Here’s an Otocolobus manul — nature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.
O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.
You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!
Probably the quickest thing I’ve ever made. Sorry it’s so sloppy, but it wasn’t worth more effort.
DailyPBO: The President & The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation - June 2014The crowd to President Obama: “We love you President Obama! You’re our hero!”President Obama: “I love you back!”
Interview about Smut Peddler 2014 on The Mary Sue with me, Danielle Corsetto, Erika Moen and Megan Rose Gedris!
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