This is a preserved egg from the Great Auk, now extinct.
The last known living egg was smashed by Ketill Ketilsson on June 3rd, 1844 as he helped his friends Jón Brandsson and Sigurður Ísleifsson kill the parents.
They were valuable, you see. Due to their rarity.
It can be hard to focus the camera on nocturnal animals, but I think I’m getting better.
Despite the clip art to the contrary, crocodiles are not well equipped to wear spectacles.
There’s a spider in your screen!
Get it out! Get it out!
“Let me no more from this obedience rise,
Which my most inward true and duteous spirit
Teacheth, this prostrate and exterior bending.”
The gaboon viper has triangles pointing towards their eyes so they can always be looking sharp.
Peppermint shrimp are misnamed and actually taste like spearmint.
The zoo’s sign states:
“Kelang has been at the Gladys Porter Zoo since the year 2000. This exhibit is her home. Even though she doesn’t look as good as she did many years, she is as happy as a very old bear can be.”
The zoo has to say this because the “keep them in the wild” people not only don’t understand just how little “wild” there is left on this planet, but would rather animals die young, in pain, from illness and injury, than live out their lives in relative comfort.
Snake sensing the direction of the political winds to determine the feasibility of taking away one more human right prior to the mid-term elections.
Gorillas don’t have issues with long international flights either.
Gecko suffering from the Capgras delusion regarding his plants.
Being hot weather creatures, on cool days, the dama gazelle will appear to deflate.
“Run to your houses, fall upon your knees,
Pray to the gods to intermit the plague
That needs must light on this ingratitude.”
Dwarf caimans get a +1 bonus to bite against orc caimans and goblin caimans.
Malcoha pondering the important questions in life:
How did I get here?
How do I work this?
Where is that large automobile?
What is that beautiful house?
Where does that highway go to?
Am I right?
Am I wrong?
My God! What have I done?
Wikipedia, under the “Uses” section of the Black Headed Gull entry states “The eggs of the black-headed gull are considered a delicacy by some in the UK and are eaten hard boiled” but I don’t think a species has to be useful to have value.
This dragonfly suggests that, if you are displeased with the state of the world, you should burn it all down and start over. However, dragonflies are positioned to benefit greatly from global warming, so this dragonfly may not be a neutral party.
Why are you considering advice from a dragonfly anyway? They’re brains are extremely small.
Anyway, burying things deep into the earth or drowning them in the ocean is a more responsible use of carbon.
Scorpions are chronically upset because everyone they play with picks rock, not paper.
Though most of us eat them quickly, the truly patient can be greatly rewarded for allowing their apples to hatch.
Owl being arrested for the 8th time so far this year, knowing there’s no case against him but also that there’s nothing he can do about it, and is biding his time until it’s someone else’s turn to be hassled.