Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL READERS!!
I hope and pray that you enjoy reading these kind of topics. I enjoy posting them for you.
May this Christmas season bring joy, happiness, peace, wealth and health to each and everyone of you!!
May the New Year bring all your dreams come true!!
I shall take a break for the Holidays season and for some health issues going on.
God bless you all!!
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Monday, December 21, 2009
The Thylacine (Thylacinus Cynocephalus) is not a feline, but a "tiger" only in looks.
It was a dog-sized carnivorous marsupial. It is called the Tasmanian Tiger.
This species has been extincted since the early 20th Century on the hand of humans.
They were hunted and killed in Tasmania until the last one.
Steve Irwin´s contribution to Cryptozoology was very important beyond his search for Thylacines, in Tasmania, Australia.
It is very interesting what Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson have to say in their amazing Book: "Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger."
Their first chapter opens up with the title, "A peculiar animal." They say...
"A few years ago, we began to visit a stuffed and mounted animal skin with something akin to amorous fervor. We did not tell our friends about this secret relationship.
We feared they would think it was unhealthy to be infatuated with a dead animal.
The object of our obsession resided at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York City."
I AGREE WITH THEM. I HOPE SCIENTIST WILL BRING THE THYLACINE BACK TO LIFE. IT IS JUST ADORABLE!! ISN´T IT?? PLEASE, LOOK AT IT...
In the world,
He is the last one, the last turtle of his species in the world.
It is believed that he is 100 years old or so.
He lives in a small island in the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, right off the shore of Ecuador, South America.
After Lonesome George dies, his species will become EXTINCTED.
Extinction is forever. So, we must protect our natural environment.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Species: Elseya Irwini.
Irwin´s turtle, (Elseya Irwini), is a new species of Australian turtle. The female of the species has a pale head with a yellowish horny sheath on the crowns. It was named after its co-discoverer, famed zoologist and TV personality, Steve Irwin.
Steve Irwin´s father, Bob Irwin, first caught the animal on a fishing line during a family camp ride in 1997. They had never seen it before. Steve Irwin took pictures and sent them to turtle-expert John Cann who verified that it was indeed a new species. This species of turtle, like some other turtles, can breathe underwater by taking water into its cloaca.
It is able to breath underwater for extended periods of time because it possesses the unusual ability to intake water into its cloaca, which contains a special organ to extract oxygen. Irwin´s turtle has been determined to be noctidiurnal.
The Elseya Irwini is a species of turtles facing extinction.
Environmental Scientists state that there are around 4000 to 5000 examples left in the wild today. Researchers caught 82 turtles of which only 5 had been juveniles. This fact may indicate a threat to the future species; when the older generation dies, there may not be enough young ones to replace them.
Indeed, Irwin´s turtle is unique, as it was Steve Irwin.
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