ask your weird animal questions

This week on Weird Animal Questions, we’re focusing on the critters closest to your heart—pets. If we were going to domesticate another species like we did with cats (sorta) and dogs (yeay!), what would be the best candidate?—Charles Martin via Facebook A. We didn’t domesticate the dog so much as the wolf domesticated itself, and…

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Welcome back to Weird Animal Questions, where you post or tweet your questions on anything animal and we answer a few every week. Your questions were all about aquatic animals this time around, so let’s get right into the swim. What’s the biggest known great white shark?—Kevin, California Dana Ehret, curator of paleontology at the Alabama…

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Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, where we answer your wildest questions about anything animal.  Today’s post is all avian, starting with one bird’s topsy-turvy table manners. Why Does a Flamingo Eat Upside Down? Brittney from the U.S. sent in this question about the flamingo dining experience, which, it turns out, actually starts with…

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Do you have a loony question about loons? Need the dirt on mudbugs? Something about monkeys driving you bananas? Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, your weekly opportunity to get your questions about odd animal phenomena answered. This week we’re tackling a big issue: the giants of the animal kingdom. Can We Make…

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Have a mad question about March hares? Something about squirrels driving you nuts? Want the poop on dung beetles? Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, in which we answer a few of your awesome animal inquiries each week. Let’s jump right in, because the first question is about dolphins. Do Dolphins Send Us…

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Do you have a cuckoo question about cuckoos? Is a question about monkeys driving you ape? Want some crazy answers about crazy ants? Welcome to our inaugural column of Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, where we give you a chance to satiate your curiosity about the wild world. Don’t be shy—ask your questions below in the comments…

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