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Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2011 2

The top nature hoax—according to Animal Planet, the popular TV channel created by the BBC and Discovery Communications—is the suicidal nature of lemmings. Many people today, influenced by films such as the early Walt

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The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

Brad Josephs April 25, 2011 6

In modern society the raven is surely the world’s most underappreciated bird. Physically, ravens are neither ornate nor powerful. They lack the color of most other songbirds,  the hunting prowess of mighty raptors, and are often

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What Whales Contemplate

What Whales Contemplate

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 19, 2011 5

Seems there’s a rising singing sensation who’s getting a lot of press lately. He hails from Australia. Well, actually, from off the coast of Australia—way off. From beneath the ocean. He’s a humpback whale.

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When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2011 3

When National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen jumped in the waters off Antarctica to photograph a leopard seal, he never expected her to play the perfect host—and offer him a snack. The huge seal began

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Baby tigers have blue eyes! And other fun tiger facts

Baby tigers have blue eyes! And other fun tiger facts

Wendy Redal March 10, 2011 16

Did you know the tiger’s mystical golden eyes are a trait that only adults possess?  Babies are born with blue eyes, which open when they are about 10 days old. Want more tiger trivia? 

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The Species Numbers Game

The Species Numbers Game

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 22, 2011 9

When it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, it seems that the more alarming the statistics are, the more likely it is that they will command our attention and move us into action. When

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