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The Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), see the pictures below, is a large moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of southeast Asia (area between southern China, India, Malay archipelago and Indonesia). A moth is closely related to the butterfly. The Atlas Moth is also known as the Snake-Head Moth because the tips of its wings are shaped and marked to imitate a real snake's head, complete with eye, to scare off predators.


Mother cheetah and cub. The following from "Nature": Because the mother cheetah raises the cub alone the cub is vulnerable to predation by other carnivores on the African savannah, usually the lion and hyena, especially when she is hunting. Just as alarming, the mother cheetah may down its prey with tremendous speed, only to have the prey taken away by larger predators, typically lions, who travel in packs ("prides"). For more (great article), see:


Madagascar Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii) by Franco Andreone: 'It is thought that the brilliant colours of the tomato frog act as a warning to potential predators that these frogs are toxic; a white substance secreted from the skin acts as a glue to deter predators (such as colubrid snakes) and can produce an allergic reaction in humans.' #Frog #Tomato_Frog #Madagascar

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Animals You've Never Heard Of - D Edition

The Dhole also called the Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog, is a species of canid native to South and Southeast Asia. The dholes are classed as endangered by the IUCN, due to ongoing habitat loss, depletion of its prey base, competition from other predators, persecution and possibly diseases from domestic and feral dogs. In the summer the dhole reverts to his darker, sleeker coat.


Ocean's Teardrop Luca Vaime: A massive school of convict blennies in a teardrop formation to ward off predators. Pholidichthys leucotaenia is not a blenny but is an eel which grows to about 24"in length, the adult displaying the distinctive 'convict' striping. #Photography #Convict_Blenny


The most endangered Asiatic top predator, the dhole is on the edge of extinction. Conservation status: Endangered


Young Quoll • A quoll is a nocturnal marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. You can read about them on Wikipedia’s Quoll article

from Mail Online

It's enorm-moth! This newly-emerged atlas moth shows off its huge 30cm wingspan

Big moth-er: Butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds one of Chester Zoo's newly emerged Atlas Moths, the largest moth species in the world