Most nectar-eating bats hover in front of flowers and lap like crazy to shovel high-calorie goodness down their throats. But when some species of South American leaf-nosed bats cozy up to a flower, they just stick their tongues in and leave them there. They’re eating, but their tongues don’t seem to be moving at all.…
Birds are awesome creatures, but seeing huge flocks of them—like these pelicans diving into a feeding frenzy—both amaze and scare the bejesus out of me. Maybe is Hitchcock's fault. Or maybe it's because I know these sons of dinosaurs are really waiting for their opportunity to eat us all one day.
How do you eat if you don't have any teeth? Combine an independently moving jaw with a delicate, refined use of the principles of fluid dynamics and you've got a perfect hunting mechanism.
If you think human teens take crazy risks, get a load of what fledgling birds do to get that little extra scrap of food. By throwing themselves out of their nest too early and exposing themselves to predators, the young birds force a change in how they get fed.
After her third premature baby, Katie filled this 22-cubic-foot upright deep freezer with her excess breast milk. Now, her husband Curtis plans on feeding only on it for as long as his body can take it.