Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 29

Bizarre Animal of the Week: Ant-Decapitating Fly

Ants are the ultimate soldiers. They never question orders from their superiors, they complete their missions to the full or die trying, and they never take a day off sick. They are so focused on the task at hand, in fact, that they will continue marching even if they lose their heads… literally. The picture …

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Nov 22

Animal Relationships: Honeyguide and Humans

The honey badger casually struts around the scrub as if to say ‘don’t mess with me’; and, indeed, few animals do. It has a reputation as one of the most aggressive and fearless animals in the world and despite its relatively small size will tackle predators as large as leopards and lions with reckless abandon. But …

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Nov 13

What if… Krill suddenly disappeared?

There can be few animals whose importance to the Earth’s ecosystem is as great as the Antarctic krill. The animal itself doesn’t look that impressive – it’s a small crustacean that looks rather like a shrimp – but what it lacks in its unassuming appearance, it more than makes up for in sheer abundance. In fact, …

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