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Benny Bleiman

While we’re on the topic of whales, I’ve got something a little less whimsical for you all to suck on. Seagulls off the coast of Argentina have recently learned in large numbers how to attack Southern right whales when they come up to breathe at the surface of the water. When the whales emerge, the…

Welcome Our New Ant Overlords!

A new study in one of our favorite bathroom reading publications, Insectes Sociaux, has revealed that ants are indeed taking over the world and our role as ants’ masters will soon be upended. The group looked at a species of Argentinian ant, Linepithema humile, that has hitchhiked to other continents in the last century or…

Pygmy Jerboa

Suck on this video, squares. Thanks, Lydia.

A new study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has shed some light (oh… ZING!) on how squids may use another organ, along with their eyes, to see. Some squids have a light organ on them which they use to camoflauge themselves from predators below them. The organ is filled with a luminous bateria that…

It seems like we’ve been covering zombie bugs a lot lately. The newest story comes from Texas, where researchers are trying out a new form of pest control on invasive fire ants: using parasitic flies to lay eggs in the ants brains, zombify them, and then explode their heads with emerging larvae. Seems reasonable. We’re…

So you start out with a simple experiment, so simple in fact, that it sounds like Andrew and I came up with it when we were seven: How long do different species of spider survive underwater? You take 120 wolf spiders of three different species that live in marsh lands, and you submerge them underwater…

Seasick Fish

A German scientist has been putting his funding to good use by placing a tank full of goldfish into a plane and then having the plane free fall to simulate zero gravity conditions in order to determine once and for all whether fish are susceptible to seasickness. A) They are. B) What the &%#@? What…

A new species of dolphin dubbed the snubfin has been witnessed displaying some very unusual feeding behavior off the northern coast of Australia. Apparently the dolphins were witnessed chasing fish to the surface of the water and then streaming jets of water out of their mouths to round the fish up before eating them. I’m…

This Is How Giraffes Fight

You like that, son?

Introducing Katie the Intern!

Zooillogix has seen growth of 35%-40% month over month since we began the site two years ago and currently boasts 200 million readers. It only makes sense that we need a little help. We’d like to introduce you to Katie Thompson, the Zooillogix Intern Extraordinaire! Careful, she is a certified Krav Maga instructor. Because Katie’s…