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Animal behavior

Water sticks to the snakes’ backs because of special properties of their scales.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Estimates of animal populations made by local residents and field scientists are similar.

Brian Owens, Contributor

309 million years ago an animal that resembled a lizard wrapped its tail around a younger member of its species.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Damselfish often end up raising young that aren't their own.

Amanda Heidt, Contributor

Cowbirds outsource parenting to other species, but an innate password tells their children to copy cowbird songs.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image shows numerous termites gathered around a hole.

Underground species eats or buries its dead, depending on likelihood of catching disease.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Saharan insects use breakneck speeds to beat the desert heat while finding food.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

To get wildlife data, scientists have jumped out of helicopters and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to venomous snakes.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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