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Catch the Wave: Decoding the Prairie Dog’s Contagious Jump-Yip

Catch the Wave: Decoding the Prairie Dog’s Contagious Jump-Yip

Prairie dogs have the most sophisticated vocal language ever decoded. Even better than chimps, dolphins and orcas. This could change with further research into chimp, dolphin and orca language, but right now, prairie dogs are where its at.

January 7, 2014 — Bec Crew
Top Ten Strangest Animal Moments of 2013

Top Ten Strangest Animal Moments of 2013

Its been a good year for strange animals. Which is something you could probably say about every year ever because animals are strange. So heres my Top Ten Strangest Animal Moments of 2013, ordered from most strange to slightly less strange.

December 24, 2013 — Bec Crew
Colourful Lizards Reveal the Pros and Cons of Being a Hideous ‘Bearded Lady’

Colourful Lizards Reveal the Pros and Cons of Being a Hideous ‘Bearded Lady’

When it comes to human ‘bearded ladies’ – named for a condition known as hirsutism, which causes them to grow an excessive amount of bodily hair – you’re going to have a tough time coming up with enough pros to match the cons. But if you’re a bearded lady lizard, you just might have some aces up [...]

November 5, 2013 — Becky Crew
Happy Halloween – Here’s Your Ocean Werewolf

Happy Halloween – Here’s Your Ocean Werewolf

What better way to kick off Halloween morning than with the werewolf of the sea… This is the Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), very appropriately and otherwise known as the ‘devil fish’, and also more adorably the ‘sea cat’.

October 31, 2013 — Becky Crew
Prepare to Die… from Cute, Because Photos of Olinguito Cubs have been Released

Prepare to Die… from Cute, Because Photos of Olinguito Cubs have been Released

Just look at this thing. How does it exist? Back in August, a team from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History led by curator of mammals, Kristofer Helgen, announced the discovery of the olinguito – the first new species of carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

October 28, 2013 — Becky Crew

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