Greater glider (Petauroides volans)
The greater glider is a small gliding marsupial found in Australia. It is not closely related to the Petaurus group of gliding marsupials but instead to the lemur-like ringtail possum. The greater glider is nocturnal and is a solitary herbivore feeding almost exclusively on Eucalyptus leaves and buds. Like its relative the lemur-like ringtail, the greater glider is found in two forms: a sooty brown form, or a grey-to-white form. Greater gliders have a head and body about 39 to 43 centimetres (15 to 17 in) long, with the females being generally larger than the males.
Three-week-old baby sulcatta tortoises, which have been named Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo, hitch a ride on the back of their mother Margaret at the Lake District Wild Life Park near Keswick. It’s the first time the wildlife park has successfully bred Africa’s largest tortoise.
Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA (via Pictures of the day: 16 October 2014 - Telegraph)
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Photo: @randyolson | It was unexpected to find Larry and his pet brown bear, Coco in Jasper AK. When he bought the restaurant town, the townspeople gathered to thank him for taking over a run down business with pit bulls that scared them. Larry hadn’t told them yet that he had brought a 500-pound cinnamon brown bear with him to live in the back of the restaurant. It was even more unexpected when the bear started to drown Larry and I had to beat him off with a stick.
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Look how dramatically the other mantis falls.
Today on the blog: Wild! Blessings! Featuring photos of Casper the bear cub… Please come by for a look. http://www.njwight.com/2014/10/happy-thanksgiving/