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Clownfish are hermaphroditic - they are all born as males, with the ability to become female. Their schools are led by a large dominant female. If she dies, the dominant male will change his sex and take her place (a younger male then becomes the dominant male).

115 Comments
2022/11/30
12:34 UTC

587

Curve-billed thrashers share a very similar range to the cactus wren, as well as a favorite species to nest in: the jumping cholla. Because of this, interspecific conflict is frequent. Fights over food are rare, but fights to protect fledglings are heated.

6 Comments
2022/11/30
12:10 UTC

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The False Killer Whale, Pseudorca Crassidens, is the third-largest Toothed Whale in the Dolphin Family. This rare species is found in open waters and warm climates, particularly near the Hawaiian islands, and has been known to feed on other smaller dolphins.

363 Comments
2022/11/29
15:59 UTC

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Dumbo octopuses move by slowly flapping their ear-like fins; they use their arms to steer. They are foraging predators and eat pelagic invertebrates that swim above the sea floor. Unlike most octopuses, the Dumbo octopus doesn’t have an ink sac because it rarely encounters predators in the deep sea

5 Comments
2022/11/29
14:38 UTC

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Harpy eagles are large raptors, possessing talons that are 13 cm (5 inches) long, larger than the claws of grizzly bears. The grip strength of their talons is so powerful that they can crush bones and instantly kill their prey. They hunt below the jungle canopy, carrying away monkeys and sloths.

72 Comments
2022/11/28
20:01 UTC

2,279

The Hummingbird Bobtail Squid have bioluminescent bacteria within their bodies. These glowing bacteria are then used as camouflage by the bobtail squid to mimic the moonlight at night and to eliminate their own shadows, thereby protecting against predators

20 Comments
2022/11/28
19:29 UTC

3,857

The common starling is largely insectivorous and feeds on both pest and other arthropods. The food range includes spiders, crane flies, moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damsel flies, grasshoppers, earwigs, lacewings, caddisflies, flies, beetles, sawflies, bees, wasps and ants.

51 Comments
2022/11/28
11:18 UTC

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The pink-colored Amazon river dolphins inhabit river systems throughout South America. The reason for their color isn't fully known. Pinkness varies between individuals but seems to increase with age and is more prominent in males. They have also been observed to flush bright pink when excited.

231 Comments
2022/11/27
20:01 UTC

6,655

The Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) is one of the cutest, most vibrant invertebrates in the ocean. They have a poison in their muscle tissue that is equally as potent as the Blue-Ringed Octopuses venom.

95 Comments
2022/11/26
22:02 UTC

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While tenrecs may look very similar to hedgehogs or rodents, this is thought to be a case of convergent evolution. They are more closely related to others of the afrotherian family, mammals that live in or have originated from Africa - such as elephants, aardvarks, and manatees.

58 Comments
2022/11/26
13:37 UTC

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Roof Rats, also known as Ship Rats or Black Rats, have relatively long tails compared to Norway rats. Their tails, about as long as the rest of their body, help arboreal Roof Rats maintain their balance while climbing.

131 Comments
2022/11/24
16:14 UTC

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Pyrrhuloxia is a benefit to cotton fields, as it assists in eating populations of cotton worms and weevils. This species of cardinal also visits bird feeders and in the winter forages in huge flocks, sometimes numbering in the thousands.

6 Comments
2022/11/23
12:31 UTC

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Golden pheasants, also known as 'rainbow pheasants' due to their ornate colours, are shy birds native to forested mountains in China. The courtship rituals of these birds are intense. While not generally aggressive, the males have been known to fight each other to the death for the right to mate.

97 Comments
2022/11/23
12:09 UTC

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Bumblebees play with balls just for fun, study finds

94 Comments
2022/11/21
23:10 UTC

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The Sumatran rhino is the smallest and the hairiest rhino species on Earth. It loves to wallow in mud baths during the day; bathing in mud for up to 300 minutes a day. Its body hair helps the mud adhere to its skin, keeping its body cool and preventing its skin from drying.

19 Comments
2022/11/21
20:39 UTC

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Bottlenose dolphins learn language the same way humans do: they begin by babbling. Gradually, they learn the rules of their language and by 20 months, their communication patterns conform to the same language laws as adult human speech.

92 Comments
2022/11/21
16:11 UTC

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Townsend’s warbler forage actively in the higher branches, often gleaning insects from foliage and sometimes hovering or catching insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and spiders and seeds.

27 Comments
2022/11/21
10:43 UTC

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Horned frogs are large, squat, and aggressive. They remain motionless and wait for prey to wander by; attempting to eat anything that will fit into their mouths, as well as things that don't. They are also called PacMan frogs due to their round shape, large mouth, and habit of swallowing prey whole.

23 Comments
2022/11/20
21:07 UTC

18,433

The Pygmy Hippopotamus is the much smaller forest-living cousin of the Common Hippo, but like their meatier counterpart they don't eat water plants and forage on land at night.

378 Comments
2022/11/20
15:50 UTC

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Bearded Vulture aka Lammergeier/Ossifrage chicks take 100-130 days to leave their nest and require parental care for 2yrs, forcing their parents to nest on alternating years on a regular basis.

22 Comments
2022/11/19
16:17 UTC

5,516

The babirusa is an island-dwelling wild pig. The males have upper canines that continuously grow as they age; these tusks can become over 40 cm (17 inches) long. If the tusks aren't worn down or broken, they eventually curve back to grow into the babirusas head, piercing its skull.

83 Comments
2022/11/19
13:30 UTC

5,466

A Herd of Hares: To survive the perils brought on by the long Polar Night, Arctic Hares gather in massive herds for mutual protection.

71 Comments
2022/11/18
17:22 UTC

1,317

The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. It is a social bird and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating.

22 Comments
2022/11/18
12:19 UTC

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The Bluestriped fangblenny changes colors to match other fishes. Pretending to be a cleaner wrasse, it will swim up to larger fish, but instead of eating dead scales and parasites, the fangblenny uses its morphine-like venom to eat healthy tissue undetected.

72 Comments
2022/11/18
03:47 UTC

7,454

The bear cuscus is named for its thick, bear-like fur. However, it's actually an arboreal marsupial, native to the islands of Indonesia. It appears to be a very lethargic animal, due to its low-nutrient diet of leaves, buds, and flowers - moving slowly through the canopy and resting often.

97 Comments
2022/11/17
12:20 UTC

8,912

Wallace's flying frog, also known as the gliding frog, has adapted membranes between its long toes. It uses these membranes, by splaying out its toes, to glide from tree to tree or to the ground - sometimes covering distances of 50 feet (over 15 metres) or more.

76 Comments
2022/11/16
13:17 UTC

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Maleo birds live on volcanic islands and use geothermal heat to incubate their eggs. They find a spot at an ideal temperature (around 33°C or 91°F), bury their eggs in a sandy hole, then leave and never return. The hatchlings dig their way out - born totally independent with the ability to fly.

63 Comments
2022/11/15
12:28 UTC

8,960

The tropical pitcher plant (Nepenthes hemsleyana) attracts bats by reflecting their echolocation cries. It serves as a shelter for bats - they crawl inside in the morning, sleep there during the day, and leave at night. In return for shelter, the bats poop into the plant, providing it with nitrogen.

99 Comments
2022/11/14
20:39 UTC

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In parts of the black-capped chickadee's range with very cold winters, such as Minnesota, survival rates are affected by access to supplemental food. Chickadees with access to bird feeders are twice as likely to survive the winter than those without access to this supplemental food.

50 Comments
2022/11/14
11:33 UTC

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