The Week in Animal News: Apes Discuss Their Meal, Hummingbird Tongues, and More

Hummingbirds Could Inspire Robots

2 of 11
how hummingbirds drink photo
2 of 11

There's a lot that is unusual about lightening-fast hummingbirds, and now scientists realize that one of those things is how they drink.

New high-speed video footage shows in detail the strange way a hummingbird's tongue traps nectar by curling around it. The discovery could mean inspiration in biomimicry for everything from self-assembling electronics to robots.

Read the Full Story: High-Speed Video Reveals Surprising Way Hummingbirds Drink (Video)

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch