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Posts tagged animals

April 28, 2009

 

Purple pipe organ sponges

Terminator Sponges

Learn about Terminator Sponges on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2009

 

Bear cub hugging mother

Natal Dispersal: When Kids Leave Home

Scientists think there are a number of reasons why young animals leave home. By doing so, they avoid competing with their relatives for resources.

September 17, 2008

 

nutcracker

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

January 29, 2008

 

Fringe-Toed Lizard in the Sand

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

September 17, 2007

 

Underwater walrus at zoo

Play with Your Food

Imagine getting a shot everyday that gave you all the nutrients you need for the day so that you no longer need to eat. Would you still have the desire to chew?

November 30, 2006

 

a squirrel resting on a colorful blanket

Wildlife Rescue

Rushing to the aid of a cute baby animal is hard to resist, but be careful and follow the proper procedure.

September 5, 2006

 

an ape looks away and scratches his chin as if he is concentrating

Apes Can Plan Ahead

They may not use wall calenders, but apes too have their ways of planning ahead.

June 27, 2006

 

dog's mouth

Do Animals Laugh?

If you have a dog, you may have noticed that sometimes it seems to be smiling. Of course, we know that dogs don't really smile, right?

April 10, 2006

 

porcupine

Porcupine Quills

Are porcupine quills poisonous? Well no, let's start with the basics...

February 9, 2006

 

hippotherapy

Help on Horseback

Yet just as horses can cause paralyzing injuries, they can also help people learn to walk again through a form of physical rehabilitation called hippotherapy.

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