Category: Brain Dump

Why do animals play dead?

(Image credit: Popovkin) Question from Li Yung Playing dead, a  behaviour known as thanatosis, has been observed in several species in the animal kingdom. In most cases, such as that of the American opossum,...

Are any other animals monogamous?

Question from Helen Cross There are examples of monogamy throughout the animal kingdom. Gibbons, swans and black vultures are all known to pair up with a single partner, although infidelities do occasionally happen. Wandering...