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Posts tagged wild animals

January 14, 2010

 

A puppy lying down, asleep.

Why Dogs Turn In Circles Before Lying Down

Almost all domestic and wild dogs show this behavior as they prepare to curl up and lie down, but there have been almost no experiments to find out why.

April 3, 2009

 

Playful cat lying down

That Funny, Deadly Game Cats Play

Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.

January 31, 2006

 

hippo

No Sweat for Hippos

It waddles around, covers itself with mud, and eats plants. Bor-ing. However, hippos are a lot cooler than we normally allow. In fact, hippos never sweat.

November 19, 2004

 

Ride ‘em Zebra?

Could rearing domesticated zebras raise a profit? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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