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SIMON’S CAT-A VIDEO

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SIMON’S CAT

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https://youtu.be/w0ffwDYo00Q

freaky but creative dog grooming

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freaky but creative dog grooming

 

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Photographer Captures The Strange World Of Creative Dog Grooming

Zeon Santos • 15 minutes ago • 0

The world of creative dog grooming revolves around color usage, contour shapes, and other design principles that feel right at home in print but are hard to imagine seeing on your pet.

Paul Nathan is a fashion photographer who was captivated by the strange beauty of creatively groomed canines, specifically those who compete in a national competition called Intergroom, so he put his pretty pictures of dogs looking rather ridiculous into a book appropriately entitled Groomed.

Dogs that have undergone a creative grooming makeover look fine on stage with the other colorful contestants, but they would look completely ridiculous walking around the neighborhood!

-Via Beautiful/Decay

 

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MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY OKLAHOMA OK.

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MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY, OKLAHOMA,CITY,OK.                                            http://www.museumofosteology.org/

AFTER WATCHING A SHOW ON THE MUSEUM I FOUND IT FASINATING,YOU MAY FIND IT GRUESOME, BUT IT’S WORTH WATCHING. I THINK IF I WERE NOT A WRITER I MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST! I WATCH FORENSIC SHOWS WHENEVER I CAN AND LOVE THEM. YES THAT’S RATHER WEIRD AND MAYBE SCARY, BUT HECK THAT’S WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN.I AM STILL A HARMLESS HIPPIE WITH UNDERLYING PSYCHOLICAL ISSUES, JUST KIDDING!
SO GO AHEAD AND WATCH THE VIDEOS AND ENJOY THE BUGS AND THE BLEACH! HOBO HIPPIE.

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Book your Birthday party, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, Baby Shower, even your Wedding at the Museum! Click here for details.

VISIT THE MUSEUM FROM THE COOL SHOW “MODERN MARVELS”
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VIRTUAL VISIT TO THE MUSEUM

MORE VIDEO
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Museum Exhibits

ABOUT SKULLS

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CLEANING A SKULL
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What is a Skeleton?

Invertebrates are animals with no vertebral column or “backbone”. There are millions of animal species with exoskeletons; including insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and snails.

Vertebrates are animals that possess a vertebral column or “backbone”. Vertebrate animals include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many species of fish.

Museum Environment

From comparative anatomy to classification to adaptation and locomotion, The Museum of Osteology has been designed with learning in mind. Currently displaying nearly 300 skeletons from all corners of the world, visitors have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast many rare species normally not seen in museum exhibits.

Explorer’s Corner

Get up close and personal for a hands on experience with over a dozen real animal skulls. A one of a kind experience for kids to handle and examine various North American species.

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Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of organisms. Compare the specimens on display in this exhibit and you may notice that they all have the same basic design including a skull, 4 limbs, a spinal column, a torso, and a pelvis.

Adaptation & Locomotion

Adaptation is a process of nature in which an organisim becomes better suited to it’s habitat. Adaptations can be found throughout nature. This exhibit features several different types of locomotion found in the animal kingdom.

Forensic Pathology

The pathology of a skull can tell you what may have caused an animals death. Pathology is damage that may be the result of trauma, disease or infection.

Primates: Monkey & Apes

The order Primates, meaning “prime or first rank”, contains approximately 431 species of lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. Most primates are arboreal and live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas.

Reptiles & Amphibians

There are over 6300 species belonging to the class Amphibia including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. Amphibians are cold-blooded animals whose skin is covered in a layer of mucus which helps to keep them moist.

Members of the Class Reptilia are characterized as air-breathing, egg-laying, cold-blooded (poikilothermic) animals whose skin is usually covered by scales.

Marsupials

Marsupials are pouch-bearing mammals who give birth to underdeveloped offspring. These offspring complete their development within the mother’s pouch. There is great diversity within this order.

Carnivora

Carnivore means “flesh-eater”, and although this may refer to any mammal dining exclusively on other animals, is also the order assigned by taxonomists to include dogs, cats, bears and weasels.

Aves

The class Aves includes all birds. These warm-blooded vertebrates have feathered covered bodies, give birth to egg-bound young and most have two limbs modified for flight.

Flightless Birds

There are many species of flightless birds ranging from rails to penguins to the ostrich. Flightless birds evolved from birds that could fly but

Oklahoma Wildlife

You guessed it, species found and collected solely in the Sooner state. If it’s a species that makes Oklahoma it’s own, you’ll probably find it in Oklahoma Wildlife. View the scissor-tail flycatcher skeleton, the American bison, Beaver, Squirrels, Muskrat, Box turtle, Mice, and Fox!

