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Image Top 10 #Smartest #Animals: No. 10 in our...

Top 10 #Smartest #Animals: No. 10 in our countdown of smartest animals is the #rat, a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. Widely used in research, the lab rat has been known to find shortcuts, loopholes and escape routes in the laboratory experiments designed by the top scientific minds of our time. In Chinese culture, the rat is revered for its cunning and resourcefulness. #nature #pets

   

Image Do Animals Get Depressed? Learning more...

Do Animals Get Depressed? Learning more about depression in animals could one day benefit humans, say scientists who believe that mammals share the same basic wiring in their brain for emotions as humans do. (Although not every scientist agrees with that premise.) #animals #nationalgeographic

   

Image Could Snake Venom Replace Morphine? The...

Could Snake Venom Replace Morphine? The venom from one of the world's most venomous snakes could be the key to a new breed of painkiller, a new study says. Pain-relieving compounds—called mambalgins—isolated from the venom of Africa's black mamba snake are as strong as some opiates, including morphine, without the risk of respiratory distress and other side effects common with pain-reducing drugs. #nationalgeographic #animals #snakevenom

   

Image Two #babygorillas, rescued from #poachers in...

Two #babygorillas, rescued from #poachers in two separate incidents in late September, are now being cared for at an orphan sanctuary in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They will undergo a quarantine of at least three months together. #animals

   

Image Polar bears dine on the severed head of a...

Polar bears dine on the severed head of a bowhead whale in Kaktovik (map), Alaska, on September 7. Left behind by traditional Inupiat hunters, whale remains this year attracted up to 80 bears a day to the village—a record, according to the Alaska Dispatch news site. #polarbears #animals

   

Image Unlikely Animals Friends....

Unlikely Animals Friends. #nationalgeographic #animals

   

Image Despite their fearsome #moniker, it turns...

Despite their fearsome #moniker, it turns out that male killer whales are mama’s boys who have a hard time surviving on their own.  Scientists think that’s one of the reasons the female of the species go through an unusually long menopause.  These post-menopausal years can make a big difference for a male killer whale.  Researchers found that males who had lost their mothers — even mature ones — were fourteen times more likely to die than males whose mothers were still living. #animals #nature

   

Image My Life as a Turkey Wild Turkey Fact Sheet....

My Life as a Turkey Wild Turkey Fact Sheet. #nature #animals #facts | Class: Aves Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae Subfamily: Meleagridinae Genus: Meleagris Species: Meleagris gallopavo Subspecies: There are five subspecies of North American wild turkey: Eastern, Osceola, Rio Grande, Merriam’s, and Gould’s. Size and weight: The wild turkey is the heaviest member of the Galliformes order. The male typically weighs between 11 to 24 pounds and is 39-49 inches long.

   

Video Image Polar Bear Mom and Cubs - When they're not...

Polar Bear Mom and Cubs - When they're not playing, polar bear cubs learn under the watchful eye of their mother. #animals #KnowledgeTV #Documentary #Naturetv #Talks #Conservation

   

Image Emperor Penguins | Photograph by Paul...

Emperor Penguins | Photograph by Paul Nicklen, Life is safer at the colony, where predators are few and company is close | #animals #nature #photography

   

Image Almost human - London-based photographer Tim...

Almost human - London-based photographer Tim Flach's latest project, titled More Than Human, consists of intimate studio portraits of various wild animals, from various monkeys and apes to specially-bred featherless chickens... #photography #animals

   

Video Image National Geographic Live! - Steve Winter: On...

National Geographic Live! - Steve Winter: On the Trail of the #Tiger - #Animals #KnowledgeTV #Documentary #Naturetv #Talks #Conservation

   

Image Positively #Dog Training Masterful advice in...

Positively #Dog Training Masterful advice in an iPad e-book for raising obedient pups, by James Thorne. #Pets #Animals #Knowledgefix #Justlearned #Technology #Tips

   

Video Image World's Weirdest - Penguin Parent Powers -...

World's Weirdest - Penguin Parent Powers - When it comes to staying in touch, penguins have the ultimate family plan. Even in a noisy colony of thousands, penguin parents and their chicks can always recognize each other's unique vocalizations. #Animals #KnowledgeTV #Documentary #Naturetv

   

Video Image World's Deadliest - Lion Cubs vs. Baboon -...

World's Deadliest - Lion Cubs vs. Baboon - #Animals #KnowledgeTV #Documentary #Naturetv

   

Image Born on the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii, Zoe...

Born on the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii, Zoe is the only known captive white (golden) Zebra in existence. #animals #nature #justlearned #science

   

Video Image World's Deadliest - Fishing Bats | #animals...

World's Deadliest - Fishing Bats | #animals #nature #knowledgetv #naturetv

   

Video Image The Incredible Dr. Pol - Checking the Horses...

The Incredible Dr. Pol - Checking the Horses - #knowledgetv #nature #naturetv #animals

   

Image The panda, also known as the giant panda to...

The panda, also known as the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to central-western and south western China (Wikipedia). Photo by Tim Flach | #photogrpahy #nature #animals #pandas

   

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