Friday, December 11, 2009

Wildlife Givers And Grinches

YARROWSBURG, Md. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to giving, some animals are generous while others are real grinches.

According to David Mizejewski, naturalist for the National Wildlife Federation, the real givers of the wild are wolves.

Since they don’t have hands to carry food back after hunting, wolves will gorge themselves on carcasses, run back to their den, and barf up the food for their babies.

Other generous wildlife include “social insects” like bees, who often give the ultimate gift of life.

Bees attack other animals to protect their kin. Upon using their stingers, part of their abdomen is ripped out and they die.

Mizejewski says chimps and dolphins are also big givers, and can be seen caring for the sick and elderly in their communities.

As for wildlife grinches, reptiles can be stingy and typically abandon their babies right after birth.

Grizzly bears are known to kill their own young and parasites like ticks usually take what they need, but never give back.

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