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Animals Do Yawn But Not Just Because They’re Sleepy


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The conventional yawn occurs when breathing slows down because of fatigue, inactivity or lack of sleep. Some animals yawn for convention, but for others, yawns are mere weapons in territorial battles. Lizards and fish open their mouths to threaten unwelcome invaders.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Aug 1982, p6, il
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26936