Street Creatures – January 12, 2018

Continuing January’s mammalian theme… Consider the hippopotamus. While all mammals do have hair, they aren’t all furry. And speaking of deceptive exteriors, you probably wouldn’t guess based on looks alone that these sleek and nobel hipster beasts hanging out in San Francisco, California, are closely related to the dolphins (as well as whales and other cetaceans). Just goes to show, it’s better to judge a book by its DNA than by its cover (photo by torbakhopper, cc by-nd 2.0).

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