Posted by Simone Scully

This Monkey Never Cheats

This Monkey Never Cheats

Few animals mate for life, and even when they do, genetic tests have shown that most animals still mess around once in a while. But, according to a new study, there is one monkey – the Azara’s owl monkey – who never cheats on its mate. This nocturnal South American species is the only primate and … Continue reading

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Why Sloths Leave the Trees to Poop

Three-toed sloths rarely leave the trees where they live: They eat, sleep, mate and even give birth in the branches.  In fact, they hardly move at all, spending as much as 20 hours a day sleeping and conserve energy. Their diet of leaves is not very nutritional, so their energy is mostly used slowly eating … Continue reading

AUDUBON MAGAZINE: Nature’s Real Vampires

AUDUBON MAGAZINE: Nature’s Real Vampires

Some emerge at night, creeping up on their unsuspecting prey under cover of darkness. Others are so stealthy or well camouflaged that their victims never see them coming. Many of them have razor-sharp teeth, and some can jump up to 150 times their own height or defy assassination attempts. All, however, are after the same prize: warm, oozing blood.
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Audubon Magazine Blog Posts

Audubon Magazine Blog Posts

As a magazine reporting intern for Audubon Magazine, I will be contributing a couple posts a week to the magazine’s blog.  You can follow my work on the blog by CLICKING HERE or on the image above.  I will also post them on the home page of this site, on the right hand side of … Continue reading