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Under the Microscope: Leopard Gecko Skin

20 Mar 2019

Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are a popular pet in many countries. They’re fairly easy to take care of, small, rarely bite, (and when they do it’s pretty painless) and can live up to 25...

Little Dogs Raise Their Legs High to Pee, Thinking It Makes Them Look Tough

8 Aug 2018

Female dogs opt for less yoga-like squatting postures than their male companions, who can sometimes be seen with their leg so far in the air they seem about ready to topple over. It turns out that...

How Do Veterinarians Die?

7 Aug 2018

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking something along the lines of “just like everyone else,” but I’m here to tell you otherwise....

Beavers Have Metal Teeth

13 Jun 2018

I once broke my tooth on some toffee my mom made. Every time I see a beaver, I think of that day and wonder how they can gnaw on trees all day without chipping an incisor when I couldn’t even...

Pangolins Use Rocks in Lieu of Teeth

31 May 2018

Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are amazing little mammals. There are eight species of them, and they are the only living creatures in their order of Pholidota. Spread throughout Asia and Africa,...

From tiny bodies to giant ears, rabbits have super specialized physiologies

1 Apr 2018

We’ve already seen that rabbits and hares have quite interesting physiology, but for certain species of leporidae the adaptations get even more extreme....

Rabbits have hinged skulls and three eyelids

29 Mar 2018

Rabbits and hares are pretty cute, but they’re also fascinating.

Platypus are Electrifying

1 Mar 2018

If you thought that echolocation or vegetarianism were the only options available to vision-impaired animals, you’re in for a surprise.

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