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In the recent year there has appeared a new tendency in the world of biology – the scientists name new species of animals and insects after some famous singers, actors or politicians. Probably, it is believed that celebrities will be extremely glad to find out that some bug was named in their honor.

Speaking of the bugs, by the way, there is a bug named after Kate Winslet – Agra Katewinsletae. An entomologist Terry Erwin explained that by this title he wanted to remind about the danger which presents for these bugs the disappearing of forests. He made a comparison of this situation with “Titanic” – in this movie the heroine of Kate Winslet managed to survive, but he is not sure that the bugs will be as lucky as the actress.

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The most common question asked by the bird lovers concerns the age and gender of a parrot. But such problem is typical not only of the people who only plan to buy a parrot but also of the owners of a bird.

The most popular way to distinguish a male parrot from the female one is to examine the cere. Its is considered that a boy has a blue cere and a girl has a brown one. But even the specialists sometimes can say for sure if the parrot is male or female only by looking at its cere. The problem is that the cere of the young species is almost always the grayish purple one as the parrots in their young age lack the gonadal hormones.

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Which movie can be more touching than the one telling the story of some wild animal or pet who overcomes all difficulties and ordeals provided by the cruel world of people and shows a touching example of loyalty to his owner or friend? Personally I can’t think of any plot which can be compared with these touching stories. Such films remind us that we should treat the animals without cruelty and that the world of nature can teach us something, like being loyal, friendly and strong.

The animal film character I like most is Uggie, the terrier of Jack Russel in the Oscar-awarded film “Artist”. This dog performed so wonderful in this mute movie that the audience considered him to be one of the main characters of the story and expressed even the opinion that Uggie should participate in the Academy Awards 2012 as an actor. The fate of Uggie in real life, however, was not always that cloudless. His owners rejected him for being uncontrolled and wild. A famous dog trainer Omar von Muller has found him somewhere in Florida and used the dog’s energy for creative purposes. Uggie’s first role was in the movie “Water for Elephants” where he played a circus pooch. However, it was the role in the “Artist” which has brought him a real fame. Nowadays Uggie even has his own twitter account.

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