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Is it just me or does this pied tamarin look just like yoda?!? This grumpy looking monkey is only about the size of your typical squirrel! . . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #monkey #tamarin #piedtamarinThe red patch on this doves heart looks like it's BLEEDING. For bleeding heart doves, parenting is a full time job. Both parents take turns sitting on the nest! . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #bleedingheartdove #birdsofigCheck out this baby dusky leaf monkey. Is your heart SWELLING?! This little cutie has a pot belly because langurs have extra large stomachs to digest their herbivorous diet. . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #langur #monkey #babymonkeyThe blue-tongue lizard uses its bright tongue to scare away predators! With a hiss and a flick of the tongue, potential predators know not to come close to this short-legged reptile. . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #lizard #reptile #bluetonguelizardSunbirds are VERY resourceful. They repurpose spiderwebs to hang their purse-shaped (very stylish) nests from. Thanks to evolution, this stunning species is similar to the hummingbird. . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #bird #birdsofig #hummingbird #birdwatching #sunbirdMlems for #worldgiraffeday! . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #giraffe #cuteThe red kangaroo is the LARGEST marsupial, getting as big as you and I. With powerful legs, they can jump up to 9 yards in a single bound. . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #marsupial #kangaroo #redkangarooThis adorable, young giraffe weighed over 100lbs when it was born! For these cuties, baby steps happen almost immediately. Soon after birth, they're out and about taking in their surroundings. 📸: @mario_aldecoa, @bravewilderness . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #giraffe #coyotepeterson #coyotebraveThe mongoose lemur is the only lemur that lives outside of Madagascar. These bright-eyed beauties are active at ALL hours of the day. You may find some during the day and others at night! . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #mongooselemur #lemurGuesses on where this black crake is running to??? Because of their long toes (totally not creepy), they can run across floating plants! . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #blackcrake #bird #birdsofigTry saying four-striped grass mouse ten times fast! These little critters may live in groups, but they do NOT like sharing food. They forage alone. . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #grassmouseDoesn't this Alaotran gentle lemur look like the sweetest little primate EVER?! These lemurs like to live like nuclear families: one female, one male, and their offspring. AND they can swim! . . . . . . #animalplanetupclose #animalsofinstagram #animalplanet #animaloftheday #wild #wildlife #outdoors #animals #wildanimals #conservation #nature #animallovers #instanature #wildgeography #lemur