28 February 2015

Patagonian mara





The mara is a rabbit-like animal from Argentina.
Maras mate for life. There are two pairs at Korkeasaari.
One of the pairs had two young ones.

Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/02/camera-critters-360.html


56 comments:

  1. I have never seen this animal. Great shots. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Such amazing creatures !! Excellent photos !!
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  3. My first time to know about this cute critter.
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  4. Oi mikä söpöliini!! Siis kerrassaan valoittava!

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  5. Beautiful images of this Mara.
    I've ever seen in the zoo.
    Have a happy weekend, Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you, Irma! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. What a cute critter. I have never heard of this animal. Great shots, Gunilla. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a great weekend.

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  7. Sådana små sötnosar! Hoppas jag kan få se dem om jag kommer till Helsingfors! Ha en skön helg!

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    1. Tack, Christina! Det hoppas jag att du får. De är så gulliga. Ha en fin helg.

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  8. Well you educated me. I've never heard of a Patagonian Mara before - but I have now. Thanks for that.
    Thanks for this fascinating post.

    Have a great weekend.

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  9. Så mycket djur det finns som man aldrig hört talas om. Väldigt lik harar - hoppar den också eller går den?

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    1. Tusen tack, Ulla! Den rör sig mera hoppande, väldigt likt en hare faktiskt.

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  10. what a cool looking creature. new to me. love that. have a nice weekend. ( :

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  11. it is like rabbit meets deer. :)

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! It's a funny looking little animal.

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  12. What a lovely little animal. Great photos Gunilla and happy weekend to you :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Have a great weekend.

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  13. The Mara is a new critter to me. Great captures.

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  14. That is a new animal for me. He looks like a cross between a deer and a rabbit. So sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Sallie! I'd say more rabbit than deer.

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  15. It's an interesting animal Gunilla. Some where between a hare and a deer. Isn't evolution fascinating?

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Evolution is so fascinating.

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  16. Thanks for sharing; I have never seen such a critter.

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  17. They look like a cross between rabbit and deer. They look friendly and cute. I've never seen a Mara in real life.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Especially the young ones were very cute.

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  18. ser ut som en blandning mellan hare och rådjur :) Det var visst fler än jag som tyckte ser jag :)

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    1. Tack, Monica! Det var ganska många som tyckte som du.

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  19. I never heard of them before.

    Thanks for the pics and information, Gunilla!
    ~

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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  20. Oh I have not seen one before. Fantastic!

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  21. I am always charmed by these funny little characters, they are one of those species that really does look as though it was 'designed by a committee!' :) Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wonderful critter shots and so unique for me to see!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Have a lovely week.

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  23. Delightful getting to see him! I always love animals and birds that mate for life.

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  24. Hi Gunilla,
    These guys are so cute!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! They were fun to watch. :-)

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  25. Dearest Gunilla; Thank you very much for introducing us this cute rare animal♡♡♡
    Sweet to read they mate for life♪
    Hope you started a wonderful new month. Spring like March yet to come I guess, my friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you, dear Miyako! Many hugs to you.

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  26. what a sweet animal with the most adorable face!!!

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  27. A very special animal, but also a very beautiful animal.
    Beautiful color.

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