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What To Do If You Find a Baby Bird

Every spring and summer, people enjoying the beautiful weather come across baby birds that have seemingly been abandoned by their parents. It is in our nature to want to help them, but most people are unsure of what to do and often wind up doing more harm than good. If you happen to come across…

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The Big Squeeze: The Science of Constriction

Snakes are some of the most distinctive animals on the planet. No other terrestrial vertebrate has evolved a limbless lifestyle. One would think the lack of limbs would be a hinderance, especially to a predator, but snakes have risen to the evolutionary challenge.  Rather than relying on tooth and claw to subdue prey, most snakes…

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Tegu Talk 101

Of all the lizards in the world, few are as fascinating as tegus. They rank among the largest and most intelligent of lizards, and possess a suite of adaptations that at times make them seem more mammalian than reptilian. A staple of the pet trade and the bane of conservationists, there is far more to…

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How Hurricane Harvey is Affecting Animals

Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst natural disasters to hit this country. As the storm dumps record-breaking amounts on water on Texas, both people and wildlife are in peril. Most animals can tell when disaster is approaching. They often sense the subtle environmental clues—changes in temperature and/or atmospheric pressure, vibrations from seismic activity, the…

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So You Want a Pet Reptile . . .

Thinking about getting a pet reptile? A lizard, snake, or turtle can be just as rewarding to keep as any dog or cat, but there is a great deal to consider before making the actual purchase. The most important thing to do is to research the species you are interested in. Read as much as…

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Horns and Antlers: A Guide to Cranial Ornamentation

Hoofed animals are among some of the most diverse mammals on Earth. They can be found all across the globe in a variety of different habitats. One characteristic that is widespread amongst ungulates is the development of some form of cranial ornamentation, such as horns or antlers. These structures are typically paired and serve a…

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Bring the Zoo to You with a Mobile Petting Zoo in Los Angeles

Children love the idea of getting up close to animals, touching them and feeling them, and seeing how they react. It is a natural fascination that kids have and many carry this on into their adulthood. Experiencing the world that animals, insects, birds, and reptiles live can provide you with incredible insight and spark an…

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