An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language...
...and now, run ;o)!

It is estimated that only between 500-600 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, and the actual number may be as low as 400. And their population is dwindling rapidly.

A 1978 a tiger census reported around 1,000 Sumatran tigers still in the wild. This means over the last 25 years, the population of Sumatran tigers has been cut in half.

The Sumatran tiger is considered to be a critically endangered species.

More infos: http://www.tigersincrisis.com/sumatran_tiger.htm

Run…

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language… …and now, run ;o)!

Evolution is so creative. That's how we got giraffes :o) (Kurt Vonnegut)!

Bright-eyed and astonished

Evolution is so creative. That’s how we got giraffes :o) (Kurt Vonnegut)!

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made (Marilyn Monroe)!

White-faced or golden-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) are given that name because the males have a white ring around their faces, although the females do not. Both males and females are a grizzled brown colour with slight white streaks on the side of the nose. They are found in the rainforest of the Amazon Basin, and live in evergreen, coastal, secondary, and gallery forests. They are rarely found in flooded forest. White-faced saki monkeys spend most of the time in the trees, rarely going down to the ground, but they have occasionally been found on the ground or on new-growth trees.

Guilherme = Name invented :o)

Animal Personality: White-faced saki Guilherme

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made (Marilyn Monroe :o)! White-faced or golden-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) are given that name because the males have a white ring around their faces, although the females do not. Both males and females Read more

Keep Calm and Be Bad

Be bad

Keep Calm and be bad ;o)

Keep calm its just a bad hair day ;o)!

Bad hair day

Keep calm its just a bad hair day ;o)!

This small, charming fellow Hi Vong (his name stands for the Vietnamese word "hope") - was born 5 March 2007 in Cologne Zoo. The red-shanked douc got this penetratingly wise stare. I’m convinced they are wise-futuristic-space-aliens - not really; well; maybe ;o)? 

The doucs consist of three species of the genus Pygathrix. They are Southeast Asian Old World monkeys and all of them look incredible. The three douc species are as follows: red-shanked, black-shanked and gray-shanked, they are all magnificent.

The douc langurs are be sensitive souls, one douc who lost his partner was recorded “mournfully howling” for several days. 

Unfortunately humans use the creatures for food and for traditional medicine (e.g. “monkey balm”). They also make good cash on the black market as pets.

Douc langurs live in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and thanks to loss of habitat through cultivation and logging they’re struggling to get by these days. Vietnam has lost 80 % of its historic forest cover already. Across the three countries the douc langurs population is estimated to have dropped by 50 - 80 % over the last 30 years. The red-shanked douc is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List, and listed on Appendix I of CITES :o(.

More Info: http://www.arkive.org/red-shanked-douc/pygathrix-nemaeus/

Red-shanked douc Hi Vong

This small, charming fellow Hi Vong (his name stands for the Vietnamese word „hope“) – was born 5 March 2007 in Cologne Zoo. The red-shanked douc got this penetratingly wise stare. I’m convinced they are wise-futuristic-space-aliens – not really; well; maybe ;o)? The doucs consist of three species of the genus Pygathrix. They are Southeast Read more

Yenko was born in Hannover Zoo, 9 june 2013. His mother Miri died during surgery in april 2014. Toba, an adoption mother was found at Dortmund Zoo. Toba lost her baby in that time, so when Yenko and Toba met at 1st time, Toba adopted him at that moment. Now they are mother and child. Although Toba and Yenko were in a separate enclosure, the male urang utan Walter seized Yenko and pulled his arm trough the netting and bit his arm of. It looks horrible, but already, he learnt to live only with one arm. Yenko is even so cheerful and happy. He is climbing and playing with the other orang-utans. It was so amazing to see this little fighter. Yenko stole my heart.

Little fighter Yenko

Orangutan-Baby Yenko was born in Hannover Zoo, 9 june 2013. His mother Miri died during surgery in april 2014. Toba, an adoption mother was found at Dortmund Zoo. Toba lost her baby in that time, so when Yenko and Toba met at first time, Toba adopted him at that moment. Now they are mother and Read more

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth (Mitch Albom)

Mom, I love you :ox!

African souls: XXX

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth (Mitch Albom)

HAPPINESS is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else’s approval :o)!

Peek-a-boo

HAPPINESS is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else’s approval :o)! This beautiful Asian cat, named for its spotted coat, is seldom seen in the wild, and its habits remain a bit mysterious. Clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) roam the hunting grounds of Asia from the rain forests of Indonesia to Read more

in this spirit...

...I wish you a beautiful week :o)!

Keep Calm and Relax…

…in this spirit… …I wish you a beautiful week :o)!

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world’s most iconic species.  On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast.

Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are suffering from a silent extinction across Africa and India.  Knowledge of the King of Beasts’ plight is little known.

In 1975 there was an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa, yet today the continent wide population stands at a mere 25 – 30,000 individuals. This staggering 80-90% decline combines with the fragmentation and isolation of those remaining sub-populations with little long-term viability.

The lion is threatened with: Habitat loss, prey loss, human-wildlife conflict, unsustainable trophy hunting practices, poaching, disease, inbreeding.

Should populations continue to decline and the magnitude of threats continue to intensify the extinction of the African lion is imminent.

More info: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15951/0 or http://worldlionday.com/

Animal Personality: Lion Masai

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world’s most iconic species. On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast. Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are Read more

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake (George R. R. Martin). Our Simon (in younger days) lost in sweet dreams. He looks as if butter wouldn’t melt Read more

Rainy days

Rainy days

There are two kinds of hope: the kind you couldn’t do anything about and the kind you could. And even if the kind you could do something about wasn’t what you’d originally wanted, it was still worth doing. A rainy day is better than no day. A small happiness can make a big sadness less Read more

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you.

Psychedelic

Psychedelic

See with a different eye, visualize with a colorful mind, manifest your thoughts with the energy within. The deepness of your mind produces the thickness of your thoughts. (Michael Johnson Bassey)

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

The Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) is sometimes called dog-ape because of its dog-like muzzles, although they are no more closely related to apes than any other Old World monkey. The Moor Macaque inhabits only Sulawesi. Currently, the IUCN has categorized Macaca mauras as endangered. The Moor Macaque is endangered mostly due to habitat loss from Read more

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