On April 29, three Snow Leopard kittens were born at the Austria’s Zoo Salzburg – the fourth litter for 11-year-old female Mira and her 12-year-old mate, Shankar. Snow Leopards are one of the most endangered big cats on earth. Poaching, illegal trade, and habitat destruction threaten the survival of this majestic cat species in the wild. Experts estimate that only 3,500-7,000 Snow Leopards survive in the high mountain regions of Central Asia.
"Some scientists estimate that more than a fourth of a shark's brain is dedicated to its sense of smell. Their eyesight isn't shabby either: while it's not as keen as humans', sharks have a reflective layer over their eyes, called tapetum lucidum, which makes it easier to see in the dark. They also see in color and have several mechanisms to protect their eyes when they attack prey." #DemonFish by Juliet Eilperin
The leopard tortoise is a large tortoise found in the savannas of Southern and Eastern Africa. This is a baby one, and it will grow, on average, to be the fourth largest tortoise in the world. They reach about a foot-and-a-half in length, and about 40 pounds in weight. Sometimes they will take over abandoned foxholes or burrows in the hot and cold, but will only dig their own for the purpose of laying eggs. They usually live between 80 and 100 years. #Science #Tortoise #TooCute