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Today’s news from the animal kingdom: dolphins teach each other the tail walk and masturbating animals

October 27, 2010

Here are five fascinating articles that the humans (and animals) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

1. Dolphins join in on tail walking fad

Everyone knows dolphins are smart – but smart enough to teach each other how to walk? Yep. Billie, a dolphin living in captivity in Australia, knew how to tail-walk and showed other dolphins how to strut their stuff. Although Billie has passed on, a lot of other dolphins in the area still know the trick. Why would dolphins teach each other this? Read the whole article on MSNBC to find out.

2. Tortoise lost for two weeks returns home

When Lucy, a 7-year-old tortoise, went missing for two weeks her owners had just about given up hope. When Lucy didn’t come knocking at the door to come back in one night the Rockley’s got worried. Lucy found her way home once, only to be pointed in the wrong direction by a well-meaning but misguided neighbor. Read the whole story of Lucy’s journey on PeoplePets.com.

3. Why so many animals evolved to masturbate

From monkeys to porcupines to elephants, many animals take sexual pleasure into their own hands. But why? Well scientists are only starting to figure that out, but they do know that elephant penises are curved like an S, and can reach 3-5 feet long. So I guess that’s a start? I dunno, this is a weird story. Read all about how animals gets off on Livescience.com.

4. This dog walks on two legs

Lu Lu, a miniature pinscher, walk on two legs and occasionally, carries a purse. She seems like a bitch. She lives in China, and can often be seen walking around on her two hind legs. Read the whole story on the Metro.

5. More than 1,200 new species discovered in the Amazon in the last decade

A new report claims that researchers discovered 1,200 new species of plants an animals in the Amazon during the last decade. That’s one new species every three days! Meg Symington, a tropical ecologist said, “We think when all the counting is done, the Amazon could account for up to 30 percent of the species on Earth.” Read about all the new species on Yale Environment 360.

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