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Posts tagged zoology

May 1, 2018

 

The Dating Lives Of Turkeys

Female turkeys find strutting, making low drumming noises, and males who hang out with their brothers attractive.

January 20, 2017

 

Nihon-Ama-Gaeru, Japanese tree frog, Hylidae japonica that is sitting on a leaf of a spindle tree, waiting for insect to catch. Hopefully it's not a poisonous one!

How to Heave Your Guts

You've heard the expression "to heave your guts" used to refer to vomiting. In the case of frogs and toads, "heaving your guts" can have a literal connotation.

December 9, 2016

 

Cats mark their territories via scent

Ah, There’s the Rub

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean?

November 24, 2016

 

Peacocks are great examples of Fischer's Runaway Model which explains how over many generations, certain aspects like longer wings on birds is more attractive, yet less useful for actually flying.

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

September 24, 2012

 

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Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

August 13, 2012

 

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The Bare Necessities Of Bears

We can all hum the song from the "Jungle Book", but what really are the bare necessities for a big bear?

June 5, 2012

 

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Sleeping With One Eye Open

Find out why some birds really do keep one eye open and how they do it.

May 15, 2012

 

Red tides like this one in Japan can be harmful to sea life as well as humans

Red Tides

You may know that red tides have something to do with the ocean turning red near beaches, but you probably don't know what this means or why it's important.

May 10, 2012

 

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Chattering Chimps

We talk to our house pets all the time, but wouldn't it be great if your cat could answer you in English?

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