Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 18

Bizarre Animal of the Week: Wood Frog

The longest a human being has ever willingly held their breath without dying or suffering brain damage is just over twenty minutes. Some species of deep-diving whales can manage a little over two hours. But a small, unremarkable-looking amphibian called the wood frog can hold its breath all winter. Frogs, like all amphibians, are cold-blooded, …

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Jan 07

Extinct Animal: Passenger Pigeon

A hundred and fifty years ago, between five and ten billion passenger pigeons flew over the skies of North America. It was not only the most numerous bird in the world at the time, but quite probably the most numerous bird that has ever existed. Seventy-five years later, the skies were empty. The passenger pigeon …

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