Crash Course Zoology
Animals Working Together - Social behavior like caring for our young, fighting off rivals, or joining a pack adds a whole other layer of complexity to the lives of animals out there. We dive into the amazing ways animals interact with other animals, live a day in the life of the Portuguese Man O'War, and learn how these complex social interactions go way beyond anything humans are capable of!
We review all that we've learned in this final episode.
We try to figure what "species" really means.
We try to answer mysteries from DNA sequences to where all the baby eels are!
We explore parasites' ecology and evolution in our ecosystem.
We dive into the amazing ways animals interact with each other.
We explore sex and gender and how animals pass down genetic information.
We discuss how animals use senses to explore their environment and communicate.
We explore the evolution of ears and animals' genetic adaptations of them.
We walk through the history of eyes, how they work, and vision's evolutionary advantage.
We take a closer look at brains, how animals use them, and how some evolved to lose them.
We explore carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores and how animals help redefine food.
We take a look at the various ways animals can grow.
We try to figure out what that “average” animal would really look like.
So what is an animal anyway?
About Crash Course Zoology
Crash Course Zoology will take a rapid deep dive into the weird and wonderful biology of animals. Host, wildlife ecologist, and conservation scientist, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will guide us across the tree of life as we endeavor to answer what makes an animal an animal anyway?
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