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Shy wild boars are sometimes better mothers

It has been known for years that personality traits of animals, such as aggressiveness, risk-taking, curiosity or sociality, may have far-reaching consequences for reproduction and survival. However, separating the effect ...

dateJun 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Penguin chicks huddle up for heat, protection

Location and environmental conditions may influence when gentoo chicks huddle in cold, wet Antarctic conditions, according to a study published February 3, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caitlin Black from the ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Epigenetics in wild guinea pigs

Fathers are able to adjust to increasing temperatures within their own lifetime and do transmit this information to their offspring. This has now been shown for the first time in a wild animal. The findings were the result ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Biotechnology
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