1. Posted on 15 December, 2011

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    life: This is not a hoax, folks — Following a non-lethal decapitation, Mike the headless chicken, later nicknamed “Miracle Mike,” lived for approximately 18 months. 

Starting in 1999, the chicken’s “hometown” of Fruita, Colorado, has held  a “Mike the Headless Chicken” Day. It’s the third weekend in May, with  events including an egg toss and “Pin the Head on the Chicken.”
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    life: This is not a hoax, folks — Following a non-lethal decapitation, Mike the headless chicken, later nicknamed “Miracle Mike,” lived for approximately 18 months.

    Starting in 1999, the chicken’s “hometown” of Fruita, Colorado, has held a “Mike the Headless Chicken” Day. It’s the third weekend in May, with events including an egg toss and “Pin the Head on the Chicken.”

    (see more Mike the Headless Chicken)

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  1. Posted on 9 December, 2011

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    PANDAS!
life: Long week? — Just sit back, relax, and enjoy these photos of Adorable Pandas.

Giant pandas Qinchuan and Lele play at the Jinle Zoo after a snowfall in Weifang, China. Just 1,600 remain in the wild in China, with some 300 others in captivity.
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    PANDAS!

    life: Long week? — Just sit back, relax, and enjoy these photos of Adorable Pandas.

    Giant pandas Qinchuan and Lele play at the Jinle Zoo after a snowfall in Weifang, China. Just 1,600 remain in the wild in China, with some 300 others in captivity.

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  1. Led by the World Wildlife Federation’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, nearly 120 black rhinos have been relocated across South Africa, with the hope that a new home will help protect the critically endangered species from poachers. Photo courtesy of the WWF. - @acarvin

    Led by the World Wildlife Federation’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, nearly 120 black rhinos have been relocated across South Africa, with the hope that a new home will help protect the critically endangered species from poachers. Photo courtesy of the WWF. - @acarvin

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  1. Posted on 9 November, 2011

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    life: Just ten days old, an unnamed female baby elephant girl stands next to  her mother Panang at the Hellabrunn Zoo in the German city of Munich.

(see more — Almost Extinct: Elephants in Danger)

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    life: Just ten days old, an unnamed female baby elephant girl stands next to her mother Panang at the Hellabrunn Zoo in the German city of Munich.


    (see moreAlmost Extinct: Elephants in Danger)

    Welcome to the world baby girl! — Tanya

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  1. Posted on 31 October, 2011

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    I’d be afraid to close my eyes later cause these cats look like they might whittle little mini shanks and slit a throat behind these indignities. — Tanya Ballard Brown

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    It needs no other introduction: Cats in Costumes, Looking Horrified

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  1. Posted on 26 October, 2011

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    Wither the Wolf, Behold the Coywolf

According to werewolf legends,  some humans can suddenly “shapeshift” or transform into wolves. But in  real life, wolves are disappearing in large numbers and are being  replaced by coywolves. These are coyote-wolf hybrids that are now common  in parts of the U.S.
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    Wither the Wolf, Behold the Coywolf

    According to werewolf legends, some humans can suddenly “shapeshift” or transform into wolves. But in real life, wolves are disappearing in large numbers and are being replaced by coywolves. These are coyote-wolf hybrids that are now common in parts of the U.S.

    Read more

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  1. I’m on research leave from my college this year in order to write a book that explores one central question: Do non-human animals grieve?

    My answer is yes, they do.

    It’s refreshing to answer a scholarly question without equivocation. Most often, I can’t do that. When anthropologists reconstruct how prehistoric peoples lived based on their material artifacts, or theorize about how monkeys and apes think about the world based on their behavior, disclaimers of what we can’t know often crowd out solid answers.

    But from a combination of observation, evolutionary logic, reading the peer-reviewed science literature, and talking to insightful animal people, I’m convinced that animals may feel deep grief when another animal dies. Not all species, to be sure; if spiders and snails are ever found to grieve, I’d be the first to express astonishment. But I do mean more than only the usual suspects, more than the apes, elephants and cetaceans.

    — Barbara J. King, from her post Do Animals Grieve?

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  1. Posted on 4 October, 2011

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Image description: Nudibranch species Janolus barbarensis, as seen under the North T-Pier, Morro Bay, California.
Nudibranchs, pronounced new-duh-branks and commonly known as sea slugs, are gastropod mollusks like whelks and many other shells you find along the beach. But, nudibranchs have no shells.  Their are over 3,000 species of these beautiful creatures, found on seafloors all over the world.
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    usagov:

    Image description: Nudibranch species Janolus barbarensis, as seen under the North T-Pier, Morro Bay, California.

    Nudibranchs, pronounced new-duh-branks and commonly known as sea slugs, are gastropod mollusks like whelks and many other shells you find along the beach. But, nudibranchs have no shells. Their are over 3,000 species of these beautiful creatures, found on seafloors all over the world.

    Photo by the National Science Foundation.

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Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles
It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled   surface near  the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping   out of one’s  grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female   wing covers.
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    Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles

    It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled surface near the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping out of one’s grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female wing covers.

    Read more

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Gratuitous soccer elephant of the day: Meet the “oracle” who predicted the results of the women’s World Cup this summer. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

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    Gratuitous soccer elephant of the day: Meet the “oracle” who predicted the results of the women’s World Cup this summer. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

    This must be the day for re-blogging fun animal photos! —Wright

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