Written by PETA
How far will a mother go
to save her child? Straight into the heart of danger, such as in the case of a
deer whose fawn had fallen in a crack in a rock wall. The mother deer kept returning throughout the night and
morning. Then, while firefighters tried to rescue the fawn, the deer stuck
close to the potentially dangerous humans and loud machinery to watch out for
While many of us would be
doomed without our GPS systems, loggerhead turtles
are born with the ability to navigate by reading the Earth's magnetic field.
There is also evidence that many species, including pigeons, chickens, naked
mole rats, and cattle, also detect the Earth's geomagnetic field.
rivals any advanced vision equipment our military has created. Bees navigate using
only polarized light in the sky and the 5,000 individual dots that make up a
single image in their compound eyes.
Since they don't make
their own poison, African
crested rats bathe themselves in
tree poison to protect themselves from predators.
Few would question dogs' superior sense of smell.
While we might think that all roses smell the same, dogs can detect different
smells on each petal of a single flower, such as traces of other flowers'
pollen left by insects and humans who have touched it. Another good reason to let
your dog stop and smell the roses!
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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