Category Archives: Animal news

Animal news: bird returns after a 170-year absence

True, but what drew me to this story was the name of the bird: the black-browed babbler of Borneo. I can’t say it once without flubbing. But I’m genuinely glad it’s back.

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Animal news: inappropriate aggression?

From Harper’s Findings for March 2021: During a dry month in the Maya Forest, a jaguar ate an ocelot. In the Red Sea, octopuses were punching fish, possibly as an expression of spite or of dominance.

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Animal news: if you could clone one animal, which would it be?

My choice for the last animal: a ferret. Yet… The cloned ferret has a name. Elizabeth Ann. But what you really want to know is, why do I have a dim impression of ferrets? Because I’ve been watching “The Yorkshire … Continue reading

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