Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Andalusian




Hello! Today I'm talking about Andalusians, my favorite breed of horse! The lady in the picture above is wearing a Spanish dress (I think) but I'm not sure what kind of Spanish dress it is. The tassels hanging off of the horse's brow band (in other words the part of the bridle that passes over the horse's forehead) are not only decorative but they keep flies away from the horse's eyes. They also show if the horse is walking properly by swinging from side to side. If you want to know more about classical Spanish tack in the show ring check out my info source: http://www.paalh.com/Spanish_Tack_101.pdf  To go to the main page:  http://www.paalh.com/

Andalusians are most often grey but their coat color can be almost any other color as well. (I love the black ones!) They have long, thick manes and tails. Andalusians are very docile, noble and they are willing to please. 

Andalusians originated on the Iberian peninsula, descending from the Iberian horse. The Andalusian was used as a war horse. They were taught war moves such as the ones that the Lipizzaner stallions perform today. The Andalusians were nearly wiped out during King Philip's reign when the Andalusians were interbred with heavier stallions. The only reason there are Andalusians today is because the Carthusian monks and the Zapata family hid some Andalusians.
info source: me and the Collins Gem Guide  Horses and Ponies by Caroline Silver




Courtesy of my friend Sable

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Top 10 New Species of 2014

  • an olinguito
  • leaf-tailed gecko (new)
  • a fairy fly — Tinkerbella nana
  • a land snail (Zospeum tholussum)
AND MORE! See the rest here!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Frog Naming!!!!!!!



                    Frog 

Naming Time!!!


The results are......... Green's new name is Esmerelda and Brown's new name is Coco!!!!!!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Newborn baby penguin weighs less than one pound

Pitter patter of tiny happy feet: Newborn baby penguin weighs less than one pound
  • The newborn Humboldt penguin weighs less than a tiny 0.2 pounds 
  • It is newest addition to adventure park and zoo in Pembrokeshire, Wales 
  • Zoo keepers will not name the 48-hour old chick until they know gender
  • It's currently being fed a diet of fish but will soon be taught to fend for itself
By Emma Glanfield

Weighing less than one pound this two-day old Humboldt penguin is the epitome of adorable.

With its miniscule wings and perfectly formed beak, the fluffy, grey baby penguin is the newest addition to an adventure park and zoo in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The youngster - which weighs a tiny 0.2 pounds - was born on Tuesday, exactly a year to the day that a pack of 24 penguins were released into a new enclosure at the park.


With its miniscule wings and perfectly formed beak, the fluffy, grey baby penguin is the newest addition to an adventure park and zoo in Pembrokeshire, Wales

With its miniscule wings and perfectly formed beak, the fluffy, grey baby penguin is the newest addition to an adventure park and zoo in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

The youngster - which weighs a tiny 0.2 pounds - was born on Tuesday, exactly a year to the day that a pack of 24 penguins were released into a new enclosure at the park

The youngster - which weighs a tiny 0.2 pounds - was born on Tuesday, exactly a year to the day that a pack of 24 penguins were released into a new enclosure at the park.

Zoo keepers are yet to discover the gender of the newborn and as such are holding off on naming the adorable youngster

Zoo keepers are yet to discover the gender of the newborn and as such are holding off on naming the adorable youngster. 


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Frog Naming

Hola Everybody - i just made this chart so it is easy to see what names have been voted for. I you havn't voted yet please put your votes in the comments. ( I got some of my family to vote too)( one  l = one vote)
I am going to change the end of voting to tomorrow night.

Green

Esmerelda - lll
Greenlee - l
Jade - l
Natsuki - 


Brown

Brownie - 
Coco - ll
Arun - l
Roana - ll

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

An Aquarium of Funky Fish and Frogs?!

Today Mum and I went out to two of our " seasonal ponds" as I call them. They are more like big puddles than ponds. We caught two Boreal Chorus frogs and some assorted little critters that live in the water. We will release these guys in a few days. If you would like to listen to some calls and see where these frogs live, please watch this video.

