1. hawk-feathers:

    ktsaurusr3x:

    departured:

    chickenuqqet:

    when a little kids telling you a story but you can’t understand them

    image

    Every day at work. EVERY. DAY.

    We were cracking down on the story vs questions one day during an animal visit to a classroom, and a kid asked “Did you know I have a snake in my backyard?” I was so impressed by his trickery that I didn’t even say anything.

    (Source: reorganised)

  2. You may or may not remember the tarantula molt that I got to keep from work a few weeks back, but I finally did what I wanted to with it! 

    Today, I went to the craft store, bought a small shadowbox, some foam board, a few pieces of scrapbook paper, and pins, and put everything together. I tried to take pictures of the process but I’m so bad at that.

    Basically, first I “stained” the box with this cheap acrylic paint, because I hate blond wood, and prefer darker. I also wanted it to look old and not like fresh lumber. For that I just used a sponge brush.

    I had the foam board cut to 5x7, but I had to use my Leatherman tool to shave down the sides a bit so it fit more snug. I cut a piece of the paper to fit on top (I bought 2 pieces to compare how it looked with the actual molt), and used a thin layer of rubber cement to hold the paper down. 

    Once the “stain” dried, I shoved the foam board with paper into the box, and arranged the molt. I used very small quilting pins to hold it in. I looked for the smallest, shortest pins I could find, so they wouldn’t be very noticeable.

    Then it’s just a matter of popping on the lid and figuring out where to hang it!! I’ll hopefully put up a nail soon and I’ll probably post a picture of that, too.

    And most importantly, I made it through the craft store without having to tell anyone that I was pinning a tarantula molt, or lie and talk about butterflies so I didn’t have to deal with the reactions.

  3. departured:

    chickenuqqet:

    when a little kids telling you a story but you can’t understand them

    image

    Every day at work. EVERY. DAY.

    (Source: reorganised)

  4. aquaristlifeforme:

blackfishsound:

Vancouver Aquarium:
Update: the baby false killer whale currently under care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre had a calm night last night. We continue to allow him to float on his own for very short periods of time, although he always has someone in the water with him day and night. His eyes are open more often and he’s curious about his surroundings. He remains in critical condition but we are pleased with his progress.

SOMEONE WITH HIM DAY AND NIGHT!!!!
Happy Zookeeper week!!

Zookeeper shifts never end, we just try to distract ourselves while we aren’t physically there.

    aquaristlifeforme:

    blackfishsound:

    Vancouver Aquarium:

    Update: the baby false killer whale currently under care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre had a calm night last night. We continue to allow him to float on his own for very short periods of time, although he always has someone in the water with him day and night. His eyes are open more often and he’s curious about his surroundings. He remains in critical condition but we are pleased with his progress.

    SOMEONE WITH HIM DAY AND NIGHT!!!!

    Happy Zookeeper week!!

    Zookeeper shifts never end, we just try to distract ourselves while we aren’t physically there.

  5. moustacherlock:

    dick-of-darkness:

    dumbpointyanimeshades:

    whys tumblr always so dead on sundays

    no post on sundays

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    (Source: yorshs)

  6. http://thesmileoctopus.tumblr.com/post/92467044118/thejunglenook-thesmileoctopus-reblogged-your

    thejunglenook:

    thesmileoctopus reblogged your post and added:

    BESTIE IS HOME!

    Oops! I misspoke!
    I’m still in Cameroon, we just returned to Yaounde from Ebo Forest (via Douala) - and I’m staying at a place that actually has some (occasionally cooperative) wifi!
    But I won’t be back…

    I AM REALLY EXCITED TOOOOOOOOOOO

  7. urbpan:

It was that kind of party.

    urbpan:

    It was that kind of party.

  8. sassykardashian:

    sailingonsuccess:

    sassykardashian:

    Science side of tumblr how do I become a jellyfish

    Jellyfish have no brains. You’re already pretty close.

    Okay WOW

  9. asapscience:

via Safely Endangered
  10. thisgirlgames:

The comment above reads:

"I wouldn’t buy it, if the game had a female lead; nothing against women. As a man, I just feel more comfortable playing as a male, just being blunt."

This was made in light of the Assassin’s Creed Unity controversy and it got me angry. And because I am angry, I got to thinking. I generally stay quiet about this kind of thing on Tumblr, but nah. Not this time. It’s going to be short because I’m too riled up to really form coherent thoughts, so I will end this quickly. I promise.
In 2013, a study was conducted by EEDAR, a video game research firm, in which they looked at 669 that had protagonists with discernible genders. Of the 669 games, they found that only 24 of them had female protagonists. That’s just barely 3.5%.
Which leads me to my point.
Women make up about 50% of video game players. Imagine if every single woman that was a fan of gaming refused to play games featuring male protagonists. Statistically speaking, the sales of those games would be cut in half.
Most of us just want to play our games, so we put up with it (and I know I am not speaking only for myself when I say that a lot of those male protagonists really do mean a lot to us), but why is it so difficult for people to grasp that we want to play as women, too? And why is that a bad thing? Lara Croft is one of the most iconic video game characters of all-time and she is a woman.
Let me go ahead and repeat that comment from above:

"I wouldn’t buy it, if the game had a female lead; nothing against women. As a man, I just feel more comfortable playing as a male, just being blunt."

Yeah. Okay. Imagine how women feel having to play as a man 95% of the time.

    thisgirlgames:

    The comment above reads:

    "I wouldn’t buy it, if the game had a female lead; nothing against women. As a man, I just feel more comfortable playing as a male, just being blunt."

    This was made in light of the Assassin’s Creed Unity controversy and it got me angry. And because I am angry, I got to thinking. I generally stay quiet about this kind of thing on Tumblr, but nah. Not this time. It’s going to be short because I’m too riled up to really form coherent thoughts, so I will end this quickly. I promise.

    In 2013, a study was conducted by EEDAR, a video game research firm, in which they looked at 669 that had protagonists with discernible genders. Of the 669 games, they found that only 24 of them had female protagonists. That’s just barely 3.5%.

    Which leads me to my point.

    Women make up about 50% of video game players. Imagine if every single woman that was a fan of gaming refused to play games featuring male protagonists. Statistically speaking, the sales of those games would be cut in half.

    Most of us just want to play our games, so we put up with it (and I know I am not speaking only for myself when I say that a lot of those male protagonists really do mean a lot to us), but why is it so difficult for people to grasp that we want to play as women, too? And why is that a bad thing? Lara Croft is one of the most iconic video game characters of all-time and she is a woman.

    Let me go ahead and repeat that comment from above:

    "I wouldn’t buy it, if the game had a female lead; nothing against women. As a man, I just feel more comfortable playing as a male, just being blunt."

    Yeah. Okay. Imagine how women feel having to play as a man 95% of the time.