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Animals Behaving Badly

Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales

by Linda Lombardi

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There's a lot that animals don't want you to know, and the better their public image, the worse their secrets are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, of course, our own dogs, who eat our money, set our houses on fire, and in more than one case, actually shoot their owners with guns.

Animals Behaving Badly shows that animals are just like us: gluttonous, selfish, violent, lustful, and always looking out for number one. Using anecdotes from the news and from scientific research, Linda Lombardi pokes fun at our softhearted preconceptions about animals, makes us feel a little better about humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a bit more about our furry and feathered friends.

You'll learn:

  • Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, more than college students

  • Pandas enjoy pornographic movies-they're particularly aroused by the soundtrack-and macaques will pay with juice to look at dirty pictures

  • A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is addicted to gambling with a slot machine

  • African elephants raised by teenage mothers form violent youth gangs

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    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: October 4, 2011

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781101544914
    • Release date: October 4, 2011

    EPUB eBook

    • ISBN: 9781101544914
    • File size: 702 KB
    • Release date: October 4, 2011

    PDF eBook

    • ISBN: 9781101542033
    • File size: 1069 KB
    • Release date: October 4, 2011

    1 of 2 copies available

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    Nature Nonfiction

    Languages

    English

    There's a lot that animals don't want you to know, and the better their public image, the worse their secrets are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, of course, our own dogs, who eat our money, set our houses on fire, and in more than one case, actually shoot their owners with guns.

    Animals Behaving Badly shows that animals are just like us: gluttonous, selfish, violent, lustful, and always looking out for number one. Using anecdotes from the news and from scientific research, Linda Lombardi pokes fun at our softhearted preconceptions about animals, makes us feel a little better about humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a bit more about our furry and feathered friends.

    You'll learn:

  • Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, more than college students

  • Pandas enjoy pornographic movies-they're particularly aroused by the soundtrack-and macaques will pay with juice to look at dirty pictures

  • A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is addicted to gambling with a slot machine

  • African elephants raised by teenage mothers form violent youth gangs

  • Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Penguin Publishing Group

      Kindle Book
      Release date: October 4, 2011

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781101544914
      Release date: October 4, 2011

      EPUB eBook
      ISBN: 9781101544914
      File size: 702 KB
      Release date: October 4, 2011

      PDF eBook
      ISBN: 9781101542033
      File size: 1069 KB
      Release date: October 4, 2011

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    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB eBook
      PDF eBook
    • Languages
      English