Other Animals

Photo by Tyler Moulton on Unsplash Our worldview often depends heavily on a “set apart” reality. For parrots and other exotic birds, it’s their varied colorful appearances, and their ability to mimic human speech that easily captures our attention. The more common birds, especially those that are of a single color that could be described
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Giant Hercules beetles (Dynastes grantii) have got to be some of the most amazing rhinoceros beetles of them all. And the truth is that these amazing beetles make good pets. But is the Western Hercules beetle the best pet for you? This video is sponsored by The Ridge Wallet – https://www.ridge.com/clint #clintsreptiles #herculesbeetle #rhinocerosbeetle ====
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Photo by Barth Bailey on Unsplash In times past, bird-tracking required the visual occupation of ornithologists, biologists, dedicated watchers, and enthusiasts. They reported their findings to centralized bases, and those bases accumulated and formulated appropriate data sets on the information they received. Science depended heavily on the received data to help make sense of birds
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It’s that time of year again to show some love to our friends and family, and your purchases have the power to do some extra good this holiday season. When you shop mindfully, you can make a difference for wildlife and local communities—simply by buying a gift!  Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is proud to partner
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The Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae) is one of the most interesting lizards on the planet. Clint discusses some of the coolest facts about these amazing lizards. ==== https://www.google.com/search?q=argentine https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/argentine https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argentine https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/argentine https://www.thefreedictionary.com/argentine ==== “Berkenhof ‘s Tropical Zoo” by Donar Reiskoffer under CC BY 3.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20110721_Berkenhof_Zoo_(0088).jpg ==== Clint is a professional biologist and
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Griffin plays with bottle caps. Approximately a year ago, I wrote about a study on contrafreeloading[https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/inside-dr-pepperbergs-lab-play-is-the-thing-if-it-is-the-right-type/] that one of my students, Gabriella Smith, had done with The Alex Foundation for her MA work at Hunter College. Contrafreeloading is extremely interesting because it is pretty much unexpected—it involves working for food that could simultaneously be obtained
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Kenya is on the brink of a fifth failed rainy season with a good chance that the country will continue to experience drier-than-average weather conditions for the rest of the year. Kenya has been undergoing a two year drought which has killed 2% of the world’s Grevy Zebras, as well as increased elephant deaths due
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What do zoologists think of your animal-themed Halloween decorations? They’re terrible! What do they get wrong? And what do they get right? Clint takes a look at some horrifyingly inaccurate skeleton decorations to see what we can learn from these anatomically incorrect abominations. #clintsreptiles #halloween #zoologist ==== “Labeled Rattus Skull” by BenChance under CC BY
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Halloween is just around the corner, so let’s scare up some fun with a look at birds people might find downright scary, and/or birds that naturally sport a spooky style. The Shoebill Stork A shoebill’s stare can certainly give you shivers.Olaf Oliviero Riemer, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons There’s no doubt that the
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