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Posts tagged animal kingdom

September 17, 2007

 

Vampire bat with blood

Vampire Bat

Vampire bats, native to Central and South America, are one of the most well known examples of sharing and kindness in the animal kingdom.

May 23, 2006

 

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Coral–Plant Or Animal?

A coral reef could be said to be both animal and plant.

December 14, 2005

 

two cats by their litter box

Alpha Scat

Now, every cat scats, but if you have more than one indoor cat and you're interested in finding out which cat is the alpha, you can watch the scat.

August 25, 2005

 

Eat Thy Neighbor

Have you ever wondered why cannibalism isn’t more popular? Just think about it, each animal is made of a complex variety of chemical ingredients. As an animal, we can either try to assemble these ingredients haphazardly, eating other animals and plants and hoping these assorted meals will add up to exactly what we need. Or we can get all our essential nutrients in one complete package by dining on our next-door neighbor! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003

 

Fatherless Honeybees

How can male honeybees exist without fathers? Find out on this Moment of Science: "Fatherless Honeybees".

December 2, 2003

 

Male Zeus Bugs Get a Free Ride

Male Zeus bugs get a free ride, literally! Learn about the male-female relationship of the Zeus bug on this Moment of Science.

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