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Siamese Crocodile Babies

Siamese Crocodiles Courtesy of Zooillogix reader extraordinaire, Zellychan.

Snake Uneats a Tapir

Don’t know the background here. Not for those with weak stomachs, pretty incredible though.

World’s Smallest Snake Discovered

Penn State University biologist Blair Hedges seems to have found his niche: identifying the world’s tiniest reptiles and amphibians. Having already found world record holders for the smallest lizard and frog, Hedge’s has announced the discovery of the world’s smallest snake, Leptotyphlops carlae, which grows to only four inches long. Commonly known as the Barbados…

Leopard Attacking Crocodile

In a sure sign that Kruger National Park in South Africa is angling to be the World Wrestling Federation of game reserves, yet another unlikely and brutal animal match-up has been caught on film. In this series of photos, a leopard ambushes a crocodile. A protracted struggle ensues but it’s pretty clear who ultimately comes…

StickyBot and Directional Adhesion

StickyBot is a robot designed by researchers at Stanford Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab as part of the Robots in Scansorial Environments project (RiSE). The robotic gecko tests their hypotheses about the “requirements for mobility on vertical surfaces using dry adhesion. The main point is that we don’t need more adhesion, we need controllable adhesion.”…

Life in the Fast Lane

Researchers from Oklahoma State University have discovered the shortest living tetrapod (four limbed vertebrate) to date. The hard-livin’ Labord’s Chameleon spends 8-9 months incubating within the egg, only to hatch and die 4-5 months later. Published in the July issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the report states: “Remarkably, this chameleon…

In a new discovery published in the current issue of the science affairs journal Current Biology , new research reveals that unborn baby crocodiles begin communicating to each other and their mothers moments before they are born. He can talk. He can talk. He can talk….I CAN SINNNNNNNG!!! It is believed that the noises, described…

Snakes Hear with Their Jaws

A new study by American and German scientists, published in the Physical Review Letters, has shed light on a classic zoological mystery: how do snakes hear? For quite a while, researchers did not believe that snakes could hear, until tests performed in the 1970′s proved otherwise. Still, those tests did not explain how the snakes…

Gecko Begs Insect to Feed It Honeydew

Fascinating BBC footage of geckos coaxing leafhoppers to feed them honeydew. The lizards tap their feet or bob their heads, and the insect dutifully tosses them a bead of delicious tree sap. This definitely qualifies as bizarre zoology.

Guy Gets What He Deserves

We were sent a link to this vid by a promotions guy working for National Geographic hoping we would bring some grass roots attention to a new show they have coming up. Well we will, but only because it’s great watching this moron get what he deserves. Hopefully we will see more of Brady Barr…