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Halloween Video: the Silent Flight of Owls

Halloween Video: the Silent Flight of Owls

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 31, 2017 2

Halloween and owls have a long and storied history with each other. It’s thought that the connection may have been forged around ancient Halloween bonfires. As nocturnal hunters of bats, owls would often be

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Video: Potoo Bird in Full Camo

Video: Potoo Bird in Full Camo

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2014 10

Day-to-day survival is a challenge in the wild, especially if those looking to eat you are bigger or faster than you are. That’s the reason why many species have developed methods of camouflage. Some,

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Owl in Flight

Owl in Flight

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 13, 2011 16

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. And we humans have been borrowing behaviors from and re-creating the physical characteristics of animals to solve some of our thorniest problems since before recorded

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The Inventor Wore Feathers: Animal Designers

The Inventor Wore Feathers: Animal Designers

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2009 14

Dogs never lie. I suspect it’s because they have tails. Happy or sad, a canine instantly communicates his feelings by the aspect of his tail. I’ve often wondered why we don’t invent such a

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