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The Little Mousey That Could

I’ve decided that Sunday shouldn’t just be Bunday about rabbits, but for all the rodents too.  Rodenday just doesn’t have the same ring as Bunday, but rabbits and rodents are close enough in the animal kingdom, that I think this day should be about all the little furry buck-toothed critters.

So with that, I give you a mouse and his diligent efforts in procuring a giant cracker.

 

Happy Bunday (|^_^|)

Purring Monkey Discovered in Amazon

According to the latest report from the World Wildlife Fund, 441 species of animals and plants have been discovered in the past four years in the Amazon Rainforest; found through hundreds of scientific expeditions between 2010 to 2013.  These new-to-science species includes 258 plants, 84 fish, 58 amphibians, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one mammal.  That one mammal is a purring monkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This purring monkey is called the Caqueta titi monkey (Callicebus caquetensis) of the Colombian Amazon, whose babies have an endearing trait: “All of the babies purr like cats,” said scientist Thomas Defler, who helped discover the species. “When they feel very content they purr towards each other, and the ones we raised would purr to us.”

 

Happy Monkday :_)

 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/23/purring-monkey-vegetarian-piranha-amazon-species

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/25/purring-monkey-flamboyant-lizard-new-amazonian-species-are-totally-wild/

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4623/20131026/monkey-purrs-kitten-440-new-species-found-amazon-rainforest.htm