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One of the world’s few flightless parrots, the Kakapo is endemic to New Zealand and is notable for having parrot sex with this guy’s head. This is basically Benny’s dream date. Thanks to reader Heather H. for sending along.

Jurrassic Park Meets the Muppets

A ridiculously cool dinosaur encounter on a German TV show. Part animatronics, part puppet show, and part Sprockets. Some great Halloween costume ideas.

Avenging Narwhal Playset

For centuries, the Narwhal was the great mystery of the sea. With the body of a whale and the horn of a Unicorn, many people believed these fascinating creatures were harmless inhabitants of the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean. Recent studies, however, have exposed the secret agenda of these mysterious mammals and the true…

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…

The Whale

Herman Melville has nothing on the researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For one thing, you can read their article in the time it takes to leisurely eat a banana… I could never get past the first sentence of Moby Dick. It all started when Delphine “Ishmel” Mathias and Aaron “Ahab” Thode from Scripps were…

Pygmy Jerboa

Suck on this video, squares. Thanks, Lydia.

Ms. C Has a Thing For Hermit Crabs

Last fall many of you donated via Donor’s Choose to one of three school science projects selected by Zooillogix for their direct impact of bringing creepy crawlies into the classroom. Today we have our first thank you from Ms. Daisy C’s class in Brooklyn. In this undated picture, kids in Ms. C’s classroom are clearly…

An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific’s Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab. Squat lobster 153 scientists from 20 countries participated in the survey of Espiritu Santo in the South Pacific, scouring caves, mountains, reefs, shallows, and forests collecting species. Out of…

One of Zooillogix’s readers, Tweet Gainsborough-Waring (awesome name btw), recently sent me these photos of ring tailed possums (the red ones) and brush possums (the grey ones), which she snapped on her way out to pizza in Brisbane, Australia. She pointed out that these furry little guys are fairly common in her neck of the…