Tiger beetles: Tiny terrors
By: Karen Ellis
Both adult tiger beetles and their larva are fierce predators. The adults use their sickle shaped jaws to catch unsuspecting insects. And the larva, living in tunnels with in dry dirt or sand, use their strong jaws to snatch passing insects while holding themselves in...
By: Kathy Stemke
Did you ever wonder why your dog walks in circles before he lays down? His ancestors lived in the wild, and would circle to make a bed by pressing down the tall grass. That's the type of question that can be answered by ethology. Ethology...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Laureen Manera
Despite being few in number, the giant panda is immensely popular with people due in part, no doubt, to its cute and cuddly appearance. They are one of the most beloved and recognized wild creatures that inhabit our planet.For many years, scientists argued amongst...
By: Kathy Stemke
The definition of a social animal is one that interacts with other members of its species for a common goal like raising their young or finding food for the group. Like brothers, the howls of wolves pierced the arctic air with different tones and pitches...
How tigers hunt
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is found across the Asian continent. These solitary creatures are known for their large body structure, red/orange coat, often striped with black, and their ability to roar. However, compared to many other creatures, these magnificent beasts hunt remarkably differently from their...
Structure and function of the cell membrane
By: Heather Lyon
Cells, whether it is animal, plant or bacteria, have many different parts or organelles. Each organelle has a different and important function within the cell. If any of the parts fail then the cell ceases to function and it begins to die.One of the...
How sonar affects whales
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Whales are acoustic mammals. They use their hearing to follow migratory routes, find food, care for their young and locate one another. The process is called echolocation. Whale songs have long been studied to try and determine just how valuable the method of communication is...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: jaybob
The Reason only Female Mosquito Sucks Blood: The female mosquito is the only one of the Culicidae family that consumes blood because, unlike other parasitic creatures that survive exclusively on the fluids of living animals, the mosquito only uses blood as nutrition for the development...
By: Ashe Hope
Primates are the highest evolved group of mammals made up of human beings and the animals most closely related to them. Evolution is a gradual process in which something changes into a different and more complex form. The word evolution may refer to various types...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Karen Ellis
The giant panda is widely recognizable with it's slow movements and distinctive black and white markings. However, unless you live in China or attend a zoo you aren't likely to see them face to face. They are commonly known as panda bear, bamboo bear or...

 

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