HOW MUCH DO ANIMALS REALLY KNOW

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The news you’re not supposed to know…

  Science/Technology Source: PARADE Magazine Print

How Much Do Animals Really Know?

Scientists are taking a new look at the surprising evidence.
By Eugene Lınden


We all want to believe our pet is as smart as it seems, and every now and then a dog or cat does something astonishing. In 2003 in Kentucky, a dog named Scooby limped to a vet’s office after being hit by a car. A year later in Richland, Wash., a rottweiler named Faith hit 911 on the speed dial with its nose and barked into the phone after its owner fell out of her wheelchair.

Are these slam-dunk cases of animal intelligence? The answer used to be a definitive “no,” but now we can say “maybe.” 

Scientists are seeing evidence of higher mental abilities in a wider range of animals than previously imagined. They have also observed unexpected traits and skills, like empathy and the ability to fashion weapons.

Empathy—being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes—is important because it is the basis of morality. But empathy is very difficult to prove. Actions don’t always imply intent. Thus, skeptics have tended to dismiss accounts of chimps helping other chimps, dolphins saving drowning people and elephants supporting their injured herd mates. In lab experiments, rats have been shown to refuse food if their eating causes suffering for other rats. But Harvard biologist Marc Hauser has pointed out that the rats might simply be avoiding unpleasant squealing. 

Empathy relies on self-awareness. Only an animal that recognizes itself can understand another’s plight. So there’s the gauntlet: If you can prove that an animal knows it is a separate creature from others, the case for animal empathy becomes stronger.

A widely used test for a sense of self is to see whether an animal recognizes itself in a mirror. Experimenters will put a mark on an animal’s forehead, then place the animal in front of a mirror. Monkeys, cats and rats react as though they are encountering another member of their species and have shown no curiosity about the mark. By contrast, dolphins and great apes realize that they are looking at themselves.

Do elephants care? 
Elephants have the largest brain of any land animal, but not much is known about how they use it. 

Last fall, Joshua Plotnik, an Emory University graduate student, published the results of a mirror test he’d done with elephants. Working with Emory’s Frans de Waal, a pioneer in the study of chimpanzee intelligence, and Diana Reiss, who devised a version of the mirror test for dolphins, Plotnik installed a sturdy 8×8-foot Plexiglass mirror in an enclosure at New York City’s Bronx Zoo. Keepers painted a white X on the foreheads of three females—Maxine, Patty and Happy. Then Plotnik sat back and enjoyed the show.

The results were fascinating. The three females seemed to recognize right off the bat that the image was not another elephant. They experimented with the reflected image just like kids—moving their heads to the side and watching how the mirror image reacted. Happy used the image to guide her trunk so that she could examine the white X marked on her forehead. 

It may not sound like much, but this means that Happy has a prerequisite for recognizing that another animal—or human—needs help. And if Happy has the capacity for empathy, so do all elephants.

That’s what seemed to happen once at the Indianapolis Zoo. Sophi, a female elephant, watched her keepers push a heavy cart across the yard after cleaning up the enclosure. The elephant had never received any training to do chores, but suddenly she started to push too. Was Sophi displaying empathy? We have no way of knowing, notes Deborah Olson, a director at the zoo, but the staff keenly felt Sophi’s attachment to them.

Actually, examples of animal empathy have long been noted. What’s new today is that scientists seem ready to accept the idea that animals may be conscious or smart. Frans de Waal cites an example of chimp empathy dating back to 1910: A Russian scientist couldn’t get a chimp to come down from a roof unless she pretended she was hurt. Only now are such stories receiving a hearing in the scientific establishment. 

“We are now much freer to talk about mental processes and emotions in animals that 15 years ago would have been laughed out of the room,” says de Waal.

Animals bearing arms
The use of tools—and weapons—is considered a mark of higher intelligence. In the 1960s, the idea that animals might fashion weapons was the stuff of science-fiction films. Then, in 1999, a team led by Richard Wrangham of Harvard observed chimps using sticks to beat other chimps. Even more stunning were reports published this spring by Jill Pruetz of Iowa State University about chimps in the savannas of Senegal fashioning sticks into spears, which they used to hunt small primates called bush babies. 

These chimps may have been hunting for a very long time—there’s evidence that they pass on such expertise from generation to generation. The primatologist Christophe Boesch has observed chimps using granite stones to crack panda nuts in the Ivory Coast’s Tai Forest since the 1980s. But this year, Boesch and Julio Mercader of the University of Calgary uncovered nut-cracking stones in that same forest dating back 4,300 years—even before early Africans started using agriculture. This means that, unknown to science, the chimps have been doing something in close proximity to humans for thousands of years.

As scientists continue to investigate evidence of intelligence, empathy and foresight in animals, we’re also likely to broaden our understanding of the origins and nature of human ingenuity. Such studies should increase our respect for the other creatures with whom we share the planet.