griseus

griseus:

Before scientists find this new species of pelagornithids or huge pseudoteeth birds, called Pelagornis sandersi, we had the record of the largest birds with Pelargonis chilensis… we had it…

That means the bird, Pelagornis chilensis  had one of the longest wingspan ever recorded–a wingspan that was about as long as a giraffe is high, with 17 feet or 5 meters. It cruised the skies between 5 and 10 million years ago.

Pelargonis sandersi, boasted a 21-foot 6.1 meters wingspan, dwarfs that of today’s biggest flier, the royal albatross, whose span measures a “mere” 11.5 feet (3.5 meters). And it rivals that of the largest flying bird on record: Argentavis magnificensa South American condor with a 23-foot (7-meter) wingspa

Pelargonis chilensis is still my fav fossil seabird

bigcatkingdom

bigcatkingdom:

"Almost all of America’s (at the very least) 7,000 tigers are born and raised here. Reports from tiger farms suggest there are many unscrupulous breeders, and activists allege that the trade is cruel. What’s clear is that tigers are often kept in small pens, people die when safety is lax, and the cats are hideously inbred to produce valuable white cubs.

The trade is not illegal, though a recent law bans the sale or trade of big cats across state lines for the pet trade. But breeders exploit a patchwork of state-by-state rules, and loopholes, to continue to sell cubs. People who rescue unwanted or mistreated tigers estimate that the number of breeders might be in the hundreds. Several alleged traders contacted by NEWSWEEK refused to be interviewed, perhaps because in recent years many operations have been shut down by authorities….”

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