There are many reasons people seem to fear bats. The fear of having your blood sucked, or turning into a vampire, rabies, the list can go on forever. But are they really that dangerous? What exactly are they, a bird or mammal? Well, I’ll be answering these questions and more, get ready to get batty! … More Lets Get Batty!
Mohamed Larbi Bahou asked “What’s the top ranking of the longest living animal?” This simple question has sparked interest across the globe. For us humans, we are living pretty long lives. A study done shows that the life expectancy for someone born in 2015 is 71.4 years. It’s not to shabby, especially compared to the mayfly. Living … More Could You Live For 11,000 Years?
Looking back to 11,000 years ago, a particular dog became immortal. A cell in this dog began growing and dividing at an alarmingly uncontrollable rate. The cells behavior created a tumor in this ancient canine. After the development of this tumor it became contagious, jumping from one dog, to another, and to another; creating a … More Immortal Dogs And Canine Cancer
It’s a long and hard 1,150 mile journey for our four legged friends who run the Iditarod. When they’re finished with this journey they will be well deserving of some belly rubs and treats. But sled dogs have a much larger role in human history than you might think. Ancient dog bones that are being … More Sled Dogs and Where They Began
Have you ever heard of a rat sniffing out landmines? The Gambian pouched rat can grow up to 15 pounds and is similar in appearance to the Norway rat. In Africa the Gambian pouched rat is used to detect landmines due to its flexible and very intelligent nature. It can move gracefully over landmines without … More Rats
We have all heard of opossums, and quite a few of us have seen them. But these animals are unlike any other mammal in North America. Which leads to the question, where did they come from? Why do they play ‘possum? What makes the varmints so special? Well, the answers to your questions are here. … More Opossums, What Exactly Are They?