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Here are the top ten articles for the Animal Life Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Why are Baby Animals Cute?
Have you ever wondered why your heart melts at the sight of a baby animal, or what causes people to want to care for them? The answers might surprise you.
2. The Protection of Dolphins
Six months out of every year an unprecedented slaughter takes place in Taiji, Japan, as migrating dolphins are driven into a cove for slaughter. This reality needs a prompt change.
3. Hermaphrodite Hyenas?
Hyenas always get a bad rap - but these animals are truly fascinating creatures, with some physical and social characteristics that are truly unique. (Note: there is some information in this article that may not be appropriate for very young readers.)
4. There is No Alpha Wolf
We think we know all about wolf packs and how they operate, but new findings suggest that we have been wrong all this time.
5. Rhino Horn Consumption Myths
It is time to dispel the myths of rhinoceros horn being an effective aphrodisiac and the purported fountain of youth. Let us shed light on how our ignorance is killing off an endangered species.
6. Endangered Arctic Animals Under Siege
Governments turn a blind eye towards established conservation laws for oil profits.
7. The Flamboyant Courtship of the Peacock Spider
Even if you hate spiders, you cannot help but to love this little guy!
8. Animals Help Relieve Depression
Amidst economic strife, high unemployment rates, tenuous future security, and struggles with self-esteem, it is little surprise that depression is a chronic reality for many. One of the most effective ways to help combat this condition is by taking advantage of the human-animal bond.
9. Meet the Furry Caterpillar
This caterpillar might look like a real-life Star Trek Tribble because of its furry exterior and unassuming demeanor, but this critter packs a poisonous punch.
10. Japan Pursues Whales Regardless of Court Ruling
Japan says it will hunt whales in Antarctic and pacific waters after the International Court of Justice ruling banned the country from whaling off Antarctica.
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