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A cardinal that is half male, half female puzzles scientists, delights birdwatchers

A cardinal that is half male, half female puzzles scientists, delights birdwatchers


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  10 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

By Ben Kesslen Shirley and Jeffrey Caldwell don’t fashion themselves professional birdwatchers, but they dabble. “We just watch out the window, and we have some feeders,” Shirley told NBC News....
Cat Box (English Subtitles)

Cat Box (English Subtitles)


Via: the-irascible-harry-krishner  •  Pets & Animals  •  21 Comments  •  4 months ago

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Two Cats on a Treadmill (LOL!)

Two Cats on a Treadmill (LOL!)


Via: the-irascible-harry-krishner  •  Pets & Animals  •  2 Comments  •  4 months ago

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Who cares if dogs aren't exceptional? At least they're better than humans

Who cares if dogs aren't exceptional? At least they're better than humans


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  67 Comments  •  4 months ago

I don’t care if science says my dog is dumb, because I already know that she is. She’s afraid of paper bags, for Pete's sake. She’s snapped her nose in a mouse trap more than once. She runs from...
13 Things You Do That Your Cat Actually Hates

13 Things You Do That Your Cat Actually Hates


Via: johnrussell  •  Pets & Animals  •  4 Comments  •  5 months ago

Do you really think your kitty likes being picked up by your toddler nephew? Experts explain which human behaviors irritate our cats most. Tummy rubs Kutikova Ekaterina/Shutterstock Petting...
Our Dogs Give More Than They Take

Our Dogs Give More Than They Take


By: johnrussell  •  Pets & Animals  •  65 Comments  •  5 months ago

The life of our pet dogs has sometimes reminded me of the line from the play "I have depended on the kindness of strangers".  For that is what our dogs do. When they come to us they don't know us,...
These domesticated foxes were 60 years in the making

These domesticated foxes were 60 years in the making


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  3 Comments  •  5 months ago

Does the future have pet foxes? Scientists are uncovering new clues to the origins of domestication in an unlikely creature: foxes. After nearly 60 years of selective breeding in Siberia, there...
Parrots Think They’re So Smart. Now They’re Bartering Tokens for Food.

Parrots Think They’re So Smart. Now They’re Bartering Tokens for Food.


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  2 Comments  •  5 months ago

Chalk up another achievement for parrots, with an odd twist that raises questions about whether the experimenters or the birds know best. Image is clickableA test of four different species shows...
Scientists Have Discovered the First Known Omnivorous Shark

Scientists Have Discovered the First Known Omnivorous Shark


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  6 months ago

A bonnethead shark.   D. Ross Robertson/Wikimedia Sharks are virtually synonymous with carnivorousness, but the bonnethead shark, as new research suggests, is a true flexitarian, capable of...
Why the Earth Has Fewer Species Than We Think

Why the Earth Has Fewer Species Than We Think


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  2 Comments  •  6 months ago

A primer on the epigenome.In 2012, I ran a trip sampling the nautilus populations along Australia's Great Barrier Reef explicitly to see if nautiluses living on marine protected areas of the...
Scientists Find Evidence of 1,000-Year-Old Parrot-Breeding Operation in the American Southwest

Scientists Find Evidence of 1,000-Year-Old Parrot-Breeding Operation in the American Southwest


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  10 Comments  •  6 months ago

DNA evidence appears to have revealed an ancient parrot-breeding operation in the southwestern United States, a new study reports. A team of researchers from several U.S. universities analyzed...
This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood

This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

What clownfish stepfathers and Dad-of-the-Year foxes teach us about paternal neurochemistry in the animal kingdom If you’re a bat-eared fox, a handful of things in life are certain: adorably...
1 Hen, 76 Ducklings: What’s the Deal With This Picture?

1 Hen, 76 Ducklings: What’s the Deal With This Picture?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  6 Comments  •  7 months ago

Where she goes, they follow. All 76 of them. A female duck in Minnesota has about six dozen ducklings in her care, a remarkable image that an amateur wildlife photographer captured on a recent...
An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened

An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  4 Comments  •  7 months ago

About 540 million years ago, the oceans were an alien landscape, devoid of swimming, or nektonic, creatures. Some scientists have hypothesized, based on fossil evidence, that swimmers suddenly...
What is your favorite Animal?

What is your favorite Animal?


By: kathleen  •  Pets & Animals  •  143 Comments  •  7 months ago

Hello everyone,  Tell us what animal you like the most and why. Mine would be elephants.  I always liked the trunk and big ears. Everyone is welcome, please be civil and stay on the topic, no...
Tyrannosaurus rex was a big meanie, so this newly discovered dinosaur wore plenty of armor

Tyrannosaurus rex was a big meanie, so this newly discovered dinosaur wore plenty of armor


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  6 Comments  •  7 months ago

Andrey Atuchin and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Living in the Cretaceous period would have been pretty darn dangerous for pretty much any animal. Dinosaurs were out in full force,...
How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle

How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

New research shows that ovulation in Serengeti wildebeests is accelerated and synchronized by the yammering of eager males Clay’s team captured 15 female gnus for study. Following controlled...
The National Zoo’s Golden Lion Tamarins Delight Curators with the Delivery of Twins

The National Zoo’s Golden Lion Tamarins Delight Curators with the Delivery of Twins


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  4 Comments  •  8 months ago

On Friday, June 29, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of two golden lion tamarins to first-time parents Mo and Izzy. While infant mortality rates are high among golden lion...
Australian Feral Cats Eat More Than a Million Reptiles Per Day

Australian Feral Cats Eat More Than a Million Reptiles Per Day


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  25 Comments  •  8 months ago

If you want to get into a blistering argument on the internet, just bring up feral cats, the descendants of our favorite domestic mouse catchers that are now living wild. While advocates argue...
Because You Can Never Have Too Many Dog Videos #2

Because You Can Never Have Too Many Dog Videos #2


Via: krishna  •  Pets & Animals  •  6 Comments  •  8 months ago

 Because you can never have too many dog videos

Because you can never have too many dog videos


Via: krishna  •  Pets & Animals  •  3 Comments  •  8 months ago

Fear of Humans Is Forcing Daytime Animals Into Night Mode

Fear of Humans Is Forcing Daytime Animals Into Night Mode


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  4 Comments  •  8 months ago

The stress is pushing some animals to adjust their schedules—but not all will be quick enough to adapt You’d expect to see a raccoon snuffling around at midnight. A sun bear, not so much....
Crocodile snacks on internet-famous terrier after years of torment (Warning: Graphic)

Crocodile snacks on internet-famous terrier after years of torment (Warning: Graphic)


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  41 Comments  •  8 months ago

Luck finally ran out for a tiny dog in Australia known for terrorizing saltwater crocodiles. Pippa, a 10-year-old terrier was perhaps known for a series of viral videos showing the pint-sized...
Oldest Lizard Fossil Shows These Reptiles Are The Ultimate Survivors

Oldest Lizard Fossil Shows These Reptiles Are The Ultimate Survivors


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  23 Comments  •  9 months ago

The 250-million-year-old specimen from the Alps suggests that lizards evolved before Earth’s largest mass extinction—and thrived after it Around 252 million years ago, an event dubbed the...
How birds may have escaped the dino-killing asteroid impact

How birds may have escaped the dino-killing asteroid impact


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  6 Comments  •  9 months ago

Nothing against trees. But maybe it’s better not to get too dependent on them if you want to survive a big flaming space object crashing into Earth. RUN, BIRD, RUN  Birds most likely to have...
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