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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral


Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

Location: #science
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Sep 13

Welcome to Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

I never cease to be awed by the splendor of the natural world, by the forces that shape the earth, and by the diversity and ingenuity of the life that populates it.

Animal | Vegetable | Mineral is a group where those who share this fascination can discuss the Earth and animal sciences of geology, volcanology, seismology, ecology, ethology, primatology, entymology—basically all the –ologies of the natural world. 

For general science, chemistry, genetics, or evolution, please post in the Science! group. For posts on animal rights and welfare, please post in Animal Care. For cosmology, please post in The Daily Cosmos. For green living, sustainability, and environmental activism, please post in the Green Atheists group.

Action Alert & Petition Thread
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature
News Thread: Empathy and Reciprocity in Animals
The AVM Book Thread
The AVM Video Thread
Website Links: Conservation, Protection, and Advocacy


Discussion Forum

New species found in Australia

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Nov 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

Started by Michel. Last reply by Neal Jul 11, 2013. 5 Replies

The intelligence of octopuses

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The AVM Video Thread

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by doone Jun 12, 2013. 402 Replies

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by doone Jun 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Atlantic puffins in peril in US

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by doone on September 8, 2015 at 2:38pm

Nice Elephants! and a good evolution video!

Comment by Stephen Brodie on September 8, 2015 at 2:36pm

Comment by Chris on July 23, 2015 at 12:45am

I'm curious about cricket accents. 

Are any entomologists within the group studying that?

Comment by Stephen Brodie on February 21, 2015 at 5:47pm

Comment by Stephen Brodie on February 21, 2015 at 5:46pm

Comment by doone on July 20, 2014 at 9:35am

Only in Africa, the cub of the Lion King  

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Comment by doone on July 13, 2014 at 8:25am

Relax Time. Happy Sunday :)

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Comment by doone on June 3, 2014 at 5:56pm

Sauroposeidon might have done it in the water.

Sauroposeidon might have done it in the water.
Jose Antonio Penas/Science Photo Library

This sauropod dinosaur lived around 110 million years ago. It may have the longest neck of any dinosaur, reaching up to 12 metres. This dinosaur, which was herbivorous like all sauropods, lived on the shores of what is now the Gulf of Mexico. And also had sex there. With its ridiculously long neck thrown back like this (maybe).

Some people have suggested that female dinosaurs would have struggled to bear the load of males during mating. If males did throw their leg over the female, like elephants and rhinos do today, the load would have been no more than what a female dinosaur lifting one leg up to walk experienced. In the words of biomechanics expert R. McNeill Alexander: “If dinosaurs were strong enough to walk, they were strong enough to copulate.”

Comment by Hope on April 26, 2014 at 6:07pm

Baby mouse-deer born at a zoo in Spain

This baby deer, about the size of a hamster, was born to a special breeding programme designed in response to the deforestation of its Asian habitat

A newborn deer "no bigger than a hamster" has been born at a zoo in southern Spain.

The java mouse-deer is one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world, and weighs no more than 1kg when fully grown. It is also said to be an intelligent species, symbolising wisdom in its native Java, according to The Local.

This baby deer is the eighth to be born in Bioparc Fuengirola, which runs a special programme to breed the rare and adorable species. It lives with its family in the zoo's Hidden Forest, a recreation of the ruins of temples lost in the Asian jungle.

Its mother was born at the same zoo seven years ago, and its father moved from Zoo Lille in France last year.

Bioparc Fuengirola says there are currently 43 Java mouse-deer in Europe, but believes the species' numbers will decline due to massive deforestation in South East Asia and the replacement of jungles with oil palm plantations.


Comment by doone on April 25, 2014 at 6:59pm
Song thrush

Song thrush


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