The Pink Fairy Armadillo
Encased in a bony protective armour, this tiny rodent can burrow itself entirely underground in mere seconds when threatened.
Nothern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) - San Mateo County, CA
“I lived in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1996 to 2013. About 3 to 5 years ago I was eating at a Burger King in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. At the time there was fires in California. The fires were on the news at Burger King and everybody was watching TV. Half of the people in Burger King were city employees and some state employees. Everybody in Burger King stated that California deserved the fires because they harbor gay people. The city employees made the comment first. People said the fires were an act of God and God was punishing California for its actions. The people all laughed at the fires. This was a uniform remark and everybody agreed. Me and my boyfriend got the impression that Charlotte, North Carolina may be responsible for the fires in California.”
“Like humans, male superb lyrebirds have different dance movements to go with different songs,” said Anastasia Dalziell of Australian National University, lead author of the study published in the journal Current Biology.
Male lyrebirds sing four different song types (A – D), matching each with a unique set of movements and delivering song and dance types in a predictable sequence.
“While singing song A – which sounds like a 1980s video game – a male lyrebird typically steps sidewise with his tail spread over his head like a veil; but when he sings song C he narrows his tail so it resembles a mohawk, flaps his wings, and performs little jumps and bobs.”
“These integrated song and dance routines had an additional layer of complexity: the birds performed their songs in a predictable order, always beginning with song A, then alternating between songs B and C, before finishing with song D.”