biomorphosis:

The maned wolf is the largest canine species in South America and closely resembles a red fox on stilts because of its long legs. It is neither a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog but rather a member of its own Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal. They possess a mane that runs from the back of the head to the shoulders which can be erected to intimidate other animals when displaying aggression or when they feel threatened. 

Unlike other wolves that live in packs, maned wolves do not form or hunt in packs but prefer to live alone. The maned wolf is considered the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.

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"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."

— Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Wilderness Act into law on Sept. 3, 1964.

Can you identify these flowers? They’re all growing in our garden. To find out their names, just take a look at the photo captions.

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Say hello to a palmar tree frog (Hypsiboas pellucens). 

Say hello to a palmar tree frog (Hypsiboas pellucens). 

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dynamicoceans:

Phyllodesmium serratum by PacificKlaus on Flickr.

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biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

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Sometimes, a homegrown tomato isn’t just a homegrown tomato. It’s edible art, nature’s version of sculpture.

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Zebra with friends by Laurent Baheux

Zebra with friends by Laurent Baheux

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