All babies are small compared to their parents, but there is something particularly awesome about the size difference between this proud mama Galápagos Tortoise and her tiny new hatchlings, who emerged from their shells back in January 2014 at Australia’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo. This zoo became the first in Australia to successfully breed Galápagos Tortoises when RJ, the slightly larger baby you see standing between the wee hatchlings and parent, hatched three years ago.
One of the longest-living vertebrates, Galápagos Tortoises can live for over 100 years in the wild and reach weights of around 880 pounds (400 kg) and lenghths of up to 5 feet (1.5 m). They are found only on the Galápagos archipelago, west of continental Ecuador.
Head over to ZooBorns for additional photos and to learn more about Galápagos Tortoises.
Look how proud the momma is “ah yes just another day in the life of me, the savior of my species”
RealisticTiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano
Chloe Giordano is a self-described “illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter” from Buckinghamshire, England. She may not be a great knitter, but her embroidery is more than up to par. Shown here are her tiny embroidered animals, done freehand. Giordano’s mixture of multiple colored threads adds detail and dimension
If you ever need a pick-me-up go look on big corporate Facebook pages like Shell or Walmart and just read the comments on all the major posts. It’s just people telling the company to stop doing bad shit and the company not acknowledging it at all. Like a continuous online protest. Fuckin love it.
You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir. Wes Anderson