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The National Zoo’s Female Asian Water Dragon Successfully Reproduced Without a Male

The National Zoo’s Female Asian Water Dragon Successfully Reproduced Without a Male


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  last year

A female Asian water dragon housed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has successfully produced healthy offspring without the assistance of a breeding male. The almost 3-year-old female...
Dogs owners feeling long-term stress can transfer it to their dogs, science shows

Dogs owners feeling long-term stress can transfer it to their dogs, science shows


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  14 Comments  •  last year

By   Associated Press When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their   dogs feel it   too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long...
Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils

Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  last year

On bright mornings in the tropics, crocodiles haul themselves out of the water to bask in the sun. Like other reptiles, they rely on its warmth to help fuel their metabolisms....
Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago

Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  13 Comments  •  last year

Now extinc t, the giant beaver was once a highly successful species. Scientists have found its fossil remains at sites from Florida to Alaska and the Yukon . A super-sized version of the...
20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”

20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  3 Comments  •  last year

There are two types of bugs I’ll never kill: spiders and bees. I don’t kill spiders because they eat mosquitoes and other critters that want my blood. I don’t kill bees because the world...
The Chernobyl Disaster May Have Also Built a Paradise

The Chernobyl Disaster May Have Also Built a Paradise


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  12 Comments  •  last year

They burned down forest for pastureland and cut down trees for timber—or for fuel to make glass and vodka. By the middle of the 20th century, most of that industry was gone, and...
Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  25 Comments  •  last year

The United States was home to just two native parrot species, the Carolina parakeet (now extinct) and the thick-billed parrot (now only found in Mexico). But that doesn’t mean Americans...
One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  10 Comments  •  last year

Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released today by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to human...
When life is but a stream, insects need something extra-sticky to survive

When life is but a stream, insects need something extra-sticky to survive


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  1 Comments  •  last year

Mercifully for these minuscule creatures , they’re hatched into the world with something of a superpower for surviving the tough terrain: a versatile silk, dispensed from glands under their...
Will we ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog?

Will we ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  8 Comments  •  last year

A female wolf and her pup in Canada. Photo by Enn Li Photography/Getty Living in the Canadian Rockies allows me ample opportunities to get out into nature. In an hour outside the...
 The mistakes people make at the dog park that put their pet at risk

The mistakes people make at the dog park that put their pet at risk


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  12 Comments  •  last year

By   Dana McMahan If you've got spring fever and are itching to get out and play, you're not alone. Pups across America have a winter's worth of energy they're ready to unleash, so their people...
Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes


Via: john-russell  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  last year

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes Australia is waging war, but it has an unlikely opponent. The Australian...
Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th

Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th


Via: kavika  •  Pets & Animals  •  23 Comments  •  last year

Who farted?  Credit:   Mike Burke  Unsplash Even before the children’s book   Walter the Farting Dog   hit bookstores in 2001, the youngest members of society have known the truth....
Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India

Yes, Giant Technicolor Squirrels Actually Roam the Forests of Southern India


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  17 Comments  •  last year

The multi-hued, three-foot-long squirrels currently taking the internet by storm are no Photoshopped mythical creatures. As Jason Bittel reports for National Geographic , the...
Dog breeds are mere Victorian confections, neither pure nor ancient

Dog breeds are mere Victorian confections, neither pure nor ancient


Via: bob-nelson  •  Pets & Animals  •  1 Comments  •  last year

Before the Victorian era , there were different types of dog, but there were not that many, and they were largely defined by their function. They were like the colours of a rainbow:...
Meet Piper the Airport dog

Meet Piper the Airport dog


Via: sparty-on  •  Pets & Animals  •  17 Comments  •  last year

Wildlife Control at Cherry Capital Airport K-9 Piper’s function is to increase safety by responding directly to reports of wildlife and conducting regular patrols. He spends most of his time...
Where eagles flirt: A Capitol tale of love, loss and raccoons

Where eagles flirt: A Capitol tale of love, loss and raccoons


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Pets & Animals  •  16 Comments  •  last year

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry...
California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship


Via: jasper2529  •  Pets & Animals  •  5 Comments  •  last year

Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center...
Caption This!

Caption This!


Via: krishna  •  Pets & Animals  •  34 Comments  •  last year

What caption would you use for this?
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  •  last year

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...
Cat Box (English Subtitles)

Cat Box (English Subtitles)


Via: the-irascible-harry-krishner  •  Pets & Animals  •  21 Comments  •  2 years ago

Two Cats on a Treadmill (LOL!)

Two Cats on a Treadmill (LOL!)


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

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  •  2 years 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  •  2 years 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...
Our Dogs Give More Than They Take

Our Dogs Give More Than They Take


By: johnrussell  •  Pets & Animals  •  65 Comments  •  2 years 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...
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