Why Pandas Do Handstands

Why Pandas Do Handstands

And Other Curious Truths About Animals

Book - 2006
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Did you know that...•shark embryos can attack?•caterpillars can tap dance?• koalas have fingerprints almost identical to those of humans?And, who would have guessed that...•chimpanzees talk about food?•male animals from hot climates make bad fathers?•owls employ snakes as babysitters?•rats can learn the differences between languages?•some parasites castrate their victims?•dogs can see moving objects up to 985 yards away?•ants won't cross a chalk line?•a sloth moves so slowly that fungus grows on its feet?Astonishing new facts about animals are discovered every day. Here, gathered together in one book, are hundreds of the most fascinating, often funny, and, occasionally, just plain bizarre snippets known about animals freshly gleaned from the most up-to-date scientific observations and experiments. With chapters on every aspect of animal life -- from how they communicate with one another to their highly unusual parenting practices to their lively and varied sex lives -- Augustus Brown has compiled a charming, educational, and supremely entertaining book that will satisfy even the most obsessive animal lover.So, dig in to this irresistibly entertaining and utterly engrossing inside look at the animal kingdom at its most peculiar!
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781416531906
1416531904
Call Number: 591.5 BROWN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Animal behavior -- Miscellanea.

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forbesrachel Apr 23, 2013

A fun collection of interesting, and amusing facts about things we never knew animals did.

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pieterz
Feb 12, 2012

Funny facts, but also fascinating to see what nature has in store - and how much humans are NOT the best animal of the bunch.

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Shihtzulover
Feb 12, 2008

If you like a good laugh this title is for you. Snippets of ,often humorous, information are arranged in eleven sections, from how animals communicate with each other, to how they raise their children, to how they move around.They entertain and educate the reader while enticing him/her to investigate things more fully using the comprehensive reference section at the book's end as a starting point.

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