Category Archives: Observations

Hawk lunch

Just watched a hawk eating squirrel for about 25 minutes in a tree on the Great Lawn in front of Shapiro.  A sizable crowd of people gathered and were talking, but the hawk seemed largely unconcerned and focused on eating.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Yes I do have a pet… Jaguar

Prr…?? I usually don’t like cats. I am more of a dog person, if anything, then a cat person. I think dogs are more fun. But if I could have ANY animal as a pet, I want anteater. But that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Outliers

It’s a real pain when you’ve got a good trend going and then one subject comes along and ruins your fun with a completely absurd (relatively) behavior.  Namely, I’m studying crow song, and one single crow came along and crowed … Continue reading Continue reading

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Open Up, It’s the PD

It’s taking over: Woah! Malaria parasites use Prisoner’s Dilemma too. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-12448466 I’ve been keeping track of points. My roommates have 3, 6,5 (someone manned up and did the dishes). The cars going towards Weston on sSouth St have 2, the cars going towards Main Street have 3. Its easier not to include myself because I […] Continue reading

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Monkeys show “Do Not Disturb” Sign. Example of cultural development?

A group of mandrills at England’s Colcester Zoo have been observed covering their eyes.Possibly an example of a cultural development? The 23 mandrills in the group all cover their eyes, regardless of age or sex, sometimes for more than 30 minutes and while also raising their elbows in the air. Laidre and colleagues believe the […] Continue reading

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Working in Foster Lab today

This afternoon, I went to work at Foster Biomedical Research Lab. I was asked to perform fur plucks. This is a small test done on mice (that does not harm them), in which I restrain the mice, pluck a small … Continue reading Continue reading

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winter weather brings … hot springs?

Winter weather such a drag, right? Well, not to these primates! I think it’s time for all of us to take a journey to Japan and hang out with the Nihonsaru (Macaca fuscata) in the hot springs of Nagano. The Nihonsaru is the most northern-living as well as the most polar-living non-human primate. And as random […] Continue reading

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Squirrel Monkeys show foraging instincts with J-E-L-L-O.

Keepers offered these squirrel monkeys  Jell-O with blueberries, a jiggly concoction that immediately stimulated their foraging instincts. Interesting form of enrichment for squirrel monkeys at the Bronx Zoo. But of all things… why J-E-L-L-O (prepared Gelatin powder, mmmmmm tasty…. NOT)? Continue reading

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Possible app for field observations/recordings

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildobs-observer/id309451803?mt=8 I haven’t actually tried it yet, but it looks like the right kind of tool. Also, it’s free. Continue reading

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Testers!

I’m alive! Continue reading

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