Animal Reproduction

Pregnant Males: Seahorses and Pipefishes

June 24, 2020 0
A certain level of sex-role reversal is observed in insects, amphibians, and birds, but nowhere is it more clearly developed than in the seahorses and pipefishes. In these species, males get pregnant and give birth […]
Animal Parenting

Can Males Lactate?

June 17, 2020 1
It is physiologically possible for males to lactate! As we know, the female investment in almost all animals is much higher than that of males based solely on the value of eggs versus sperm. However, […]
Book Excerpts

“Wasteful” Killing in the Insect World

June 10, 2020 0
A point about humanity that I find thoroughly upsetting is trophy hunting. If you have no plans to utilize what you are going to kill to improve your biological fitness, then in my opinion there […]
Animal Parenting

Lactation in Spotted Hyenas

June 3, 2020 0
Hyena societies are matriarchal, which means that females are the socially dominant sex. They live in groups of sexually mature females and their offspring. When young males reach sexual maturity they are kicked out of […]
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Animal Health

How Birds Manage Their Weight

May 27, 2020 0
For most members of the animal kingdom, a little extra fat on the body is a good thing. It acts as insulation in cooler climates and can come in handy as an energy source in […]
Animal Parenting

The Impact of Stress During Lactation

May 20, 2020 0
In addition to the varied concentrations of bioactives in mothers’ milk, mothers can also feel varied levels of stress during lactation. This results in varied concentrations of stress factors in milk. The Stress on First-Time […]
Animal Parenting

Animal-Themed Mother’s Day Cards

May 6, 2020 0
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I made a few cards for moms based on my book Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom. I hope these make you and your mom smile! Let […]