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fat-tailed dwarf lemurs

Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs (shown) can sleep while they hibernate, but two related species first rouse themselves and then get shut-eye.

Zebra finches

FINCH IN A PINCH  Zebra finches with no water can dodge dehydration by metabolizing body fat, a new study shows. 

birdsouthern yellow-billed hornbill

HOT TIMES  Heat can have hidden costs for birds. Something as simple as panting can chip away at a southern yellow-billed hornbill's ability to snag prey. 

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