Galloping across the steppes — TwilightBeasts

Around 50 million years ago, long before the Epoch of the Twilight Beasts, a little mammal, Eohippus, scurried about in the forests of North America. This creature, about the size of an average dog, was the ancestor of the magnificent horse we know today. During this Period, called the Eocene, the environment and climate was […]

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Globe trotter — TwilightBeasts

Horses are one of Europe’s last big mammals. They shouldn’t really be here: they should have vanished a long time ago with most of the other large mammals from the Pleistocene. Europe once had herds of gigantic, hairy mammoths; solitary, shaggy woolly rhinoceros; deer with antlers wider than I am tall; and so many more. […]

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Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens — News : NPR

A woman from Iowa began taking pictures of goats in sweaters in Bangladesh and India. The owners thought she was crazy. But her work has made a difference in the lives of the locals, in a good way.(Image credit: Christy Sommers)

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Everyone’s New Winter Spirit Animal Is This Snow-White Reindeer Calf — TIME

Rudolph was never going to be everyone’s favorite reindeer forever, and this week, he ceded the spotlight to a little white reindeer that has captivated the internet. A series of breathtaking glamour shots of the white reindeer calf blending right in with the snow have recently gone viral after a travel photographer shared them from…

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North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

Out on a hike amongst the fully blooming rabbit and sage brush we noticed numerous holes along the trail. Were they Marmot or perhaps Badger. Finally near the end of the hike the question was answered when we spotted this Badger off in the distance. It was nice to see this Badger out foraging. Badgers […]

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