November 19, 2008

Cute things that still walk the face of the earth.

The pygmy tarsier is not extinct:



Nor is the Waitaha penguin:



IN THE COMMENTS: mandrewa said:
Unfortunately the Waitaha penguin is extinct. That Associated Press article is titled oddly. If you read it closely, what has been "found" is the bones of this species. It's a new species of penguin, prior to this time unknown, and it was alive just 600 some years ago, but it is nonetheless extinct.

Oh, no! At least we've still got the pygmy tarsier to cuddle.

13 comments:

Bissage said...

That photo of the Lol-pygmy tarsier needs a caption:

IM IN UR HAND



MAKIN MAI PIDDLE



** wipes hand on pants **

Original George said...

The golden-mantled tree kangaroo is just one of dozens of species discovered in late 2005 by a team of Indonesian, Australian, and U.S. scientists on the island of New Guinea.

The animal is the rarest arboreal, jungle-dwelling kangaroo in the world, the researchers say. This was the first time the mammal was found in Indonesia, making it only the second site in the world where the species is known to exist.

"It's as close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth," said Bruce Beehler, vice president of CI's Melanesia Center for Biodiversity Conservation and a co-leader of the expedition.

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This was on the recent expedition to an area so remote that birds landed on the explorers' shoulders. If you follow the link, you'll see the kangaroo nestling in a scientist's arms.

Ron said...

What, no pic of Althouse? With the right lighting, she's cute as a bug!

We should start a site: LOLPROFS.

I LAFF AT UR VITAE

Trooper York said...

Ok I know you didn't want to give garage mahal a tag but why did you post his picture?

mcg said...

I'll bet they would be extinct were it not for mankind's influence on climate. Therefore, to rectify our dangerous influence on this planet, we must eliminate both species.

Kirby Olson said...

Gregory Corso has a really neat poem about tarsiers that begins,

A tarsier bewrays the end of an epical rain.

There's lots of neat animals still around!

It's in the collection Long Live Man!

Kevin Shaum said...

That first one should look familiar to any Unix user...

mandrewa said...

Unfortunately the Waitaha penguin is extinct. That Associated Press article
is titled oddly. If you read it closely, what has been "found" is the
bones of this species. It's a new species of penguin, prior to this time
unknown, and it was alive just 600 some years ago, but it is nonetheless extinct.

mcg said...

Well, then clearly we're going to have to take some of its DNA and resurrect it.

Lawgiver said...

The tarsier wants you to Come and get your love!

Hey (hey) What's the matter with your head? yeah...
Hey (hey) What's the matter with your mind and your sign?
And-a ooh-ohh
Hey (hey) Nothin's a matter with your head, baby, find it
Come on and find it
Hell, with it, baby, 'cause you're fine and you're mine
And you look so divine

Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love
Come and get your love

Chip Ahoy said...

Ayeaye, Madam.

If scientists resurrected Neanderthal man, then in short order they'd feel compelled to resurrect a Neanderthal woman so that his life is not left cruelly unfulfilled. Then they'd have to be provided jobs, perhaps in Detroit, so they could be made to feel they fit in. I see nothing but trouble.

Poor Oliver. So near, and yet so far. Wanted so badly to mate but nobody would let him. The old lecher.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

If scientists resurrected Neanderthal man, then in short order they'd feel compelled to resurrect a Neanderthal woman so that his life is not left cruelly unfulfilled. Then they'd have to be provided jobs, perhaps in Detroit, so they could be made to feel they fit in. I see nothing but trouble

LOL!!!

/sigh we are so screwed

muddimo said...

Pymy tarsier is p*ssed. That was his mean face not his cute face.

"Fear me!"