Tag: animals

Panda Cam

There has been much excitement here in the UK over the arrival of two giant panda’s from China. Tian Tian and Yang Guang now have a new home at Edinburgh Zoo and hopefully they will like each other enough to

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World’s smallest aquarium

Yesterday we had photographs of miniature water droplets. Today we continue the miniature theme with the world’s smallest aquarium. Just how rapidly, TOTD wonders, can 10 ml of water evaporate? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8778514/Worlds-smallest-aquarium-holds-just-two-teaspoons-of-water.html [Thanks to FS for this suggestion]

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Ultimate Dog Tease

This is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. This viral has been seen nearly 63 million times and no wonder –  it is both genuinely funny and very cleverly done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

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Duck of the Day

If Thing of the Day is a bit varied for you, you could try the narrower focus of this website: http://www.duckoftheday.co.uk Thanks to A for finding this.

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Chimpanzee Hand Gestures

Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have found that chimpanzees communicate using a series of hand gestures. Here is a report from the BBC with a video clip showing a few of them: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9475000/9475408.stm

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Gorilla who walks like a man!

This week Britain has a new superstar and his name is Ambam, the Western Lowland gorilla at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. Unlike most gorillas, who knuckle walk on all-fours, Ambam walks upright like a man. Check out

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Monkey Day

Today is Monkey Day, an unofficial holiday celebrated all over the world to raise awareness of monkeys and their roles in evolution, animal rights and nature. There are various competitions held all over the world such as monkey costumes, knitting

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How the Cat got the Cream

Have you ever wondered how cats are able to drink the way they do? Well, some researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have found the answer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11717510

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Useful Dog Tricks

David Allen (of ‘Getting Things Done’ fame – we have a copy in the Library if you’re struggling with the amount of ‘stuff’ to get through in your life) spotted this on YouTube while we’re on a theme of slightly

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Ever wondered what your dog really thinks?

If you haven’t  seen her yet Mishka is the dog lovers ultimate pet who talks back!

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