Posts by Jess Keating

How Venom Destroys Your Insides

For many of us, spiders, snakes, and centipedes trigger an innate fear. While it may seem to be due to their often many legs, or lack thereof, deeper down the phobia comes from their venom.

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These Animals Hunt in Packs

Pack hunting: when animals team up to hunt prey too large for an individual to catch.

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Spitters and Defensive Vomiters: Nature is Gross

For the ultimate survival strategy, these animals had to look within… to their vomit.

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Bloodsuckers: These Vampires Are Out For Blood

Hematophagy; the practice of drinking blood from another animal. These predators are vampires. – Check out Skillshare and get your first 2 months free: https://skl.sh/animalogic13

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These Parasites Make Real World Zombies

Chest bursting worms, brain-eating fungus, and castrating barnacles: the world of parasites is not great. Everyone give a warm welcome to Jess Keating, who will be co-hosting Second Nature with Danielle. Jess is zoologist-turned author and illustrator who writes all about animals. We’re really excited for her to join the team, and we hope you … Continued

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Amphibious Mammals: The Life Aquatic

Sometimes ecosystems change, and currently, several species of terrestrial mammals are turning to a life in the water.

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Mimicry: A World of Imposters

Don’t trust your eyes. These mimics will have you questioning reality.

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These Parasites make Real World Zombies

Chest bursting worms, brain-eating fungus, and castrating barnacles: the world of parasites is not great. Everyone say a warm welcome to Jess Keating, who will be co-hosting Second Nature with Danielle. Jess is zoologist-turned author and illustrator who writes all about animals. We’re really excited for her to join the team, and we hope you … Continued

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