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Posts tagged zoology

September 16, 2011

 

vervet_monkey

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

August 8, 2011

 

bird of prey about to strike

Fast Food Signs For Birds Of Prey

What if you're a bird of prey, looking down on miles of grassland or desert, trying to spot a meal that's only an inch or two long?

July 12, 2011

 

macaque_monkeys

Macaque Monkeys: “Clean Food Tastes Better!”

Have you heard the story about how one monkey on an island figured out how to wash his food, and then other monkeys starting doing it too?

April 22, 2008

 

Motionless cane toad

Invasion Can Be Hard on Invaders

While we all know that invasive species are particularly hard on native species in the environment, invasive species can have it pretty tough too.

April 8, 2008

 

Squirrel killing a snake

Squirrels and Snakeskin

Have you ever heard that some squirrels eat snakeskin? Maybe you haven't, but it's true. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 3, 2008

 

Orange spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

Caterpillar Table Manners

Do caterpillars have table manners? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 25, 2008

 

Moose with Newborn

Moose, Bears, and Traffic

If you were a pregnant female moose, where would you rather give birth? Deep in the forest? Next to a busy highway? Confused?

February 25, 2008

 

Green Turtle Swimming

The Case of the Missing Sea Turtles

Where do the endangered green sea turtles spend their early years?

January 30, 2008

 

Jacky Dragon Lizard on a Rock

Dragon Pushups

Think you are pretty good at push-ups? Well, meet the Jacky Dragon.

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.

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