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My Family and Other Beasts

This is my sofa. It is a very comfortable sofa, on my verandah. I share it with a colony of ants and a family of skinks (a pretty kind of lizard with iridescent skin). 1,979 more words


Hope for Heart Transplants

By Julia Newman

Fig 1: Baboons serve as a model organism for humans in organ transplant studies.

Eight thousand people in the United States die each year while waiting for a viable heart transplant, but recent baboon studies suggest that scientists may one day be able to drastically decrease this statistic. 192 more words

Stony Brook University

Having a bad childhood has repercussions - for animals, too.

People who’ve experienced a bad, perhaps traumatic childhood, are less likely to live long, happy, fulfilled adult lives. It turns out that the same is true for baboons. 154 more words


An entertaining and interesting read about the authors experiences while living in Kenya and working as a scientist. Great reading while out on safari.


Are humans unique?

We have all interacted with animals, seen them at zoos, marveled at them (watching Nat Geo documentaries). If you are like me, you may have wondered whether they are programmed automatons (“fixed action patterns”) or alternately have a “rich” inner life (don’t accuse me of anthropomorphism just yet). 173 more words


Knowsley Safari Park

I’m always on the look out for things to do in and around Manchester that doesn’t necessarily involve food and drink. And it’s always nice to get out of the city from time to time and experience a bit of green grass and fresh air. 324 more words


#CapeTown Cape Point/Good Hope

While I expected the beaches to be my favorite part of my Cape Town adventure it was actually the tour to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point that blew me away. 429 more words

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