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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Pound Cake

Interesting new fact but mammals are no longer the only creatures who chew their food in a new discovery featured on Nat Geo.

Link: HERE

"Plenty of animals bite, but mammals were once thought to be the only ones to chew, at least as it’s usually defined: moving our toothy jaws up, down, and side to side to tear through tough food. But chew on this: the ocellate river stingray, a beautiful spotted fish from the Amazon River, also chews its food."

"The discovery not only demonstrates that chewing isn’t special to mammals, but explains how rays, whose skeletons are made of soft cartilage rather than bone, can eat tough prey like shellfish"

The video is pretty incredible to watch.