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No. 1 killer: Lamok

No. 1 killer: Lamok

  BY KIM ATIENZA     It is said that when it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close to a mosquito. A Readers Digest article quotes Nature magazine as saying the world can do without mosquitoes. Its eradication or absence won’t affect nature’s ecosystem. While some fish, frogs, reptiles use them […]

Sleepless in the jungle

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Sleepless in the jungle

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Did you know that some animals are naturally insomniac? While there are animals that can sleep the whole day and night, like cats, there are others that do not sleep at all, or sleep very little. Did you know that giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any […]

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Dolphins only half-asleep

  BY KIM ATIENZA Have you ever wondered how animals under water sleep? Dolphins, for example? According to One Kind Planet, dolphins have to consciously think to breathe, even when they’re sleeping. These water animals shut only half their brain down at a time and sleep with one eye open. This is known as unihemi-spheric […]

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Lumilipad nang tulog

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Lumilipad nang tulog

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Did you know that certain birds can sleep even as they fly? Reminds you of a type of fish that won’t stop swimming or else it dies? Thrushes take hundreds of power naps a day, a few seconds at a time, in mid-flight. That’s according to Reader’s Digest. Thrushes […]

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Palawan bearcat

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Palawan bearcat

  BY KIM ATIENZA     On “TV Patrol” recently, I called attention to the vulnerability of the Palawan bearcat, better known as binturong in the island. Neither a bear nor a cat, the binturong is fast becoming endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching for its medicinal uses. There is also growing demand for its fur […]

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Turtle Islands

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Turtle Islands

  By KIM ATIENZA   On “TV Patrol” recently, I talked about Turtle Islands and how marine life is protected there. Little is known of this island chain, officially known as the Municipality of Turtle Islands. Why is it called Turtle Islands? Wikipedia describes it as a 5th class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi. […]

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