Pallas’s cat is a small wild cat having a broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia. The species is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as ‘Near Threatened’ by IUCN since 2002.
(Source: acknowledgetheabsurd, via fiercebadrabbit)
My favorite derpy bird – the Double-crested Cormorant. You see these all over the wetlands/beaches in Southern California. I love their emerald eyes and how they swim with their beaks turned up.
source videos: 1, 2, 3.
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Editing to add: The word “derpy” has actually seen some significant use as an ableist slur and it’s better to avoid it. But these are lovely gifs of a lovely bird!