stingrays. Very cute.

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his is a barreleye fish. Researchers have discovered some secrets about it, such as its movement, eyes, and why its head is transparent. Deep sea fish are quite amazing. www.mbari.org

Contributed by Keri Potter

Evolution of the Raven. Pretty cool in my opinion.

Contributed by Keri Potter

The peregrine falcon is an impressive predator, with the ability to launch into a steep dive that can exceed 200 miles per hour to catch their prey. They've been known to nest high in bridges, which is not the best place for them, given their chicks can topple from that height and land on the bridge or in the water below. Since the banning of DDT and other similar, harmful pesticides, as well as rescue efforts to save the chicks that fall from the nests, the peregrine falcon has made a dramatic comeback and is no longer an endangered species. But now people in San Francisco are being told not to rescue the chicks that fall from Bay Area bridges, because the predator has increased in population so much. It's sad to think of these chicks dying or drowning because people are now being asked not to rescue them any more, but it is an unfortunate fact of bird life that early fledglings often die. It's population control, pure and simple.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

A declaration that animals have conscious awareness is signed by prominent scientists. This further shows that we should not see animals as being inferior to us.

Contributed by Keri Potter

Such a wonderful picture. It's great to see humans caring about other creatures.

Contributed by Keri Potter