The latest in the news from the animal kingdom
What a wonderful time at the Phoenix Pet Expo last weekend. Can’t wait for the Tucson show and the future shows in Phoenix. My good buddy Kerry showed up with his family and we got to catch up and had a lot of laughs. (more…)
Microscopic parasites only a few cells large are essentially greatly degenerated jellyfish, a finding that could expand the definition of the animal kingdom, researchers say. (more…)
Don’t miss your chance to see Critter Science’s Scott Robinson at the Tucson Pet Expo!
I’ll be attending a booth with some groovy animals and doing a 30 minute stage presentation as well. There are lots of neat things to see at the expo and loads to do. This will be the final appearance at this expo.
Got to visit my friend Jimmy, from NBC Ch12. We met last year in Scottsdale at the Phoenix Pet Expo and my sugar gliders molested him. lol. (more…)
TWO populations of translocated boodies (Bettongia lesueur) which were set up to re-establish locally extinct species at Lorna Glen in the Murchison have created a thriving population made up of fertile hybrid (more…)
Snakes, blue-ringed octopus, spiders, scorpions and platypus among species to be included in Australia’s first dedicated venom storage facility. (more…)
Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear. These early terrestrial vertebrates were probably also able to hear 300 million years ago, as shown in a new (more…)
Scientists have discovered a new species of fanged frog (Limnonectes larvaepartus) that is the world’s only known frog able to give birth to tadpoles. If that wasn’t enough, L. larvaepartus also fertilizes its eggs internally, a (more…)
Every animal is plagued by some sort of pest. You’d think we would all be better off if we got rid of them, but in fact parasites are rather handy.
Meet, if you dare, the Old World hookworm. Its flesh is a pinkish grey, and its head is slightly, creepily bent away from its body. It has a wide mouth, (more…)
I’m always shocked by how little we know about spiders, including this shocking new discovery that the common garden center spider creates super-strong webs out (more…)