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Kookaburra

Why Do Baby Kookaburras Have Hooked Upper Break?

Kookaburras are Dacelo genus terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. The laughing kookaburra’s loud, distinctive call is frequently used as a stock sound effect in situations involving an Australian bush setting or tropical jungle, particularly in older films. Do you know why Baby Kookaburras have hooked upper beaks?  Kookaburras are born with …

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Liberty Dog

How Did Former President Gerald Ford’s Dog Help End Meetings in the Oval Office?

Most presidents of the United States have kept pets while in office. Or in other words, pets have been a part of the first families. Only James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and Donald Trump had no presidential pets during their term. On the other hand, Johnson took care of some mice he discovered in his …

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Cat Gap

What is the Cat Gap?

Based on the modern-day cat’s anatomical structures, they are said to have originated from a common ancestor in Asia. These creatures are said to have existed for about 10 to 12 million years. But what does the term cat gap mean? The nimravids, known as false saber-toothed cats, vanished after 12 million years of dominating …

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Eurasian Magpie

Which Bird is Known to be the Most Intelligent?

The mirror or mark test is a behavioral technique developed by Gordon Gallup Jr., an American psychologist. This test determines whether an animal can recognize its own reflection in a mirror. There was only one bird species that passed this test? The Eurasian magpie is one of the most intelligent birds and one of the …

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Chihuahua

Why Did the Aztecs Raise Chihuahuas?

The Chihuahua is one of the tiniest dog breeds in the world today. They were named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. But did you know in the early years in Mexico, Chihuahuas had a different purpose for the Aztecs? Aztecs in the 16th century took care of this little dog for food. However, there …

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Casper The Cat

What is the Story Of Casper the Cat?

A 48-year-old healthcare worker adopted a male domestic cat that drew international attention in 2009. But why is Casper the cat so popular? Casper would often leave his home in 2006. His owner found out, in 2009 that he was a frequent bus rider. The bus drivers told her that Casper would politely queue with …

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Giant Tortoise

Where Did Scientists Find Giant Tortoises After Thinking They Were Extinct for Over A Century?

Tortoises are reptiles of the order Testudines, belonging to the family Testudinidae. They are different from turtles by being entirely terrestrial. Many other turtle species are at least partially aquatic. Tortoises have a shell to protect them from predators and other threats. They retract their necks and heads directly back into the shell, as do …

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