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Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales

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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

About the Author

Linda Lombardi has worked as a keeper of small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians and for three years wrote a column about pets and animals for the Associated Press. Her work has appeared in publications including The Bark and Smithsonian Zoogoer, the magazine of the National Zoo, and she's the author of the mystery The Sloth's Eye. Visit her website at www.lindalombardi.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399536977
Author:
Lombardi, Linda
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Subject:
Humor-Animals
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.29 x 0.62 in 0.41 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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