One thing - I do not know what to name the two frogs (right now they are called Green and Brown and as their names suggest, one is green and the other is brown) so I will put some suggestions up and I would love it if you would  say what ones are your favorites or if you want you can suggest some names. I'll accept votes until Friday. (I do not know if they are boys or girls)( I will update every day)
image source: My mum


Brown













name suggestions for Brown:
Brownie 
Coco
Arun
Roana




Green



























name suggestions for Green:
Esmerelda
Greenlee
Jade
Natsuki


Chickadee-dee-dee! Chickadee-dee-dee!

If you have a bird feeder set up in your yard you will most likely hear the Chickadee-dee-dee! of a chickadee. I hear them a lot all through the winter so I thought I might as well do a post on 'em.

They live in almost any place that has trees in most of North America, except the most southern part and the most northern parts. They live in cavities that have been made by other things and bird houses. They eat seeds, berries, insects, spiders and animal fat. They are quite small and round. I have to say that they are quite cute : )

Some recorded calls 
source for info and calls : http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/black-capped_chickadee/id





Picture source : my Mum

Monday, 19 May 2014

The Sunshine Award

I know this isn't on animals..... but I got tagged... anyways, I'm going to do animal questions :)



Rules:
* Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
* Answer the questions they asked you.
* Nominate other bloggers.
* Give them a list of questions.
* Let them know that they have been nominated.
* The Sunshine Award button must be on your blog post.

Thanks, Alyianna

My Questions to Answer:
1. Do you know that you are a very lovely person? :) (Yes, you are!) Hmmm.....
2. Which of these would you rather do: be the Doctor's companion, solve crimes with Sherlock, or get married to one of the characters from the Enchanted Forest (pretend that they're not married off already :P)? ANNA!!! Fine, the Doctor's companion!
3. What song do you listen to that you're embarrassed to admit? (Come on, we all have one or two. :P) NONE, dudess!
4. Where is the nearest fire hydrant to your house? UUUUUUUUUUHHHHHH
5. What book are you reading at the moment? The Simillarion... I have been for about 5 months or so maybe :P
6. What is your craziest dream? Aim high! Uh.............

My Questions for YOU to answer:
1. Do you like penguins? 
2. Have you ever 'met' a coyote?
3. What is your favourite animal?
4. Do you like dolphins?
5. Would you please please pretty please follow this blog? :)

Now.... who is YOU? I tag....

  • Sable, at this very blog! Yes, you! (Please do this on your new blog once you make it :))
  • And... Jacek Kałużny! @ https://www.facebook.com/duszekjk
  • And the last one tagged..... isssss. Hilda! @ http://hildald.blogspot.ca/
Enjoy, people!

Celebrating 100 Posts!

I am glad to announce that with Sable's help, I have reached my goal of 100 posts!

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5 posts from this blog


5 pictures from this blog




















5 fun facts from this blog
  • Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  • Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
  • Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.
  • At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
  • There are 1,000,000 ants for every human in the world.

And a totally new post!

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

femur

A new species of titanosaur was discovered when ginormous bones were found in Argentina. Based on the huge thigh bones, this dinosaur was probably estimated to be 40m (130ft) long, 20m (65ft) tall, with a weight of 77 tonnes.

Cat leaps to rescue four-year-old from biting dog



Friend in need: loving cat leaps to rescue four-year-old from biting dog
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In a bike ride, a faithful home cat has saved her four-year-old master as a dog leapt at him, bit him and pulled him off the bike.

Jeremy Triantafilo was enjoying himself in the the drive of his California home on Tuesday when the dog attacked him, causing the Pussy cat Tara to rush to the rescue, hurl herself at the dog and chase it away in a short while. The video, posted on CCTV, went immediately viral, drawing attention of over five million YouTube viewers.

In an interview to ABC News the boy and his parents told a touching story of incredible affection between the cat and the boy ever since he was a toddler, as Tara even used to squeeze into his crib to comfortably nestle down under the boy’s blanket.

Tara appeared to have followed them home from the park five years ago and has lived with them ever since.

Moscow Zoo gets its first puma in decades

9 May 2014
Moscow Zoo gets its first puma in decades

A three-year old puma male has been brought to the Moscow Zoo from Veliky Ustyug. After a required quarantine period, the animal was transferred to the enclosure that had been previously occupied by an aged leopard female, the Zoo’s press service reports.

