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from BBC News

Photographs celebrate Lake District rare breed sheep

from Metro

Woolly sheep pigs arrive at Essex zoo

Rare woolly pigs – or sheep pigs –have been brought to the Essex Zoo to breed, to help stop the rare animals going extinct. They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.

from Taringa!

Naturaleza Extraña: Animales raros

ANTILOPE SAIGA ,SE LE CONSIDERA FOSIL VIVIENTE POR SER UNO DE LOS MAMIFEROS MAS ANTIGUOS DEL MUNDO.COMPARTIO LA TIERRA CON LOS DIENTES DE SABLE Y LOS MAMUT.

Patrick Dougherty is a sculptor who weaves tree saplings into whirling, animated shapes that resemble tumbleweeds or gusts of wind; he has made well over 200 startling (and delightful) pieces for sites all over the world — woolly lairs and wild follies, gigantic snares, nests and cocoons, some woven into groves of trees, others lashed around buildings; info from nytimes.com

Patrick Dougherty is a sculptor who weaves tree saplings into whirling, animated shapes that resemble tumbleweeds or gusts of wind; he has made well over 200 startling (and delightful) pieces for sites all over the world — woolly lairs and wild follies, gigantic snares, nests and cocoons, some woven into groves of trees, others lashed around buildings; info from nytimes.com