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>be a pangolin
>most trafficked animal in the world
>also very cute
>fucking primitive Chinks can't stop eating your scales
>humans start campaign of awareness
>everyone now hates the Chinese because they eat you and dogs
>everyone votes Trump
>Trump nukes the chinks
>no ancient Chinese remedy for that, bitch
>whole species becomes irradiated from the fallout
>mutates into giant Pangolin deathclaws
>start eating ground up human flesh in revenge
>still cute
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>>2228990
*cough*trophyhunting*cough
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>>2228997
We aren't poaching them. We are paying for those hunts which the money goes towards conservation and the meat goes to the little nigglets.
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>>2229001
>At least we don't go around specifically hunting rare and endangered species en masse for pretty much no reason.

The Chinese have a reason - because of traditional medicinal junk, which is still more of a reason than 'I wanna shoot it'
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>>2228680
>still cute

I smiled.
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>>2229003
>>2228997
>>2229001
Trophy hunting isn't comparable at all. Aside from the animals generally being specifcally picked as ones who aren't important to the breeding population, the numbers aren't the same. Compared to chinese medicine shit trophy hunts kill practically nothing. You'd need to have a bunch of people going to africa machine gunning herds out of a helicopter to have it even be slightly comparable.

Also properly endangered breeding age animals aren't trophy hunted usually.

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Going head to head in a one on one battle. Open Savannah as the location of the battle. Who comes out on top
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Yeah and animal with immense predatory features was only a scavenger. Binocular vision, large olfactory, a crush bite strength and banana sized steak knives. Oh and the fact that there are no other large predators in every ecosystem it's found due to it basically monopolizing any area it lived. Not saying it wouldn't scavenge at the chance but it's not built for scavenging.
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>>2228531
that elephant doesnt even have tusks.
whats the catch here? why in the name of gods ass wouldnt that dinosaur win?
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>>2228539
>>2228630
They found a T. Rex tooth in a hadrosaur vertebrae stuck in the bone, with the vertebrae healed around the tooth. The Rex took a bite out of it while it was alive and it lived long enough to heal with it's tooth stuck in it.
The scavenger theory has been proven wrong so many times it's as ridiculous as saying raptors didn't have feathers. At this point you're just being contrarian for the sake of it.
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Obviously the tyrannosaur unless the elephant got obscenely lucky with a tusk.

>>2228631
You can't just "ask for papers" when the claim you are making is completely retarded. No one thinks tyrannosaurus was entirely a scavenger anymore. Sorry you heard that ages ago and decided to cling to it to sound like a know it all contrarian though,

Thats like me saying tyrannosaurus was telepathic, and when people call me retarded I go "WELL SHOW ME BRAIN SCANS AND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES PROVING IT WASN'T".
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>>2228631
>Give us some papers then
here ya go, solid evidence that Tyrannosaurus hunted live prey.

http://www.arca.museus.ul.pt/ArcaSite/obj/gaia/MNHNL-0000778-MG-DOC-web.PDF

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Are small birds the cutest animal? Post round little birds.
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>>2228964
Here is a female hihi.
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>>2228964
>>2228965

one consensual sex position and three rape positions.
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>>2228965
She looks like a slut. Probably asked for it.

>dat raised tail
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>>2228775
European Robin

No doubt the inspiration behind angry birds. Seriously:

>red
>spherical
>angry
>divebombs
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aaaaa birds are cute

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Why have "crate training" fags invented all these BS excuses about caging their dog? Why do they get so defensive and infuriated at anyone who is against "crate training"?

>it's for the dogs safety
>it's natural like a den
>the dog loves being locked up in a cage

Why can't you just admit that it is 100% for your own convenience so you don't have to train it, build a fence outside, or hire someone to take care of it?
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>>2228829
Well you might have Trump soon, lol. I think the only thing he really understands is the power of China.

Anyway it's dumb to think you're not a superpower, you have huge network of allies and cultural influence everywhere.
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>>2228076

This. It's a good idea to keep a pup out of places when you literally can't watch them, but when your'e able, you'd better. I don't care what you had planned, you decided you wanted a puppy, now fucking care for it.
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>>2228047
Hey OP.

