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April 16th, 2008

The Red and White Uakari [Apr. 16th, 2008|05:54 am]
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The name comes from locals in the New World who named them "Dutchmen." They though the red faces looked like sunburned Europeans who were coming over.

They are so awesomely hideous I wanted to post them. According to wikipedia the reason their faces look so fucked up is because they have almost no bodyfat so their bald heads look like skulls.

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Male Lactation [Apr. 16th, 2008|05:07 pm]
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The Dayak fruitbat, found in Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra, apparently has a feature unique among mammals - the males lactate. Scientists aren't quite sure why, but it might be in order to assist the female in nursing the young, or the result of eating plants with estrogen-mimicking compounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayak_fruit_bat#Paternal_Lactation
http://www.batcon.org/batsmag/v13n1-7.html
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The Wandering Albatross [Apr. 16th, 2008|08:54 pm]
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The article is a bit old (October 2007), but I didn't see this in community before. Actually came out not long before this place existed.
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Who would have thought that the wandering albatross flew around the earth randomly with absolutely no plan? Apparently the person who named it.



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pennant-winged nightjar [Apr. 16th, 2008|11:40 pm]
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It's a bird! It's a kite! It's a secret government unmanned flight project!



Well, really it's the Pennant-winged Nightjar.

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