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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Bat Says Hi as It Hunts

Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.

July 7, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Barn Owl Babies Can Be Helpful Hatch Mates

Food sharing is mainly found in adult animals as a part of social bonding. But in a rarely observed behavior in birds, older barn owl chicks will share food with younger ones.

May 14, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Lemur Flirting Uses Common Scents

To entice female ring-tailed lemurs, males rub wrist secretions, which include compounds we use in perfumes, onto their tail and then wave it near the gals.

May 11, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

New Data on Killer House Cats

Wild cats kill more animals than domestic ones do. But pet cats kill many more of them in a small area than similarly sized wild predators.

April 29, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

What’s a Narwhal’s Tusk For?

Although the tusk can be a weapon, the variation in tusk length among animals of similar body size points to it being primarily a mating status signal.

April 9, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman
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