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The Misplaced Marsupial

We equate marsupials, mammals with pouches for carrying their young, with the land Down Under. Kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, bandicoots, Tasmanian devils, and koalas are all practically national symbols of Australia. One species of marsupial, however, has never seen the Sydney Harbor Opera House, Uluru, or the Outback. It is the opossum, the only marsupial found …

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Mad, Angry Hummingbirds

Don’t let those hummingbirds fool you. Underneath that tiny, delicate, bejeweled exterior lies the heart of a fierce, angry, territorial bully that is not shy about flashing its wickedly aggressive side. Anyone who has watched humming birds around a backyard feeder can attest to the turf wars, trash talking, pushing and shoving that commonly occurs. …

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