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10 Unbelievable animals that saved other animals

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The nature of horses

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Kiwi moms are basically superheroes Female kiwis lay one of the largest eggs in relation to their body size of any bird in the world. A kiwi egg takes up about 20% of the female bird’s body, and weighs about 16 oz. To give some perspective, a human baby only takes up about 5% of …

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Wild animals are increasingly seeing new forms of disease emerge, further threatening vulnerable species like the sea turtle. And now it’s hit our flippered, shelly friends. First documented in Florida, potentially fatal tumors called fibropapillomatosis are threatening sea turtles worldwide. But a recent study published in Communications Biology found that these tumors, which often appear …

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Scientists have just announced a group of monkeys in Panama may have entered their own stone age. A population of white-faced capuchin monkeys, living on the Panamanian island of Jicaron, have been seen using stones to crack open nuts and shellfish. Scientists observed the monkeys using stones in 2004 but only returned in March last …

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One of just three jaguars known to be living in the U.S. was recently killed by poachers. Experts identified the jaguar’s pelt in a recent photo and say it is Yo’oko, a male jaguar (Panthera onca) that was known to roam the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona. The rosette patterns on a jaguar’s pelt are …

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Did you know that crows actually recognize faces and can even hold a grudge on you? These outstanding birds are able to read traffic lights, they have different dialects that they can change, and when they die, their neighbors sometimes even hold a funeral for the bird. Crows are quite similar to humans and visit …

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The Mantis Shrimp has many fascinating attributes, most notably its powerful hammer that it uses to crack open clams and crabs, and to ward off predators. They also use the hammer as weapons against each other. Watch as the shrimp smashes the clam shell to pieces, and then drags its catch into its cave.

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Since land turtles and aquatic turtles are both popular in the pet trade, it’s important to know which category your turtles fit into so that you can mimic their natural environment as closely as possible with the habitat that you set up for them. A tortoise is a turtle but a turtle is not necessarily …

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Before bringing your new fur buddy home and proudly showing it to your neighbors you might want to check this list of banned common pets in the US in order to avoid trouble with the law. Hedgehogs – their cuteness may catapult them to internet fame, but hedgehogs are banned in various US states including …

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The world’s oldest spider has died at the age of 43 after being attacked by a wasp. Researchers from the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University knew the 43-year-old female Giaus Villosus trapdoor spider as “Number 16”. The research on the spider population in the Central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia began …

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Mongooses and snakes are each other’s deadliest opponents. When they face off, the outcome is utterly unpredictable. A mongoose is lightning fast and has razor-sharp teeth and lightning speed. A black mamba can kill 15 grown men with just one bite. The snake relies on its venom to sedate the victim, but the mongoose is …

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