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Platypus – Amazing mammals that lay eggs

This unusual creature comes from south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Platypus looks like a mixture of different animals, as it has beak of a duck, tail of a beaver and feet of an otter.  Platypus is endangered species, as it was hunted for their beautiful fur.

Platypus is venomous!

To be more precise, females aren’t, but males have spurs, that contain poison, which can kill larger dog. Their poison cannot kill humans, but those who were bitten by platypus, say it’s extremely painful.


Rare creatures that have electro-receptors!

This actually means, that while hunting, they don’t use sense of smell or hearing, but can sense electrical field created by their prey’s muscles. These cute animals are crafty hunters, and their favorite meal is shrimp.

They mate from June till October, and afterwards, males leave, while females nest and hatch eggs.

Platypuses, little yet amazing creatures.

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Sloth – The Most Adorable Slacker

Did you know that, on average, sloth sleeps twenty hours a day?

Sloths sleep in trees with their head facing the ground. Their coat is filled with moths and leaves, that serve as a camouflage, so they are not visible up in the trees. Sloths eat and sleep in a tree.

Sloths breed with whom ever comes along

They don’t chose their mates by their strength or their beauty, or any other trait for that matter. Instead, it’s enough for a female to see the male and than wait for him to climb up her tree. Males climb slowly and afterwards leave female to care for the young ones. Yup, you guessed right, his escape can last for hours .

Climbing off a tree once a week

They climb off a tree only to preform bodily functions, which they do rarely. Climbing can last for an hour at the speed of 13 ft/h.

Fun fact

They have huge belly. Two thirds of their body mass is their belly and they can digest food for a month.

Sloth is lonely, nocturnal animal, with the most adorable offsprings.

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English Setter – The Chasing Gentleman

Although their name would suggest England, English setters originate from France. They came to England as dogs for hunting birds and rabbits.

English setter is true gentlemen among dogs, and you will be richly rewarded if you spoil him with two to three hours of play daily. It’s important to remember they are hunting dogs accustomed to chasing blackcocks, quials and pheasants, but, of course, playing fetch in large enclosed backyard would do just fine, and after few hours of play you can expect them to take a nap for few hours on a nearby couch.

They are even-tempered, intelligent, social, and sporty, so their human companion should be active, nature loving, and enjoy long walks and sport.

Gentle and quite, these dogs don’t like harshness and while training it’s important to approach them with positive confirmation. That is why they are called gentlemen, as they are easily offended, and under long-term mistreatment they easily become depressed.

They are middle-sized dogs, with average life span of eleven years.
Unfortunately, English setters suffer from congenital diseases, like congenital deafness, hypothyroidism and elbow dysplasia, so if you go for this breed, be sure to check up pup’s parents.

What’s your English setter like?

If you’re thinking about adopting an English setter, you can visit following page and adopt one of these cuties.

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Happy birthday, dear Kengut!!!

Malayan Tapirs, often called cute giants, are actually the biggest tapirs in the world. Although big in size, they are completely harmless in nature. They spend their days sleeping, but night is the fun time for these animals, as they are nearly blind. Nothing gives Malayan tapir more pleasure than the long bath. They are not predators and feed mainly on grass. Luckily, other animals do not hunt them, as they are too big a bite. To be precise 1000 pound big bite 🙂 🙂


Black and white, with distinctive pattern, they remind other animals of a big round stone, giving them opportunity to sleep anywhere anytime, completely secure that no harm will come to them. As you can guess by now, tapir is certainly not the most hardworking or the fastest fellow, but definitely is one of the cutest.

In wild, they can live up to 12 years, and the oldest tapir in Europe is Kingut, celebrating his 39th birthday. For this special occasion, Kingut received a little cake and a lot of fun.

Animal Lovers, let us protect our planet and all the living creatures on it.