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The Wild Episode

Brian Ruckley

20 episodes

Nov 10, 2020

Lowland Streaked Tenrec : Of Rafts and Spines 

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is a small, worm-eating mammal from Madagascar. It has yellow stripes, a shared evolutionary history with elephants and sociable inclinations. It also has spines, and it does something with them that no other mammal can do ...

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

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Oct 30, 2020

Halloween Moths : Sweat, Tears and Blood 

Moths for Halloween! If you can drink nectar, or fruit juice, as many moths do, you can drink other kinds of liquids too. Such as ... the bodily fluids of other animals. Up to and including the one that earns you the name ... vampire.

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

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Oct 15, 2020

Loricifera : Oxygen 

The loricifera are a group of microscopic animals that, despite being abundant and widespread in marine sediments, no-one knew existed until the late 20th century. Once they were discovered, it soon became clear they are very, very unusual: including in one specific way that makes them unlike any other animal on Earth ...

Thanks to Jack Wilkinson for research assistance with this episode!

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of the following pieces:

Dark November #2, Dark November #4, Dark November #6, Adaptation and Admiration by Wayne Kinos. CC BY 4.0

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Sep 29, 2020

Bat-Eared Fox : It's A Dog's Life 

The bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) may not look out of the ordinary (apart from its big ears) but it is. Known as the only insectivorous dog in the world, it has the most teeth and the probably the fastest jaw of any wild dog. It also has a very unusual way of going about the business of raising the next generation ...

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Music

Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of the following pieces:

Rotisserie Graveyard, It Looks Like the Future but it Feels Like the Past, Kiss Inflation and The Ants Built a City on his Chest by Doctor Turtle. CC BY 4.0

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