Friday Faves October 10, 2014

Giraffes: tall, quiet, understudied

NY Times featured a nice summary of what little we know about this beautiful and socially complex animal. Read about the giraffe here.

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Cats: misunderstood again

A new survey by Cats Protection in the UK suggests that when it comes to cats, people are still in the dark. The majority of respondents were unaware of some mayor indicators of stress in cats, such as overgrooming and urination outside of the litterbox. Cat owners also had little awareness that letting strange cats enter their homes could be stressful for their cats. We've still got a long ways to go!

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Bet you've never seen a mountain lion on a treadmill at the gym!

pumaScientists worked with captive pumas to develop a collar that can track movements and activity patterns of the cats in the wild. lt's like a Fitbit for big cats, and in case you're wondering how long it takes to train a puma to use a treadmill: 10 months. Read more here!


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