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Chimp Sign Language 'Dictionary' Created
Animals  (tags: wildlife, chimpanzees, sign language, dictionary, study )

Giana
- 56 days ago - news.discovery.com
Chimpanzees use their hands to say "follow me," "stop that" or "take this," according to new research seeking to translate the sophisticated messages flowing back and forth.
Scorpions Build Mansions With Sun Rooms, Cool Beds
Animals  (tags: scorpions, architects, constructions, underground, homes, interesting, study )

Giana
- 60 days ago - news.discovery.com
Scorpions are master architects, constructing homes that include both a sunning platform and a cool room that retains humidity, according to new research.
Why Koalas Hug Trees
Animals  (tags: wildlife, AnimalWelfare, study, habitat, behavior, koalas )

Giana
- 88 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The mention of a koala bear often conjures up an image of an adorable spoon-nosed creature cocking its head to one side while clinging to a tree.
10 Most Unusual Animal Vocal Mimics
Animals  (tags: animals, vocal mimics, photos, study, interesting )

Giana
- 119 days ago - news.discovery.com
Polly may want a cracker, but other animal vocal mimics use their talent to get a lot more, suggests a new study published in the journal Science.
Adaptation Keeps Sloths' Lungs From Being Crushed
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, wildlife, sloths, lungs, study, interesting )

Giana
- 128 days ago - news.discovery.com
If you're worried that you haven't spent enough time on the question of how a sloth can hang upside-down all the time without its slow-digesting stomach rendering its lungs useless, worry no more: Others have put in the time, and now there is an answer.
Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamous
Animals  (tags: wildlife, animals, habitat, behavior, monogomy, study, interesting, humans )

Giana
- 138 days ago - news.discovery.com
Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates.
Like People, Pigeons Can Categorize
Animals  (tags: animals, pigeons, images, categories, interesting, study )

Giana
- 140 days ago - news.discovery.com
Pigeons learn to put complicated images into categories by focusing on details that matter and ignoring irrelevant features.
8 Things Pet Owners Do That Cause Their Dogs And Cats To Misbehave
Animals  (tags: pet owners, pets, bad habits, bad behavior, study, animals, animalrights, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 150 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Veterinarians are in a unique position to observe unfortunate pet-related behavior on a daily basis. Here are my top eight, offered in no particular order:
Lost Years of Sea Turtles Uncovered
Animals  (tags: animals, sea turtles, study, mystery, wildlife, protection, environment )

Giana
- 180 days ago - news.discovery.com
After hatching, sea turtles spend a minimum of 1-2 years at sea, but it's been a mystery as to what they do and where they go during this time.
Yellowstone Bison Could Launch New Herds Without Risking Cattle, Study Says
Animals  (tags: bison, protection, study, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, habitat, humans )

Cal
- 184 days ago - reuters.com
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.
Re-Post : Teach Animal Welfare In UK Schools 'Please Read & Sign'
Animals  (tags: education, AnimalWelfare, children, treatment, nutrition, protection, health, food, study, internet, cats, dogs, animals, wildanimals, wildlife )

Borg
- 199 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
I have heard stories of how some child at school Kicked a hedgehog or a cat, or threw a stone at a dog or worse. In one case I actually heard that a child flushed a live hamster down the toilet, just to see what would happen. These are very sad cases...
Nature of EAGLES *** Picture Galley ***
Animals  (tags: conservation, environment, Bald Eagles, Observation, Study, protection, wildanimals )

Frans
- 210 days ago - pbase.com
This gallery features eagle portraits, and behavior in the winters of 2005-2013 in their wild and natural worlds along the Squamish, Manquam, and Cheakamus Rivers in British Columbia, Canada. During winters Bald Eagles gather on salmon rivers to feed ...
Biofluorescent Fish Light Up the Deep: Photos
Animals  (tags: fish, glowing, scientist, study, identification, photosenvironment )

Giana
- 232 days ago - news.discovery.com
Nearly 180 species of fish that glow have been identified in a new study led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History. Beautiful photos.
Great Whites Could Be Longest-Lived Sharks
Animals  (tags: white sharks, study, longest lived sharks, interesting )

Giana
- 235 days ago - news.discovery.com
Could "Jaws" have been a senior citizen? A new study finds that great white sharks live long lives and could be the longest-lived sharks on the planet.
Ants Stay Clean By Squirting Antimicrobials From Their Butts
Animals  (tags: insects, ants, clean, squirting, antimicrobials, butts, interesting, research, study )

Giana
- 252 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Ants may not seem particularly germaphobic, since they live in bacteria-rich dirt and often eat decaying plants and animals. But some ants have evolved to be quite fastidious sanitizers, regularly bathing themselves in antimicrobial secretions.
 

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