Even Zookeepers Have Their Favorites (Op-Ed)
California sea lion
July 25th, 2014
As a zookeeper, sometimes you get to pick favorites (but don't tell the monkeys).
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Did All Dinosaurs Sport Feathers? Downy Beast Suggests Yes
New Feathered Dinosaur Species
July 24th, 2014
Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' might need a little more revising — a newly discovered dinosaur species offers hints that feathers were much more common among the ancient beasts than once thought.
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Tyrannosaur 'Gangs' Terrorized Ancient Landscape
tyrannosaur track mark
July 23rd, 2014
Parallel Tyrannosaur footprints unearthed in Canada suggest the fearsome predators were pack animals that may have hunted in groups to increase their odds of survival.
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True New Yorkers: Not Much Fazes NYC Squirrels
squirrel city urban life evolution new york city
July 25th, 2014
Researchers observed that a certain species of squirrel in New York City adapts its behavior to that of humans by avoiding unnecessary contact with people and going about its day uninterrupted.
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That's My Owner! Dogs Get Jealous, Too
July 23rd, 2014
Man's best friend does not like anything muscling in on that friendship; — the first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed dogs when these fakes are taking away the attention of the animals' owners.
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Chasing Alligators, Dodging Parrots: A Zookeeper's Life (Op-Ed)
Bouba the Andean bear
July 24th, 2014
What scares a zookeeper may not be what you expect.
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Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes
A blue whale killed by a ship collison is examined by Oregon State University researchers aboard their 85-foot vessel, the Pacific Storm.
July 23rd, 2014
The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships. This finding could help prevent human threats to these endangered titans, scientists added.
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