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Katie Thompson

FYI: The Squirrel and the Crow

Touching anthropomorphism or touching cannibalism? You tell me.

Beetle Mania

Leave your infrared-laser tripped stationary camera to your dad, the whitetail hunting enthusiast, ’cause you’re about learn what REAL wildlife photography is. Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas just wrapped up their first (largely) successful photography expedition using their ingenious BeetleCam, a remote control camera ATV. The brothers have been professional nature photographers since 2004 but really…

The 6 Phases of a Tapeworm’s Life

Zooillogix ran across some groundbreaking research being done on tapeworms. The linked abstract below takes you into the life of a tapeworm with extraordinary first hand detail. Enjoy. I rate this PG-13 Truly, a remarkable piece of science. Only the best for Zooillogix readers.

Animals Gone Wild Web Cam

Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, have you ever said to your self, ‘What are African wild animals up to right now?’” Now you can satisfy your self’s overly demanding curiosity with National Geographic’s WildCam. Don’t worry, unlike most streaming webcam feeds, this is one you won’t have to delete from your browser’s history.…

So you know how there aren’t as many members of some species as there once was, and in fact some species that used to exist no longer exist? Well, some folks still haven’t gotten the message. In an attempt to bring more recognition (and funding) to the conservation cause, some mighty fine Zartists are collaborating…

If you go through our archives, you won’t find too many posts that rise above toilet humor or self-depreciation (I mean, why would you want to?), but I present the exception below. It’s a long one, however it’s incredibly interesting. I’m sure you’ll feel smarter when you’re done. And don’t worry, we’ll be back to…

(c) NDR Naturfilm Well, almost. Here’s some info from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s press release: “With the assistance of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Cameroon Program, a film crew from the Hamburg-based NDR Naturfilm managed to video the elusive Cross River gorilla earlier this year in a stand of montane trees after weeks of effort in…

What do you mean he’s my brother?

Research on the subject suggests that somewhere, somehow our squirmy reaction to incest can be expressed genetically. Because of natural selection and all that blah blah, it’s thought that there exists a biomechanism that triggers incest avoidance in humans. Well, it looks like some very bold scientists have found a solid starting point for furthur…

Census of Marine Life

Surely, you’ve heard about the Census of Marine Life, a 10 year long effort to “assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life.” You may have wondered why it took until 2000 to launch such a project, or why you didn’t think to do it first. This epic venture (which we’ve posted…

What? Another species?! I thought we were close to being done. Thanks to Dr. Marshall for the photo While traipsing through the Magombera forest in east Tanzania, Dr. Andy Marshall spotted a helpless little creature being eaten by a twig snake. With the courage and strength often associated with ecologists, Dr. Marshall rescued a new…