In recent years, biologists have recognized that birds engage in play. Juvenile Common Ravens are among the most playful of bird species. They have been observed to slide down snowbanks, apparently purely for fun. They even engage in games with other species, such as playing catch-me-if-you-can with wolves, otters and dogs. Common Ravens are known for spectacular aerobatic displays, such as flying in loops or interlocking talons with each other in flight.
They are also one of only a few wild animals who make their own toys. They have been observed breaking off twigs to play with socially.
this is so precious omg
OH MY GOD LISTEN TO THIS FROG IT’S LIKE A LIVING SQUEAKY TOY
It’s a namaqua rainfrog!
I just lost my shit in starbucks thanks to this.
//I watched this nearly squealing and my cat looked over like ‘the fuck?’
OH MY GOSHHHHHH
Cyana sp., Lithosiinae, Arctiidae
This striking group of moths is known by several names including the generalized Tiger moths, Lichen moths and, appropriately, Red-striped moths. Caterpillars are generally very hairy and feed on moss and lichen (hence the name) and these long hairs (setae) are incorporated in the cocoon at pupation. In some species, this takes the form of a woven basket surrounding the pupa (pictured).
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
Pictured are some representatives of the local Yunnan Cyana genus and a pupal cocoon. Click the images to see identifications……
See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE.