Dolphin

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Dolphin

I love dolphins and whales. This is a underwater picture of a dolphin. According to Wikipedia, “Dolphin is a common name of aquatic mammals within the infraorder Cetacea. The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae, Platanistidae, Iniidae, and Pontoporiidae, and the extinct Lipotidae. There are 40 extant species named as dolphins.”

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Elk Calf

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Elk Calf

Elk babies are called calves and weigh around 31 to 35 lbs. (14 to 16 kg) when they are born. After just 20 minutes, a calf can stand on its own.

According to Wikipedia, “The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America and Northeast Asia.”

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Close-Up

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Close-Up

This is a photo I took of a close-up of a leopard’s head. He is magnificent – isn’t he? The leopard is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae. The leopard occurs in a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.

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Gibbon Intently Looking

I took this photo but then had a hard time trying to remember what type of primate this was.  I thought it might have been an orangutan because of the orange colouring but the face was different. Plus, it has a smaller frame.  I finally figured out that this monkey is actually what is called Gibbon or a Lesser Ape.  Apparently, they pair bond which is different than the Greater Ape.  Plus, I learned that their primary form of locomotion is called “brachiation” where they can swing from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 meters or 50 feet  with speeds as high as 55 km/h or 34 mph.

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