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Echidna

Classification

Tachyglossus Aculeatus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Monotremata

Family: Tachyglossidae

Genus: Tachyglossus

Species: Aculeatus

Anatomy

Behavior

Echidnas are solitary animals. They tend to overlap others’ territories, but do not spend time with them.  404 more words

Pittsburgh Giraffe

These long legged animals are amazing and unique. No other animal comes close to being this tall or having such a log neck. You might confuse a panther with a cougar, a wolf with a coyote but Giraffes are unique among all the mammals. 31 more words

Scenic Views

Tiny male seal pup named Timbit rescued and in the care of Vancouver Aquarium

A tiny male seal pup, only a few days old, is the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre’s newest resident.

Aquarium staff named him Timbit and said the tiny seal weighs just over eight kilograms, is covered in the soft fur of a preemie pup and still has remnants of the umbilical cord attached. 323 more words

News

Chuck That! It Ain't February.

I’ve been procrastinating on an article for this site for at least three months. I was going to write a brief review of a couple of ecologically-minded books; I even wrote two drafts–but, I ramble and you don’t care. 894 more words

High hopes in low light

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty confused these days. Spin seems to dominate and logical, empirical decision-making seems to be out of the window. 314 more words