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Harlequin shrimps diet consists only of starfish. They often hunt in pairs and will drag a starfish back to their cave and eat it alive. They have also been observed to bring algae and other greens and force feed the starfish in order to keep it alive.

Harlequin Shrimp: The Ultimate Care Guide Introduction Many people are turning towards invertebrates as a way to spice up their aquarium. If you have a saltwater setup, Harlequin Shrimp are an excellent choice. They are hard to resist; they have such a captivating appearance that you could fall in love with at first sight. This …

Harlequin shrimps diet consists only of starfish. They often hunt in pairs and will drag a starfish back to their cave and eat it alive. They have also been observed to bring algae and other greens and force feed the starfish in order to keep it alive. Read More »

Evidence suggests that sloths grow algae in their fur and then eat it. This algae-farming is thought to be aided by moths that live in the fur, and whose growth the sloth actively promotes.

The Strange Symbiosis Between Sloths and Moths Once a week, three-toed sloths slowly descend from the leafy forest canopy to poop on the ground. Why do these sluggish mammals go on such a long and potentially dangerous journey instead of just letting it fly from the treetops? Scientists now believe the answer has to do …

Evidence suggests that sloths grow algae in their fur and then eat it. This algae-farming is thought to be aided by moths that live in the fur, and whose growth the sloth actively promotes. Read More »

Meet the Moscow Water Dog, a now extinct breed commissioned for the Russian navy for the purpose of water rescues, that was so aggressive it would bite drowning victims instead of saving them

Moscow Water Dog Height: 26-30 inches Weight: over 100 lb Lifespan: 8- 12 years Group: not applicable Best Suited For: not recommended Temperament: aggressive, dominant, independent Comparable Breeds: Newfoundland, Caucasian Shepherd Dog Moscow Water Dog Basics If you’ve never heard of the Moscow Water Dog, you’re not alone. Not only was this breed never bred …

Meet the Moscow Water Dog, a now extinct breed commissioned for the Russian navy for the purpose of water rescues, that was so aggressive it would bite drowning victims instead of saving them Read More »

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets.

Animals Were Harmed A Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals disturbing account after account of injury, death and cover-up on huge Hollywood productions from ‘Life of Pi’ to ‘The Hobbit’ as the American Human Association, charged with monitoring, turns a blind eye. “Last week we almost f–ing killed King in the water tank,” American Humane Association monitor …

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets. Read More »

In 2013 the United States bombed the island of Guam with 2,000 dead mice stuffed with painkillers to kill the Brown Tree Snake which is an invasive species on the island. The snake got there by accident in the 1950s on a shipping vessel.

Two thousand mice dropped on Guam by parachute — to kill snakes They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam. But the rodent commandos didn’t know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree …

In 2013 the United States bombed the island of Guam with 2,000 dead mice stuffed with painkillers to kill the Brown Tree Snake which is an invasive species on the island. The snake got there by accident in the 1950s on a shipping vessel. Read More »

Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat.

Parrots Will Share Currency to Help Their Pals Purchase Food Parrots go bonkers for walnuts. After snatching the seeds, these brightly plumed birds crack into them with glee. When offered the nuts as a prize, parrots will do tricks, solve puzzles and learn complex tasks. They’ll even trade currency for them in the form of …

Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat. Read More »

In Moscow, packs of stray dogs will sometimes send out a smaller, cuter member to beg for food, apparently realising it will be more successful than its bigger, less attractive counterparts

Stray Dogs Master Complex Moscow Subway System Moscow’s Stray Dogs Master Using the Subways MOSCOW, March 19, 2010— — Every so often, if you ride Moscow’s crowded subways, you notice that the commuters around you include a dog – a stray dog, on its own, just using the handy underground Metro to beat the traffic …

In Moscow, packs of stray dogs will sometimes send out a smaller, cuter member to beg for food, apparently realising it will be more successful than its bigger, less attractive counterparts Read More »

Despite being depicted on California’s flag, the California grizzly bear has been extinct since 1924.

California grizzly bear For the University of California, Berkeley mascot, see California Golden Bears. The California grizzly bear (Ursus arctos californicus) is an extinct population or subspecies of the brown bear, generally known (together with other North American brown bear populations) as the grizzly bear. “Grizzly” could have meant “grizzled” – that is, with golden …

Despite being depicted on California’s flag, the California grizzly bear has been extinct since 1924. Read More »

Argentina has the most pets per capita, with 80% of the population having a pet. Argentineans have the most dogs (66% of pet-owners), Russians have the most cats (57% of pet-owners), Turks have the most birds (20% of the population), and Chinese have the most fish (17% of the population)

Argentina: the Country with the Most Pets Per Capita According to the results of a study conducted by the market research company, GfK, 80 percent of the respondents stated that they had at least one pet. This is a much higher average than the global population, with an estimated 56 percent having pets. Argentinians are …

Argentina has the most pets per capita, with 80% of the population having a pet. Argentineans have the most dogs (66% of pet-owners), Russians have the most cats (57% of pet-owners), Turks have the most birds (20% of the population), and Chinese have the most fish (17% of the population) Read More »

Isaac Asimov wrote 500 books. His first novel was published in 1950, and he died in 1992. This means he wrote aprox 1 book per month for 42 straight years.

Isaac Asimov “Asimov” redirects here. For other uses with the name Asimov, see Asimov (disambiguation). Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/;[b] c. January 2,[a] 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and …

Isaac Asimov wrote 500 books. His first novel was published in 1950, and he died in 1992. This means he wrote aprox 1 book per month for 42 straight years. Read More »