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This is an image of Neonothopanusgardneri, a bio-luminescent mushroom. Last seen over 170 years ago they have since been rediscovered in a rain forest in Brazil. They were first described by an English botanist in 1840 after seeing some children playing with glowing material in a small village in central Brazil (Vila de Natividad).
Some animals have amazing camouflage. Who can spot the Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko on this tree in Montagned'Ambre National Park in Northern Madagascar.
This little critter is known as a water bear or a Leaf-tailed Gecko on this tree in Tardigrade. In 2008, water bears were the first animals demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible and can survive being blasted with radiation, intense pressures and years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into space by Swedish scientists and they returned unharmed after eight days.
Researchers in Indonesia have discovered what looks like a teeny tiny dragon. As yet, we have no information on whether they guard small piles of gold or attack miniature castles.This was a nesting female found in the Lambsuango Forest reserve and was immediately released after this photograph was taken
Pygmy hippos can grow up to 83cm tall (at the shoulder) and up to 177cm long weighing between 180-275kgs. Unfortunately, due to hunting and destruction of habitat, there are only around 3,000 pygmy hippos left in the wild in their native habitats in Western Africa.
Color up to 177cm long weighing between 180-275kgs. Unfortunately, due to hunting and destruction of habitat, there are only around 3,000 pygmy hippos left in the wild in their native habitats in Western Africa.-coded comparative view of bones of the shoulder, upper arm (humerus) in red, the forearm (ulna & radius) in pink, and wrist (metacarpal) with hand in yellow :
A video of one in action, courtesy of Life by the BBC here