5 animals that are almost immortal (and one that actually is)

The typical lifecycle of animals is familiar to us all. We’re born, we reach sexual maturity, we grow old and—eventually—we die. Old age, or ‘senescence’, is the gradual accumulation of cellular degradation and happens to all humans. The older we get, the more likely we are to die. Yet there are some animals for whom … Continued

Rats didn’t Spread the Plague, Gerbils did

Contrary to popular belief, rats are not responsible for the spread of the black plague. Maybe… rats are cool. For those of us who suffer from musophobia, rats are a very unwelcome pest. However, there really is no need to fear. Rats not only make one of the friendliest companions a pet-owner could have, they … Continued

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