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Bats Are Into Oral Sex!

Oral sex is widely used in human foreplay, but rarely documented in other animals. Fellatio has been recorded in bonobos Pan paniscus, but even then functions largely as play behaviour among juvenile males.

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Note To Parrot Rescues, Call Your Local Media...

“Rio,” the new 3D animated film about parrots from 20th Century Fox opened Thursday in theaters nationwide and has done impressive box office business.  I’m a little concerned pet stores will be doing an impressive amount of parrot sales as a result. That scenario is exactly what happened with clown fish after "Finding Nemo" came out and dalmations after "101 Dalmations." An estimated 1 million clown fish were flushed down toilets and countless dalmations ended up in rescues

“Rio’s” premise is an important issue, parrot smuggling, but "Nemo” had one too: fish are trapped in nets for food and to fill fish tanks, as decorative items. All Nemo wanted was freedom. He escaped the tank, swam in the sea with a myriad of challenges in his way, but finally prevails and reunites with family and friends. Audiences rooted for him...

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The Golden Nightjar

Caprimulgus eximius

The Golden Nightjar is a species of nightjar in the Caprimulgidae family. It is found in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan.

Habitat

Sparsely vegetated semi-desert with grass & scrub,in sandy,gravelly,stony or rocky country;also fallow c...

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The Peruvian Booby

Sula variegata

The Peruvian Booby is an endemic bird of the Peruvian current whose distribution is restricted to the west coast of South America from Punta Pariñas (4.6°S) in Peru to Concepción in Chile (Harrison 1988). It is the second most abundant seabird species that inhabits the Peruvian Coast and the second most important guano-producing seabird. During the ...

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Southern Screamer

Chauna torquata

The Southern Screamer is also known as the Crested Screamer, belongs to the order Anseriformes. It is found in southeastern Peru, northern Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina.  Its diet consists of plants stems, seeds, leaves, and, rarely, small animals.

The Southern Screamer averages 83&n...

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