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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 06:52 AM

Does this remind you of a puppy dog?



As the old folks at home would say, "he's feeling his oats".

Like the car's occupant's, this gave me a hearty chuckle.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 06:54 AM

1. Cute. nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:25 AM

2. Baby Rinos and baby Elephants are always so 'full of beans'!

We watch them on the WildEarth safari live streams, almost every day. They are very adept at impressing us with their POWER!! It is hilarious.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:32 AM

4. Yes, critter videos have become my break from emotional stress along with.....

cooking and music. Elephant clips are my favorites but also enjoy music industry history videos. Baby elephants trying to figure out what their trunks are for is about the funniest thing from wild nature.

Looking forward to getting out more soon as soon as the crazy subsides a bit......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:39 AM

5. I was up at 12:30, this morning, watching Meerkats in the Kalahari and Leopards in South Africa

Their 'afternoon safari' starts in 24 minutes and it will be up and running on my laptop so I can check in and see what the guides can find. It is a wonderful distraction, that's for sure.

It's going to be too hot for much yard work, so I might as well watch a safari. Yea, that's my excuse.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:47 AM

6. Baby goats, in and out of pajamas are good

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Response to irisblue (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:54 AM

7. I love baby goat videos!

I wish I could have them, where I live. I'd fence off the back lot and let them graze to their hearts content. Much kinder to the environment and easier on the ears than my big riding mower.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:17 AM

3. He's also got those enormous out-of-proportion paws

That says he has a lot of growing to do and will be a big boy some day.

Very cute

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Response to genxlib (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:43 AM

11. Genx, a few years back I got curious about how elephant's feet are constructed....

and why they don't get punctured when stepping on sharp rocks and stumps. I was amazed. Although an old techie with an oversized sense of curiosity, I'm not versed in the medical or biology fields but enjoyed a limited lesson on what a complex construct of nature it is.

Should you be curious, this is one of the articles I found: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2048995/

The structural drawings makes it look like they're wearing high heels......

Excerpt for the paper's conclusion:
In conclusion, foot cushions in African elephants have a complex structure both macroscopically and microscopically. The cushions themselves form septate internal pads like the gel pads in modern running shoes, yet are more than just shock absorbers. They are part of an integrated system of tissues, including skeletal, cartilaginous, capsular, adipose, collagenous and elastic forms, contained within a tight integumentary sheath that also must influence their mechanical behaviour. The cushion anatomy is well matched to the demands of storing or absorbing mechanical forces when compressed, and distributing locomotor forces over large areas to keep foot tissue stresses within acceptable levels. In addition to the obvious mechanical functions, the cushions are important sensory structures. The high concentration of sensory receptors such as Vater–Pacinian corpuscles within the cushion and Meissner corpuscles in dermal papillae of the adjacent skin might rank an elephant's foot among the most sensitive parts of its body. Together, the mechanical and sensory functions of the feet enhance the ability of elephants effectively to move through and analyse their physical environment.


One would think the Rhino's feet would be similarly constructed.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:28 PM

12. That is pretty cool

I guess I never thought of it. Nature continues to amaze.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:52 AM

8. Cute calf. He/she justs wanna have fun. Mom keeping an eye from the bushes.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:09 AM

9. Acts like he just got a tummy full of high octane mommy milk.

KY........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:19 AM

10. 😂

So cute...& puppy-like.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 05:53 PM

13. Awww! What a little cutie!

He's so funny and adorable!

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