Kelly Osbourne: Buys Pet Sid A Mini-Life Jacket

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Hollywood’s pampered pooches are no strangers to being dressed up by their famous owners.But in the case of Kelly Osbourne’s new dog, she actually has a practical reason for her pet’s latest fashion statement.The reality TV star has bought a tiny doggy life jacket for her beloved pet Sid after he struggled to swim after falling in the swimming pool.

After buying him the XXS life jacket, Kelly posted a picture of the dog modelling it on her Twitter micro-blogging page.She said: ‘Luke and I just bought a fish and a life jacket for Sid for when he goes to my mum’s house because he always tries to jump in the pool.’The dog weighs 1lb. If he fell in the pool he would not be able to get out.’

Kelly was given the black Pomeranian for her 25th birthday in October by parents Ozzy and Sharon.Over the last few months, Kelly has regularly been spotted carrying Sid and even brought him for her appearance on Larry King Live.

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Three-Second Fish Memory 'Myth'

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The traditional view that fish lack the brain power to retain memories is “absolute rubbish” said Dr Kevin Warburton, an adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University’s Institute for Land, Water and Society in Australia.He made his conclusions after studying the behaviour of Australian freshwater fish such as the silver perch, which can remember a predator for several months after only one encounter. Dr Warburton said: “Fish are quite sophisticated.

“Fish can remember prey types for months. They can learn to avoid predators after being attacked once and they retain this memory for several months.”And carp that have been caught by fishers avoid hooks for at least a year.”That fish have only a three second memory is just rubbish.”Nobody knows where the three-second myth comes from.

Dr Ashley Ward, a fish biologist at Sydney University, said: “It seems to come from an advert many years ago, but nobody is sure what it was for.”Fish can also learn to improve how to catch food, said Dr Warburton, carry out acts of deception and modify their behaviour.
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Three-Second Fish Memory 'Myth'

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The traditional view that fish lack the brain power to retain memories is “absolute rubbish” said Dr Kevin Warburton, an adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University’s Institute for Land, Water and Society in Australia.He made his conclusions after studying the behaviour of Australian freshwater fish such as the silver perch, which can remember a predator for several months after only one encounter. Dr Warburton said: “Fish are quite sophisticated.

“Fish can remember prey types for months. They can learn to avoid predators after being attacked once and they retain this memory for several months.”And carp that have been caught by fishers avoid hooks for at least a year.”That fish have only a three second memory is just rubbish.”Nobody knows where the three-second myth comes from.

Dr Ashley Ward, a fish biologist at Sydney University, said: “It seems to come from an advert many years ago, but nobody is sure what it was for.”Fish can also learn to improve how to catch food, said Dr Warburton, carry out acts of deception and modify their behaviour.
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Bear With The Foot-Long Tongue

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The sun bear may stand just four feet tall, but this bear’s amazing tongue shows, it is big in other areas.The odd-looking animal uses its impressive foot-long tongue to steal honey from beehives in tree trunks.This bear, a resident at St Louis Zoo in Missouri, in the U.S., was snapped by wildlife photographer Vearl Brown.

Brown, 74, said: ‘This bear was up in the tree as usual and as I set up my tripod and aimed my camera at him he raised his head and yawned.’Then, while he was yawning this very long tongue came falling out of his mouth.’But I was lucky enough to be there and had the camera on him when he did.’The sun bear, which is the smallest member of the bear family, has almost no non-human predators due to its sharp teeth, but is classed as vulnerable due to the killing of nuisance animals by farmers.

It is native to the rainforests of south east Asia.

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Katy Perry Gives Her Cat Kitty Purry A Dramatic Haircut

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Being a celebrity cat has it’s perks – the best food, luxurious accommodation and no-expense-spared pet care.But if your owner is one Katy Perry, then be prepared to put up with her Edward Scissorhands tendencies.The singer has given her kitten, Kitty Purry, a dramatic shaved cut – possibly making her the edgiest feline in Tinseltown.

In a picture uploaded to Twitter, the pet is seen looking out of window wistfully, as if wondering where it’s fur has got to.The image is accompanied by a message from Katy, teasing: ‘Oh no my poor pussy, what have I done?’

However, the posting possibly says more about Perry’s provocative nature than her hairdressing skills.


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Dolphins Are Almost As Clever As Humans – So Treat Them Like People

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Dolphins are so intelligent they should be given the same status as humans, scientists are recommending.The aquatic mammals are the world’s second brightest creatures after humans – leapfrogging chimpanzees who have been pushed down to third in the cleverness stakes.Experts say it is now time for dolphins to be treated as ‘non-human persons’ after research showed their brains have many features associated with high intelligence.They claim it is cruel to keep such intelligent animals in amusement parks, or to kill them for food or by accident when fishing. Some 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die in this way every year.

A study carried out by Lori Marino, a zoologist at Emory University in Atlanta, used MRI scans to map the brains of dolphin species and compare them to primates.She said: ‘Many dolphin brains are larger than our own and second in mass only to the human brain when corrected for body size.’The neuroanatomy suggests psychological continuity between humans and dolphins and has profound implications for the ethics of human-dolphin interactions.’

Professor Marino found that the cerebral cortex and the neocortex of bottlenose dolphins were so large that ‘the anatomical ratios that assess cognitive capacity place it second only to the human brain’.The brain cortex also has the same complicated folds associated with human intelligence.Dolphins have long been known for their intelligence. However it had been believed that chimps – who can attain the intelligence levels of three-year- old children – were the brighter of the two.
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