A blog dedicated to the furry (and scale-y and feathery-y) creatures that we share our planet with.

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Because we usually see tame, cute lions in zoos and on TV, sometimes it’s easy to forget that lions are vicious predators.

Because we usually see tame, cute lions in zoos and on TV, sometimes it’s easy to forget that lions are vicious predators.

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vurtual:

200.000 lovely, stinky Cape Fur Seals (by Ilaria Ronchi)


Despite vast protests, Namibia has continued annually to club baby seals and shoot bulls. Here, seal pups are killed for their luxurious fur, and males (bulls) for their genitalia which is exported to the East as aphrodisiacs.

fistfulxofxglitter:

vurtual:

200.000 lovely, stinky Cape Fur Seals (by Ilaria Ronchi)

Despite vast protests, Namibia has continued annually to club baby seals and shoot bulls. Here, seal pups are killed for their luxurious fur, and males (bulls) for their genitalia which is exported to the East as aphrodisiacs.

There are two stomachs for dolphins just like for cows. The first one stores the food for them and the second one is where digestion takes place.

There are two stomachs for dolphins just like for cows. The first one stores the food for them and the second one is where digestion takes place.

Little known facts that will bring a smile to your face.

 Swan meat was once regarded as a delicacy in England especially during the reigns of the Tudors when they featured in great banquets.

Swan meat was once regarded as a delicacy in England especially during the reigns of the Tudors when they featured in great banquets.

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Even our polar bears are caught up in the vampire craze. (Photo by Christina Rogers)

sdzoo:

Even our polar bears are caught up in the vampire craze. (Photo by Christina Rogers)

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magicalnaturetour:

Kruger National Park ~ photo by Pavel Zahorec ~ Playing leap frog:)

magicalnaturetour:

Kruger National Park ~ photo by Pavel Zahorec ~ Playing leap frog:)



Reproduction and life cycle
Most lionesses will have reproduced by the time they are four years of age.Lions do not mate at any specific time of year, and the females are polyestrous.As with other cats, the male lion’s penis has spines which point backwards. Upon withdrawal of the penis, the spines rake the walls of the female’s vagina, which may cause ovulation.
A lioness may mate with more than one male when she is in heat;during a mating bout, which could last several days, the couple  copulates twenty to forty times a day and are likely to forgo eating.  Lions reproduce very well in captivity.

Reproduction and life cycle

Most lionesses will have reproduced by the time they are four years of age.Lions do not mate at any specific time of year, and the females are polyestrous.As with other cats, the male lion’s penis has spines which point backwards. Upon withdrawal of the penis, the spines rake the walls of the female’s vagina, which may cause ovulation.

A lioness may mate with more than one male when she is in heat;during a mating bout, which could last several days, the couple copulates twenty to forty times a day and are likely to forgo eating. Lions reproduce very well in captivity.

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