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Need those zzzzs

Wednesday March 4, 2015

Dr. Moncrief provides some insights into why your dogs and cats sleep so much.

Recent visitors to the VMNH Mammal Collection

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Dr. Moncrief recently welcomed local high school students and VMNH staff to the mammal collection for specimen-based programs and activities.

How about a (four-month-long) nap?

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Here are some amazing facts about the most famous hibernator of them all.

How to avoid freezing in winter if you’re a frog

Monday January 12, 2015

Hibernation is a kind of sleep that allows animals to live for months without eating or drinking.  We often associate hibernation with mammals such as groundhogs and bears, but other animals are hibernators, too.

Why reindeer are Christmas symbols

Monday December 8, 2014

There may be some science behind Santa’s choice of reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Acorns: Abundance, Absence, and the Race for Survival

Monday November 3, 2014

Why are there so many acorns one year, and so few the next?

Flying Bug Zappers

Tuesday October 7, 2014

Bats, which are often featured in Halloween lore and scary decorations, should be appreciated rather than feared.