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Archives for October, 2008

Frozen Sperm Saves Ferrets

Two black-footed ferret kits have been born at the Smithsonian National Zoo after their mothers were artificially inseminated by decade-old frozen sperm. The kits’ fathers, deceased now for seven and eight years respectively, had provided sperm in 1997 and 1998 as a part of the Smithsonian’s initiative to rescue the black-footed ferret from the doorstep…

Piglet Squid

Some times I find myself in random corners of the Interweb, pleasantly lost, and then I come face to face with the piglet squid! Unaccustomed to Earth’s atmosphere, the visitor quickly perished. The following info is from a short press release provided by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium when they found this little tyke. Piglet Squid,…

Plush Microbes for Xmas or Chankukah!

ThinkGeek has a phenomenal new product line just in time for the holidays: Plush Microbes! There are a ton of them, but below are some of my favorites: There are also a ton of owner submitted action shots, documenting the fun that can be had with your microbes! Nature isn’t cruel, just indifferent Tomato scare!…

Zooillogix Gives Birth

If Zooillogix had a child, one might have assumed that it would be a hyperactive know-it-all with a weird sense of humor that just made other people uncomfortable. Who would have guessed that it would be a bouncing bundle of innocently adorable joy!!! Please check out the newest Bleiman creation – ZooBorns – that just…

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Of Moles and Men (and worms)

“Worm grunting” is a curious but popular practice for harvesting earthworms in Florida’s Apalachicola National Forest. To summon earthworms to the surface, worm grunters drive a wooden stake into the soil and vibrate it. Panicked worms pour out of the ground and thousands can be gathered in just a few hours. Lifelong worm grunters (and…

Baby Beluga Loves Tongue Rubs

One of the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident belugas, Qila, gave birth to a healthy calf back in June. Now four months old, the calf is beginning to play with her trainers and especially enjoys tongue rubs, which the aquarium staff say is kind of like a massage… for your tongue… From the video info section: “Look…

These shots are stills from a new National Geographic Documentary airing this month called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. You quiero dar puntandas una pierna…Chihuahau fetus Peter Chinn the show’s producer used a mixture of endoscopic cameras, ultrasound imaging and computer modeling to create the most accurate and detailed embryonic animal pics ever witnessed. Kangaroo…

Death Panda

They just don’t write spine tinglers about killer pandas like they used to. Check out Heroic Comics #35, Facing Death in a Panda’s Mouth, in its entirety below the fold.

Hat tip to Kevin Z.