Hand-feeding Wild Hyenas in Harar

Hand-feeding wild hyenas is not an unusual practice in Harar, Africa, as it appears in Episode 6 of Planet Earth Season 2. In the documentary, Attenborough describes a peaceful relationship between humans and spotted hyenas. The hyenas chomp down on the bones left in the meat market by butchers with their powerful bone-crushing jaw bones... Continue Reading →

Not so Tiny Tortoises

Anyone who has taken an evolutionary biology class knows about Darwin’s famous trip to the Galapagos during which he observed the natural phenomena that influenced the development of his Theory of Evolution. On this trip, one of the most well-known examples of his observations were the giant Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra), the largest land turtles,... Continue Reading →

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