Well, this has been fun!
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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt
Some scientists maintain that the zebra’s stripes evolved to thwart horsefly infestation, which would have reduced the chance for disease. Indeed, there is evidence that the zebra’s stripes disrupt the horizontal pattern of polarized light reflected from dark surfaces that normally attracts horseflies. This would make the zebra’s striped fur less attractive to horseflies than the solid-coloured fur of horses.
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Commenter kindltot corrects me that this is not a Yak. Whoopsie. So, I’ll just leave the pic and we can pretend that Scottish highland cattle starts with Y? Ahem…
Yak: Note hump
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which is not
Xenosaurus grandis, commonly known as the knob-scaled lizard, is a species of diurnal, terrestrial lizard endemic to Mexico and Guatemala. It primarily inhabits tropical rainforests. It dwells in rock crevices and eats insects.¹
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Giant Virus Stirs in Permafrost | Time
Are germs animal, vegetable or mineral, or are different types of germs different?
Best Answer: Depends on the definition of germs.
If you’re talking about microorganisms, it’s a diverse field where you find among other things; fungi (neither plant nor animal), bacteria (similar to animals), protists (algeae) and viruses (not living).
The classification system you mention (animal/vegetable/mineral) is not used very much nowadays.
Erik· 10 years ago
“Viruses (not living)…”?
Because, just look:
Learning About Love From Prairie Vole Bonding : NPR
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Well, it’s either this
or the Umbrella Bird
Uakari (UK: , US: ) is the common name for the New World monkeys of the genus Cacajao. Both the English and scientific names are believed to have originated from indigenous languages.¹
The uakaris are unusual among New World monkeys in that the tail length (15–18 cm) is substantially less than their head and body length (40–45 cm). Their bodies are covered with long, loose hair but their heads are bald. They have almost no subcutaneous fat, so their bald faces appear almost skull-like. Like their closest relatives the saki monkeys, they have projecting lower incisors.¹
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The Tasmanian Tiger,
does it again.
The thylacine ( THY-lə-seen, or THY-lə-syne, also ; (from Ancient Greek θύλακος thúlakos, “pouch, sack” + Latin -inus “-ine”) (Thylacinus cynocephalus), now extinct, was the largest known carnivorous marsupial mammal, evolving about 4 million years ago. The last known live animal was captured in 1933 in Tasmania. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics. It was native to continental Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Australian mainland.
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are so weird.
Royal starfish (Astropecten articulatus) – Wikimedia
Marine scientists have undertaken the difficult task of replacing the beloved starfish’s common name with sea star because, well, the starfish is not a fish.
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There’s really no question about it.
because the avatar
for this blog
is the Raccoon
are clever thieves.
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