Carnivorous Plants Eat Bat Poo

Mammals often benefit plants by acting as seed dispersers or pollinators. In turn, the mammals receive a conveniently packaged and highly nutritious food source.

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Foxes Use Magnetic Compass for Hunting

In heavy snow, red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) hunt using a technique called “mousing.” The fox intently listens for the sounds made by a mouse or vole moving through tunnels under the snow (Figure 1). Once located, the fox erects it ears and Read More...

Solar powered Ibex

Winter is a difficult time for most mammals. Food is often in short supply and thermoregulatory costs are high. Small mammals may avoid the worst winter has to offer by entering torpor or seeking more favorable microclimates in Read More...

Leaf-eating Bats

A number of frugivorous bats are known to consume leaves on occasion (Kunz and Ingalls, 1994). Among these folivorous frugivores are several species in the genus Artibeus. Two Brazilian researchers report that another species Artibeus lituratus Read More...