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Pezoporus occidentalis

The Australian Night Parrot is the most elusive and mysterious Bird in the World.

Only three people have had a confirmed sighting in over a century. The night parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) is a small parrot endemic to the continent...
chickens

Some chickens are half male, half female.

Scientists at the Roslin Institute and the University of Edinburgh say they have discovered that bird cells don't need to be programmed by hormones. Instead...
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Dolphins have a clever trick that doesn’t involve jumping in the air for fish: They can overcome sleep deprivation and remain constantly vigilant for...
There are 40 extant species of dolphins.

There are 40 extant species of dolphins.

Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises,...
Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.

Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.

Dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors—one of the few mammals other than humans that have the ability to do so, according to a new study...
largest elephant

The largest elephant on record weighed about 24,000 pounds (10,886 kg).

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They have characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs. There are...
Elephant pregnancy

Elephant pregnancy mystery solved. Elephants are pregnant for 2 years.

The mystery of the elephant's long pregnancy has been unravelled by scientists. Elephants are highly sociable mammals with a high level of intelligence similar to...
whales heart can

A blue whale’s heart can be as large as a car. The World’s biggest...

The heart is approximately 5 feet (1.5 meters) long from the top of the aorta to the lowest chamber, weighs 400 pounds (181 kilograms)...
kiwis lay

Kiwis lay the largest egg in relation to their body size.

Kiwi are flightless birds native to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi...

Male seahorses “Hippocampus” can get pregnant.

The male seahorse "Hippocampus" is equipped with a pouch on the ventral, or front-facing, side of the tail. When mating, the female seahorse deposits up...
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