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Discover The Brown Bear’s Diet With Salmon

In some parts of Alaska, the sockeye salmon is easily the most important component of a brown bear’s diet, contributing to between 60-80...

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Did You Know Water Boatmen Swim Upside-Down?

Water beetles and boatmen are aquatic insects, yet still obtain oxygen by breathing air via holes (tracheae) along the sides of their...

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Are There Any Butterfly Parasites?

No butterflies have truly parasitic life histories. However, contrary to the received wisdom that all caterpillars eat leaves, some species...

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Meet The Crab That Loves Corals

This long-limbed, golden-locked creature should surely be brachiating its way through the canopy of the Sumatran jungle. But this is an...

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If Animals Grew, Would Their Skeleton Change?

Yes. Scientists have recently discovered that the European eel literally loses its skeletal framework during its lifetime, demonstrating an...

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How Do Male Bats Attract Females To Mate?

Male bats do sing to woo potential mates, but unlike most birds they can also use sound to navigate and hunt food. In fact, bats use noise...

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How Desert Animals Avoid Inhaling Sand

There’s plenty of air in the tiny spaces between grains of sand; the problem for sand-burrowing animals is how to get that air into their...

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Amazing: Discover How A King Cobra Eats Snakes

The dark king cobra crawled over wet, speckled tree roots. A 60cm-long Malabar pit viper made a break for it, but it was too late. The much...

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These Unique Marine Iguanas Need Protection

The world’s only sea-going lizards, marine iguanas are endemic to the Galapagos Islands and found on all 13 of the major islands, with...

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First Human Encounter With Extremely Rare Whales

The year 2016 was remarkable for British great whale records, including a blue whale photographed just outside UK waters, and the sad...

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