Do You Want a Pet Fox?

Domesticated Silver Fox

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[tippy title ="Thanks to" header=“off”] ~のおかげで[/tippy] [tippy title ="a couple of musicians from Norway" header=“off”] ノルウェー出身の二人のミュージシャン[/tippy] and their popular song, “[tippy title ="What Does a Fox Say?" header=“off”] キツネは何となくか?(link to video)[/tippy]” a lot of people are thinking about foxes these days. [tippy title ="And why not?" header=“off”] なぜ駄目なのか? (駄目なわけがない)[/tippy] They are [tippy title ="famously" header=“off”] ~ことで有名な[/tippy] clever. [tippy title ="Moreover" header=“off”] その上に[/tippy], they are cute and [tippy title ="cuddly" header=“off”] かわいらしくて抱きしめたくなるような[/tippy]…

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English 日本語
Do you want a pet fox? キツネをペットにかいたいですか?
Thanks to 〜のおかげで
a couple of musicians from Norway ノルウェー出身の二人のミュージシャン
What Does a Fox Say? キツネは何となくか?
And why not? なぜ駄目なのか? (駄目なわけがない)
famously 〜ことで有名な
Moreover その上に
cuddly かわいらしくて抱きしめたくなるような

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Thanks to a couple of musicians from Norway and their popular song, “What Does a Fox Say?” a lot of people are thinking about foxes these days. And why not? They are famously clever. Moreover, they are cute and cuddly. It’s too bad we can’t keep them as pets.

Well, actually that last bit is no longer true. Thanks to an experiment in Russia that has been running for over 50 years, we now have domesticated foxes. It was the idea of Russian scientist, Dmitry Belyaev.

As a young man, Dmitry was intrigued by the domestication process and he developed various theories about it. In 1954, he set out to test his theories. His goal was to domesticate the wild fox. He started with a group of 130. With each generation only the tamest ones were allowed to breed. Half a century later, there are almost 50,000 very human-friendly foxes.

The changes in the foxes have been dramatic. They are not at all aggressive towards humans like wild foxes. In fact, they love attention from humans. Basically, they behave like dogs. They have changed physically to look like dogs, as well. They have a variety of coat colors, many have floppy ears, and their skulls and noses are more rounded.

Dmitri predicted all of this. The only surprise for him was how little time the transformation took.

Are you ready for your own fox? Last year it was possible to adopt a fox from the research program for around $8,000 dollars. However, The Domestic Fox, the company working with the scientists in Russia recently closed their website, so you may have to wait a little longer.

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Dolphins Like to Get High

dolphins get drunk

Dolphins Get High slow Dolphins Get High fast

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Dolphins [tippy title ="are well-known for their playfulness and intelligence" header=“off”] 陽気さと(高度に発達した)知能で良く知られている[/tippy]. They have many [tippy title ="similarities to humans" header=“off”] 人間と似ているところ[/tippy]. They have [tippy title ="large brains" header=“off”] 大きな脳[/tippy]. They are …

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[tippy title ="Be sure to check out the interesting dolphin facts below" header=“off”] イルカの面白い情報が下記に載っているので必ず読んでみてください[/tippy].

Interesting Dolphin Facts

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Dolphins have “[tippy title ="signature whistles" header=“off”] 特徴的なホイッスル[/tippy]” that [tippy title ="they use like names" header=“off”] 名前のように用いている[/tippy].

 
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A female dolphin is called a cow, a male is called a bull and a young dolphin is called a calf.

 
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Dolphins live in groups called pods. There are usually around 12 individuals in a pod.

 
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A baby dolphin [tippy title ="is born tail first" header=“off”] 逆子で生まれる[/tippy].

 
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The [tippy title ="killer whale" header=“off”] シャチ、キラー・ホエール[/tippy] (also known as Orca) is a type of dolphin.

 
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A dolphin [tippy title ="sleeps with only one side of its brain" header=“off”] 脳の片方だけで眠れる[/tippy] [tippy title ="at a time" header=“off”] 一度に[/tippy], [tippy title ="so it can keep breathing" header=“off”] 呼吸し続けることができるように[/tippy] and [tippy title ="watch for threats" header=“off”] 脅威がないか監視できるように[/tippy] [tippy title ="at all times" header=“off”] いつも[/tippy].

 
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A calf has a special tongue, which it [tippy title ="can shape like a straw" header=“off”] ストローの形に出来る[/tippy] [tippy title ="for drinking mother's milk" header=“off”] 母乳を飲むため[/tippy] [tippy title ="without ingesting any salt water" header=“off”] 海水を摂取せずに[/tippy].

 
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Some [tippy title ="species" header=“off”] ある種の[/tippy] of dolphins live in rivers.

 

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English 日本語
Dolphins Like to Get High イルカはハイになるのが好き
are well-known for their playfulness and intelligence 陽気さと(高度に発達した)知能で良く知られている
similarities to humans 人間と似ているところ
large brains 大きな脳
extremely social animals 非常に社会性のある動物

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Dolphins are well-known for their playfulness and intelligence. They have many similarities to humans. They have large brains. They are extremely social…

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Be sure to check out the interesting dolphin facts below.

Interesting Dolphin Facts

 
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Dolphins have “signature whistles” that they use like names.

 
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A female dolphin is called a cow, a male is called a bull and a young dolphin is called a calf.

 
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Dolphins live in groups called pods. There are usually around 12 individuals in a pod.

 
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A baby dolphin born tail first.

 
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The killer whale (also known as Orca) is a type of dolphin.

 
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A dolphin sleeps with only one side of its brain at a time, so it can keep breathing and watch for threats at all times.

 
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A calf has a special tongue, which can shape like a straw for drinking mother’s milk without ingesting any salt water.

 
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Some species of dolphins live in rivers.

 
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A calf has a special tongue, which it can shape like a straw for drinking mother’s milk without ingesting any salt water.
 
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