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Wow this is really cool #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
This brings back memories for me when I used to breed exotic animals. I bred these successfully, it was quite the experience. #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest! To see another image of this genet, check out @natgeo ! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois. . . #pollinators #SaveTogether #cuteanimals #cute #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #photoark
Did you know that In the forests, more than 80% of terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects live? Act # 18 on the Sustainable Development Goals! ¿#SabíasQue en los bosques habita más del 80% de las especies terrestres de animales, plantas e insectos? ¡Actúa con #Los18 en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible! #ODS #photoark #spirit #savetogether #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #biodiversity #conservation #cuteanimals #monkeys #monkey #mono
Aren't millipedes fascinating? Can you even imagine what it would be like to have that many legs! | Repost @natgeo | Video by @joelsartore | An Asian millipede at the @stlzoo. This millipede has several hundred tiny legs and grows up to 30 cm long. The majority of animals in existence are invertebrates like this one, meaning they have no spine. In fact, it’s estimated that 97-99% of animals on the planet are invertebrates. To see an up close image of this millipede, check out @joelsartore ! #asianmillipede #millipede #invertebrates #photoark #natgeo #wildlife #nature #animals #conservation #wildlifeconservation #fascinating #legs #endextinction #flow #wildlifephotography #StLouis #StLouisZoo #zoo #KeyConservation
The creepiest but coolest creatures. @Regrann from @joelsartore - Due to its bizarre appearance and unique adaptations, the aye-aye of Madagascar is often considered one of the strangest primates in the world. Physically, the aye-aye stands out because of its incisors (front teeth) that are continually growing, its extremely large ears, and its elongated middle finger which is almost skeletal in appearance. This specialized middle finger is used by the aye-aye to locate insect larvae by tapping on trees to determine whether there’s a hollow spot with a grub inside to eat, and then they spear the insect larvae with this digit to pull it out. Behaviorally, aye-ayes fall into a small category of primates that lead solitary lives, only engaging in social behaviors during courtship and child-rearing. Like other lemur species on the island of Madagascar, the main threat to their survival is loss of habitat due to deforestation. However, aye-ayes also face threats from locals as traditional beliefs have led many local people to falsely believe that, because of their bizarre appearance, the aye-aye is an evil omen which must be killed on sight to avoid bringing bad luck to an entire village. Captive breeding programs have been established to help protect the genetic-diversity of this declining species - worldwide the population of aye-ayes in human care stands at about 50 individuals. Photo taken @dukelemurcenter. . . #ayeaye #photoark #natgeo #SaveTogether - #regrann #animals
Saw pieces from the amazing #photoark at the #henrydoorlyzoo in #omaha today. If you don't know about National Geographic's PhotoArk and the wonderful work Joel Sartore is doing check out NatGeoPhotoArkExplorer.org.
#Repost @joelsartore (@get_repost ) ・・・ An endangered Antillean manatee @dallas_world_aquarium in Dallas, Texas. While manatees have no natural predators, they have seen declines in their numbers due to human activities. In Florida, this species was historically hunted by Native Americans and later by European inhabitants. In other range countries, the Antillean manatee was previously exploited commercially, and in some areas illegal poaching continues to pose a threat. Manatee conservation efforts can be traced back to the eighteenth century, when the English established parts of what is now the state of Florida as marine sanctuaries for the species. In 1893 a state law was established to protect the manatee, and in the 1970’s they gained additional protection from the U.S. Marine Mammal Act, the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act. Today, manatees face major threats from collisions with motorboats, becoming entangled in fishing nets, and the loss of vegetated sea beds due to agricultural and industrial runoff. With a low reproductive rate and an average gestation period (time in the womb) of 12 months, it becomes quite difficult for this species to see quick rebounds in its population numbers when hit with heavy losses. . . #savetogether #manatee #sealife #marinelife #nature #wildlifephotography #wildlife #endangeredspecies #endangered #photoark #natgeo
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