Why did the crab try to cross the road? In hindsight, it was an unwise decision. The wall in the previous image was intended to prevent this highway carnage, but the crabs learned how to climb the wall so they could get crushed by passing cars, many of which sustain flat tires.
The Cuban hutia, otherwise known as Desmarest’s hutia, is the largest endemic land mammal in Cuba. These mammals are currently widespread throughout Cuba, and researchers suggest this ancient mammal might have survived and thrived in part because they have no competition from other large mammals on the island. However, other islands in the Caribbean are not so lucky. The Cuban hutia is one of 25 hutia species identified on the Caribbean islands, and studies suggest that 18 of these species may be extinct today.
The smallest bird in the world.