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… because hyenas don’t get enough good press. Click to enbiggen. (source)
I believe the correct technical term is ‘embiggen’ — with an ‘m’.
(Snark-snark — from a long time Simpsons fan.)
Weirdly the article refers to a single offspring while the picture shows three pups …
A Cerebus perhaps?
It’s a file photo, not of the actual pup.
And en- does become em- before labials (embolden, empower). Weird Latinate prefixes
Just in case anyone’s interested, there’s a very interesting new paper out on hyena intelligence in the Journal of Mammalogy. I have a discussion of it here.
My gods they are even ugly as newborns! Probably due to their fights in the womb, tough little bastards.
I really admire these tenacious buggers. I once read that they were the only major predator whose population was increasing. Can anyone verify?
(I was originally going to hold off posting this until May 31st, but there seems little…
From a report released by BIO: The Biotechnology Industry Organization:
On average, only 28% of the high…
NCSE has announced that two remaining anti-evolution bills have died in committee: Alabama & Missouri.
Finished grading today, so the Spring semester is finally over. I’m out of here for a…
So I’m trying to simplify things in real life as I think I am suffering from…