Sunday, June 5, 2011

Golden-Maned Ostrungul

Slow Sunday = creature designs.

 This is the Golden-Maned Ostrungul (Ostrungula aurocapillis). This is a male showing off his crest, which floods with blood during the rutting season; giving it it's pinkish hue. These animals are about 9 ft tall at the shoulder, and use their claw-like hooves to dig up invertebrates, mollusks, and crustaceans hiding in the riverbeds.

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