endure and survive

Sep 15      ♥ 573     source     /    the last of us , ellie , baby girrrrllll , 

animalaspects:

animalaspects:

Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!

  • The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
  • Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
  • The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
  • Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
  • Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
  • Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
  • In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
  • Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 

See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!

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If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

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Sep 15      ♥ 203     source     /    claire beauchamp , 

lucrezialoveshercesare:

thewinterbuckybear:

Mod: So how many true Scotsman are on the stage at the moment?

Sam Heughan: I think the audience can probably tell.

Graham McTavish: There are some people in the front row that might tell you for sure.

Outlander World Premiere Screening Q&A [x]

I JUST… LOOK AT THAT SHY EVIL GRIN. HE LOOKS DOWN LIKE “YOU GUYS SEE MY JUNK?? OH SORRY” I want to cry.

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urbancatfitters:

if u dont know how to respond to something just say “how dare you”

Sep 14      ♥ 493774     source     /    about me , 

Outlander: [1x06] “The Garrison Commander”
 Jamie Fraser

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lucrezialoveshercesare:

greisekinderschar:

I need no sympathy from you and you will get none from me.

that’s how you villain.

thewarblerette:

mrthorinton:

clarabosswald:

so i saw this photo of a harpy eagleimageand i thought “woah what a noble beast” so i searched for more photos and i justimageimage

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this goes with almost all predator birds 

like look at this bearded vulture

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such a majestic creature

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but then it’s like

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or this scretary bird like woah so beautiful

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nope

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even good old bald eagle

like wow so regal

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what

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it just looks confused image

LIFE LESSON: DON’T LOOK AT MAJESTIC BIRDS STRAIGHT ON.

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Sep 14      ♥ 386     source     /    hurr for this , outlander ,