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In just a few days, my good friend and fellow Zooillogix blogger, Julia, will leave the safety of Chicago for the violent, pineapple-strewn streets of Honolulu for a new job. Here are some things you should know about Julia: #1 – She is the best kickball player in the Midwest. #2 – She has a…

So, you think you’re smart?

Try this quiz. Pick out the titles of actual published scientific articles versus ones generated by a mad-libs-style algorithm…. Post your scores for bragging rights. In case you need some cheering up after being squashed by this test of your mental acumen, check out these cuties at ZooBorns…

One chrysalis is bursting at the seams! This is what is about to happen… The newly emerged butterfly will spend its first two hours pumping hemolymph into its wings. In this way, the soft, folded wings will straighten out and become more solid, more flight-ready.

Life cycle / Cycle of life

Since we last checked in, all 5 of our caterpillars made their transformation to chrysalis! Unfortunately, one of the Georges settled in too close to the side of the container. As he began to pupate, the forming chrysalis touched the plastic side, which must have been enough to cause a small tear in its surface.…

Ann Littlewood is a one-time zoo keeper and now-time murder mystery writer whose stories take place in and around zoos. An awesome combination if you ask me. I’m very much looking forward to reading her upcoming book, Did Not Survive, but in the interim, I will wear my dog as a hat. As you can…

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.

My Shot Glass Collection Groweth

Atlantis. The Loch Ness monster. The National Aquarium. What do these things have in common? They were only fabled to exist, until now! I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore… and I love tater tots and also was once attracted to a cousin.” Well, you’d be dead-wrong about the…

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…

Most Extreme Animal Shirts

Straight from Katie and Andrew’s closets we bring you this Mountain Dew-soaked photographic essay. An explosive herbivore bursts forth from your chest So many, many more below the fold…