The puma feels well and has a good appetite.

The Moscow Zoo hasn’t had pumas for about 40 years.

Pumas, also known as cougars or mountain lions, are found in North and South America and are the heaviest American wild cats after jaguars. Some species are 180 cm in length and weigh up to 100 kg. Pumas have thick short fur of plain coloring typically gray-brown or yellow-brown with black markings on their faces and a long tale with a black tip.

Link


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Dolphin! Dolphin!

Dolphins are my dad's favourite animal, and I have to say they might be mine too - well, of course after penguins and pandas! So, enjoy this post on dolphins while remembering that I love them :)

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Dolphins!
Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Dolphins, cetacean mammals, are related closely to whales & porpoises. As there is almost forty species of dolphins, they vary in size from 1.2 m to 9.5 m, and 40 kg to 10 tonnes. Dolphins are carnivores with a diet of mostly fish and squid.

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Cetacea
Suborder:Odontoceti
(Source: Wiki)                                                                                


Pacific White-sided Dolphin
How many types of dolphins are there?  There are 36 species of dolphins - that is, 32 marine and 4 river dolphins. These include Bottlenose, Dusky, Hector's, and Irrawaddy dolphins.

(Source: Dolphins World)                                                               


{More} Pictures




Note: N/ Animal of the Week

This post is just to say:

Note: No more animals of the week! Instead, I or Sable will try to do an 'animal spotlight'.
Why: Because I'm getting lazy of it... and I think the animal spotlight will be better. Hehe ;)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Single Honey Bee Worker...


A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

Source

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

45 Mind-Blowing Photographs Of Life Under The Sea

Here is a sneak peek of 5 of them (1/9 of all of the photographs), and they only get better! See below:








Electrical devices 'disrupt bird navigation'

Rebecca Morelle
Global science correspondent, BBC News


Robin

Electrical devices may disrupt the migration of some birds, a study suggests.

A German team has found that weak electromagnetic fields produced by equipment plugged into mains electricity and AM radio signals interfere with the animals' "internal compass".

They believe the effect is greatest when birds fly over urban areas.

The study is published in the journal Nature. (...)

Continue reading: link

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Disney Animals in Real Life

Hi, I'm Anna Baggins and I'm going to do a guest post on Lucia & Sable's blog today. (If you're interested, you can check out Lucia's and my blog here.)

My post today is on picture of how Disney animals would look in real life. :)


Bambi & Flower


Winnie the Pooh & a butterfly


Simba & Mufasa; Timon & Pumba


Basil & Toby


See more.

The dogs that smell breath to monitor diabetes



8 May 2014 

By Damon Rose
BBC News, Ouch

Guide dogs stop you bumping into things, assistance dogs can pull your clothes out of the washing machine. But medical detection dogs can keep you alive.

These dogs have been specially trained to smell several cancer types. Others can gauge the blood sugar levels in diabetics, warn allergic owners away from peanuts, or detect when people with narcolepsy are about to fall asleep.

Their sense of smell is so strong that they can smell their owner's breath from another room of the house, and can even be on guard from the side of a football pitch or dance floor. (...)

Continue reading: link

Saturday, 10 May 2014

~ too cute, too beautiful ~

sweet cat! :)

cute doggy & his stuffy

inspired lovable Frenchie

black jaguar

The Giraffe

Masai Giraffe
Giraffes, native to Africa, are the world's tallest mammals. Their family is Giraffidae, their class Mammalia, and their order Artiodactlyla. Their main food is acacia leaves.

Giraffes' usually inhabit grassy lands, savannas, and open woodlands. Even though they are hunted by lions mainly, giraffes also are predated by leopards, spotted hyenas, and wild dogs.

Thanks to their long legs, giraffes can cover extensive distances quickly, and can endure running for lengthy periods of times. Their tall necks give them another advantage: they can eat leaves and buds from tall trees which other animals would not be able to reach, and also keep a look out for predators.


Friday, 9 May 2014

Some beautiful horse pictures

Wow! Look at the hair on that horse!


I wonder how long it took to make that horse so shiny?


This is a zorse - a cross between a horse and a zebra. I am planning on doing a post on these guys sometime.


Thanks for looking/reading
Sable