Wandering round temples, Bagan, Myanmar (by erdo).
New species of bat found, Niumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.
Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!
Fun fact! Despite this being so painfully rare that barely a handful have ever been seen by human eyes, the specimens that they captured were photographed and then killed!
Fuck yeah, science!
Are you fucking kidding me.
I honestly wish I was. (Link contains pictures of live and then dead and pinned bats. No gore, though.)
“Unfortunately, instead of documenting the discovery with photographs and releasing the bat back into the wild, the rare creature was killed and is being kept as a specimen in the Smithsonian. And according to bat conservationists, the news about how the bat was ultimately handled and killed was covered up.”
I was all excited about a new oreo bat and now I’m just sad. There are that few of them, and they fucking kill it.
Sloth Bear Cub. Photo by bethkeplinger
1. Opening night for play is tomorrow. Stupid shirts but hey, they’re purple. I like purple.
2. My preschooler Matthew (my babyyyy)’s 5th birthday is Monday, so I got him a red Power Ranger action figure. It has a sword :D
3. This is kitty. I love kitty :)
Madame Sherri’s Castle ruins - New Hampshire by Ken Weber