One of the highlights of a recent visit to the Brevard Zoo was seeing the Meerkats. These highly social natives of the deserts of the southern part of the African continent primarily eat insects but will chow down on plants and small animals given the circumstance or the opportunity. As part of the highly developed social nature of the clan, this Meerkat is acting as a sentinel for the others to warn of any danger that might approach. A social […]
Make them a little bigger and domesticate them and the Gulf Fritillary looks like it would make for a psychedelic furry pet. Note how the proboscis is rolled up and stored away as this Gulf Fritillary strikes a relaxed pose.