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Newly Discovered Species Time!

As you all probably know by now, we here at Zooillogix do not officially consider a species to exist until it is discovered by Western (or at least Western-trained) scientists. Here are some species that now, officially, exist for the first time. The 3-foot long Bosavi woolly rat is “quite a handsome beast,” Kristofer Helgen…

The following video found below the fold contains explicitly brutal nature footage not suitable for young children or you, Mom. Viewers advised.

The Song of the Bat

Ok, so here’s the deal. I love bats. Always have. Always will. In fact, until I was about 14, I wanted to be a bat scientist. I then realized that bat scientists have to take a lot of classes that require a lot of lab work and I hastily changed my goal to becoming a…

We’ve all seen articles detailing remote controling insects via electric pulse systems on their nervous centers. A paper that we uncovered from last year (thanks NVDH), however, details the beginnings of a new kind of remote controlled moth. Hold on to your hats, because this is about to get complicated. Basically, it all started when…

Jackpot! Sweetest Animal Website

We here at Zooillogix do not usually promote the work of other websites unless it is to mock the “guys” over at DeepSeaNews for getting aroused by images of Alvin, the submarine. The fact is that we believe animal readership on the internet is a zero sum game, and we’re not about to lose readers…

A) They’re English so they have a bigger vocabulary than the average Nascar obsessed “ravens”. B) They can figure out how to do this…*** ***We at Zooillogix are adamant in our belief that humans ARE in fact the only species that use tools in their environments and are not fooled by footage like this. Case…

Are Animals Mixing Up the Ocean?

According to a new study reported on by National Geographic, all of the flipping, flapping, undulating, kicking, tail whipping, swishing and swoshing that sea creatures use to propel themselves in the ocean may account for a large portion of “ocean mixing” and this in turn may make climate change modeling even more complicated a task.…

Crabs, Crabs, Crabs

This is a picture from Fukung.net. Is it a close up of my brother, Andrew’s, inner thigh? Can any of our readers explain why these crabs are trying to cross the road?

The leading spider scientists have long been flabbergasted by two things: 1) Why they aren’t swimming in women with their own condominiums and 2) why some spiders seem to cover their otherwise see-through webs with junk. The scientists may now have an answer to question two, the one that, unfortunately, does not add to their…