Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Chimpanzee Hand Gestures

May 9, 2011

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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ARKive

March 10, 2011

We’ve covered the BBC Wildlife Finder before. Here’s another great site that provides a multimedia guide to animals, plants and fungi.

http://www.arkive.org/

Monkey Day

December 14, 2010

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 and storytelling:

http://www.monkeyday.com/

How the Cat got the Cream

November 18, 2010

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

Great Apes

October 21, 2010

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have been very busy. There has been a study into the behaviour of great apes with the theory that they could be more closely related to humans than first thought:

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,118617,en.html

Norwegian Cartozoologic Society

January 6, 2010

How many times have you looked at a map and thought “Crikey, that street layout doesn’t ‘alf look like an aardvark!”? This society was conceived in 1974 to promote “The science or practice of discovering and studying animals outlined paradigmatically by street layouts as they appear on maps”. What a shame that the site exhibits so few examples and appears not to have developed at all since 2003.

http://www.kartozoologi.no/English/index.html

There are some interesting comments at

http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/422-cartozoological-specimens/#comments

BBC Wildlife Finder

December 16, 2009

The BBC has launched an amazing archive of wildlife videos, sounds  and stories. The wildlife finder gives you access to an ever growing collection of BBC natural history programmes, with video clips from series such as: Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life on Earth, Natural World, the Nature of Britain and many more.

TOTD’s favourite video is the Manta Rays which glide through the seas with such elegance and grace.

You’ll find a wealth of information on this wonderful new website from the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder/

Bemboo’s Zoo

October 22, 2009

Bemboo’s Zoo is a site populated with an A-Z of animals made from the letters and punctuation which make up their names. It’s great fun, not just for kids -grown ups too will laugh at the clever way the animals come to life from the jumbled up letters.

http://www.bemboszoo.com/

This is a joyous website, beautifully designed and bound to make you smile.

RSPCA Week

April 28, 2009

This week is the RSPCA’s national fundraising and awareness campaign where there are many opportunities to get involved and help raise money. Here are more details on their website:

http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RSPCA/RSPCARedirect&pg=rspcaweek

Animals that Dance!

January 10, 2009

Okay – as Saturday arrives, inspiration has taken a nosedive. However, the Basenji puppies dancing in the link below made me smile – so here they are! I hope they make you smile too.

http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/rugosab/