Saturday, August 19, 2017

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This Skunk Performs Hand Stands While it Sprays

The western spotted skunk is better known as the hand-standing skunk — and has recently come under scientific scrutiny. Spilogale gracilis is found throughout extensive portions of...

Japanese macaques

Japanese macaque mother and baby interact at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano.

Elephant Nature Park

One of the rescue elephants giving herself a dirt bath at Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Female Dragonflies Play Dead to Avoid Male Pursuits

Recent research reveals that moorland hawker dragonflies will plummet from to the sky and play dead to evade potential suitors.The moorland hawker dragonfly, also known...

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Glows in the Dark

The spiky yellow woodlouse resembles a miniature barbed worm — but boasts the amazing ability to glow in the dark, making up for any lack in physical size. The...

Meet the Crab with ‘Candy Cane’ Legs

This tiny creature was recently discovered poking its head out of a small shell in the shallow depths of Bonaire National Marine Park.Photographer and naturalist...

These Ants Carry Their Injured Brothers Home After Battle

Image: Wikimedia CommonsWhether they’re marching in lockstep on carefully organized raids or helping each other over obstacles, ants have long enjoyed a reputation as...

Bird Parents Argue Too, Prove They’re Just Like Us

Image: Wikimedia CommonsBird parents argue over parenting duties, especially when one bird is not pulling its weight, according to a study on zebra finches...

You Can’t Unsee This Weird Giant Shipworm

A giant worm-like sea creature the size of a baseball bat was recently spotted by scientists for the first time, and you may wish...

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