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This beetle can somehow survive being eaten by a predator

August 3rd, 2020

A researcher in Japan has identified an incredible escape behavior in a species of beetle that is often eaten by frogs. The beetle actively crawls its way through the frog’s body and finds the “back door.” After escaping, the beetles appear to be in good health. In the animal kingdom, if you get eaten that’s …

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Endangered ‘scrotum frog’ of Lake Titicaca is in serious trouble

July 29th, 2020

The Peru giant frog, also known as the “scrotum frog” due to its wrinkled skin, is seriously endangered.  A multinational effort is now underway to save the species from total destruction as human trapping and invasive species have pushed it to the brink. The frog lives almost exclusively in Lake Titicaca on the border of …