Sandfish tucks legs and swims like a snake through desert sand

SandfishWASHINGTON - Scientists have found that sandfish place their limbs against their sides and create a wave motion with their bodies to propel themselves through granular media, just like a snake.

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Secret behind turtles’ upper shells lies in muscle-bone ‘origami’

turtle-shellWASHINGTON - It is due to a unique feat of “origami” with their muscles and bones that turtles develop their upper shells, according to a new study.

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Amphibians and reptiles face “mounting extinction crisis”

amphibian-and-reptileEDINBURGH - A charity has determined that a “mounting extinction crisis” is facing frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards across the UK and Europe.

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Pet hates firework, save your pet on 4th July

dogs-and-fireworksBeware not to neglect your dearly pet on 4th July, keep your pets out of fire works, they certainly won’t like noisy firework displays- and just be sure about it. If you are a new pet owner please don’t try any experiment with pet and fire works.

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Toad captured on camera while eating snake in China

mountain-toadMELBOURNE - In a rare case of a predator hunted by its prey, a toad has for the first time been captured on camera while eating a whole snake in just five minutes.

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Top 10 key facts about Swine Flu we must know

swine-fluSwine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly and through out the year causes causes illness in pigs, but  usually with a low death rates.

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Triceratops was a social animal, indicates new evidence

WASHINGTON - A new discovery of a jumble of at least three young Triceratops in the badlands of the north-central US has suggested that the three-horned dinosaurs were social animals, and may have exhibited unique gregarious groupings of juveniles.

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Why some animals eat only one type of food

WASHINGTON - Seeing a huge restaurant menu usually makes us choose an old favourite instead of trying something new. Now, scientists have claimed that, when overloaded with information, other animals too display such behaviour.

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Eleven beached whales refloated in Australia

SYDNEY - The 11 survivors from a pod of 80 whales that beached themselves near Margaret River on Australia’s west coast were pushed back out to sea Tuesday.

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Pet dog along with collar and name tag swallowed by an olive python

olive-pythonIt’s being a very early and horrible end of lively little Bindi, a three years old maltese terrier cross, owned by Patty Buntine, an australian woman lives in the Northern Territory town of Katherine.

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