behind-the-scenes footage of filming a humpback whale heat run. when I watched this with my best friend, we simultaneously turned to each other at the end and shrieked, “HE’S SO ATTRACTIVE!!!!!”
the lyrebird, or the bird that can mimic anything
and narrated by David Attenborough! I wish I could meet David Attenborough…if there’s one dream job I’d like, it’s David Attenborough’s
A new species of primate, a “big-eyed” and venomous slow loris, has been identified in Borneo by researchers. But the new loris is already under threat from the Asian pet trade in part because its “teddy-bear face” make it attractive for illegal poaching, the team of UK and US scientists said.
Photograph: Duke Lemur Center / David Haring / Ch’ien C Lee
Loris can be poisonous?
This is a juvenile form of the Cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus) after being parasitized by Tetrastichus julis, a parasitoid wasp which lays its eggs inside the larva of the beetle. They eggs hatch within the larvae and begin to feed while it is still alive, before they burst out and kill it.
These parasites are often used as a biological control, as the Cereal leaf beetle is considered a pest and regularly feeds on crops.
Oh God I feel so queasy after this photo