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How do rodents carry out ‘whisk’ assessments? | Natural History Museum

How do rodents carry out ‘whisk’ assessments? | Natural History Museum

Our world is one of light and vision We will never experience the dark as some mammals do, filled with detailed sensory information But we are beginning to understand the role of some key features, like whiskers Whiskers are particularly important for small, nocturnal, arboreal mammals. They use them for foraging, so finding and identifying …

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Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too)

Chicago Adventure, Part Four: Rodents of Unusual Size (And Other Mammals, Too)

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! Are these elephants?! Yes. – Oh my god! Here, oh let me just open my cabinet of elephants. Good thing I’ve been working out. Oh my …

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Access, community and education at Attenborough Nature Reserve

What makes Attenborough really special is the fact that people can actually see and enjoy wildlife at close quarters. For many people it’s their first experience of a natural environment, it’s the first time they come to feed the ducks, the first place they see a kingfisher. We have huge numbers of visitors and we’re …

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The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam | Forces of Nature with Brian Cox – BBC

The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam | Forces of Nature with Brian Cox – BBC

The rock that was used to build this dam contains essential minerals that have been dissolved in water Mineral rich and the calcium that these animals need to stay strong And there’s scalar dam to get them Without these salts and minerals their bones won’t grow their nervous systems and muscles can’t function Movement and …