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7 Children Who Were Raised By Animals - ODDEE

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Abandoned children, found living among animals, walking on all fours, and unable to speak – stories about them have been circulating since ancient times. Every once in a while, these so called
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I have no idea how much truth there is in any of these stories, but they surely make for interesting reading, maybe even ideas for a piece of creative writing.

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Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

"Flies have chemosensory hairs both on their labellum (think lips for insects) and their tarsi (the equivalent of feet)." — I love zoology even when it comes to flies. In fact, I enjoy flies, which is why there are two chapters in Broody New Englander that involve those pesky critters.

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Fascinating stuff here. Got to love the world of animals.

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Border collie is named man's bestfriend

Border collie is named man's bestfriend | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The Border collie came top of the study which ranked each breed on cost, intelligence, health, lifespan, and ease of grooming.
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For my part I love Airedales and Cardigan Welsh Corgis, but all dogs are great.

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I Thought I Knew A Lot About Dogs And Cats, But I Couldn't Answer The 7 Most Important Questions

I Thought I Knew A Lot About Dogs And Cats, But I Couldn't Answer The 7 Most Important Questions | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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Actually, I got 6 right because Punky, animal director of It Matters Radio, has taught me a lot about the need to help homeless animals. Why don't you learn more by taking this little test?

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Chirps, whistles, clicks: Do any animals have a true ‘language’?

Chirps, whistles, clicks: Do any animals have a true ‘language’? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A new study on animal calls has found that the patterns from seven different species appear to be more complex than previously thought.
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Ethology has always been one of my favorite topics,, so I found this a fascinating story. If you love animals, I think you'll it more than worth your time.

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Meerkats' sinister side is secret to their success, study shows

Meerkats' sinister side is secret to their success, study shows | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The darker side of meerkats -- which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren -- is explained in a new study.
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Everybody loves meerkats. But there is a darker side to those happy families.

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The birds and the bees are just the beginning

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Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on. (This talk describes explicit and aggressive sexual content.)
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Some interesting thoughts on sexuality across the animal world.

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Giant George the world's tallest dog passes away at home

Giant George the world's tallest dog passes away at home | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Giant George, the world's tallest dog ever has died at home in Tuscon, Arizona one month before his eighth birthday.
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Sad to see this prince of a beast die. Can you imagine cleaning up his slobber and his poop?

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8 Weirdest Dog Breeds Ever (weird dog breeds, weird breeds) - ODDEE

8 Weirdest Dog Breeds Ever (weird dog breeds, weird breeds) - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Depending on who you ask, there may be as many as 500 different breeds of dogs. Meet 8 of the weirdest breeds of dogs you'll ever run into. (weird dog breeds, weird breeds)
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Just a celebration of great animal diversity, this time among dogs. Take the Peruvian Inca Orchid. The breed goes back at least to 750 AD and were worshiped by the Incas.

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New hunters emerge after national decline

New hunters emerge after national decline | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters - people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.

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I am an advocate of responsible hunting. In many instances humans have become the major predator for deer which would otherwise overrun. The big problem is making sure that the best breeding stock is not the most frequently killed. 

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Unlikely Pets That Improve Your Health

Unlikely Pets That Improve Your Health | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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Every pet has the possibility of bringing joy and healing. So let's hear it for those goldfish and hamsters, those guinea pigs and tarantulas.

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10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms (animals, defense mechanisms, danger, survival) - ODDEE

10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms (animals, defense mechanisms, danger, survival) - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
All living things would do pretty much anything to survive and to insure the lives of their offspring. Check out these 10 unique ways animals (and humans) defend themselves from potential dangers. (animals, defense mechanisms, danger, survival)
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Just some neat nature stuff to help make your day brighter.

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To understand how jealousy works, take a look at your dog

To understand how jealousy works, take a look at your dog | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Dogs do experience jealousy, according to a new study. And their motivations might teach us about our own.
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Teaching dogs to share affection is crucial. That only occurs when the human is the alpha animal. Humans who coddle their pets will experience more pet jealousy and even territoriality.

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Cat Lovers Smarter Than Dog Lovers? Study Arrives With Controversial Conclusion, But Is Consistent With Prior Results

Cat Lovers Smarter Than Dog Lovers? Study Arrives With Controversial Conclusion, But Is Consistent With Prior Results | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Ah, but what about people who are loved by dogs versus those loved by cats? Just asking. Meanwhile, enjoy the story.

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Most of us prefer dogs over cats, but what does that say about us? This is some fun stuff.

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Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
We now have evidence they're some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity? VIDEO
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It amazes me that scientists hadn't long ago realized that many animals can think, have moments of problem-solving insight.

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12 Unbelievable Animal Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

12 Unbelievable Animal Photos That Are Not Photoshopped | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Believe it or not, they exist! " Great animal pics from around the world.

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