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Australia | The iconic bottlenose dolphin lives in warm, temperate seas. Since dolphins cannot breathe underwater these mammals stay “half-asleep,” meaning that one half of their brain stays alert, while the other sleeps. The active half of the brain handles going to the surface for air, while the other side rests. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #dolphin #bottlenosedolphin
Australia | This beautiful species of bird is a coot. They love to swim using their partially-webbed toes. This noisy bird is most active at night, making crackling, explosive, and trumpeting calls. They also build their nests out of dead grass and lay up to ten eggs at a time, two to three times per season. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #coot
Australia | The sugar glider gets its name from its preference for sugary food, like saps and nectars, and for its ability to glide through the air. These nocturnal marsupials have a membrane called a patagium that goes from its forelegs to its handles and allows it to glide, which gives it the ultimate escape from predators and easy access to hard-to-reach meals. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #sugarglider
Australia | The largest species of kangaroo is the red kangaroo. It’s also the largest land mammal native to Australia and the largest extant marsupial! These XL kangaroos will gather in groups as large as 1500 to forage for green grass, especially during twilight, when they are most active. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #redkangaroo #kangaroo
Australia | This little hopper is called the black-footed rock-wallaby. These wallaby moms have the impressive ability to be able to pause the development of their embryos if they don’t think their environmental conditions are suitable for their babies. This wallaby hops from rock to rock to get places and has highly textured feet to prevent any unwanted slips. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #wallaby #rockhopperwallaby
You might say this otter is being a little "shellfish" keeping this clam to itself. 😂😂😂 Thanks to @robertirwinphotography for the great photo! . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #TheIrwins
Australia | You are looking at one of the two living egg-laying mammals (AKA monotremes) in the world, the echidna. These spiny monotremes have the ability to suppress REM sleep, so they don't go into a deep sleep. They also have strong limbs with large claws, making them powerful diggers. They're also @bindisueirwin 's favorite animal! . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #australia #animalsofaustralia #echidna
North America | If Benjamin Franklin had his way, the national bird of the United States would have been the turkey. Turkeys are polygamous birds who have many partners over their lifespans. Pairs of males sometimes court in groups with one dominant bird. This is advantageous for less dominant turkeys because they have a greater chance at getting the attention of females. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #northamerica #animalsofnorthamerica #turkey
North America | The powerful grizzly bear got its name from Lewis and Clark on their expedition west. They named it “grizzly” to mean both definitions of the word: golden and fear-inspiring. These awesome bears hibernate for five to seven months each year, except for the California grizzly because the climate there is too warm. Grizzly moms give birth during hibernation and use the rest of the time to rest up for spring. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #northamerica #animalsofnorthamerica #bear #grizzlybear
North America | The Canadian lynx ranges from Alaska, through Canada, into the northern United States. This strong climber uses its thick coat and broad paws to its advantage especially when trekking through snow. It feeds almost exclusively on snowshoe hares. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #northamerica #animalsofnorthamerica #lynx
North America | This nocturnal beauty is the barn owl. It is a stealthy hunter, flying slow with its long, broad wings. The barn owl can maneuver and turn in a split second and can eat up to a quarter of its bodyweight in just one night. . . . . . . . #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #wildlifeonearth #northamerica #animalsofnorthamerica #owl #barnowl
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