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By Konrad Z. Lorenz

Solomon, the legend is going, had a magic ring which enabled him to talk to the animals of their personal language. Konrad Lorenz was once talented with an analogous strength of realizing the animal global. He was once that infrequent beast, an excellent scientist who may perhaps write (and certainly draw) superbly. He did greater than the other individual to set up and popularize the examine of ways animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his paintings. King Solomon's Ring, the booklet which introduced him around the world attractiveness, is a pleasant treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all kinds of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to canines, cats or even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by way of Lorenz himself, this publication is a perfectly written advent to the area of our furred and feathered neighbors, a global which regularly presents an uncanny resemblance to our personal. A needs to for any animal-lover!

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Take his nest from a stickleback or remove him from the tank where he built it and put him with another male and he will not dream of fighting but, on the contrary, will make himself small and ugly. It would be impossible to use sticklebacks for exhibition battles as the Siamese have done, for hundreds of years, with fighting-fish. It is only when he has founded his home that the stickleback becomes physically capable of reaching a state of full sexual excitement; therefore, a real stickleback fight can only be seen when two males are kept together in a large tank where they are both building their nests.

I woke laughing: he had wanted to call away the mallards and had, by mistake, addressed them in greylag language. It was at that very moment that the thought of writing a book first crossed my mind. There was nobody to appreciate the joke, Alfred being far too preoccupied with his work. I wanted to tell it to somebody and so it occurred to me to tell it to everybody. And why not? Why should not the comparative ethologist who makes it his business to know animals more thoroughly than anybody else, tell stories about their private lives?

The fights of our European sticklebacks are very different from those of the Siamese fighting-fish. In contrast to the latter, the stickleback, at mating time, glows not only when it sees an opponent or a female, but does so as long as it is in the vicinity of its nest, in its own chosen territory. The basic principle of his fighting is, “my home is my castle”. Take his nest from a stickleback or remove him from the tank where he built it and put him with another male and he will not dream of fighting but, on the contrary, will make himself small and ugly.

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