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Sex in Praying Mantises will most likely end with a Dinner

Female praying mantises are famous for devouring their lovers, but they don’t actually get to mate as often as most people might think, says William Brown of the State University of New York Fredonia, who worked with film-maker Phil Hastings to record the mantises’ behaviour. “Cannibalism happens in about 16 per cent of encounters,” he says. “The male often gets ... Read More »

Monitor Lizards Can Breathe Unidirectionally Just Like Birds

Monitor lizards capture oxygen from air both when inhaling and exhaling, a feat normally associated with birds. Many scientists believe birds developed the adaptation to cope with the enormous requirements of energy needed to take flight, and the discovery of “unidirectional breathing” in the savannah monitor lizard raises questions about when and why the trait first evolved. “To go and ... Read More »

10 Animals You Didn’t Even Know Existed

1. The Dhole (Cuon alpinus), also called the Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog, is a species of canid native to South and Southeast Asia   2. The zebra duiker (Cephalophus zebra) is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia   3. The tufted deer, Elaphodus cephalophus, is a small species of deer characterized ... Read More »

Meet Mr Porter, The Worlds First Driving Dog !

“Dogs this smart deserve a home” This is the slogan of SPCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland) and their clever marketing campaign in an effort to raise awareness towards fighting animal cruelty and abuse. They trained stray dogs to drive cars believe it or not! Every year at the SPCA Auckland Animal Village in Mangere ... Read More »