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Archives for April, 2008

Rapid Reptile Evolution

Scientists release seemingly harmless Italian Wall Lizards on a deserted South Adriatic island in 1971… and return to find walking, talking, boccie playing super-lizards! That is the headline that would have been written if researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst had waited only a few more years. In truth however, the scientists discovered that…

Kung Fu Bear

Behold…A bear…Twirling a stick.

Meatanimals

Via the Kangatron via Neatorama…

Adorable! Surinam toads of the family Pipidae have a broad, flat shape and leaf-like appearance, but who cares about that…? They embed fertilized eggs in the mother’s back from whence the babies emerge! Adorable? Horrifying? What was your reaction to the movie Alien? Damn… it looks like Pharyngula beat us to the punch. Whatevs… Surinam…

Here is a transcript of our exclusive interview with Dr. Jane Goodall…enjoy. Jane spoke with Zooillogix at a teacher’s conference in New York City, where she had given a speech to educators about living in harmony with the Earth and ingraining youngsters with community service experience early and often, just like her “Roots and Shoots”…

Thanks to two readers, the infamous Mike Witherspoon and the illustrious Tanya Poon, we have been alerted to two mega-sweet articles in the New York Times. The first from the Science Times yesterday tells the story of Cape Coral, Florida, a coastal town that was alarmed by a strange noise coming from the ocean which…

New Frog Discovered, Sans Lungs

Deep in the heart of the jungles of Borneo a new frog has been found that is rocking the very foundations of frog biology the world over. Why? Because, for God’s sake, it has no lungs. Instead, it gets all the oxygen it needs by absorbing it through its skin. Can you do me a…

Carnival of the Blue Eleven

Welcome to the eleventh and by far the most important, although surprisingly the most poorly formatted, installment of Carnival of the Blue. Before we get down to the watery, salty, and sometimes rubbery details, we wanted to take a moment to ponder the significance of Zooillogix’s role as host of the eleventh COB. Why not…

Intestinal Parasite Caught on Tape!

Today, Zooillogix takes you deep inside Benny’s colon to reveal a writhing round worm! NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH WEAK STOMACHS Ladies – Here’s a tip. Benny is just as cute on the outside as the inside! Thanks to Craig McClain for sharing?

A completely new family of fishes may have been discovered in the coral beds of Indonesia. Dive company owners, Buck and Fitrie Randolph of Maluku Divers spotted the fish in January but waited to photograph additional specimens before contacting the experts. Interviewed by Seattle PI, University of Washington ichthyologist Ted Pietsch, who specializes in anglerfish,…