It never fails. Every bush has at least one that isn’t ripe yet, so you have to leave it behind.
Gorilla that just realized that soul cakes don’t actually contain souls and is now having to consider other ways to reach his tithe quota.
This bee eater is baffled by the fact that despite how long zombies have been popular, we still don’t have a zombified version of “Danny Boy”.
Songwriters, you have two months.
In infrared, sitatungas are patronuses.
This duck wants grandchildren and doesn’t think it unreasonable to pressure her offspring to devote over a quarter of their lives to create new living beings so this duck can visit them for a couple hours every few months.
This antelope doesn’t understand why humans don’t just force their elected officials to alternate each term with having to live on what the lowest paid worker earns.
Even-toed ungulates understand economic incentives.
Cape buffalo realizing that a banjo made of gold would be ineffective at doing anything other than shining in the sun, so it couldn’t play “Wish that girl was mine”.
I see a lot of oryx because I visit a lot of zoos. I have to remind myself that they extinct in the wild. Today, according to the IUCN red list, there are:
* 130 in captivity in Bou Hedma, Tunisia
* 25 in Sidi-Toui, Tunisia
* 12 in Oued Dekouk, Tunisia
* 240 in Souss-Massa, Morocco
* 18 in Guembeul, Senegal
* 12 in Ferlo, Senegal
There are also some recovery populations at the San Diego Zoo and the Phoenix Zoo.
There are also numerous ranches in Texas you can go to kill and eat them.
This game of tic-tac-toe is going to take forever.
I am certain that, even in infrared, coots are terrible parents.
In infrared, flamingos look like sinister mob groups working to fix the next election and/or boxing match.
In reality, flamingos actually do work to fix elections and sporting events. Their pinkness is a form of protective colouration, ’cause no one expects the pink mafia.
Edit: After googling, I now know that “pink mafia” is a sexist and/or homophobic term. This is another way that you can tell that flamingos are evil, as they deflect attention away from them towards disadvantaged groups.
Shrikes are evolution in action. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (or “CLoO!” as probably no one calls it), “[The shrike] is a songbird with a raptor’s habits”. Basically, it likes to eat meat, but it doesn’t have talons, so it swoops down to grab a little lizard or something, then skewers it on things like barbed wire, cactus thorns, etc so it can eat it without holding on to its prey.
I may never get a photo of one hunting, but I am glad to have gotten a photo this good of one sitting.
I think cranes have neat eyes.
You’d lie down too if you had to nurse someone with a horn right above his mouth.
OK, fine. Here’s the male, being superb and hiding from the camera a bit.
This is a superb bird-of-paradise pointing out that it’s unrealistic to expect to be superb all the time.
When not otherwise occupied, southern white rhinos entertain the rest of the animals by letting them play shadow puppets.
Those little things hangin’ there be the wattles.
They’re important ’cause you can’t wattle without them.
When they’re young, rhinos can levitate.