Types of Ducks

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Types of Ducks

When most people think of ducks, they imagine a mallard or something similar, something they’ve seen. Some people know, though, that there are actually many different types of ducks. Though they all belong to the Anatidae family, the family of ducks has such diversity that you can group them into even smaller divisions by their common characteristics. 

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Wild video shows vegan protesters beefing with burger-gobbling pranksters

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He went HAM on the vegans.

A UK TikTok troll ignited the ire of herbivores everywhere after filming himself eating a massive hamburger at a vegan demonstration. A clip of his meat-licious trolling currently boasts 6 million views and over 1 million likes.

The beef began after Jordan Adams asked his near 750,000 followers what he should do for his next prank, whereupon he was dared to “eat the world’s biggest hamburger in front of vegan protesters,” per the carnivorous clip.

It appears that Adams put his money where his mouth is. The next shot shows the prankster chowing down

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When the Criminal Is Furry and Has a Penchant for Garbage

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We also learn of something called the “fecal harness,” a contraption to collect animal waste — “a sort of feed bag in reverse.” Wildlife excrement furnishes huge amounts of information for inquiring naturalists, whose analysis has come a long way. In the bad old days, “if you wanted to know what a species was eating, you opened a few hundred stomachs,” Roach writes. A paper on screech owls from 1900, for example, lists the contents inside 255 owl innards. Reading about all that killing made her tired and sad, Roach writes, but she also found it “vaguely festive” thanks to

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Funny Wildlife Photos Guaranteed To Make You Smile

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Wild and crazy wildlife moments captured on film can make you crack up at the odd poses, faces and moments that are caught with the click of a camera shutter. And some images are so funny, they deserve an award.

Each year the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards honors the world’s best and most hilarious images of wildlife. For the 2021 awards, 42 images made

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The Day – It’s time to cut out dissection in schools

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Pencils, check. Notebook, check. Backpack, check. Scalpel…wait, what?

If you think knives don’t belong on a school-supply list, you’re in good company: Studies show that as many as 25% of secondary students object to dissecting animals. Yet this antiquated teaching method will still be on the syllabus for many middle and high school students as they return to classes this fall. As an adjunct professor of biology for over a decade, I know that teaching life science by killing and cutting up animals is not only counterproductive but also cruel — and for many students, it’s a barrier to learning.

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