Many ant species are territorial and aggressive. That maybe wouldn’t be so bad if ants were loners, but they tend to stick together in groups, sometimes tens of thousands strong.
Back in the early 2000s, ornithologist Doug Levey was teaching a course at the University of Florida when he had a weird idea about poop.
When I wrote about the kakapo—a chubby, flightless parrot that looks like a parakeet crossed with an owl crossed with a Muppet—last year, a group of the birds had recently arrived at their new home on
For some animals, putting in extra hours can be deadly.
Make most cobras angry, and they’ll bite you and inject the bite with a dose of venom.
This is a little hard to report with a straight face, but it seems that some of the dead can’t rest in peace.
For ants and other social insects, form and function have strong ties.
Three-toed sloths are just that: three-toed, and slothful.
Bad breath usually won’t win you many friends, but at least it will keep your enemies at arm’s length, too.