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Okapis (cousins of giraffes) have black tongues that measure up to 15 inches long. The tongues are sticky and prehensile, which is helpful for grasping hard-to-reach foliage. Okapis also use their tongues for cleaning, and they can easily reach all the way back to their ears!

Okapis (cousins of giraffes) have black tongues that measure up to 15 inches long. The tongues are sticky and prehensile, which is helpful for grasping hard-to-reach foliage. Okapis also use their tongues for cleaning, and they can easily reach all the way back to their ears!

Super helpful info on ply types and how they look knitted using different stitches.

Super helpful info on ply types and how they look knitted using different stitches. No, really, this is super helpful.

It’s all about timing…

Here's a fun batch of perfectly timed animal photos. And, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I think they'll do cutest animal picture ever

The Pine Processionary Moth has a fascinating caterpillar that forms long nose-to-tail processions

The Pine Processionary Moth has a fascinating caterpillar that forms long nose-to-tail processions

The Pine Processionary( Thaumetopoea pityocampa)They "march" nose-to-tail creating long columns The urticating hairs of the caterpillar larvae cause harmful reactions in humans and other mammals. they "march" nose-to-tail creating long columns

A lone brittlestar wraps around the stalk of a golden coral; seen in Indonesian Coral Triangle Region. #Okeanos

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A small opening in the central disk of a brittle star serves both as mouth and anus. Brittle stars are primarily scavengers, and they use their long, flexible arms to bring food towards the orifice, alternately ingesting and egesting organic matter.

A fish that's not a good swimmer? too funny!  Red-Lipped Batfish | Crazy Animals That ACTUALLY Exist | ANIMALS - ahfunny  The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish is a fish of unusual morphology found on the Galapagos Islands in depths of 30m or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor.   Source: Wikipedia

Red-lipped Batfish - found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.

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Penguins may lack teeth, but they have backward facing spines in their throats that grip and guide fish down. This photo of a rockhopper penguin was taken by Will Burrard-Lucas on the Falkland Islands.

The loudest animal on Earth, relative to its body size, is the water boatman. Singing songs of love from its perch on a river bottom, a male boatman can be as loud as an orchestra.    Turns out, the sweet serenade comes from the bug’s penis.    Water boatmen “sing” by rubbing their penises along abdominal grooves, a process called stridulation. Their resulting melodies can reach 100 decibels and can be heard through the water by people walking along the riverbank.

The Most Bizarre, Surprising, and Disgusting Animal Superpowers

Insect with Singing Penis A small water boatman of the species Micronecta scholtzi is seen in this photo from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. The insect has been found to use its penis to perform a very loud mating call.

Relative to its size, a male water boatman is the loudest animal on Earth. By rubbing their penis against their abdomen in an act called 'stridulation', they can generate sound of up to 99dB. That's louder than a jackhammer or train whistle. Luckily for us (as at this level sound can damage human hearing) the sound is dissipated by water and humans can't usually hear the melodic sounds of water boatman rubbing their penises. Photo Credit: Jerome Sueur, MNHN

A tiny water boatman is the loudest animal on Earth relative to its body size, a study reveals.

The Brazilian pygmy gecko has hydrophobic skin that water cannot penetrate. The gecko is also super small and lightweight, maxing out at about an inch long. Being tiny and water repellant, it is virtually unsinkable and can sit right on the surface of water.

The Brazilian pygmy gecko has hydrophobic skin that water cannot penetrate. The gecko is also super small and lightweight, maxing out at about an inch long. Being tiny and water repellant, it is virtually unsinkable and can sit right on the surface of water.

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