Can Animals Have A Third Eye?

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Can Animals Have A Third Eye? The last time you found yourself in an intense conversation with a very “spiritual” person at a bar,discussing chakras, energy and different planes of existence, there’s a good chance they may have mentioned their “third eye”. In most cases, the idea of a third eye is symbolic, but it does raise the question… are there any animals that actually possess a third eye? Short Answer: Yes, but it is more commonly called a parietal eye, and is only found in certain species of lizards, sharks, bony…

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Basic Tips for Beginning Nature Photographers

Basic Tips

Basic Tips for Beginning Nature Photographers Basic Tips : Most likely you have seen a photograph of nature in all of its raw beauty and had your breath taken away. And then you probably wondered how the photographer possibly could have achieved such a perfect shot. You may not be able to shoot like the pros right away if you are just starting out in the field of nature photography, but you can usually go out with only a rudimentary understanding of how to work a camera and come away with something extremely…

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Meet the street animals that stole scientists’ hearts

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Meet the street animals that stole scientists’ hearts Wild rovers Animals : Free-roaming ‘street dogs’ number perhaps 300 million globally, says Andrew Rowan, chief scientific officer at the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington DC. Studies of ‘street cat’ numbers are limited, but Rowan’s self-described “crude estimate” of the worldwide cat total is 700 million; this includes cats that live in a community setting and those claimed by humans. Inevitably, some of these street animals are hurt or sick, prompting some scientists to intervene or even to…

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THE BEAUTIFUL HIMALAYAN

BEAUTIFUL

THE BEAUTIFUL HIMALAYAN BEAUTIFUL : Both the Persian and the Siamese are natural breeds, but the Himalayan was created through human intervention. Their coat is long and luxurious, like that of the Persian, but they have color points like the Siamese. Nicknamed the “Himmie”, they bond well with humans, and much prefer companionship rather than being left on their own. A lovable cat, the Himmie is generally friendly with everyone. HISTORY The cat breed Himalayans were created in the early 20th century by breeding a white long haired Persian Cat with a Siamese to bring out the color points and…

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Scientist equip rats with supernatural sensory system

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Scientist equip rats with supernatural sensory system Yuji Ikegaya and Hiroaki Norimoto from the University of Tokyo have performed an experiment in order to provide a series of rats with geomagnetic prosthetics, reports DelhiDailyNews. The researchers sealed the eyes of the rats as it allows the spatial information to reach the brains of the rats directly. The newly published paper is called “Visual Cortical Prosthesis with a Geomagnetic Compass Restores Spatial Navigation in Blind Rats”. The researchers wanted to stimulate the visual cortex in the brains of the rats in…

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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive. Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, much of the US territory has been without power for weeks. Many residents lack running water, hospitals have been limping along on backup generators, and the island’s agriculture has been essentially flattened. The toll on local wildlife remains far from appreciated, but it’s clear from Maria and other hurricanes that some animal populations suffer from big storms—while others…

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How the Once Wide Roaming Tiger Became Endangered

How the Once Wide Roaming Tiger Became Endangered

How the Once Wide Roaming Tiger Became Endangered Tiger Became : The iconic black and orange stripes of the world’s largest cat species have become so imprinted on our imaginations, that their beautiful pattern has been used to sell gas, cereal, and to represent strength, speed, and “our wild side”. The tiger is one of the world’s only striped animal species. Variations in stripe colors range from white to brown and orange interspersed with black. This natural camouflage allows them to be robust predators of deer and bovine creatures. Interestingly,…

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Dark past bright future?

Dark past

Dark past bright future? The hills are alive Dark past : A spring dawn in the picturesque granite hills of the Warby Ranges in north-eastern Victoria. I’d camped overnight beside a small dam up in the ranges, and after a quick breakfast I rolled up the swag, grabbed my binoculars and camera and meandered through the dry rocky outcrops above camp. Though early, the morning was already warm and the air dry—a sign that the day would again be as hot as it had been for the past week. A…

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How Can the Endangered Species Act Protect Wildlife That Lives Outside the U.S.?

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How Can the Endangered Species Act Protect Wildlife That Lives Outside the U.S.? This month two foreign bird species were listed as endangered under the ESA. Here’s why they were added. Endangered : Earlier this month, two beleaguered birds, the Great Green Macaw and the Military Macaw, gained the unfortunate distinction of being added to the U.S. endangered species list (the roster of species whose protection is mandated by the Endangered Species Act). But neither bird is a U.S. native. Instead, these spectacular parrots hail from parts of Mexico and Central and South America, where their populations…

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Second snow leopard successfully collared with satellite-GPS technology in Nepal

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Second snow leopard successfully collared with satellite-GPS technology in Nepal Little over one month after a devastating earthquake rocked the Himalayan nation, conservationists in Nepal announced that they had successfully collared a snow leopard in the shadow of Kangchenjunga, the world’s second highest mountain. This announcement delivers a powerful positive message as the nation’s rebuilding efforts continue, and takes on even greater significance on World Environment Day. The snow leopard, an adult male approximately five years of age weighing 41 kg was captured near the village of Yangma in Kangchenjunga…

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