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Bear In Mind The Muskox

Muskoxen are not the only charismatic creatures perfectly suited to the wind-blasted, tundra of the Alaskan Arctic. Meet Joel Berger, Wildlife Conservation Society senior scientist, Colorado State University professor...

Why Does Your Cat’s Tongue Feel Like Sandpaper?

If you've ever been licked by a cat, did their tongue feel scratchy like sandpaper? The scratchiness is caused by their keratin papillae, tiny claw-like spines on their tongue that help to clean their fur. Cats (Felis...

Jump In Jerboas – Science Friday

"A furry little rodent version of a Tyrannosaurus Rex," the jerboa has tiny forelimbs, a "noodle" tail that helps with them with balance, long legs and really long feet, with toes that support their speedy hops. W...

For sea otters, lounging around is the key to conserving energy

Sea otters are not only known for being adorable, but also for a lack of blubber to help keep them warm. Because they live in water that’s far too cold for their bodies, sea otters not only rely on their super fantast...

The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters – Deep Look

Sea otters are creatures who live in water that's far too cold for their bodies. There are other animals, like whales and sea lions, that are insulated from the cold by blubber, a layer of fat under their skin, but as...

Zoo Zürich’s Snow Leopard twins: Orya and Okara

In May 2014, snow leopard twins Orya and Okara were born to mom Dshamilja and dad Villy at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich. In August, above, the sisters were filmed frolicking, falling off of hillsides, gnawing on meat, and...

Bunnies and Wolves: An animal adventure in New York

Visit Ambika Conroy’s angora rabbit “Friendly Fur Farm” and the New York Wolf Conservation Center with Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher and her 5 year old son Petey. In the ar...

SHAKE: dogs try to get dry in slow motion

Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson. 

Crocheting with English Angora Rabbit Wool

From YouTube user Josh Greene, how English Angora Wool — silky and soft wool from English Angora rabbits — can be dyed (with red Kool-Aid drink mix), spun, and crocheted at home. ...

Earth Unplugged: Wet animals shake in slow motion

According to the research, “a wet animal could spend 20% or more of it’s daily food energy to evaporate water in its fur, if it cannot shake.” Therefore, it’s super import...

Yabbra the koala runs down a hallway

Yabbra is one of just two koalas in the UK. He lives at the Edinburgh Zoo and we’ve watched him trot down this hall many, many times this week! A few koala facts: Koalas and most other marsupials live in Aust...


 
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