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Magpies

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off.

Magpies belong to the Corvidae family of birds. Like other family members, they are often regarded as clever creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for example, is considered one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. It is one of the few non-mammal species capable of recognizing itself in a mirror test. But how did a …

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off. Read More »

Painting Large Eyes on Cows' Butts

Botswana Researchers Discovered that Painting Large Eyes on Cows’ Butts Reduced the Number of Lion Attacks.

A new study finds that a colorful method of protecting cattle from predators and predators from people may work. Farmers in northern Botswana allowed their cows to roam and graze during the day, which put livestock at risk from lions, leopards, and other carnivores. The village will often search for the big cat when a …

Botswana Researchers Discovered that Painting Large Eyes on Cows’ Butts Reduced the Number of Lion Attacks. Read More »

Manatees

Manatees Use Their Farts to Swim. They Hold in Their Farts to Help Them Get Closer to the Surface of the Ocean and then Expel it to Help Them Travel Back Down to the Bottom.

Manatees are large, gentle sea mammals that live in shallow coastal waters. The manatee resembles a large seal but is not related to seals. Furthermore, these incredible sea creatures can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to a thousand pounds. They are also known as sea cows and have fascinating biology and …

Manatees Use Their Farts to Swim. They Hold in Their Farts to Help Them Get Closer to the Surface of the Ocean and then Expel it to Help Them Travel Back Down to the Bottom. Read More »

Tortoise Shell

Tortoise Shells are Not Just for Protection. The Shells are Connected Directly to the Tortoise’s Nervous System. These Nerves Give the Shell the Ability to Transmit Pleasure and Pain Sensations.

The shell is widely regarded as the most distinctive feature of a turtle’s body. Most of our readers’ questions concern the shell’s origins and functions. In today’s article, we’ll examine whether turtles can feel their shells and how they got them. But did you know tortoises have feelings in their shells? Tortoise shells are used …

Tortoise Shells are Not Just for Protection. The Shells are Connected Directly to the Tortoise’s Nervous System. These Nerves Give the Shell the Ability to Transmit Pleasure and Pain Sensations. Read More »

Dolphins

Dolphins Actually Have Names for One Another. They Use a Unique Whistle to Distinguish Different Members within Their Pod.

A dolphin is an aquatic animal that belongs to the suborder Cetacea. The dolphin families include Delphinidae, Platanistidae, Iniidae, Pontoporiidae, and the extinct Lipotidae. There are 40 existing dolphin species today. But did you know that dolphins had a unique way of identifying members of their pod? Dolphins have names for one another and use …

Dolphins Actually Have Names for One Another. They Use a Unique Whistle to Distinguish Different Members within Their Pod. Read More »

RoardRunners

Coyotes are Actually Faster than Roadrunners. A Roadrunner Sprints at Around 32 km/h, While a Coyote’s Top Speed Can Reach Over 64 km/h.

Roadrunners are two species of fast-running ground cuckoos with long tails and crests. They are also known as chaparral birds or chaparral cocks. They are found in the southern and south-central United States and Mexico deserts. Despite their ability to fly, roadrunners mainly flee from predators. But did you know how fast the roadrunners are? …

Coyotes are Actually Faster than Roadrunners. A Roadrunner Sprints at Around 32 km/h, While a Coyote’s Top Speed Can Reach Over 64 km/h. Read More »

Spitting Cobra

Spitting Cobras Emerged in the Fossil Record Just About the Same Time as Humans. It was Speculated That They Spit Venom Because Humans Used Them as Projectile Weapons by Putting Pressure on Them.

A cobra is any of several species of highly venomous snakes, the majority of which stretch the neck ribs to form a hood. While the hood is a common feature of cobras, not all are linked. Cobras can be found in Southern Africa to the islands of Southeast Asia. Throughout their range, many species are …

Spitting Cobras Emerged in the Fossil Record Just About the Same Time as Humans. It was Speculated That They Spit Venom Because Humans Used Them as Projectile Weapons by Putting Pressure on Them. Read More »

Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High.

The world’s slowest mammal, the sloth, is so sedentary that algae develop on its thick, hairy coat. Its greenish color from plants helps it blend in with the trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. But did you know that their diet includes a fungus with valium-like properties? Only eating the leaves of …

The Pigmy Three-Toed Sloth will Only Eat the Leaves of the Red Mangrove Tree. These Trees Contain a Fungus with a Chemical Profile Similar to Valium, which Gives the Sloth a Life-Long High. Read More »

Planthopper

A Plant Hopper, Issus coleoptratus, is the First Species Found to Have Functional Biological Gears.

Planthoppers are the only known creatures known to possess a gear mechanism. The Issus coleoptratus is the first type of planthopper to describe its gear-like mechanism formally. Most of the species under the Issus genus are found in Europe, Near East, and North Africa. According to a new study, the Issus coleoptratus, a plant-hopping insect, …

A Plant Hopper, Issus coleoptratus, is the First Species Found to Have Functional Biological Gears. Read More »

Mother Bears

Mother Bears are Extremely Protective of Their Cubs That They Will Actively Seek Out Human Occupied Areas Because They Know Male Bears, Who are a Threat to Their Young, Will Avoid Human Contact.

Winter may appear to be the most dangerous season for a young animal. However, the next few weeks could mean the difference between life and death for Scandinavian brown bear cubs. Do you know how mama bears keep their cubs safe?  Mama bears are so protective of their cubs that they actively seek out human-occupied …

Mother Bears are Extremely Protective of Their Cubs That They Will Actively Seek Out Human Occupied Areas Because They Know Male Bears, Who are a Threat to Their Young, Will Avoid Human Contact. Read More »