My dog is very used to being in a kennel, and she knows when to enjoy, Fear, and tolerate it.

Right now she's in heat. It's very inconvenient for me to have blood spots everywhere, so she sleeps in the kennel. Every other hour of the day she wanders the house when inside. I don't have carpet so that's nice. (Tolerate)

If she's under our feet while cooking, we put her in it for her own safety. (Tolerate)

When we're sitting down in the living room (the kennel is right next to the couches) she prefers to sleep in her kennel as opposed to the couch. Despite it being more comfortable, she would rather have her own space. (Enjoy)

Then, a habit I'm still trying to break, she will pull things out of the garbage and litter them all over the floor. So I put her in the cage for at least a half hour with the whole thing covered. (Fear)

Those are the most common situations I deal with. A lot of people say that a crate should be a safe place for your dog to enjoy, and to absolutely not use it for punishment, but she extremely smart and knows the difference between punishment and enjoyment. I use it for training and reward, and it's working nicely.
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>>2228681
>Literally no one is watching their puppy 90% of the day
Up until the crate fad started, almost everyone did.
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fun fact, if the doggo is over eight weeks it's illegal to keep it in a cage in sweden unless the vet tells you to keep it in there for "cage rest".

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The plant general: Archaeamphora edition
So is this thing an ancient pitcher plant or not?
>Also, I think it looks a bit dry, I recommend watering it a bit more

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>>2228169
It doesn't have to be a shroom on the leaves or something, my yuccas sometimes do similar things when over-/underwatered, exposed to too much cold rain etc
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>Visit friend who cultivates carnivorous plants
>Get a new dionaea
Every fucking time
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>>2228351
Did he put out a cigarette on that one trap or something?
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>>2228395
It might have been given like a mealworm
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>>2228395
I think it was a wasp

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>baked mix of protein/fat/carb/vitamins is healthier than a well varied diet consisting of mostly meat, bone, fat, and occasional fruits/veggies
Considering the amount of money that gets poured into human research vs animal research, if this was the case, then wouldn't a "human food" be on the market by now? Should humans be eating the same thing every single day for their lifespan like we give our pets?
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Even if it was perfect and inarguably perfect nutrition, people wouldn't go for it.

Humans like eating, no one is going to just eat the same kibble as their diet forever if they have any other choice.
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>>2228954
If they made a perfectly balanced food that tasted like Ruffles I seriously wouldn't miss other stuff to eat. Gourmandism isn't a bad thing but honestly I could focus on interests other than eating.
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>>2228973
>I seriously wouldn't miss other stuff to eat.
You say that now, but you'd almost definitely get really sick of it really quickly.
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>>2228910
obviously giving your pet a varied diet of things it used to eat naturally anyway is much more healthy than some of the counter dry-pet-food.

assuming of course you dont feed your dog chocolate or shit like that
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Soylent

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAzCKQulkJ4

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I'm going to keep a platypus thread up every day until all of an wants to own a puggle for cuddles.
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Lol
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>>2227392
>tfw carpet pythons are one of my absolute favorite animals
The stuff we have in the US is noce and all but the stuff i see from aus just pisses me off since you cant even export cb animals that are native to aus
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>>2227392
>>2228853

Yep. Breeders in straya have some pretty cool antaresia python morphs going but we may not have. Pic related is a very neat looking childrens python.
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>>2228866

trip double double and i forget the pic ( ._.)
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>>2227388
>>2213171
So much salt for a platypus thread. You clearly need more Platypuses in your life.

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seals?
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>Expect Navy Seals
>Nothing
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>>2228957
>mfw I finally figure out what's supposed to be funny about a joke that was told to me an hour before
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>>2228959
This is one of my favorite gifs of all time. It does a little hop, its blubber jiggles, and it gives the view the most smug look like, "Yeah, I just did a lil' hop. Jealous?"

