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Hyalinobatrachium dianae – The see-through Kermit

I suspect that you saw this last month when it seemed to be everywhere on the internet for a while, but I didn’t get around to posting about it. In Costa Rica, scientists have discovered the first new glass frog since 1973, and this one is rather interesting, as it bears a striking resemblance to a certain green, froggy puppet. See for yourself:

Image: Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre

Image: Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre

The new species- Diane’s Bare-hearted glass frog- is only an inch long, and is thought to have been unknown for so long due to its whistle-like call resembling that of an insect. And why the name glass frog? Ta-dah!

Image: Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre

Image: Brian Kubicki, Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre

 

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Our precious planet

These speak for themselves really. Well; I hope they do.

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Desertification destroys 6,000 species every year. Image: WWF

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Desertification destroys 6,000 species every year. Image: WWF

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Desertification destroys 6,000 species every year. Image: WWF

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Exploiting the ecosystem also threatens human lives. Image: WWF

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Exploiting the ecosystem also threatens human lives. Image: WWF

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Exploiting the ecosystem also threatens human lives. Image: WWF

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You are looking at every wild dog left in South Africa. Image: Endangered Wildlife Trust

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You are looking at every Dugong left in African waters. Image: Endangered Wildlife Trust

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You are looking at every Riverine Rabbit left on the planet. Image: Endangered Wildlife Trust

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Fashion claims more victims than you think. Image: WWF

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Support the fight against illegal hunting. Image: WWF

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Support the fight against illegal hunting. Image: WWF

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Support the fight against illegal hunting. Image: WWF

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Stop the wildlife trade. Image: IFAW

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Stop the wildlife trade. Image: IFAW

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What will it take before we respect the planet? Image: WWF

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Give a hand to wildlife. Image: WWF

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Give a hand to wildlife. Image: WWF

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Give a hand to wildlife. Image: WWF

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Lemurs can take pictures too

You may have realised that I am quite fond of strange selfies, and so I thought I’d post these two images I came across the other day:

Bekily the lemur

Image: ZSL London/PA

Lemur takes selfie

Image: ZSL London/PA

These are two images taken by Bekily, a 12-year-old ring-tailed lemur at London Zoo. ‘Nuff said really.

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If you are interested in the other selfies I’ve posted, these are Pope Francis, Darth Vader, and an astronaut.

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Eye eye!

Llama

As the caption suggests, that eye belongs to a llama. I had never quite imagined that llama eyes were so beautiful, strange, or geological. It almost looks like a dazzling Mediterranean or Caribbean lake surrounded by large rocky formations instead of an eye. I’ve posted several more here which speak for themselves, really, and more eyes can be found at

http://www.surenmanvelyan.com/eyes/animal-eyes/.

For me, nothing comes close to the human eye, and it is easy to see why the eye has been put forward by many as proof that life must have had a Creator, with nothing so amazing ever having been able to be produced by evolving. Personally, I believe that Creation and theories of evolution can quite easily be reconciled, seeing evolution to be a process put in motion by God, but however you see it, the eye is a truly fascinating and spectacular piece of biology.

 

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Tiger Python (albino)

 

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Blue Crayfish

 

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Caiman

 

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Chimpanzee

 

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Cow

 

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Fish

 

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Guinea Pig

 

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Horse

 

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Iguana

 

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Lark

 

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Siberian Husky

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