a viral disease of birds that causes the feathers to become brittle and break off and the beak and claws to become soft.
a disease of trees caused by a fungus, Poria subacida, and characterized by a spongy or stringy trunk.
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Where Did Narwhals Get Their Name?It’s likely no surprise that around here, we delight in animals with interesting names—from zedonk to beefalo. One of the few creatures that can top the zedonk for linguistic and zoological oddness is the narwhal. If you’ve ever seen a creature that looks like a whale with a unicorn horn, you might imagine it’s been Photoshopped. But that’s not fiction—that’s a narwhal. Where did the …
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