Philippine Scops Owl: The Skull Crusher

On April 26, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) hangs out in the forests of the Philippines. They stand around 20 cm tall and have distinctive sticky-up ears, as is the fashion amongst the 45+ types of scops...

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World’s Biggest Bat: Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox

On January 10, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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This benign behemoth of the skies lives in the Philippines and, unfortunately, as with most large mammals in the region, it’s facing extinction through deforestation and poaching. The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known...

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Bloke From Philippines Has Surgery To Look Like Superman

On September 9, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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I mean, most people like Superman. You know, he can fly and shoot lazers out of his eyes and things. What’s not to like? But this chap from the Philippines has gone a...

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Why Have Thresher Sharks Got Such Long Tails?

On July 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

An article this week in the Plos One journal documents how pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) utilise that wonderfully long caudal fin of theirs. Threshers are a relatively rare species and not that much is known about their habitats and hunting...

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