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https://www.change.org/p/arkansas-police-justice-for-grace
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Signed.
They should make every kind of farm animal/pet under the animal abuse law.
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>>2228969
>Unfortunately, felony law for animal cruelty only covers dogs, cats and horses.
this is the biggest problem. If animal cruelty was a thing for farm animals, the meat and diary industry would grind to a halt almost immediately.

why isnt there a petition that I can sign that would protect all animals equally from cruelty, independent of their cuteness / pet status?

post T R A V E L doggos
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>>2227352
cool photo
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>>2221540
she travel
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>>2226709
Sweet looking pupper.
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>>2227667

>she looks like a friend

what, she ISN'T a friend? only looks like one? Fuckin disrespectful
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>>2221651
GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

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>man saves Skunk's life by taking soda can off it's head
>he tried to calm it down by calling it "good boy"
>angry comments about how he's assuming the animals gender when it could have been female

Jesus Christ it's spreading...

https://youtu.be/9NoSSCmaHn4
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I hate that shit it's so fucking stupid
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>>2228838
It's at its peak and is slowly dying. No one is putting up with them anymore.
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>>2228831
I own a male dog and correct people when they say "Good girl"
If they keep doing it anyway then I get annoyed.
Barely related, though.
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>>2228831
>YouTube comments ever worth reading
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I always see cats as female at first. And dogs as male. Must have been because of some cartoon I saw when I was a baby.

Wasps I always refer to as "she"; spiders too. At least with some insects and arachnids you can actually tell the difference between sexes.

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Alright, post your favorite type of breed of dogs videos are permitted too!

ready, set.. go!
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>>2227968
jesus this looks exactly like my dog, I don't know if he's a bully mix though
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>>2228887
my girl is bully/amstaff mix. this is how she looks like 2 monts ago
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wolfhound for me
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>>2226768
shibus are cunts man
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>>2228911
>Those tattoos

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Excluding our ape and monkey cousins , chimps are already getting there in this regard, what animal species is the next and most likely candidate for the sapient/big brain lottery?
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Octopi, orcas and crows
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>>2219011
humboldt squid go from the size of a rice grain at hatching to 6 feet in 2 years. the reason why deep sea cephalopods live for so long is because their crazy metabolisms slow down in the cold. but the Pacific Striped Octopus apparently does care for its young and form small social groups.
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>>2219341
fuck yeah, except they might need endothermy before they become super smart
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>>2221522
the giant elephant landsquid killed all suspension of disbelief i had for that show
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>>2217856
Dolphins and Orcas.
Parrots and Parakeets.
Octopus and Squid.
>>2217900
>Can't start fire underwater
Mate, if it's an entirely aquatic species it's sapience isn't going to develop the same way humans dude for fuck's sake.

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What is the ultimate apex predator, /an/ ?

I'm voting either predatory dinosaurs or these fucking demons.
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>>2228671
Hey, anon. I just wanted to remind you that humans are the ultimate apex predator.
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As far as number of prey eaten over the course of a year I would have to say large filter feeders like the whale shark or baleen whales.
As for hunting ability either grizzly/kodiak/polar/brown bears or tigers.
Coolest is and always will be the mantis shrimp.
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>>2225920
>Orcas are the Rathalos of Earth.
Does that make Sperm Whales Gravios?
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>>2225906
These things are crazy
>Accordingly, the orca has developed an efficient way to dispatch these sharp-toothed snack items. Using its broad tail, the killer whale pushes the shark to the surface on a watery vortex. It then turns slightly and raise its tail high into the air, crashing it down on the shark’s head. The next part is quite amazing: as though it has some knowledge of shark biology, the orca flips the shark over, sending into a stupor that scientists call “tonic immobility”. Now paralyzed, the shark makes for an easy (and safe) meal.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/killer-whales-killer-weapon-brain/11352/
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>>2228353
>>2228361
There are microbes living six or so kilometres underground in volcanic vents. They require no sunlight or oxygen and apparently live off sulphur. They would be able to survive even if earth lost it's entire atmosphere. There are bacteria that actively feed on the toxic chemicals found in the waters of major harbors and fungi that live inside the remains of Chernobyl reactor 4, living off the intense gamma radiation. Some earth based microbes would even be theoretically capable of surviving - thriving even - in the sulphuric acid clouds of Venus.
Outside of dropping the entire planet into the sun (which is well beyond our current capabilities) there is very little that would be capable of wiping out all life on earth.


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