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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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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Why aren’t there better global policies to protect animals?

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Why aren’t there better global policies to protect animals? Policies : Protected lands and endangered species aren’t properly safeguarded, unfortunately … We may have some policies for protecting animals, but I barely see them implemented. The world needs to actually do more to effectively protect our most biologically diverse spaces. Protected areas need to be better connected, in order to allow populations of animals and plants as well to mix and spread. Also very important is to ensure the local communities to be involved in protection efforts. Their support means a…

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42 of World’s Most Radiant Animals

42 of World’s Most Radiant Animals From eye-catching patterns to striking colors, see how these animals stand out from the rest. Colorful animals are more than a visual treat—how much or how little they stand out is often an evolutionary adaptation that helps a species survive. Animals like birds use color to increase their chances of mating. Male birds, which tend to be brighter and more ornate than their female counterparts, have greater odds of being chosen as a mate if they have more ornate characteristics. This preference is known as sexual selection, an…

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Endemic Animals Of Madagascar

Endemic

Endemic Animals Of Madagascar Madagascar hosts lemurs, fossas, aye-ayes, and a number of other species found nowhere else in the world. What Unique Animals Live In Madagascar? Madagascar is home to some of the unique and unusual species of wildlife in the whole world. The island of Madagascar is a home to almost 25000 species of wild animals with a good number being endangered species. Some of these species of wildlife have been immortalized by Disney films in most of their cartoon shows, but the real animals are far more beautiful…

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The Verge Review of Animals: the reindeer

Verge Review

The Verge Review of Animals: the reindeer Verge Review  : The first thing you need to know about reindeer is that, like a spy or a pro wrestler, they go by different names depending on where they are. If you’re reading this in the Russian taiga or in the fjords of Lapland, you’re familiar with reindeer, Rangifer tarandus, the antlered species of deer that roam around munching on lichens and growing a crown of antlers that can range in size from cute to terrifying. If you’re reading this in Greenland or…

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Small animals see the world in slow motion, or why your puppy is so hyperactive

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Small animals see the world in slow motion, or why your puppy is so hyperactive New research indicates that smaller animals, such as birds, dogs, and human children, perceive the world at a higher frame rate than the rest of us. As a result, these smaller animals may live life in a permanent state of Matrix-like bullet time, where everything around them appears to be moving in slow motion. This is explained evolutionarily by the need for smaller animals and insects to avoid larger, but slower, predators. This perceptual difference,…

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